Update on Campus Responses to COVID-19

Sent Friday, March 13, 2020

To the Campus Community:

Thank you for your creativity and flexibility as Rutgers University–Camden continues to adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation that is forcing Rutgers to make difficult decisions on a daily basis. Here at Rutgers University–Camden, we are able to do so as a united community where we all look out for each other. While none of us would wish to be addressing the critical issues posed by the coronavirus, I am proud of how our campus community has rallied together.

Information about how Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is operating will continue to be provided by the Emergency Operations Center and other university-wide offices. The Rutgers coronavirus web site remains the definitive resource for official and up-to-date news about this situation as it relates to our university.

Rutgers remains open and operational. The following information reflects updated information specific to Rutgers University–Camden:

Student Services and Campus Operations
Rutgers remains open and operational. During the week of March 16-20, it is likely that many campus offices will be functioning through remote operations. As a result, some services may be limited and email will be the best way to communicate with offices throughout Rutgers. Please visit departmental websites to secure email addresses. Utilize the Rutgers online search function to facilitate your efforts.

Registration for Fall 2020

  • The schedule of course offerings will be posted on Monday, March 16.
  • Pre-registration for undergraduate enrollment will start on Monday, April 20.
  • Students in graduate programs should contact their dean’s offices or program directors for additional information.

Campus Access

  • Effective immediately, swipe card access is required for all major Rutgers University–Camden buildings excluding the Campus Center and the Paul Robeson Library.
  • The Paul Robeson Library will be open and operating on a modified schedule.
  • The student computing lab in the Paul Robeson Library will be open during Robeson Library hours.
  • The Law Library will remain open and operational.
  • The Stedman Gallery will be open on a limited schedule.
  • The Athletic and Fitness Center will be open and operating on a modified schedule.
  • Shuttle bus service is currently suspended.


  • In the Campus Center, Starbucks, The Market, and the Retail grab-and-go will be open and operating on a modified schedule.
  • The All-You-Care-To-Eat dining hall is closed.
  • The cafes located in the Law School Complex and in the Nursing and Science Building are closed.

Each of us has a personal responsibility – to ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities – to follow basic health precautions, including maintaining reasonable social distancing. I urge you to review the precautions posted on the Rutgers website. Please also make certain that your emergency contact information is current so that you may receive urgent communications from Rutgers.

Rutgers will continue to provide frequent and thorough updates about how our university is responding to COVID-19. We will do the same regarding news specific to Rutgers University–Camden. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Faculty: Office of the Provost | hart@camden.rutgers.edu

Students: Dean of Students | deanofstudents@camden.rutgers.edu

Student Wellness Center: (856) 225-6005

Your patience and compassion during this unsettling time are appreciated greatly. Rutgers University–Camden is a nimble and supportive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Each of you have demonstrated, and continue to exhibit, the remarkable characteristics that define our scarlet spirit.

Please be well and continue to take care of yourselves. Working together, we will support and strengthen each other and our university.

Phoebe A. Haddon, J.D., LL.M.

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