First-Year Students Checklist

The Rutgers-Camden Experience starts here:

Activate Rutgers Email and Net ID

Your NetID gives you access to your Rutgers email account and many other online services. You should set up your NetID as soon as possible by utilizing the website: https://netid.rutgers.edu/index.htm
 
Students must activate and begin checking their Rutgers email account. Rutgers-Camden email addresses are used for official communication between university offices and students.  It is extremely important for you to activate your NetID and check your email daily.
 
Here are the two platforms in which the email is available:
Rutgers Portal - my.rutgers.edu
Gmail interface – scarletmail.rutgers.edu (Use NetID@scarletmail.rutgers.edu)
 
My Rutgers Portal is an easy to use, one-stop site for Rutgers students.  After logging on, students are able to access Rutgers e-mail and resources such as academics, libraries, campus life, financial information, class schedule, and grades, and much more. To use MyRutgers, you will need to have your NetID and password. Please keep your password secure.
 
Camden Computing Services provides computing services and assistance for students on the Rutgers-Camden campus.  Information about the specific services they offer can be found at:
 
To learn more about Scarlet Mail and ScarletApps, visit http://scarletmail.rutgers.edu/index.php.

Placement Testing

Placement tests are required for all first-year and transfer students who are not transferring a credit-bearing, college-level course in Math, English, and/or Foreign Language. 

As a newly admitted student, you are required to take certain Placement Tests in order to progress through the next steps (this will be indicated on your transfer evaluation).  These tests are designed to assess your mastery of certain basic skills and to point out your particular strengths and weaknesses, as well as to assist in designing a program of study for you. The results of these tests will not affect your admission to the university, but they are very important in determining which courses you will take during your first semester at Rutgers.

Students who are enrolled in a college level Math, English, and/or Foreign Language course at the time of admission may meet the exemption requirements for the Placement Test(s). In order for our office to make that determination, please ensure that you have submitted your updated official transcript as soon as the semester is concluded.

Students who completed dual credit through a college or university or completed an AP exam for English, Math, or a Foreign Language, can be awarded college credit and exempt from placement testing. Please notify the Office of New Student Programs with the course or AP exam completed during high school.

Financial Aid

We urge all students to check their document and award status at https://financialaid.rutgers.edu/ to ensure that forms are completed and accurate.

For specific questions, please email finaid@camden.rutgers.edu or call 856-225-6039.

Rutgers ID Card

The Rutgers ID Card is the official photo identification card issued for Rutgers University-Camden students, faculty, staff, and official guests. The Rutgers ID card serves as your primary form of identity verification throughout the university.

You are required to submit a photo of yourself online through the “Online Photo Submission” website. Students can obtain the Rutgers ID card from the IMPACT Booth in the Main Lobby of the Campus Center, once available.

Please Note: You need to activate your Rutgers NetID and email before you can submit your photo online.

Additional detailed instructions will be included during the online submission process.

Term Bill & Payment Plans

You can access your term bill online by visiting the following website: https://studentabc.rutgers.edu/. Term bills are generated after registering for classes. 

Online payments can be made using MasterCard, American Express, Discover and E-Check.  To pay in person, you can go to the One Stop Shop located on the first floor of Armitage Hall (North Fifth Street).

To pay by check through the mail, send payment to:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                                                
Term Bill Processing Unit
P.O. Box 2021,
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2021

At the start of each semester, students must complete the RUHere attendance confirmation.

Student Health Insurance

Rutgers University requires full time and ALL F&J Rutgers visa sponsored students to waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan each semester. The Health Insurance premium is automatically added to the term bill each semester. 

If you have health insurance, you can complete a waiver form to get the premium removed from your term bill, or if you do not have health insurance, complete the enrollment form.  View deadline dates, rates, specific contact information and complete the waiver/enrollment forms.

www.universityhealthplans.com       

Contact: 800-437-6448 or info@univhealthplans.com

Medical Requirements and Immunizations

All incoming students are required to submit a Pre-Entrance Health Record Form showing proof of vaccines prior to the start of your first term.  Forms are online and required to be uploaded to the portal.  Students living in University Housing must receive their meningococcal vaccination prior to move-in. 

For more information about required immunizations, please visit https://wellnesscenter.camden.rutgers.edu/content/immunization-requirements-faq

Emergency Contact Information and Notification

Students, faculty, and staff can register at https://personalinfo.rutgers.edu/ to receive text message alerts in cases of true emergency, such as campus closings or imminent threats to safety and security. This voluntary system will be in addition to methods already in place, such as broadcast emails, alerts on the Rutgers website, outreach to media, and person-to-person contact.

For more information, please refer to the Rutgers-Camden Police Department.

Parking & Transportation

As a new student at Rutgers-Camden, it is important to review parking rules and regulations at http://parking.camden.rutgers.edu/student_rules.  Parking permits can be purchased directly on the Parking & Transportation Services website once available. The Parking Office typically emails students at the end of August with information on purchasing a parking pass.

Please visit the following website for more information:

For information on parking passes:  http://parking.camden.rutgers.edu/

For information on mass transit: http://parking.camden.rutgers.edu/mass_transit

For information on Patco: http://ridepatco.org/patcoU/patco_U_rutgers.html