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Getting Started

Welcome to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey! This page provides the information you will need to get off to a productive start on campus. The following information is provided in preferred order of activity.

New Employee Orientation

The New Employee Orientation (NEO) is designed specifically for new full-time employees to learn more about Rutgers and help them to successfully acclimate to the University. Participants will also receive information on the many opportunities and array of benefits afforded to them as a Rutgers employee, including health plans, paid time off, and pension programs.  

Departmental personnel – or Human Resources, as appropriate – should schedule orientations for new employees following the completion and approval of the employee's records in the appropriate Payroll System. New employees should submit completed benefits forms to the appropriate Human Resources Department within 14 working days from hire date.

New Employee Orientation (NEO) Registration

New Brunswick Campus

New Employee Orientation sessions will be held each Monday at 9 a.m.- Noon in the University Human Resources Community Room, ASB II on the G.H. Cook Campus. During the months of July and August, sessions may be held twice weekly.  Parking is available in the main lot at ASBII.

Rutgers-Camden Campus and Rutgers-Newark Campus

New Employees Orientation sessions for the Rutgers–Camden campus will be held on the first available Monday of each calendar month, from 9:00am to 4:30pm at the Rutgers University–Camden Welcome Center at 330 Cooper St., Camden NJ 08102. Questions regarding the Rutgers University–Camden NEO can be directed to

New Employee Orientation sessions for the Rutgers–Newark campus will be offered every other Monday. Orientation sessions are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Training Room, 45 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07102.Contact the Rutgers–Newark Human Resources Office at (973) 353-5500 for information regarding program scheduling and details.


New Employee Orientation sessions will be held every other Monday at 9 a.m. at RBHS–Newark. Orientation sessions will be held in the Administrative Complex (ADMC), Building 1, Room 101 located at 30 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07107. 


The RUID Card is your official university identification card, providing access to certain facilities and benefits based on your job responsibilities, applicable policies and the terms and conditions of your employment. 

In order to receive an RUID card, new faculty and staff members must have a completed employee record in the PeopleSoft payroll system 3 business days prior to requesting an ID card.  Departments can complete a new employee's record prior to the employee's first day of work.  The ID card system relies on data from the payroll system and automatic data feeds to populate the appropriate ID card data.

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Beginning March 5, 2018, new hires at the University will be asked to upload an ID card photo prior to requesting an RUID card.  The new photo upload process – made available via desktop computer or mobile device – will ensure timely production of ID cards and will allow new employees to use their favorite business-appropriate photo on their Rutgers ID.  More information on how to upload your ID photo can be found at

After a new hire’s employee record has been created and their photo has been uploaded to the Identity and Access Management system, they will be able to stop by University Human Resources to pick up their new RUID card.  When arriving at UHR the new employee will have to show a valid form of government-issued photo identification before they are presented with their RUID card.

For additional information about the RUID Card, please visit the ID Card website at

NetID, Email and other Services

Rutgers Computing services are available through the Office of Information Technology.  All faculty, staff, and students are assigned a unique Rutgers identifier known as a NetID.  In order to access most electronic services at Rutgers, you must activate your Rutgers NetID and set a password. During the activation process you will establish your Rutgers email address and set up services.  Additional information on computing resources can be found in the Faculty Staff Technology Guides.

Required Training

In order to comply with federal and State guidelines and ensure a safe, productive and healthy work environment at Rutgers, new employees may be required to complete training in the following areas:

  1. Unlawful Harassment Prevention Training (all employees)
  2. Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety Training
  3. Defensive Driving
  4. FOR RBHS ONLYState-Mandated Compliance Training

Rutgers Ethics Program

All employees are expected to understand the importance of ethics at Rutgers University. ALL employees will receive, and be expected to review and become familiar with, copies of the Rutgers University Code of Ethics and the Rutgers Plain Language Guide to Fundamental Ethics and Conflicts Rules Established by State Law, Federal Law, and University Policy. The policies may be found at the Rutgers Ethics Armor website and ALL employees must login and update their Outside Activity Questionnaire immediately upon hiring at the Armor website. For more information on the ethics programs please go to the University Ethics and Compliance webpage at

Parking Permits

Temporary Permits

If you attend the weekly New Employee Welcome and Benefits Orientation in Rutgers–New Brunswick, your department can provide your car information along with your orientation registration. This will allow you to park on campus for 30 days. In addition, your new department can request a temporary parking permit.

Faculty and Staff Permits

All new employees can purchase a parking permit online or in person at their campus parking office. Visit the Department of Transportation Services website for the fee schedule, parking maps, and other transportation resources.

New Employee Checklist

The New Employee Checklist provides you with a comprehensive, organized guide to your first weeks and months of employment.

Note: Failure to complete appropriate enrollment forms within the specified time frame may result in delay of coverage, compulsory enrollment, or loss of coverage.

Information Sources

Rutgers University Website

Rutgers has an extensive web site with many useful resources, including links to all the official university web pages, such as colleges, schools, and academic departments. There are also links to pages for finding campus phone numbers and email addresses of faculty, staff, and students, a comprehensive calendar of events, a building directory; and online maps for directions to on-campus locations.

Campus Information Services

Campus Information Services serves as Rutgers' central source for information and referral and is a credible, accessible gateway to Rutgers and its community. RU-info's services include the RU-info Call Center, Ask Colonel Henry email Q&A service, the online Calendar of Events; Off-Campus Housing Service; online campus maps and map distribution; and free historical tours. In addition to offering more than 60 channels in its video network, RU-tv provides opportunities for student production, university programming, and academic support.