AFTER THE STORM: Newark and New Brunswick
(Updated: 10:45 a.m., 11/06/2012) - Commuters to Rutgers campus in Newark can catch Rutgers campus shuttles from the Newark Penn Station bus lanes (on the Raymond Boulevard side of the station, near McDonald's) to get to destinations on campus including 1 Washington Park.
Also, the following NJ Transit buses go from Penn Station to Washington Park:
- New Jersey Transit Bus #72 takes riders to the Washington Street light rail. The bus stops at corner of Washington Street and Raymond Boulevard.
- New Jersey Transit Bus #76/76N shuttles riders to the Washington Park light rail, dropping passengers on Broad Street across from Washington Park.
- New Jersey Transit Bus #78 takes riders to Broad Street Station, stopping at Broad Street outside Bears Stadium.
Bus 76 leaves Newark Penn approximately every 10 minutes to Rutgers-Newark campus. Buses 72 and 78 run less frequently, leaving Newark Penn approximately every 20 to 30 minutes for the campus.
For commuters who drive, information on ride-sharing can be found on new Rutgers Facebook pages:
RBS Emergency Forum on Blackboard
As commuters improvise and the campus begins to return to a sense of normalcy, there are still efforts under way to provide help members of the RBS community impacted by Hurricane Sandy's destruction through a forum on Blackboard.
To participate, you'll need to log in to your Blackboard account. From the My Organizations Plus module on the blackboard homepage, please click on RBS Emergency Organization. Within the RBS Emergency Organization site, you'll find forums for posting information about ride-sharing on both the Newark and New Brunswick campuses. There is also a place to volunteer and a place to post calls for help.
"If we all come together, the recovery will go much more smoothly," RBS Vice Dean for Academic Programs Michael Barnett said in an email announcing the effort.
To see President Robert Barchi's words to the university community on the hurricane recovery, go to:
(Updated: 1:55 p.m. 11/02/2012) - Classes throughout the Rutgers University community, including Rutgers Business School, are scheduled to resume on Monday, Nov. 5.
Meanwhile, there are efforts underway to connect those in the RBS community who have been impacted by Sandy’s destruction and others who are eager to provide help.
RBS has established a forum on Blackboard to facilitate volunteer efforts. If you're able to share a ride or to provide accommodations, meals, electricity, whatever, please post it here. And if you're in need, please make it known here.
“If we all come together, the recovery will go much more smoothly,” RBS Vice Dean for Academic Programs Michael Barnett said in an email announcing the effort.
To participate, you'll need to log in to your Blackboard account. From the “My Organizations Plus” module on the blackboard homepage, please click on "RBS Emergency Organization."Within the RBS Emergency Organization site, you'll find forums for posting information about ride-sharing on both the Newark and New Brunswick campuses. There is also a place to volunteer and a place to post calls for help.
The Newark and New Brunswick campuses also have both created Facebook pages for ride-sharing. You can find those here:
“Should you be aware of others who need assistance but cannot post due to lack of electricity or internet connectivity, consider posting on their behalf,” Barnett said.
(Updated: 11:20 a.m. 11/02/2012) - Classes throughout the Rutgers University community, including Rutgers Business School, are currently scheduled to resume on Monday, Nov. 5.
University offices are open on both the Newark and New Brunswick campuses. The building at One Washington Park is fully functional and the Levin Building is also currently operating with heat, electricity and Internet services.
In Newark, there are signs that life is slowly returning to normal. Many neighborhood eateries, including the Falafel Factory truck, Subway, Kilkenny’s Alehouse and 27 Mix, are open for business. The bistro on the first floor of One Washington Park will remain closed until students return on Monday.
Dean Glenn Shafer said safety remains a priority.
"All of us are most concerned about the safety of RBS’s students, staff, and faculty," Shafer said in an email. "Many if not most are without electricity. Many have limited or no access to telephone service or the Internet."
There may continue to be limited rail service and power outages on Monday that impact homes, child care and commutes.
"We must nevertheless deliver instruction to our students, just as so many of New Jersey’s other workers are delivering services to us," Shafer said.
(Updated: 7am, 10/31/2012) - All daytime and evening classes cancelled through Friday, November 2nd. Offices remain closed Wednesday, October 31st.
(Updated: 12 Noon, 10/29/2012) - Officials at Rutgers have been closely monitoring the storm pattern of Hurricane Sandy. Due to the increased threat of flooding and high winds, President Barchi has ordered the closure of offices and programs on all campuses of Rutgers University, effective Noon on Monday, October 29, until 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30. Employees critical to operations, and the health and safety of our campus community, will still report to work as specified by their supervisor.
Daytime and evening classes on all Rutgers campuses remain cancelled on Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 30. Classes are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, October 31.
Visit your Campus Status Operating Page for updates.
Pursuant to policy 60.3.16, the University will resume a Weather Alert status at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, until 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31.
When announcements are made, campus status information will also be available through:
- RU-info Channel on RU-tv 3
- RU-info Call Center at 732-445-INFO (4636)
- Texting "Rutgers" to 66746
Additional weather resources from New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station:
- Hurricane and Flood Resources
- Disasters and Emergencies
- Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey (PDF from the NJ Office of Emergency Management)
For more information about the university's policy concerning adverse weather conditions, please visit http://emergency.rutgers.edu/weather.shtml.