Access to nearly all of Rutgers IT services requires the use of a unique network ID (NetID). Most students are assigned their NetIDs when going through the enrollment pathway. Students, faculty, and staff can manage their NetID, select other Rutgers IT services, and manage email addresses at netid.rutgers.edu There are also tools to manage passwords and update security questions (used to help reset forgotten passwords).
The OIT Help Desk is available to assist with your computing questions. Whether you are having trouble logging into Rutgers services, have forgotten your NetID or password, or are having difficulty connecting to the network, you can contact the Help Desk for assistance. Simple virus, spyware and malware infections can also be remedied at the Help Desk free of charge, but assistance is available by appointment only.
To check our support hours or schedule an appointment, please call or visit oit-nb.rutgers.edu/helpdesk.
Rutgers student email is called ScarletMail (Google Apps for Education). During NetID activation, you set an Official Rutgers Email Address in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org. Email sent to this address is delivered to your ScarletMail inbox. You can access ScarletMail at scarletmail.rutgers.edu or via the myRutgers portal. To manage your email configuration, go to netid.rutgers.edu and click on “Manage Email Addresses”. Reading ScarletMail through any other mail program, such as on a phone, requires a separate ScarletApps mobile/IMAP password. To setup your mobile password, go to netid.rutgers.edu and click on “Manage Your ScarletApps Mobile/IMAP/POP Password”.
The ScarletApps suite provides additional enhanced communication and collaboration tools, such as Drive, Google+, Calendar, and others. Alumni can continue to use ScarletApps services forever, providing a lifelong link to the many resources available to the Rutgers community.
myRutgers University Portal is your personalized one-stop for online content and online services at Rutgers University. myRutgers delivers personal alerts, provides access to academic, financial aid, student self service applications and a variety of other student services including email. Also see campus news headlines for Rutgers Today, Scarlet Knights, The Daily Targum, and much more. Go to my.rutgers.edu and log in with your NetID.
- Class schedules
- Course schedule planner
- Degree navigator to plan and track academic progress
- Directory of faculty, staff and students
- Financial aid required document status
- Financial aid award status
- Financial hold information
- NJ Transfer system for community college students
- Online bill payment
- Online registration
- RUID and NetID lookup tools
- Tool to manage a campus post office box and address
- Tool to update personal access code
- Transcript and enrollment certification requests
Students can also access a tool to update emergency contact, directory and permanent address information. All students are encouraged to provide a current cell phone number to receive texts in case of a campus emergency. Go to https://personalinfo.rutgers.edu.
RU-tv online offers access to a number of select channels and video-on-demand content. It also provides archived versions of Rutgers-developed programming. Go to rutv.rutgers.edu for more information. More videos about undergraduate and faculty research are online at youtube.com/rutgers.
Many instructors use the collaborative features of course management systems for more than online courses. They supplement the classroom setting by providing course materials, communicating with students, posting grades and organizing discussions.
Students may be asked to access Sakai at sakai.rutgers.edu , Blackboard at blackboard.rutgers.edu, Pearson eCollege at ecollege.rutgers.edu, or Moodle at moodle.rutgers.edu as part of course activities. The capabilities of each system vary but the basic concepts are the same for each. Your instructor will provide details on how to access required course materials on these systems.
Sakai also provides a way for students to communicate with each other. Students and student groups are welcome to create their own Sakai sites. Visit sakai.rutgers.edu to get started.
OIT in New Brunswick oversees 18 computer centers in university libraries, residence halls, student centers and other buildings. The labs offer both Mac and Windows systems equipped with a diverse selection of software, scanners and high-speed printers with wireless printing capabilities. Staffed by knowledgeable and empathetic consultants, most labs are open late into the evening and on weekends. Some labs are open around the clock during the final weeks of the semester. Collaborative spaces in the labs are ideal for small teams of students working together on projects. Comfortable work spaces with power, wireless access and nearby printing are available to laptop users. Check out oit-nb.rutgers.edu/labs for locations, hours and more.
The computer labs at Rutgers have saved more than 120 million sheets of paper – six acres of trees – during the first eight years of the print conservation program.
Every January and July, $30 is posted to the printing account of each Rutgers student. As a student prints a document, the account is charged 4 cents per sheet of paper if the document is printed on a black-and-white printer. Documents printed on a color printer are 25 cents per sheet.
