Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester!

Download the RUTGERS—CAMDEN APP Today

Rutgers-Camden has launched a new app for the campus with events, chance to chat with fellow students and share selfies, services and reminders about deadlines important to students.  Use your smartphone to connect to campus and students! New – Shuttle Tracker and myrutgers connection. Download today at: 

http://rutgerscamden.campusapp.com

 

My Rutgers Portal and Dashboard

My Rutgers Portal has received an upgrade over the summer – the new dashboard feature gives you access to all of your important documents, bill payment, classes, email, sakai, etc.  Also available through the Rutgers Camden App.

 

FREE PERIOD (common hour) times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 11:20-12:20

Tuesday & Thursday – 12:45-1:45

Free period (common hour) is an hour long break without classes each day that is often used for events, meetings and programs.

 

Update your student profile on Rutgers-Camden Engage!

  1. Head to: https://rutgerscamden.campuslabs.com/engage/and click “Sign In” (using your NetID and password).
  2. Click on the “Profile Picture” located in the top right hand corner of the site.
  3. Update your profiles (including your contact information, privacy settings, and your interests)

“Transformational experiences don’t just happen, they’re designed.” Sign in today!

 

 

WELCOME WEEK 2018 ACTIVITIES

 Tuesday, September 4th

Welcome Back Vibes

free Period on the Campus Quad (Rainsite = Campus Center)

We know that the first day of classes can be stressful! Maybe it’s your first day of college, maybe you just transferred from another school, or maybe you’re about to start your final year of college…but take some time to enjoy the day. Join the Office of New Student Programs in the Campus Quad for some laid-back vibes with some lawn games and a live performance by ukulele loop artistEems.

LOL Comedy Show featuring Jesus Trejo

8pm-10pm Campus Center Multi- Purpose Room

Take a break from your first week of classes and enjoy some laughs with Jesus Trejo and friends! Based out of Los Angeles, born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo can be seen on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden,  Comedy Central’s “ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY”, Season 2 of “Stand-Up & Deliver” on Nuvo TV, “Uproarious” on FuseTV, and as a recurring cast member on TBS’s sitcom “SULLIVAN & SON” as Javier.

Please be sure to bring RUID and your Event Pass!

Wednesday, September 5th

Tron Cube XL Laser Tag

11am-2pm Campus Quad (Rainsite = Athletics & Fitness Center)

If it’s been a little while since you’ve played laser tag, allow us to reintroduce you! But don’t be fooled, Tron XL is not your typical laser tag!

“This is not your typical college market laser game system where students run around aimlessly shooting in small inflatable tennis shoe boxes, rather it’s a professionally produced team sport that requires keen strategy and features real-time scoring.” (http://college.tjohne.com/event/tronsystem/

Check out a trailer here.

Thursday, September 6th

Student Involvement & Service Fair

12:15pm-1:30pm Campus Quad (Rainsite = Athletics & Fitness Center)

Want to make Fall 2018 the best semester that it can be?

Do you want to meet and make friends with new Raptors?

Do you want to get involved on Campus? Or in the local community?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you need to come to the Fall 2018 Student Involvement & Service Fair! Stop by the Campus Quad to check out all of our student clubs and organizations as well as some of our amazing partners and organizers from this year’s Day of Service (only this time tabling and recruiting students to help volunteer around the community). 

Come out, meet them and find out how you can help make our campus and surrounding Camden Community a better place.

Please be sure to bring RUID and your Event Pass!

Movies in the Quad: “ Black Panther”

8pm-10:30pm Campus Quad ( Rainsite= Gordon Theater)

Black Panther is one of the hottest superhero movies in the past decade – come check it out on the big screen right in the middle of campus.

Free blankets will be given to the first 100 Rutgers–Camden students to attend Black Panther.

Please be sure to bring RUID and your Event Pass!

Friday, September 7th

Back 2 School Party Vol. 3

9:00pm in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Please note: This event is open only to currently enrolled Rutgers–Camden students with valid ID.

Join the Cultural Greek Council (CGC) for Rutgers–Camden’s “Back to School Party” on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Free admission with Rutgers University–Camden student ID

This venue has a limited capacity so get there early! Good vibes only.

Please be sure to bring RUID and your Event Pass!

Saturday, September 8th

CollegeFest 2018 presented by Campus Philly

10:00am – 3:00pm | Dilworth Park at City Hall

Philadelphia welcomes back thousands of college students from the surrounding area during its annual Campus Philly CollegeFest, a city-wide day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums and more.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS, INFORMATION AND EXTENDED HOURS

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR (first day of classes for non-law school students is Tuesday, September 4th)

2018 – 2019 Academic Calendar (for all students except law)  

School of Law Academic Calendar 

 

BILL PAYMENT AND CONFIRMING ATTENDANCE

Please go to http://studentabc.rutgers.edu to pay your bill and confirm your attendance – even if you have a zero balance after your aid is applied.There is a step-by-step tutorial on the website to assist anyone with questions on the process.  Payment plan information is also available on this site. 

