Beyond the services that Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services provides to the Rutgers community, we are also fortunate to work closely with many university academic and service units that provide additional support for international students. Below is a list of resources that are available to facilitate your success at Rutgers and assist you in many ways during your time here:
New International Student Orientation (Mandatory for new international students)
This mandatory one-week event helps international students navigate campus resources and start to adjust to life in a new country and at a new school. The 2018 International Student Orientation, held August 27–August 31, is a great opportunity for you to meet new friends and learn more about social and academic resources available to you.
Office of International Academic Support
for international undergraduate students
Assistant Dean, Anu Gupta
International students may face unique academic challenges. The Office of International Academic Support helps to identify and address those challenges so you can succeed in the classroom.
Graduate English Language Learners Program (Grad ELL)
for international graduate students
The Grad ELL program, which is part of Rutgers University’s longstanding commitment to global engagement in higher education, supports the academic, cultural and professional development of the Rutgers University global community of graduate students and scholars.
Office of Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students offers a holistic approach to student-centered advocacy for undergraduate and graduate students. Focusing on education, social and personal development, the Office of the Dean of students connects students to University resources that promote academic success, retention and graduation.
University Career Services
University Career Services is committed to assisting students with making connections between their academic experience and career paths. They have special staff, events, and programs for international students keeping in mind visa regulations and specific needs.
Office of Student Health Insurance
The Office of Student Health Insurance acts as a liaison for students with inquiries and concerns from UnitedHealthcare insurance company, the Insurance Coordinator at Global Services, Rutgers Health Services and off campus providers. The office assists students on the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses. Students can visit the following links for more information.
Rutgers Student Health
Rutgers Student Health is dedicated to offering healthcare for the whole student body, mind, and spirit. In support of the Rutgers University mission, they provide health and wellness services, education, and leadership uniquely designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of the University students, enhancing the quality of life for the entire Rutgers Community.
Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides and ensures quality services to Rutgers University – New Brunswick students by providing counseling services, clinical care, workshops, programs and support for the student community.
Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance is committed to creating a community free from violence. It provides services designed to raise awareness of and respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and other crimes.
Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) provides educational and social programs, leadership development, and policy consultation for LGBTQIA and ally students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Rutgers University Police Department
The internationally accredited Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide the university community with a full range of police and security services.
Residence Life – On-Campus Housing
Residence Life serves the needs of residents who study, live, and play in around 140 buildings on four campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. Residence Life builds community, supports diversity, provides leadership opportunities to residents, responds to individual and community issues, and enables academic success through efforts in the residence halls.
Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships
Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is the central resource for students in the community- off-campus living, volunteering and spiritual exploration. They prepare students for life off-campus by assisting them with their housing search, including educational workshops focused on legal issues, safety, security and respect.
Rutgers University Student Legal Services
Rutgers University Student Legal Services (RUSLS) provides eligible Rutgers University students with professional legal advice and assistance at no cost by attorneys licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. The office provides services and referrals for international students to have their questions answered so that their legal issues do not interfere with their academic pursuit
Major Events and Programs
The Office of Major Events and Programs at Rutgers provides opportunities to find community and make memories outside of the classroom at events appealing to a diverse student body on all five campuses.
Student Involvement serves over 450 student organizations and their student leaders through advisement, organizational development programs and support services.
Rutgers Recreation a full service recreation department offering instructional classes, personal training, fitness assessments, intramurals, club sports, aquatics programming, fitness centers and so much more.
Office of Information Technology – New Brunswick
The Office of Information Technology's New Brunswick division provides excellence in information technology support and service. The group supports Rutgers faculty, staff and students who live, work, study and conduct research on the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses. Support is also provided on a limited basis to Rutgers Alumni for ScarletMail and related services.
Parent and Family Programs
The Office of New Student Orientation and Family Programs believes that for students to succeed at Rutgers they need the support of not just faculty and staff members but their parents and families. When Rutgers and the families of Rutgers students partner together, students receive important messages and consistent support both inside and at home.
Zimmerli Art Museum
Visit the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University - one of the largest and most distinguished university-based museums in the country. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class works of art to provide the university community and diverse regional, national, and international audiences with direct experience of the visual arts.
About New Brunswick
New Brunswick, New Jersey is a vibrant city of 50,000 residents. It is a community with richly diverse neighborhoods, a bustling downtown with varied dining and shopping options, and an innovative and popular cultural arts center.
Applying for a US Drivers’s License
If you are an F or J student studying in the United States, you can apply for a driver’s license. You may be eligible for this benefit, but remember that it is illegal to drive in the United States without a driver’s license. Make sure you know and follow the rules.