Parent & Family Checklist

Here are some helpful reminders for you and your student to keep in mind before the semester begins.

☐ Submit Post Orientation Survey We want your feedback so we can make the Parent & Family Orientation experience even better for new parent and family members in the future! Keep an eye out for an email with this survey link!

☐ Provide Parent/Guardian Contact Info Remind your student to include up to two family member’s contact information in the Parent and Family section of the Enrollment Pathway.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Waiver Review and discuss the FERPA waiver with your student. For more information visit 

☐ Sign up for Emergency Notifications and Text Alerts from Nixle Visit for details on receiving updates from the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) on your mobile phone.

☐ Sign up to receive the Parent & Family Newsletter This informative newsletter is sent via email on a regular basis and provides helpful reminders and info about campus events. Visit to register.

☐ Review the Post Orientation and First Year Semester Checklists with your Student Your student has been provided with a similar checklist with important action items that should be completed. Some highlighted items include: submitting immunization forms online, waiving or enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan, selecting a meal plan, ordering a parking permit, and completing online learning modules. The online module links will be emailed to students this summer and must be completed by the deadline. Both checklists can be found at