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Return to Rutgers tech checklist

Planning your return

Make sure you have necessary equipment in your workspace, including monitors, docking stations, power bricks, and teleconferencing equipment, such as webcams.

IT staff will prepare desktops for a return to campus, however, devices may still need system updates on arrival day, so give yourself plenty of time.

When you return to the office, check that your computer can connect to the local printer. Test your printer to ensure you’re able to print, as cartridges may need to be replaced.

Bring your two-step login with Duo authentication device (mobile app on phone or hardware token) to confirm identity when logging in to Rutgers accounts.

Return equipment that is on loan from your department that you no longer need for remote work.

Find out about processes for cleaning and sanitizing your workspace in the university Return to Rutgers guide.

Contact your IT staff if you need help connecting to the network.

As you use your devices, you may need to update your password in several locations.

Back-to-campus tech resources

RUWireless setup

Learn how install RUWireless Secure on devices that haven’t previously been configured.

Desk phone support

See how to remove call forwarding and get help with other desk phone items.

Password help

Need to reset or manage your NetID password? Find resources to help.

Hybrid work essentials


Do you have the necessary equipment to work in-person and remotely? Think through what you would need, including extra monitors, teleconferencing equipment, and more.

Cloud file storage

Using cloud file storage will make it easier to transition between the office and your remote workspace. Learn more about your options.

Remote work resources

Check out services, tools, and tips for collaboration and videoconferencing, online storage, electronic signatures, and more to help with remote work.

Getting help

OIT Help Desk

Not sure where to go for support? Feel free to contact the OIT Help Desk for help with IT services or assistance finding your local support staff.

Departmental/Unit IT support

You should direct your requests for assistance to the group who normally provides this type of support for you. Find your IT support team to help with any tech issues.

Get a printable version of this checklist.