Information and Support for International Students Impacted by the Executive Order Restricting Entry to the United States
The Dean of Students Office supports all students attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick and is committed to helping students achieve success from admission until graduation. We recognize that there are specific challenges international students face as they pursue their education. The recent Executive Order by President Trump has caused additional confusion and anxiety for students from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen. This website is designed to share resources and information so students impacted by this Executive Order know where they can go for additional assistance.
If you are from one of the seven countries listed in the Executive Order, the University is advising against travel outside the United States, until the policy is rescinded or changed. The University is keeping a close eye on changes and additional policies affecting international students.
Please know you have support within the Division of Students Affairs. If you are not sure where to go or are feeling isolated, stop by the Dean of Students Office. Students can make an appointment with any Dean of Students staff member or stop by to see a staff member during open office hours. We can connect you to campus and off-campus resources.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, please contact the Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services Office. CAPS offers drop-in hours at locations across campus or you can call 848-932-7884 to speak with someone. When CAPS is closed, Acute Psychiatric Services provides 24-hour emergency service for local residences by calling 855-515-5700.
If you are need of legal advice and you are in at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, consult with Student Legal Services. Student Legal Services will provide RU Students with professional legal advice and assistance at no cost. Attorneys in the Student legal Services Office will also connect students needing more than just legal advice to attorneys in the community. Attorneys who participate in the Approved Referral Attorney Program agree to assist students at a significantly reduced rate, and often provide free consultations.
You can also consult with legal experts and advisors through the Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic in Newark by calling at 973-353-5292.
- Statement from President Holloway regarding ICE guidance for our International Students
- President Barchi’s Letter to the Community: In Solidarity with our Students on Immigration
- President Barchi’s Letter to the Community: Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration
- Center for Global Services
- Student Legal Services
- Bias Incident Reporting
- Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic
- American Civil Liberties Union – Immigration Rights