Frequently Asked Questions regarding Covid-19 policies at Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.

Yes. Rutgers has updated its immunization policy (See Policy 10.3.14 Interim COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students) to require all students to be fully vaccinated in advance of arriving on campus in the fall.

Information regarding the university's response may be found at coronavirus.rutgers.edu

Enrolled students must upload their vaccination documentation on the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. A valid NetID and password are required.

Students attending on-campus classes may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Students enrolled in fully online degree programs (typically defined as having no access to on-campus facilities), as well as individuals participating in fully online or off-campus Continuing Education programs, will not need to provide proof of vaccination.

Yes, you will be able to register for classes prior to vaccination, but you will have to show proof of vaccination (or receive an exemption) before coming to campus to attend classes or live in a residence hall this fall.

Rutgers Global has put together a FAQ to answer your questions.

A full-remote virtual option will only be available for those enrolled in our degree-granting online programs.

The university will accept vaccines that are authorized for use in the United States by the U.S. FDA and recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). We will assist international students to comply with the university’s requirements, as appropriate.

For additional information for international students, read Rutgers Global’s COVID-19-related FAQ.


Rutgers students may complete a questionnaire to register their interest in receiving a vaccine from the university on our vaccine portal website. The State Department of Health has made clear that no one will have to pay for the vaccine. There is no out-of-pocket cost to get a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of location. If you have health insurance your insurance company may be billed, but costs will not be passed on to you. See https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/assistance-and-benefits/is-the-covid-19-vaccine-free-what-if-i-dont-have-insurance for more information.

For fully face-to-face course meetings, the SOC, CSP, and WebReg will list the days, times, campus, and classroom of the class meetings.

Hybrid course sections will list the days, times, campus, and classroom for the in-person meetings and then specify the format of the online component.

Sample Hybrid Sections — German

The listings for online-synchronous course will specify the days and times of the class meetings and will have a campus designation of “Online.”

The listings for online asynchronous courses will be denoted as “Asynchronous online content” and will not include days or times for class meetings.

You will be also able to search the SOC, CSP, and WebReg by course delivery format.

You can use the new search features in SOC, CSP, and WebReg to see only in-person courses. Most students will likely have a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online courses.