NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has moved all its summer classes online and canceled camps and activities through Aug. 14 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a letter sent to students and faculty on Thursday by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara A. Lee, summer courses at the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses will be done via remote technology.

The cancellation does not apply to Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences clinical programs and activities. Students are urged to check with the relevant RBHS office to find the status of RBHS summer programs, courses and activities.

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Information related to fall orientations and intercollegiate preseason athletic activity will be forthcoming, according to the letter.

Rutgers took unprecedented action on March 10, when it canceled classes for the proceeding two days, told students to leave the campuses and moved all course instruction online..

The 16,000 students living in residence halls in New Brunswick and Piscataway, as well as the students on the Newark and Camden campuses, were instructed to leave as soon as possible and are encouraged to remain off campus until at least Friday, April 3.

On March 12, the Big Ten Conference announced  it was canceling all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year, and participation in all NCAA tournaments and competitions. 

In addition, the conference announced a moratorium on all on- and off-campus recruiting activities for the foreseeable future.

On March 17, the university suspended all in-person instruction and all events through the end of May - including commencement ceremonies, Rutgers Day and the football team's annual Spring Game.