Dear Student Choreographers: 
As per the COVID FILM PRODUCTION PROTOCOL document sent to you in March, all choreographers are responsible for ensuring that every member of their cast has complied with all COVID safety protocols.

Any choreographer who does not follow protocols risks having their film withdrawn from either the Student Concert or the BFA Senior Thesis Concert


The choreographer is responsible for ensuring that every member of their cast has complied

with all COVID safety protocols.

• Choreographers are responsible for confirming that each cast member has submitted

their COVID test results prior to the day of the rehearsal and/or film shoot. Choreographers must contact Syde Orange ( between 9-5pm Monday through Friday. Syde will not answer emails after 6pm on weekends and will not answer emails on weekends. Plan accordingly. 

DO NOT come to campus if you have not submitted your results.

• Choreographers are responsible for confirming that each cast member has complete

the two daily symptom checker forms online at least 30 minutes before arriving on

campus. Failure to do so will result in loss of access privileges. (see below):

• Mason Gross COVID-19 Daily Self Checklist

• RU My Campus Pass Symptom Checker

• Cast and crew members are entitled to withdraw from projects at any time due to health

and safety concerns.

Dance Department Announcements

ZOOM Free Day will be on Monday, April 12th. All dance courses are cancelled

*For juniors, you must attened Choreo 2 with Pam & Merli as your class was cancelled for Monday, April 5th


Mason Gross Dance has acquired an all-access pass to DanceNow Online, FREE to students! Scan the QR code and sign up to receive digital performance viewing and artist engagement opportunities to watch at your leisure or live. Use “DNRUTGERS21,” to receive this access for free.
Exclusive events available to you this Spring 2021… 

  • Nicole Wolcott – Choreographer, former Associate Artistic Director of Keigwin + Company 
  • Sydney Skybetter – Choreographer, founder of the Conference of Research on
  • Choreographic Interfaces, and Lecturer at Brown University
  • Megan Flynn – Choreographer, Assistant Professor of Dance at Muhlenberg College
  • Christal Brown – Choreographer and CEO of Steps & Stages Coaching, Facilitation, and Consulting, Guest Lecturer at Yale University

NEW COVID Test Vending on Cook/Douglass

A COVID testing kit vending machine has been installed in Foran Hall on Cook. Students who live and access facilities on Cook/Douglass are encouraged to take advantage of this convenience when/if appropriate. 

Simply use your student ID to gain access.

BFA Senior Works Spotlights for Social Media Needed

Hi Seniors! Similar to what we did in the fall on Instagram and Facebook, we are going to be promoting your BFA Senior Works on social media starting in mid-April leading up to the film viewings in May. Please send Syde Orange either a dance image (an image from your film etc.), a film promo video or anything that you would like that describes your film and a few sentences about your piece ASAP

Virtual Open Hearing on the University’s Tuition, Fees, and Housing and Dining Charges for 2021–2022

All students and members of the University community are invited to attend the Virtual Open Hearing on the University’s Tuition, Fees, Housing and Dining Charges for 2021–2022 on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit the Open Hearing website for webinar information so that you can participate in the hearing. All prospective speakers must sign up individually with the Office of the Secretary of the University by sending an email to or registering online before noon on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Comments may also be submitted here until Friday, April 23, 2021. All comments are compiled and shared with the University administration and the Board of Governors. Your participation in this important discussion is encouraged. 

Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities Presents: Healing as Justice Poetry Slam

“Healing as Justice” is a concept that seeks justice, healing, and reparations outside of our existing justice system and in a way that centers around the needs and healing of the victims rather than the insufficient punishment of the perpetrators. The healing justice movement is a response to both individual instances of trauma and issues of generational trauma faced by certain racial groups, gender identity groups, religious groups, etc. The movement ensures that justice is regarded holistically, dealing not only with individual events but also addressing root causes of injustices, giving communities and individuals the necessary resources and power for determining and facilitating healing processes that promote recovery and resilience, and making sure healing is accessible to those at every level of economic and social privilege. Victims deserve to be the main focus of justice and to have power over their own healing.

Judge and Poetry Slam Sign-up

with speaker Lepa Mladjenovic (feminist, lesbian, and anti-war activist) and live student Poetry Slam
Organized by Adrianna Bugliarello-Wondrich and presented by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities



*Slam only open to currently enrolled Rutgers students and poetry must be original and presented live (no pre-recorded poems).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 7th 11:59 pm

Rutgers CAPS Workshop

Join a study to learn 3 coping skills to effectively manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and practice skills live on a mobile app. See flyer for details.

Your participation includes:

ü  Completing a 30 minute survey

ü  Learning 3 coping skills (offered through a single 90 minute workshop)

ü  Responding to 4 prompts a day and 1 weekly survey on your phone  within 4 to  8 weeks

To complete a brief eligibility screener visit:

For more information contact:

Undergraduate Calendar

*Before dropping any BFA core curriculum courses, please email Syde Orange*

Academic Resources

Visit the Rutgers Learning Center website to learn more about the Academic Success Workshops offered this semester

Rutgers Writing Center

Dean of Students

On-Campus Services

Rutgers Dinning Services

  • Requests to add, change, or cancel your meal plan for the Spring 2021 semester can now be made online. The last day to reduce or cancel your meal plan is Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
  • Busch Dinning Hall
    • Main Serving Area (enter through the main entrance)
      • Weekdays 10am – 6pm
    • Mobile Ordering
      • Weekdays 10am – 6pm
    • Takeout Area Only (entrance through dinner takeout)
      • Weekends 11am – 6pm
      • On Saturday and Sunday, only the dinner takeout entrance will be open. Please call 848.445.4253 with any questions.
  • Kilmer’s Market – Busch (near the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Building)
    • Weekdays 9am – 8pm
    • Weekends 10am – 6pm
  • Cafe West – College Avenue (Located in the Rutgers Academic Building)

Rutgers Libraries

  • Building Access
    • Study areas at Alexander (College Ave)Library of Science and Medicine (Busch), and Carr (Livingston) are open to current Rutgers faculty/staff/students
    • You’ll need to show Rutgers ID and register with security; visits are limited to 2 hours
    • Occupancy is limited, mandated by state guidelines, and will be enforced by security personnel
    • You must wear a mask and maintain social distancing. No eating or drinking is permitted.
    • Any student, faculty, or staff who will be entering a Rutgers building is expected to obtain a Campus Pass available at prior to entry
    • The first hour of opening is reserved for at-risk individuals. Thank you for showing courtesy to others.
  • Computing, Printing, Scanning
    • OIT labs are open and offer printing and scanning
    • Occupancy is limited, mandated by state guidelines, and will be enforced by OIT staff
    • Poster printing is currently unavailable

Rutgers Transportation

Rutgers Campus & Community Newsletter

The Campus and Community newsletter features various different events and programs offered at Rutgers and in the surrounding area. Check out this months newsletter that has Featured Stories, Rutgers Resources, Community Resources, and Events AroundTown,

Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounting Services

For assistance with Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounting, please contact a Student Services Advisor using the following forms:

Financial Aid
Student Accounting

Students can call Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. by using the following numbers:
Financial Aid: 848-932-7057
Student Accounting: 848-932-2254

myGuest Dashboard

The myGuest Dashboard is now available. This dashboard allows students to give parents, guardians, and third parties access to view content and services related to their experience at the university, such as class schedules, financial aid awards, and their term bills. While the university is offering this service, access will not be granted without the student’s permission due to the protection of student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Learn more and how to sign up an authorized user here