Welcome to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University! Our robust orientation program at the Bloustein School is the first step in ensuring that our scholars have a successful transition and integration into Rutgers and community-at-large. We are looking forward to your arrival this January 2018!
Please find below information you will need for your arrival on Tuesday, January 2nd as well as the start of your program:
ITEMS FOR YOUR ACTION BELOW
Activate Your Rutgers NetID and Email
You will need a Rutgers NetID and password to access many Rutgers electronic systems including the housing application and your school email.
To set up your Rutgers NetID you must visit https://netid.rutgers.edu/activateNetId.htm. You will be required to enter in your first and last name. Under where it says “Identifier” select the “RUID” option and enter in the last four digits of your RUID number, which can be found on your application. From there you will then be asked to set up security questions in the case that you lose your password and then your Rutgers email address. Once you have set up your NetID please send me an email letting me know what it is.
Complete On-Campus Family or Single Housing Application
On Campus Family & Single Housing
KDI scholars live in fully furnished units at the Marvin, Johnson, and Livingston Apartments. We encourage you to make prior arrangements with our current KDI students to “take over” their existing apartments.
- Moving into an already furnished apartment
- Avoiding having to transport furniture from one apartment to another during the cold month of January
- “Taking over” apartments can only be done through arrangement with the current occupant. All other students will be placed in housing by the university housing office based on availability.
- In this “take over” scenario, University Housing will NOT have the opportunity to clean out the apartments before you arrive. Apartments have to be completely empty in order for them to do their cleaning. Please communicate this with the occupant so they are aware to clean the apartment before their departure!
The monthly rent for Marvin and Nichols Apartments is currently $ 1,353; Johnson is 1,267; this amount will change (increase) in August 2018. The contract you sign will be good through July 31st and must be renewed at that time. The monthly rate for a single apartment varies depending on where you are assigned. Once we receive your official assignments you can be provided an exact rate.
HOUSING APPLICATION (MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL KDI SCHOLARS)
The housing application IS NOW available. You will need to set up your NetID prior to completing the application and will use it to sign in to this website. Please see the below requirements regarding housing:
1). You must submit your housing application by going to https://oncampus.rutgers.edu/. Once you have logged in, you have to complete the Emergency Contacts (on left-hand side under the Menu) in order to see the link of “NB Graduate Family Incoming Application” or “NB Graduate Singles Incoming Application”. If you submitted the Graduate Family Housing Application, please email the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
· A copy of your marriage certificate
· If you have children, you must also submit copies of each child’s birth certificate.
* International students must submit an official English translation of documents.
2). All Rutgers students who are living on campus are required to have the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine. At least one dose after the age of 16 or within five years of the original vaccine. If you already have Meningococcal Meningitis vaccination, please submit a copy of proof to the Student Health Office by Friday, December 15th. If you do not have the vaccination, please schedule an appointment for Meningococcal Meningitis vaccination in the Student Health Office once you arrived at Rutgers.
If you have any questions regarding the vaccination, please contact the Student Health Office at email@example.com. For more information, you can visit their website at http://health.rutgers.edu/who-are-you/incoming-students/pre-entrance-immunizations/.
As you know our program begins on January 2, 2018 and your arrival that day is required for orientation. We start by providing transportation that day for you and your family members. The scheduled pickup is for that day only. Please fill out the form through the link below on your flight arrival information so we can include that in the day’s travel.
Obtain Immunization Records
Rutgers University requires all new students to submit their immunization records at the time that they arrive in the US. These records MUST be translated into English. If you are paying an outside translator to do this, the immunization records must then be certified by a Notary Public. All immunization records must be printed on your physician’s letterhead. Failure to show your immunization records may result in a “hold” being placed on your grades, transcripts and you may be unable to graduate.
Reminder: All Rutgers students who are living on campus are required to have the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine. At least one dose after the age of 16 or within five years of the original vaccine. If you already have Meningococcal Meningitis vaccination, please submit a copy of proof to the Student Health Office by Friday, December 15th. If you do not have the vaccination, please schedule an appointment for Meningococcal Meningitis vaccination in the Student Health Office once you arrived at Rutgers.
If you have any questions regarding the vaccination, please contact the Student Health Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, you can visit their website at http://health.rutgers.edu/who-are-you/graduate-students/.
Pre-Register Your Children
Free Public Schooling is offered to children in the US beginning at age 5. We have set aside time in our schedule to complete the public school registration during the 1st week in January. If you would like information on enrolling children under the age of 5 in a private preschool, please let us know. In order to register your child/children successfully, you required to complete steps 1 and 2. All documents must be translated in English – including immunization records.
- Pre-register online. To begin the online pre-registration process please click on the link here: Online Pre-registration
- Print out and complete the enrollment packet by clicking on the link below. Complete one packet for each child you are registering. Enrollment Packet
Please note you must bring all required documents to your scheduled enrollment appointment. Faxes or emails cannot be accepted. If you do not have all required documents at the time of your appointment, your appointment will be rescheduled.
Student Health Insurance
All new arriving KDI scholars automatically receive student health insurance here at the University. The fee for this will already be included in your term bills and a part of what you pay here. This health insurance is very comprehensive. Insurance for your family is also REQUIRED of each student. Purchasing the Rutgers plan is the most recommended method. If not, you must review any other plan you choose in advance with the Center for Global Services at Rutgers and Ms. Eirinn Jones, at email@example.com. The plan that you have reviewed must be exactly the same in coverage as the comprehensive Rutgers plan. If not, it will not qualify. Proof of this health insurance will need to be submitted to the Rutgers International Office upon your arrival unless otherwise purchased via the university.
In order to apply for a New Jersey driver’s license, a 6-point system of providing several identification papers is required. A detailed list of the documents required is here:
NJ Driver Manual (Korean Translation)
All those seeking a license must bring their current Korean license with them. If you have an International Driver’s License, please bring that as well. ALL documents must be translated to English. As a non-US citizen, you are encouraged to bring as many of these listed identification items as possible. For example, bring your Korean bank ATM card if it lists your name on it, bring your health insurance card if it lists your name on it, etc. It’s very important to be as prepared as possible when we go to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Each person seeking a license will need to pass a computer examination. You can prepare for this examination by studying the driver’s manual which you can find above. One of our former KDI students and his wife created a Korean-language version of this manual. He has generously agreed to share this with all of you for your preparations. This document is attached.
Before the start of the semester, during the Bloustein Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with the Student Services Staff, Program Directors and Bloustein School Deans as we introduce you to our services of which we hope will support your academic and personal goals. We will discuss academics at that time and make sure registration is properly set along with examining all course requirements. Some of the information on that is below for your reference now and going forward.
Bloustein School Orientation Agenda
Should you have any questions, please contact:
Assistant Director for Graduate Student Services
Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Services