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COVID-19 International Student Town Hall May 19, 2020 Welcome and - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Rutgers Global COVID-19 International Student Town Hall May 19, 2020 Welcome and Housekeeping This presentation will be recorded. A recording of the slides and the session will be made available to participants after the

  1. Rutgers Global COVID-19 International Student Town Hall May 19, 2020

  2. Welcome and Housekeeping This presentation will be recorded. ● A recording of the slides and the session will be made available to ● participants after the presentation. You can type your questions in the chat box throughout the session. ● Please keep your video and audio muted to avoid bandwidth issues ● during the session. You will have an opportunity to pose additional questions after ● 10:40 a.m.

  3. Agenda Meet the panelists ● Student life resources ● Health and wellness ● Bias and discrimination ● Immigration and legal status issues ● Open Q&A ●

  4. Presenters Division of Student Affairs, Rutgers University-New Brunswick Anne Newman , Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students ● Jeff Broggi , Senior Associate Dean of Students ● Ji Lee , Executive Director of Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion Initiatives ● Yushi Wang, LCSW , Community Based Counsellor ● Rutgers Global Urmi Otiv , Executive Director of International Student and Scholar Services ● Mohini Mukherjee , Director of International Student Services ● Maya Sarno , Assistant Director of International Student Services ● David H. Nachman, Esq. , Managing Attorney, Nachman, Phulwani, Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C.

  5. Dean of Students (New Brunswick) Responsible for addressing technical issues students having with remote ● access. Can assist with Laptop needs. Provide Emergency Funding to all students, regardless of status ● Are still providing grocery store and RU Express cards ● All appointments are being scheduled online and food cards and laptops are ● being handed out at food pantry distribution at the Graduate Student Lounge DOS is also working with students who have tested positive for COVID-19 ● or have family members who have tested positive and need additional assistance To inquire about any of these needs/issues please email ●

  6. Rutgers Student Food Pantry (New Brunswick) ● ● ● ● ●

  7. Other Resources and Services Dining: All dining facilities are closed until further notice. More information will be ● provided once we know the plans for the fall semester. Transportation: Visit the Rutgers Transportation Services website for information on ● the modified bus schedules and more. Some public transportation like NJ Transit (running on a limited schedule), taxis and ● some other car services (such as Uber and Lyft) are also available. Please exercise caution and care as you use any form of public transportation. Learning Centers and Resources: ● New Brunswick: ○ Newark: ○ Camden: ○

  8. Student Legal Services (New Brunswick) Working with International students who went home and are not able ● to come back, yet have leases and belongings in off campus apartments Students are being held responsible for the terms of their lease; may ● lose their deposit and still be responsible for the outstanding rent Working on Rent Control issue; also trying to see if there is anyone ● available to assist in moving students out (friend, relative, etc). If you need assistance, contact Student Legal Services at ●

  9. Residence Life Students advised to leave when decision to go remote was made ● Students who moved out by deadline were issued refunds ● Those who are on campus and who have no place to go will be able to ● remain on campus, regardless of whether we have classes remotely or in person Summer housing options made available to those with current housing ● contracts Decisions regarding Fall housing have not been made yet. Students will ● be notified once we have information from the University Facilities in buildings to constantly clean doorknobs, elevator buttons, ● and front doors - priority on safety and cleanliness

  10. Resources for Newark Students Students at Rutgers-Newark who are in need of emergency financial support , and/or laptops to complete their studies, are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office’s RU-N CARE Team at .

  11. Resources for Newark Students

  12. Resources for Camden Students

  13. Resources for Camden Students

  14. Health and Wellness ● Individual Psychotherapy & Group therapy To schedule a virtual appointment, call 848-932-7884, and leave a voicemail with your full name, phone number, and RU ID. ● Let’s Tele Talk ● Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Housing ● Crisis Care ○ ProtoCall 848-932-7884 ○ Acute Psychiatric Services 855-515-5700 ○ Crisis Text Line KNIGHTS 741741 ● Psychiatric Services ● Next Step ● Skills & Education Workshops ● Case Management & Referrals

  15. Bias and Discrimination

  16. Pass/No Credit Deadline - Friday, May 22, 2020 In response to Governor Murphy’s “Stay at Home Order,” and the University’s transition to remote instruction, students at Rutgers Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick have been provided with the option to select Pass/No-Credit for individual courses. Students have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020 to choose a Pass/No Credit grading option for each course. Students can add and remove courses until the system closes on May 22nd. Once the system closes on the 22nd, the courses that they have opted for Pass/No-Credit will be considered final. Students can log into their dashboard at Pass/No-credit grades are not factored into GPAs. If students choose a Pass/No-Credit option, a note will appear on transcripts to indicate the circumstances of the COVID-19 outreach. While a Pass/No-Credit grade may impact how transcripts are viewed by employers and other universities, the impact is likely to be minimized by the fact that several universities are currently allowing this conversion. All transcripts will be updated and GPA’s recalculated on May 29th. FAQ:

  17. Open Hearing - Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m.

  18. Immigration Landscape ● ● ● ●

  19. Immigration Landscape ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

  20. Immigration Landscape - F-1 Students ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ●

  21. Immigration Landscape - J-1 Students ● ● ● ○ Remote work is permitted as long as all other academic training eligibility criteria are met and the training authorized. ● ●

  22. Immigration Matters - General Reminders ● ● ● ● ●

  23. Financial and Employment Concerns ● ● ● ●

  24. Immigration Resources Rutgers Global - ISSS International Student FAQs: dents%203-17-2020%20-%20FINAL.pdf NAFSA Critical Updates: U.S. Department of State Visa Page: Rutgers Global Alerts: Rutgers Global Travel Resources Page: Contact Us: Rutgers - Student Legal Services - For the latest University updates on COVID-19:

  25. Thank you for attending! ● ● ●


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