#weRUnited Mosaic


One year after New Jersey’s first COVID-19 case, we continue to find the best in ourselves and in Rutgers.

A Community Moving Forward

Over these past 12 months, a new reality has demanded ideas and solutions that no one thought possible, but together we found a path forward: from the rapid transition to online learning and a virtual community to discovering ways to detect an unknown virus and distributing life-saving vaccines. There’s still more work to do, but—united—we’ve already come so far.

Facts & Figures

How Rutgers served New Jersey, by the numbers.

Doctors, nurses, and health professionals

employed by Rutgers throughout the state

Phone calls fielded

by NJ COVID-19 Hotline

Health care professionals trained

on COVID-19 topics through Project ECHO

Our Impact

There are many ways to make a difference, and Rutgers has maintained its leadership role by providing valuable resources and critical information for our community.

Answering the Call

From finding extra beds for the sick to innovating PPE solutions to doing whatever it takes to support our brave frontline workers, Rutgers has been responsive to a community in crisis.


Taking the Lead

The revered Rutgers faculty as well as distinguished alumni have shared their expertise, guiding us through the difficult and ever-changing landscape of the pandemic.

Judith Persichilli

Virtually Inseparable

Dedicated students and staff have used their talents to take our minds off our troubles for a while and found ways to keep cherished traditions alive even in a stay-at-home world.

Woman wearing mask playing organ
Judith Persichilli
Woman wearing mask playing organ