Rutgers University students have access to a wide selection of computing and technology resources. This guide is intended to help familiarize students with the IT resources available on the Newark Campus.
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Need a Computer?
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Gmail and Google Apps Are Here
OIT Computer Labs
Looking for a great job?
Online administrative tools for students
Collaborative Course Software
Free antivirus software for students
Off-Campus Access to Selected Software Packages
Tips for data security and privacy
Access to nearly all of Rutgers IT services requires the use of a unique network ID (NetID).
For more information about activating your NetID and selecting other Rutgers IT services http://netid.rutgers.edu
Using your NetID, you can access the myRutgers portal at http://my.rutgers.edu. From there you can read email, register for classes, view your grades and get access to a variety of other useful student services. A more complete list of online student services can be found at http://ess.rutgers.edu/students.
The OIT Newark Help Desk is just a phone call away at 973-353-5083. Or you could send an email to email@example.com. If it's really urgent, you can always drop in to our Help Desk in Hill Hall, Room 109 on the Newark Campus, or one of our lab locations (see the section on Computer Labs for locations and hours).
Students now have access to Gmail and other Google applications, including Calendar, Docs, Sites, etc. The Rutgers implementation of Gmail and Google Applications will be known as ScarletMail and ScarletApps respectively. If you are interested in learning more about ScarletMail or ScarletApps, please visit scarletmail.rutgers.edu or click on the ScarletApps tab from the MyRutgers portal.
OIT oversee and operates 20 open access computer labs on the Newark Campus in convenient locations including University Libraries and Residence Halls and many of the principle classroom buildings. These facilities offer both Macintosh and Windows systesm equipped with a diverse selection of software as well has scanners and high speed printers that have wireless printing capabilities. These computing labs are staffed by trained student consultants to provide assistance for your technological needs. OIT also offers Instructional labs for teaching and learning.
In order to accommodate students taking night and Saturday classes, most labs are open late into the evening as well as during the weekend.
For more information regarding lab locations, hours and more, please visit our website at ncs.newark.rutgers.edu/labs.
There are a number of employment opportunities available for students in our Computer Labs and Help Desk. The hours are flexible and students will have the opportunity to gain valuable real-world working experience. Every spring OIT holds a hiring drive for student workers.
For more information visit our Student Employment page.
Some (not all) of the applications in the OIT computer labs are also available remotely. More information can be obtained at apps.rutgers.edu. There is also a mobile version of this service at apps.rutgers.edu/novnc/. In order to access this cloud based service, you need to activate your NetID. Instructions on activationg your NetID and getting started with the service are available at netid.rutgers.edu.
Thanks to the Print Conservation program, as well as the concerted efforts of our patrons to conserve paper, we are making great strides to help Rutgers cut down on waste generated by unnecessary printing. Students are alloted $30 every six months (January to June & July to December). To learn more about the program, or to check your print usage, please visit printing.rutgers.edu.
For more information see rusecure.rutgers.edu
Plan out your degree, check financial aid, find people and more!
The University schedule of classes is always available online to assist you in finding and selecting exciting and worthwhile classes while you are here at Rutgers. To make planning and registering for courses even easier, OIT created the Course Schedule Planner (CSP) and integrated it with the Web Registration System (WebReg). CSP allows you to generate and save multiple schedules for later registration using WebReg. Once you have decided on your major, the Degree Navigator tool can be used to track your progress and plan out what classes you still need to complete your goal. If you find you need help paying for school, the financial aid application is also available online.
You can search for the email addresses, phone numbers and addresses for faculty, staff and students using the Rutgers Online Directory. You can update your information or choose to hide parts of it using the Student Online Directory Management tool. Of special interest is the Student Emergency Information Update tool. All students are encouraged to use this tool to supply their current cell phone number. Rutgers University will use your supplied cell phone number to contact you via text message in the event of a campuswide emergency.
All these tools and a variety of other online student services are available at ess.rutgers.edu/student
Collaborative course software is used by many instructors to provide course materials, communicate with students, post grades, and to organize discussions. The capabilities of each system vary, but the basic concepts are the same throughout. Depending on your curriculum, you may be asked to use one or more of the following systems:
Your instructor will provide more specifi c information on how to access required course materials on each of these systems.
In addition to its uses as a course management system, Blackboard provides online software training, blogs, wikis, journals, and so much more. For more information visit blackboard.rutgers.edu.
RU-tv Online is available from rutv.rutgers.edu by clicking on the "RU-tv Online" link. RU-tv online offers access to a number of select channels and video on demand content. The service also provides access to archived versions of popular Rutgers developed content. In addition to RU-tv, you can find videos about undergraduate and faculty research at youtube.com/rutgers.
The central systems supporting students provides many services for our students including student organization website hosting, file storage, Unix Shell and programming tools, and access to dozens of software packages. For more information on these systems, please visit ncs.rutgers.edu
Plug your Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer. Plug the other end of the cable into the Ethernet jack in the wall. The Ethernet (data) jack is usually black and labeled with a number and letter "D" (see photo).
Configure your computer to obtain an IP address automatically using DHCP. This is usually the default setup on new computers or computers that previously connected to a cable modem or DSL at home.
Visit resnet.rutgers.edu to register your computer.
To protect you personal information, RUWireless_Secure confirms that you are connected to an official RUWireless network and encrypts all data transmitted over the air. RUWireless_Secure is available in all locations serviced by RUWireless. For more information, including a list of coverage areas, visit ruwireless.rutgers.edu
All currently enrolled Rutgers students are eligible to receive free antivirus software through RADS (Rutgers Antivirus Delivery Service). For more information visit rads.rutgers.edu
Need a computer? We can help you save.
If you plan to buy a computer in the near future, you should check out the FindTech website. Rutgers has negotiated educational discounts on computers from companies from companies like Apple, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard, and passes the savings along to you. Find out more at findtech.rutgers.edu
Computer repair is available for students who want to have their personal computer serviced on campus. Newark Computing Services offers fee-based repairs on selected computer equipment. Estimates are based upon the scope of work.
Find out more at ncsds.newark.rutgers.edu/ds.
Deep Discounts on Popular Software Titles!
Rutgers offers free and discounted software to students through the University Software Portal. Software from manufacturers like Adobe, Apple, ChemBioDraw, EndNote, Microsoft, Parallels, RefWorks, SAS and others. Most major credit cards and personal checks are accepted.
Find out more information visit software.rutgers.edu.