Students of Campus

Welcome Back

Whether you are coming to campus to take a face-to-face class, meet with an advisor or go to the bookstore, we are committed to providing you with a healthy and safe learning environment. The entire campus community has a part to play in our response to the challenges that a global pandemic presents. Following state and CDC guidelines, we have made a number of changes to the campus to protect the health of our RVCC community:

Arriving on Campus

  • COVID-19 Training – Prior to coming on campus all students must complete the online Student Training with information on: Coronavirus Awareness, Coronavirus Sanitizing and Disinfecting, RVCC Guidelines for Reopening  Click here to access training
    • When you follow the link you should enter your G#, (Example G00000000), as your Username as well as your First and Last name in fields listed on the SafeCollege’s website.  If your G# does not work, you can enter your RVCC email address or any personal email account as your username. Please make sure you enter your first name and last name correctly to certify you have completed the safety training. Once you have completed the training and taken the quiz at the end, your task is complete. If you have any issues logging in or have questions contact the Dean of Student Affairs, Jason Fredericks, at DOSS@raritanval.edu.

  • Face Masks Required – Everyone entering campus will be required to wear a face covering.
  • Limited Campus Entry Points – Entrance to the campus will be restricted. For more information click here.
  • Screening and Temperature Checks at All Entry Points – All those coming to campus are required to complete a self-screening form and have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed entry onto campus.
  • Appointments Required – All Student Services Office require you to make an appointment in advance.
  • Social Distancing Required – In high traffic areas markers will be on the floors to help you stay 6 feet apart.

Classrooms

  • All in-person classes will be held in rooms large enough to accommodate social distancing for all students and instructors. Hand sanitizers will be located at each classroom for use each time someone enters or exits the room. If social distancing is not an option as is some science and computer labs plexiglas partitions have been installed.
  • Sanitization of classrooms before and after each class session using fogging machines.
  • Stand-alone air purifiers that include HEPA filters and UVC light will be continually running in classrooms. 

Facilities

  • Student Services - Students are encouraged to use remote meetings, live chats, and other virtual methods to communicate with student services staff. For more information click here. Appointments are required for in-person meetings. 
  • Library – Will remain closed to the public and be available to faculty and students only for reference services, materials pick up, and reserves scanning requests. Students and faculty have access to all online databases and collection materials. Librarians are available online to assist students through Live-Chat With a Librarian and Ask a Librarian tools which allow instant messaging, live chats, and email reference assistance.
  • Computer Labs - Open computer labs will have a posted schedule with maximum occupancy. Each open lab will be remotely monitored to ensure social distancing, mask protocol and other safety requirements.
  • Dining - The main cafeteria will remain closed. The Café on the lower level of College Center  will have “grab and go” food service.
  • Athletics - for more information click here.
  • Fitness Center - Only RVCC student athletes will be granted admission.

Cleaning and Sanitation

The College will provide thorough and continual cleaning and sanitization services for all campus areas, including common areas and surfaces. Protocols include: 

  • Sanitization of classrooms before and after each class session using fogging machines.
  • Disinfectants and wipes will be available in classrooms for student use at individual desk/work stations and in office areas for employees use.
  • Hand Sanitizing dispensers and portable hand washing stations will be located throughout the College near restrooms, offices, classrooms, gathering areas, copy machines, and other areas.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized at least twice a day and more often in high use areas.
  • Stand-alone air purifiers that include HEPA filters and UVC light will be continually running in classrooms.