Students who use up the $30 before the end of the six-month allotment period can pay for additional printing with their RU Express Card. To learn more, check print usage or add funds to an RU Express Card, visit printing.rutgers.edu.
Are you aware of your computing/digital responsibilities? You are your own best defense against identity theft, compromise and malware. The following are some suggestions for basic IT security.
- Follow password rules. Never share your password. Choose different passwords for different sites.
- Confidential information should not be sent via email. Email is not secure.
- Install antivirus/antispyware software, and have it updated automatically.
- Use only secure Wi-Fi when transmitting confidential data (credit card numbers, banking, etc.).
- Don’t be a phishing scam victim. Rutgers will never ask you for your password or other confidential information in email.
- Protect your social networking with privacy settings.
For more information on these and other computing topics, visit rusecure.rutgers.edu/students.Single Sign-OnUsers who sign on to the Rutgers Central Authentication Service (CAS) with their NetID and password will be able to move between software applications that use CAS without having to re-enter that information for each separate application. Please use single sign-on (SSO) responsibly.Read the security guidelines at eas.rutgers.edu/sso_security and remember to close your web browser when you complete a session that requires you to provide your NetID and password.
RUWireless is the open wireless network that only encrypts your login credentials (NetID and password). All other data is unencrypted. RUWireless is used for:
1. Onboarding – initially connecting and configuring RUWireless Secure
2. Unencrypted wireless access for sponsored Rutgers guests (with guest credentials)
3. Unencrypted wireless for general guest access.
RUWireless Secure is the preferred encrypted wireless network. It requires an initial one-time configuration per device and then allows those devices to automatically connect to the secure wireless network for all future connectivity. RUWireless Secure is available anywhere RUWireless is broadcast.
RUHealthSciences provides secure wireless access to RBHS resources for RBHS faculty, staff and students.
For more information on Rutgers wireless services, visit ruwireless.rutgers.edu.
ResNet (Wired Connection)
To use the wired connection on your personal computer in the residential halls, follow the steps below:
1. Plug one end of your Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer.
2. Plug the other end into the Ethernet jack in the wall. The jack is usually black and labeled with a number and the letter “D”.
3. Visit resnet.rutgers.edu to check your device configuration or download the installer (NetID/Password required).
Students, faculty, and staff can access SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Stata, and other applications from home and on campus via a browser, using apps.rutgers.edu.
The Rutgers Mobile App provides iOS and Android users with timely information on buses, schedule of classes, dining, events and more, along with shortcuts to online systems such as Sakai and myRutgers.
Get the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play!
eduroam® is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This service allows all Rutgers University faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of free and secure wireless service when visiting an eduroam member university, and allows visitors from member universities wireless access when visiting Rutgers.
For more information visit ruwireless.rutgers.edu/eduroam.
FindTech Offers Discounts on Computers and Accessories
Rutgers has negotiated educational discounts on computers and accessories from popular vendors such as Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Access online stores through FindTech. The site also offers advice on deciding what to buy. Visit findtech.rutgers.edu for more information.
kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store
The Rutgers Tech Store, kite+key, provides the resources for all your technology needs. Located in the Plaza at Livingston, at the Livingston Plaza bus stop. kite+key is an Apple Authorized Campus Store carrying brands such as Apple, Dell, HP, Asus, Lenovo and others at educational as well as competitive pricing. Other services offered through kite+key are trade-ins, computer repair, accidental damage plans, and “appy hours” in-store workshops. kite+key has partnered with the RFCU and the Office of Financial Aid to offer a variety of payment options in addition to credit, debit, RU Express, gift cards, and cash. Shop us in-store or online. Visit kiteandkey.rutgers.edu for all your technology needs.
Free and Discounted Software
Students can obtain free and discounted software through the University Software Portal. Titles such as ChemBioOffice, EndNote, OrginLab, Mathematica, NVivo, Refworks, SAS, SPSS, Symantec Antivirus, WebDrive. Most major credit cards and personal checks are accepted. Visit software.rutgers.edu.
OIT offers more than 200 student jobs in the computer labs and Help Desk. These positions provide real-world experience with competitive pay and paid training. A hiring drive is held in the spring. See consultantjobs.rutgers.edu for more information.
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