Student Academic Success

Student Newsletter, November 2020

We R Here For You


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly everyone’s lives and routines have been upended. Many students have physically moved, adapted to online learning and socializing, and made countless other adjustments. During this time, it is extremely important for you to take care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Both stress and coping look different for everyone; there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Here is a list of effective strategies for taking care of yourself:

Seek professional emotional support if you need it.

  • Students can access the RU-Camden Student Wellness Center here

Stay connected. Social distancing does not require social isolation.

  • Be creative about ways to connect with family/friends while following CDC guidelines.
  • Stream movies/games with friends and share meals (or beverages) or have club meetings online.
  • You can also do a regular phone or video call, just to talk, with no agenda.

Explore new ways to “get out of the house.”

  • Watch a virtual concert or show. Find a local “safe” space to take a walk.

RU Aware? Student Study Spaces

The Corner lounge and Scarlet Lounge in the campus center are currently open to members of the Rutgers Community. The Corner is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Scarlet Lounge will follow the following schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday:

9 am - 1 pm: Open

1 pm - 3 pm: Closed for Cleaning

3 pm - 8 pm: Open

Tuesday & Thursday:

9 am - 2 pm: Open

2 pm - 4 pm: Closed for Cleaning

4 pm- 8 pm: Open

Students also have access to the IT Computer Lab and study spaces on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Robeson Library. Daily operating hours are 10am - 6pm.

Academic Tip of the Month

Each month, we'll introduce a new strategy that you can add to your study skills toolkit. This month, we're highlighting the Pomodoro Technique: a time management system that encourages you to work with the time you have—rather than against it. Just follow these 5 easy steps:

Student Highlight

Molly Buechele, a junior and management major in the School of Business, has been practicing some of her own self-care techniques that she'd like to share. Click below to find out what keeps her relaxed and you might just discover something new!

Relaxation tips for Rutgers video

The Division of Student Academic Success

Need tutoring or learning specialist support? Head to the Learning Center's webpage for details.