Coronavirus: Rutgers University Update

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Friday, April 3rd

On April 2, 2020, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Lee sent the following update to the Rutgers community regarding summer courses and activities in light of COVID-19:

"As you know, the U.S., New Jersey, and Rutgers University communities continue to be seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is little certainty about when the current crisis will subside. I am writing to clarify that the only University-sponsored courses/programs/activities that will take place this summer on the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses will be done via remote technology. This cancellation does not apply to RBHS clinical programs and activities; please check with the relevant RBHS office to ascertain the status of RBHS summer programs, courses and activities.

There will be no in-person classes, programs, camps, conferences or other activities at Rutgers University through at least August 14. Information related to fall orientations and intercollegiate pre-season athletic activity will be forthcoming. 

Please stay safe during these difficult times."


Rutgers Global has played an important role in university-wide discussions and decisions regarding COVID-19 since the virus was first detected in China. Several Rutgers Global units including the China Office, International Students & Scholars Services, and Study Abroad, are playing an integral role in consulting and collaborating with university leadership on determining action plans with regard to healthcare, travel, academic program, and housing. Through a range of communications, Rutgers Global continues to be in direct contact with our international students and scholars, and study abroad students, as well as their families, with ongoing updates and to answer questions and concerns.

We realize our international and exchange students have a lot of questions regarding the impact of the coronavirus. Please consult this PDF of frequently asked questions for international and exchange students for further information. (Updated April 2, 2020)

Please consult our Rutgers Global Alerts page ( for updates regarding study abroad programs and travel for international students.

For further information about travel, please visit our Rutgers Global Travel Resources page. (