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COVID-19 Announcements and Updates

COVID-19 Announcements and Updates

For the most current universitywide information on COVID-19, please visit

Universitywide FAQs

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

Updated June 10 at 7:30 p.m.

For event patrons and performers

Friends of the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center,

We miss you and look forward to being together again. The ticket office remains open, remotely, and we are responding to emails and telephone messages.

Due to ongoing restrictions and social-distancing guidelines, all Mason Gross Summer Series events are canceled. We are awaiting word from the university and will follow all state and university directives regarding large gatherings. To that end, tickets will not go on sale until fall programming decisions are confirmed. Look for updates in your inbox, on Mason Gross social media, and on this page.

The safety and health of our student performers, faculty, staff, and patrons is our primary concern. We ask for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented period. Remember, this is just intermission. The show will go on—eventually!

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-Mason Gross Administration

For Faculty

Updated August 31 at 10:40 a.m.

Mason Gross Remote Support Course

Assisting Students in Crisis: Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education (HOPE) and CAPS have partnered to offer this training PowerPoint training to educate faculty and advisers on how to help Rutgers students navigate the impact of COVID-19.

Fall 2020 Coffee with Caps: These workshops are for staff and faculty and will focus on helping Rutgers students navigate the impacts of the transition to fall, current events related to COVID-19, and racial injustices.

For students

Updated August 6 at 12:38 p.m.

Dean Geary has issued an official statement to all students regarding curriculum and instruction for the fall semester. Please contact the designated department liaisons in the email from Dean Geary. More specific information about housing and student life is forthcoming this week. Please read the official messages from Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor Malloy and newly appointed Rutgers University President Holloway.

Keep Making Art: Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Incoming Students

Scarlet Knight Interest Communities: One of the best parts of the college experience is making new friends and connections that can last a lifetime. Since classes this fall will be online and you will not be physically on campus, it is even more important for you to have the opportunities to meet other students and make connections when we are back on campus. We have just the opportunity for you to do that now! Start to build your Rutgers network by joining a Scarlet Knight First-Year Interest Community. Interest Communities are open exclusively to ALL new, first-year Rutgers students. Students must apply in order to participate by an August 23 priority deadline (or until the program has reached capacity).

Student Health

For the most up to date information on CAPS Counseling operating status please visit and follow these social media accounts:

Virtual Workshops

Drop-in virtual workshops are available via Webex and led by CAPS staff. No registration is necessary. These virtual workshops are NOT therapy or psychological treatment. Rutgers students need a phone or internet connection for video. Please email Annmarie Wacha-Montes at in advanced with questions or for accommodations.


Grade Change Polices and Academic Deadlines FAQ: Changes to grading policies and academic deadlines due to COVID-19 disruptions in academic instruction and progress.

Freelance Artist Resource: An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines

Springboard for the Arts: List of resources for information, exchange, and support.

Creative Capital Arts Resources: List of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals.