Student Resources

Communications and Support–2020-2021
Rutgers has announced it will be delivering remote education for the year. The Universitywide COVID-19 information page remains the official source of information for Rutgers at large and the Rutgers–New Brunswick R-connection page addresses remote learning, student support, and community and includes an extensive FAQ.
The Honors College Deans and Academic Advisers will continue to communicate regularly with you by email and other communications, including newsletters and social media, and make themselves available through virtual office hours (see below). 
Below is a list of resources that may be useful to you.
If you run into problems or have questions, please let us know—we will work with you to identify and connect with the proper resources. If you are facing specific challenges with food, shelter, finances, or safety here or abroad, please email us. If you are in crisis, please visit the Rutgers Student Health Crisis webpage now. 

Honors College Resources

You have access to a deep network of support at the Honors College to help you be as successful as possible. Below are office hours for HC staff. For details on how to contact them and meet during office hours, please visit the Virtual Honors College.

Dean Matsuda, Academic Dean

Virtual Office Hours | Wednesdays 3-5pm

Dean Gilmore, Administrative Dean

Virtual Office Hours | Tuesdays 10am-12pm & Fridays 12-1pm

HC Advising & Academic Services

The Honors College Academic Advising team will continue to reach out to you with updates. Please be in touch with your HC Academic Adviser as well as your school-based adviser to help stay on track and get answers to specific questions. You may contact the HC Advising Team by email:

HC Student Affairs Office Hours 

The Student Affairs team offers virtual office hours to support students with non-academic needs. Below you will find the weekly student affairs office hours schedule. 

  • Dean Oluwadare | Mondays 2-4pm
  • Dean Klein | Tuesdays, 2-4pm
  • Alexander Rosado-Torres | Tuesdays 6-8pm

HC Professional Development

Andrea Rydel, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, is available for virtual appointments to discuss internship and job searches, post-graduation planning, and other special opportunities. Email her at to make an appointment.

Wellness & Counseling at the HC

Shan Reeves is our dedicated Rutgers CAPS counselor working directly with the Honors College to help you address challenges and emotions that you may be feeling throughout the year. Counseling sessions are private, free, and confidential. For more information on Let's Tele Talk hours and other health and wellness resources, please visit our Wellness & Counseling webpage.

University Resources

Counseling Services Through CAPS

Your wellness is a priority. If you are in need of emotional support in the coming days and weeks, counseling through Rutgers CAPS is available to students by phone. Please call 848-932-7884 to make an appointment. Honors College students may request a private and confidential Let's Tele Talk appointment with our embedded counselor, Shan Reeves.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please visit the Student Health Crisis Page.
Additionally, the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is offering counseling through its COVID-19 Psychological Services Network.

Bias Incident

The Honors College is a community built on shared respect and responsibility. We value and embrace the diversity of our students as a hallmark of what higher education should be, and we re-affirm our commitment to welcome and support all of our students. If you've observed or experienced any bias incident due to fear/misinformation about coronavirus while on campus, please report it to If you feel unsafe in your home community, report incidences to your local law enforcement department, and if urgent, call 911.

University Information for Students and Parents

Visit the official University webpage for students and parents, which includes information about academics, technology resources, housing, counseling, and more.   

Rutgers Student Success Resources

View the Rutgers Student Success Resources webpage for a full range of support, from safety, wellness, and financial assistance to academics, career preparedness, community, and getting involved.

Student Technology Support

The University Student Technology Support page provides information on videoconferencing, free Internet access and software, and more.

Office of Career Exploration and Success

The Office of Career Exploration and Success page provides operating updates, internship and job information, virtual job fairs, and more.

Rutgers Student Affairs

Rutgers Student Affairs page provides operating status for health, Dean of Students, dining, off-campus living, and more.

Rutgers Student Food Pantry

The Rutgers Student Food Pantry page provides details on their new location at the Graduate Student Lounge, and appointment-only operating procedure, as well as their food-handling process.

Rutgers Learning Centers 

The Rutgers Learning Centers page has a virtual help desk and information about remote tutoring, writing support, study groups, and more, as well as a Remote Learning Guide to help you transition successfully.

Dean of Students Office

The Office of the Dean of Students will work in partnership with the Honors College deans to address your needs. In addition to contacting the Honors College, you may also contact the Dean of Students directly by email at You will receive a same day response and they will work to schedule students through telephone.

Rutgers Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance

The Rutgers Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance provides direct service to Individuals, as well as education, training, policy development, and consulting to the University, and the broader community.

    Disability Services

    The following web resources have been prepared for faculty and students to ensure that courses continue to be accessible for students with disabilities:  

    Also, Rutgers Access and Disability Resources is prepared to answer any questions or concerns related to creating accessible content. Please feel free to reach out at

    Douglass Student Resources

    Please visit Douglass Residential College Student Resources Page for additional resources.