Rutgers University–Newark is open and operating with mostly remote instruction. The Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions will operate remotely through spring 2021. Information on the university’s response and requirements on COVID-19 are available at coronavirus.rutgers.edu and coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine/#forStudents
The RU-N community has long recognized that our location is both a defining influence in our story and a distinctive strength. It attracts and cultivates talent on many levels, ranging from generations of students hungry for the opportunities afforded by a first-rate higher education in a major American urban center, to faculty who vigorously embrace the opportunity to produce high-impact scholarship, and engage the community while preparing these students for professional success and informed citizenship.
Our university recently completed a strategic plan that underscores this defining aspect of RU-N’s identity, leveraging the need to develop our anchor institution agenda.
Anchor Institution: Strategic Priorities
- Building Strong Educational Pathways (pre-K-16) for Increased Postsecondary Attainment
- Strong, Healthy, and Safe Neighborhoods
- Promoting and Leveraging the Arts and Culture
- Science and the Urban Environment
- Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
- Honors Living-Learning Community: An Option for Transfer Students
Experience our newest campus and community collaborative Express Newark located in the historic and newly redesigned Hahne's building. Express Newark is a conceptual framework and an interdisciplinary learning space where artists and community residents collaborate, experiment, and innovate in partnership with Rutgers University – Newark faculty, staff, and students to engage in creative practice, foster democratic dialogue, and promote positive transformation. Conceived as a true collaborative in which community partners and the university can communicate on equal footing in what has been called, “The Third Space.”
The Office of University-Community Partnerships has a dynamic history grounded in principles of education, service, and community building with the greater Newark community. Our partnering footprint is sustained through key programs that make a difference such as OUCP Summer Academies, RU Ready to Work, Newark School Initiative, America Reads/Counts, New Fairmount Promise Neighborhood, and the African-American Brain Health Initiative.