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For the latest COVID-19 information visit

Our office is physically closed but our staff are working remotely. We can be reached at or by phone (848) 932-0614.

Summer 2020 Location Update

The Graduate Student Lounge is being used for the Rutgers Student Food Pantry. Graduate Student Life staff are working remotely, and may be contacted through the contact information below. Rutgers students can make an appointment for the food pantry by visiting

If you are a graduate student and all of your questions are academic in nature, please contact your academic dean or advisor first. Graduate school contact information may be found here.

Office Location: The Graduate Student Life Office is located in the Graduate Student Lounge at 126 College Ave Student Center, (behind Panera).

Graduate Student Life Contacts

Mark S. Schuster

Dean for Graduate Student Life

Dean Schuster will be working remotely and voicemail messages may be left at (848) 932-0614. If you need to meet with staff or have non-academic concerns, please leave a message in the voicemail, and someone will get back to you or refer you to the appropriate resource or office. You may also contact Dean Schuster by email at:

Kadyann Ressaissi

Coordinator for Graduate Student Life

Kadyann will be working remotely and voicemail messages may be left at (848) 445-4070. You may also reach Kadyann directly by email at

Accommodation Information from the Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Office Hours

ODS staff will be working remotely, and will be available to meet with you via email, phone or SKYPE. The ODS office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will continue with a coordinator on call each day. ODS will post their on-call hours on their website each week:


ODS has developed information about how your approved accommodations might work online, as well as a page of Frequently Asked Questions. They also have information about how the assistive technology or other tools you have been using (such as Kurzweil or Note Taking Express) might work in an online environment.

In addition, the Learning Center has developed some information about how to succeed in an online course that ODS would strongly encourage you to check out.