Post Orientation Checklist

  • Submit Immunization Forms
    If you have not already done so, submit your immunization forms at rutgers.medicatconnect.com.
  • Submit Post Orientation Survey
    We want your feedback, so we can make the Orientation experience even better for new Scarlet Knights in the future! Keep an eye out for an email with this survey link!
  • Check your ScarletMail Daily
    Get in the habit of checking your email daily. You will be receiving very important information that will help prepare you for the start of your semester. This will also be the primary form of communication for all of cial Rutgers correspondence.
  • FERPA Waiver
    Review and discuss the FERPA waiver with your family. For more information, visit compliance.rutgers.edu/ferpa.
  • Download the Rutgers App
    Never be out of the loop again! Get bus schedules, campus updates, direct links to helpful resources and academic information, and daily menus at your fingertips!
  • Order a Parking Permit
    Planning to commute or have a car on campus? Visit parktran.rutgers.edu.
  • Select a Meal Plan
    Whether you are a resident or commuter, visit your Enrollment Pathway to choose the best meal plan for you.
  • Save Important Phone Numbers
    Save the numbers for RUPD, Knight Mover, and RU-info. You’ll be happy you took the time to add these contacts. See page 9 for a list of important numbers.
  • Create a getINVOLVED profile
    Add a picture, select your interests, browse the abundance of student organizations, and track their events. Begin your search at getinvolved.rutgers.edu. See page 8 for more information.
  • Explore Sakai, myRutgers and WebReg
    Get familiar with these super helpful tools. You’ll be spending lots of time on them and they will become your best friends. See page 15 for more information.
  • Sign Up for Emergency Notifications and Text Alerts from RUPD at rupd.rutgers.edu/text.php.
  • Sign Up for a Campus Mailbox
    Go to myRutgers, then “My Tab,” scroll down and find the Mail/Packages instructions.
  • Complete Online Learning Modules
    Check your email for information on three online learning modules (AlcoholEdu, Not Anymore, and Transit-Financial Wellness) that you need to complete by September 1.
  • Purchase Textbooks
    Visit Rutgers Barnes & Noble in-store or online at rutgers.bncollege.com to buy or rent, new, used or digital textbooks as required for class. See page 13 for more information.

First Semester Checklist

To help you navigate your first semester, we’ve highlighted a few things we think are important.

  • Configure Device to RUWireless
    Connect on your device once, go through the configuration steps, and you’ll never have to sign into wifi again on campus.
  • Attend Convocation and Carnival
    Don’t miss the official welcome to Rutgers on Saturday, September 2 at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Livingston Campus. Residents will learn more from their RAs and commuter students will receive an invitation with details over the summer.
  • Attend the Involvement Fair
    Stop by and talk with over 700 student organizations, departments, and community partners and learn ways to get involved on September 4 from 3-6PM on College Avenue.
  • Participate in “Welcome Days”
    Attend “Welcome Days” events during the first few weeks of the fall semester to help with your transition to Rutgers. The full schedule will be available in August at welcomedays.rutgers.edu.
  • Get to Know Your Professors
    Introduce yourself before or after class, go to office hours for extra help, and/or communicate via email. Your professors are a key support and resource for your academic success.
  • Memorize your RUID
    Along with your first and last name, this piece of information is going to be most frequently requested. You will often need your RUID, so go ahead and memorize it.
  • Learn the Rutgers Bus System
    Keep your bus system card handy until you have the routes down. It’s only a matter of time before you’re speaking the RU Bus Lingo. Check the back of this booklet for a helpful guide.
  • Review Student Code of Conduct
    Visit studentconduct.rutgers.edu to understand your responsibilities as a Rutgers student.
  • Pay Your Term Bill
    Your due date can be found on your bill. Visit myRutgers to view your bill and learn more about your payment options.
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Module Part 2 and Academic Integrity Module
    Part 2 of AlcoholEdu and the Academic Integrity Module will be sent via email in early Fall.
  • Get Involved!
    Join a club or organization that has shared interests or enhances your academic experience outside of the classroom. Attend student organization events to stay connected and meet new people!
  • Parent and Family Weekend
    Invite your parents and family members to visit during Parent and Family Weekend (September 29 -October 1). For more information visit familyweekend.rutgers.edu.
  • Meet with Your Academic Advisor
    Schedule a meeting to review your academic progress and plans. Lay out your next few semesters and make a list of classes you can take.
  • Register for Your Upcoming Semester Classes
    Once you’ve met with your advisor and are given access to register, choose your classes for the upcoming semester. Use Degree Navigator and WebReg to aid the process.