 

REFUND CHECK INFORMATION

Direct deposit refund checks are currently available for graduate students and will be available for undergraduate students on September 6th.  Paper refund checks will be mailed on September 7th for graduate students and September 19th for undergraduates.   Students whose refunds are ready for distribution will receive an email notification from sfsadmin@rci.rutgers.edu.   View your account online to verify the status of your refund.  

Enroll in RU ScholarRefund to have your financial aid refund electronically deposited into your checking or savings account.  For more information regarding RU ScholarRefund, please visit the website at Electronic Refunds.

 

RU Book Advance

If you are a full-time student with a financial aid refund of greater than $500, $500 of your financial aid refund will be automatically transferred to a RU Book Advance account for your convenience.  If your refund is less than $500 (excluding Parent PLUS loans), you will not be automatically enrolled in the RU Book Advance program.  PLUS loan funds are not eligible for the RU Book Advance program.

This account can be used at the University District Bookstore in Camden.

 

BOOKSTORE PRICE MATCHING

Barnes and Noble, Camden.  We happily price match Amazon and BN.com   Online marketplaces, however, like “other Sellers” on Amazon, Amazon’s Warehouse Deals ‘fulfilled by ” Amazon, BN.comMarketplace, as well as peer-to-peer, are not eligible. 

We will price match the exact textbook, in the same edition and format, including all accompanying materials, like workbooks and CDs.

 

COURSE REGISTRATION and IMPORTANT LINKS

Your personal webpage with links to all student information including courses, bills, email,  financial aid awards and other important information:myRutgers              

Schedule of Classes: Schedule of Classes

Web Registration: Web Registration System

 

NEW LOCATIONS:

Student Success Coaches and Leadership Institute: now located on 307 Cooper Streetnext to the writer’s house – entrance on the side of the building from Lawrence Street or Cooper Street.

One Stop Student Services Center – to access services from the Registrar, Student Accounting, Financial Aid and Cashiering – located on the first floor of Armitage Hall

 

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION UPDATES

Parking permits can be ordered and paid for online at:  http://go.rutgers.edu/parking

With the opening of the Nursing & Sciences Building transportation routes have been modified to service this location.  The Rutgers Internal Shuttle operates from 7:30am to 10:30pm on weekdays, excluding holidays, during the Fall and Spring semester of each academic year. Please note that this shuttle does not operate when classes are not in session between semesters. To reduce your outside waiting time and to view a live GPS location of the shuttle please download the Rutgers-Camden App or visit https://rcit.rutgers.edu/apps/shuttle/   

The Camden Rising Shuttle is free to Rutgers Students, Faculty & Staff with a valid Rutgers ID and operates Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm excluding holidays all year long.  The shuttle services both the main campus, Nursing and Science Building and the waterfront Technology Center and Drops off and picks up at nine locations around Camden.  For a printable list of locations with times please use the following link http://www.driveless.com/pdfs/CamdenRisingBrochure0901w.pdf

 

BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT CLOSURES DUE TO WEATHER AND EMERGENCIES and receive appointment reminders through text!

Update your personal Information: Personal Information

Update emergency and business cell number to receive alerts about weather closures and appointment reminders!

 

 

 

CAMPUS RESOURCES AND LOCATIONS

Know where to go and who to ask for help with this quick listing of campus offerings.

 

Athletic and Fitness Center

301 Linden Street

(856) 225-2740

Our state-of-the-art facility offers many opportunities to play, get fit, socialize, compete, or just have fun! Take advantage of the many benefits available to you through our campus recreation program that includes our fitness center, group exercise classes, club sports, intramural sports and more.

Hours:

 Monday – 6:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Tuesday – 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Wednesday – 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Thursday – 6:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday – 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday – 10 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday – 10 AM – 6:00 PM

 

 

University District Bookstore

601 Cooper Street

(856) 968-1200

The places to buy and sell your text books, reserve your regalia, and pick up some Scarlet pride! Check their website for current hours.

Campus Center 
326 Penn Street

(856) 225-6161

rucenter@camden.rutgers.edu

The Campus Center is the hub for campus activity and includes space for our student clubs and organizations, programming and conference space including a Multi-Purpose Room and conference rooms, and serves as the host building for several key departments and services on campus including: Career Center, Dean of Students, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, New Student Programs and Transfer Evaluations, Student Health Services, Student Involvement, Veterans Affairs and more.

