New Student Checklist

All accepted incoming new students for any of our programs (PhD, MPH, Certificates, Articulated, Dual-Degrees, etc.) are expected to attend New Student Orientation (January 17, 8:30AM-1:00PM). At Orientation, you will receive essential information regarding the School of Public Health, your academic program, and student services available for you at Rutgers University.

Below are some tasks that you MUST complete to ensure a smooth transition to beginning your graduate studies. If you have any questions regarding your transition or any of the below tasks, please contact our Director of Student Services, Mike Vega or (732) 235-4535.

All Incoming Students Must Complete the Following Tasks:

  1. Set-up Your NetID
    In order to access many of the electronic services available to you and your Rutgers email, please activate your Rutgers NetID, which is a unique identifier for you as a Rutgers student. From the link above, select NetID Activation where you will be provided instructions to set up your account. Once complete, record and remember your NetID since you will use it to log into various services.

  2. Access Your MyRutgers Portal
    This is your main student dashboard. Your myRutgers Portal will provide links and tabs for important university services and it is through here that you may update your personal information for the School.

New Student Canvas Page
Once you set up your NetID and Rutgers School of Public Health email account, you will receive information on how to access our New Student Canvas Page.

International Students
All international students are encouraged to reach out to the Rutgers Global-International Student and Scholar Services Office. Please visit their website or you may reach the office: (973) 972-6138 or Students looking for information on how to obtain an I-20 should visit the Prospective Students webpage of Rutgers Global and scroll down to the “Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences” section.

Students with Disabilities
All students with documented disabilities are eligible to request and receive additional services and accommodations to aid in their success at the Rutgers School of Public Health. You may complete the registration form at Please contact the Office of Disability Services at:
(973) 972-5396 or, if you have further questions.

Financial Aid
Information regarding financial aid options for our students may be found at the link above. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you visit Rutgers Office of Financial Aid: Here you will find instructions and information about the process. We understand that there may be plenty of questions surrounding your financial aid options, please contact the respective offices dependent on your primary location:

  • For students primarily in Newark or (973) 972-4376
  • For students primarily in Piscataway or (732) 235-4689