Pre-Orientation Checklists

Activate Your NetID

Activate your Rutgers Net ID at

Activate Your Scarletmail E-mail Account

Your Scarletmail email account will be the primary way that many university offices will contact you so it will be very important for you to create your account after you activate your NET ID.

Make sure to begin using and checking this account on a regular basis.

To activate your Scarletmail:

  1. Visit
  2. Choose "Service Activation" in the left menu
  3. Within the "Rutgers ScarletApps/ScarletMail" card, click the "Activate Service" button
  4. Follow the steps on the screen to access your ScarletApps/Scarletmail account.
Upload Your Photo for A Rutgers Photo ID

You will need to upload your photo on your MyRutgers Dashboard. Detailed instructions about submitting photo IDs are listed on your MyRutgers Dashboard.  Once you receive confirmation your photo has been approved, you can sign up for Orientation. You will receive your ID at the completion of your orientation session.

Complete Math and English Placement Testing

Students will need to complete their Placement Exams prior to attending new student orientation and being able to select the appropriate courses.

Sign Up for Orientation

Signing up for Orientation is easy but don’t delay. Spaces for our orientation programs are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Students enrolling in the fall semester are encouraged to choose an orientation program by June 15th by visiting your MyRutgers Dashboard.

Register Your Parents for Parent and Family Orientation

When you register for your orientation you are asked to provide us with the contact information of a family member. Many students INCORRECTLY believe that this is how family members are registered for Parent and Family Orientation.

Parents and family members who wish to attend Parent and Family Orientation can reserve their space for their orientation session at this website.

Parent and family members attending during the summer DO NOT need to attend the Parent and Family Orientation session that takes place on the same day as their student’s orientation session. Family members can attend ANY session during the summer. Please note that space at our Parent and Family Orientation sessions are limited so please purchase your spot as soon as you can.

Waive or Enroll in The Student Health Insurance Plan

Rutgers University requires full-time and ALL F&J Rutgers Visa sponsored students to waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan each semester. If you have health insurance, you can complete a waiver form to get the premium removed from your term bill, or if you do not have health insurance, complete the enrollment form.

Visit to complete the waiver/enrollment forms, view deadline dates, rates, and specific contact information.

*Students can and should attend NSO even if they have not done the above.

Upload Your Immunization Records Form

Submit your Immunization Records at All required immunization documentation must be submitted by June 1*.