Career Center

Campus Center, Lower Level

(856) 225-6046

careercenter@camden.rutgers.edu

Employers connect with students and alumni through the Career Center, which works to build careers and provide New Jersey with highly skilled workers for the knowledge economy.

Computing Services

Robeson Library, First Floor

Help Desk: (856) 225-6274

help@camden.rutgers.edu

Rutgers–Camden is committed to keeping you as wired as you want to be. A recently renovated computer lab space is now available to you, with help desk personnel on staff and on premises.

Rutgers Web Mail: Information about configuring your Rutgers email account.

Software Portal:  Learn about free, site-licensed, and individually licensed software available to Rutgers students for download and purchase

Wireless Access:  Find out where on campus there’s wireless access and how to configure your laptop for the Rutgers network. 

 

Dean of Students

Campus Center, 3rd Floor

(856) 225-6050

deanofstudents@camden.rutgers.edu

If have a problem you can’t resolve on your own, the Dean of Students is there to help. Tom DiValerio, Dean of Students, and his team will listen to your concerns, offer guidance and find resources for moving forward.

Dining Services

Main Dining Room

Campus Center, First Floor 

(856) 225-2935

 

Dining Hall Hours:  Monday-Friday 7am-10pm(limited offering 7pm-10pm)

Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-6pm

 

Starbucks Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30am-9pm

Friday: 7:30am-3pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday closed

 

Accepts: cash, Meal plan, RU Express, Visa & Mastercard, Debit cards

RU Express available to add money to your account to use in dining, area restaurants and the bookstore.

Camden has a wide variety of dining options for students, faculty and staff to choose from such as deli sandwiches, pizza and delicious Tex-Mex options. Camden also has two cafes that accept meal swipes.

 

Disability Services

Armitage Hall, Second Floor

Phone 856-225-6442

rclc@camden.rutgers.edu

Confidential advising is available to assist and provide services for students with physical, mental, and learning disabilities.

Disability Services Coordinators:

Coordinator of Disability Services, Rutgers-Camden
Kelly Deasy

(856) 225-2722

Armitage Hall, Room 235

Additional information is available at the Rutgers University website at https://ods.rutgers.edu/

 

Emergency Contact Information and Notification

All students are required to provide emergency contact information.

Register your cell phone number to receive emergency alerts from the Camden campus.

 

Escort/Security

Call, text or visit the Rutgers University Police Department, and a member of the RUPD will walk students to their cars; campus housing; PATCO; and the Walter Rand Transportation Center.

RUPD (Rutgers Camden Police Department)
409 North Fourth Street (between Fourth and Linden Streets)
856-225-6111 or use a campus emergency phone

Text  “RUCMD” and your message to 69050  http://rupd.rutgers.edu/text.php

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid has MOVED to the first floor of Armitage Hall

Armitage Hall, 311 North Fifth Street, First Floor

Extended Hours for the first two weeks of classes:                                                                                                                                                  

Date                                                                           OFA Hours

Tuesday, September 4th                                     7:00 AM – 6 PM

Wednesday, September 5th                              7:00 AM – 6 PM

Thursday, September 6th                                   7:30 AM – 6 PM                 

Friday, September 7th                                         8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Monday, September 11th                                   7:00 AM – 6 PM

Tuesday, September 12th                                   7:00 AM – 6 PM

Wednesday, September 13th                             7:00 AM – 6 PM

Thursday, September 14th                                  7:00 AM – 6 PM

Friday, September 15th                                        8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Health Services
Campus Center, 2nd Floor

(856) 225-6005
(800) 424-5090 (hotline for students when office is closed)
Hours:  Monday-Thursday:  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday:  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Confidential services, including general primary care, women’s health, mental health, and counseling, Learning Disability testing are provided by licensed, certified, and credentialed health professionals. All full time students are eligible to use the Student Health Services regardless of insurance status.

with the “Health Services Plus Plan” can schedule appointments or visit the office for urgent care.\

 

Hidden Giveaway

Reply to the message with one thing that you love about Rutgers-Camden and one piece of advice you would give to new students here this semester, for a chance to win a free parking pass or a $200 RU Express card good at the bookstore, dining and starbucks!

 

Human Resources

Armitage Hall, Room B32

856-225-6475

I-9 Processing – Required for All New Student Employees

No Appointment Necessary:

Mondays: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

 

ID Cards (i.e. RUConnection Cards)

Impact Booth, Campus Center First Floor

(856) 225-6161

ruimpact@camden.rutgers.edu

You will need a Rutgers Student ID Card (i.e. RUConnection Card) to access the library, computer lab, athletics, and other campus facilities as well as to utilize your meal plan, RU Express account, and student discounts.

