To activate your Rutgers Net ID visit

On the left hand side of the page click “Activate Net ID” and follow the instructions.

Your Scarletmail email account will be the primary way that many university offices will contact you so it will be very important for you to create your account after you activate your NET ID.

Make sure to  begin using and checking this account on a regular basis.

To activate your Scarletmail:

  1. visit
  2. On the left hand side of the page click “Service Activation”
  3. log in using your NET ID and password
  4. check the box next to “ScarletApps, including ScarletMail
  5. follow directions for activation.

You will need to upload your photo on the Enrollment Pathway at least 10 days before their orientation session (detailed instructions about submitting photo IDs are listed on the Enrollment Pathway).  You will receive your ID when you attend your orientation session.

Signing up for Orientation is easy but don’t delay. Spaces for our orientation programs are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to choose an orientation program by June 7th by visiting the Enrollment Pathway.

When you register for your orientation you are asked to provide us with the contact information of a family member. Many students INCORRECTLY believe that this is how family members are registered for Parent and Family Orientation.

Parents and family members who wish to attend Parent and Family Orientation must purchase a ticket(s) for their orientation session at this website.

Parent and family members attending during the summer DO NOT need to attend the Parent and Family Orientation session that takes place on the same day as their student’s orientation session. Family members can attend ANY session during the summer. Please note that space at our Parent and Family Orientation sessions are limited so please purchase your tickets as soon as you can.


Waive/Sign up for the University Insurance Plan by September 13, 2019.*

*Students can and should attend NSO even if they have not done the above.

Submit your Immunization Records at by June 15, 2019.*

*Students can and should attend NSO even if they have not done the above.

This is a list of items to bring with you to orientation. Some of these items apply to only to those students staying for an overnight program. One week before your orientation you will receive an email with more information.

What to Pack:

  • Long twin sheets (to fit a 36″x 80″ mattress) and comforter/blanket or a sleeping bag
  • Pillow & pillowcase
  • Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Hand soap
  • Shower towel
  • Prescription medications, as needed
  • Shower shoes or flip flops for the shower
  • Notebook and pen
  • Walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Alarm clock
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses (students will spend some time outdoors)
  • Sweatshirt or jacket (for air conditioned rooms)
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Phone charger/portable phone charger
  • Photo ID/license

What to Prepare/Bring:

  • Your NetID and password (If you have not already created these, please visit the Enrollment Pathway)
  • Your 9 Digit RU ID Number

What We Provide:

  • Water Bottle
  • Drawstring Bag
  • Furnished Residence Hall Room
  • New Student Resource Guide
  • Meals