 

IMPACT Booth

Student ID, Tickets, What’s Happening, etc.!

Campus Center, First Floor

(856) 225-6161

ruimpact@camden.rutgers.edu

 

 

International Students

215 N. Third Street (Camden Apartments First Floor)

(856) 225-2521

The Office of International Students and programs assists foreign-born students in their transition to campus and their maintenance of Visa status throughout their academic experience.

 

Libraries

Paul Robeson Library

300 North Fourth Street

856-225-6033

Visit the library reference desk to learn more about how we can help you find books and articles and other important resources. We provide virtual assistance and resources as well. Librarians with subject expertise are available to assist you with your research needs, find your librarian here :http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/robeson/subject_area

Law Library

217 North Fifth Street

856-225-6172

 

Parking & Transportation

Parking and Transportation Services

(856) 225-6137

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4 PM.

Order Parking Permit Online: http://rudots.rutgers.edu/permits.shtml

Full Day Commuter Permit. These permits are valid in City Lot 15 and City Lot 16 all day and evening. After 4:00pm, these permits are also honored in Faculty/Staff lots.

Night Commuter Permit – These permits are not valid anywhere until 4:00pm. After 4:00pm, Faculty/Staff lots (not guaranteed) + City Lot 15 and City Lot 16 as back up.

Resident Permit – These permits are only available to students living in university housing. Valid in Lot C10, C12, or C13 (no reserved spaces).

Please Note: permits and hang tags are no longer required – register your vehicle and license plates only – option to register additional vehicles for one day or the semester at no charge – but only one vehicle may be parked on campus at a time.

 

 

Police

409 North Fourth Street

(856) 225-6009

EMERGENCY: Dial 9-1-1 or (856) 225-6111

Text  “RUCMD” and your message to 69050  http://rupd.rutgers.edu/text.php

A team of commissioned police officers and security guards patrol our campus of 1.5 square miles on foot, on bicycle, and in cars, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Policy and Compliance

Information and resources regarding FERPA, anti-bullying, discrimination and harassment, students with disabilities, HIPAA laws and regulations.

 

 

Registrar

Armitage Hall, 311 North Fifth Street

(856) 225-6053 

Extended Hours

Date                                                                    Registrar Hours

Tuesday, September 5th                                 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, September 6th                           7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 7th                               7:00 AM – 6:00 PM                 

Friday, September 8th                                    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Monday, September 11th                              7:00 AM – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 12th                             7:00 AM – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 13th                       7:00 AM – 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 14th                           7:00 AM – 6:00 pm

Friday, September 15th                                 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Register for classes, declare your major, and obtain your transcript at the Registrar’s Office.

 

Residence Life

Living on campus comes with some major perks, like enjoying more shut-eye, making some lifelong friends, and taking advantage of specially-planned outing and events for residents only.

Housing Complex

215 North Third Street

(856) 225-6471

 

 

RU Express

A cash-free alternative that works like a debit card, RU Express is offered at various on and off campus locations, from Starbucks to Financial Services to Residence Hall Laundry, and can be replenished throughout the semester.

To create a new account or to add funds to an existing account, contact Financial Services (Bursar’s Office) at (856) 225-6021 or manage your account online.

Sakai

An online learning management system, research collaboration system and ePortfolio solution, Sakai is utilized throughout the university to enhance learning in courses, departments, programs, and organizations.

 

Student Accounting

Armitage Hall, 311 North Fifth Street

Pay your term bill, pick up your refund check, and add money to your RU Express plan or meal plan.

Date                                                                    Student Accounting Hours

Tuesday, September 5th                                                7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, September 6th                                        7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 7th                                             7:30 AM – 6:00 PM                 

Friday, September 8th                                                    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Monday, September 11th                                             7:30 AM – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 12th                                             7:30 AM – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 13th                                      7:30 AM – 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 14th                                            7:30 AM – 6:00 pm

Friday, September 15th                                                  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Jessica Sanchez (last name starting with A–L): 856-225-6021

Ronald Rich (last name starting with M–Z): 856-225-6021

 

Student Involvement (OSI)

Campus Center, 3rd Floor

(856) 225-6161

From planning the fun and engaging events on campus each semester to overseeing multiple student clubs and organizations, the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) works to make students feel connected with campus, Camden, and each other!

 

Veteran Students

Campus Center, 3rd Floor 

(856) 225-2791

frdavis@camden.rutgers.edu

Veterans Services works with members of the U.S. military as they navigate college life by providing resources and support to excel at Rutgers.