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Fall 2020 Resources for Students

Last updated September 2020

General Questions:

TCNJ’s COVID-19 closure and related questions should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 609-771-2282
or in person at the Administrative Services Building 101

Fall 2020 will be implementing a low density housing model
Students with extenuating circumstances are permitted to live on campus. Keep an eye on your campus email for announcements on Spring 2021 and what impact they may have on living on campus. Once plans are known you will be able to access a Spring 2021 Housing Application. My Housing

Students unfamiliar with Canvas, the college’s online course-delivery platform, may contact faculty or view this online tutorial
For students off-campus without high-speed Internet access, email Academic Affairs at

The Atrium at Eickhoff Hall:
Breakfast: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Sick Tray Order Form:
If you are feeling unwell, you can have a manager of the Atrium or a friend deliver your meal. The availability follows the Atrium’s operating hours.

Mental Health Services:
Click here for concerns directly related to COVID-19.
Eickhoff 107 / (609)-771-2247
Fill out a request for Services form on OWL.

Visit “The Shop” for General Supplies
Anyone can go, no questions asked.
The Shop will not be open during regular business hours. Visits can be coordinated by calling Campus Police at 609-771-2345
TCNJ Police Substation – Building 700, Campus Town Drive

Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is fully operational remotely during this time, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm.
Our staff is aware that this can be a difficult time for our community and there are resources that are still here to help! If you need any assistance during this time please do not hesitate to reach out to the office directly or fill out a referral/report utilizing the following links. These systems are being monitored daily. If you have an emergency or immediate safety concern please contact police.

CARE Referral:
Conduct Report:
Title IX Report:

For additional information regarding the Dean of Students Office please follow our social media accounts. We will share weekly updates as well as opportunities to stay involved and win prizes such as amazon gift cards.
Instagram: @tcnj_titleix || @theshop_tcnj || @tcnj_sc_ocs || @caretcnj

Career & Leadership Development
The Office of Career & Leadership is fully operational remotely during this time, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm.
The Career and Leadership Development staff are here to help students navigate the unique circumstances that are now part of their career development journey. We remain available to advise online or by phone, and are rolling out new ways to connect. This includes weekly newsletters highlighting jobs, internships, and online events offered by employers/graduate schools, our new #CareerDash series on Instagram, 10-minute online appointments for quick questions to mirror our Open Hour schedule, our new account for feedback on resumes and other materials, and a new Maintaining Momentum series to talk through navigating a search during the COVID-19 crisis. Career advising appointments and events can all be registered for through Handshake –
Follow Us on Instagram @tcnjcareer for updates and more throughout this time.

Leadership is still critical during this time and we are here to support you! Follow the Leadership Office on Instagram for specific programs occurring during this time and updates, @tcnjleadership.

We encourage any questions for our team to be directed to or, and we will respond.

Student Employment
Student Employment is fully operational remotely during this time, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm.
Students should connect with their supervisors regarding working remotely during this time. Any questions or concerns can be directed to

Brower Student Center, Packer Hall, and the Fitness Center will be closed​

Preparing for the Fall Semester

College Readiness Task Forces
In order to best prepare for the uncertainty of what the fall semester would look like, President Foster convened five task forces, led by a Readiness Coordination Team, to engage in scenario planning and present a final set of recommendations to the President and College leadership. Two Student Government Cabinet members were assigned to each task force to provide student input on important considerations and decisions:

  • Health and Safety
    • Areas include: virus testing, contact, social distancing guidelines, care and isolation, employee and student accommodations
    • Student representatives: Suchir Govindarajan & Bryanna O’Keefe
  • Student Experience
    • Areas include: housing, dining, programming, athletics, health services and mental health, career services, transition
    • Student representatives: Katie Olsen & Rajbir Toor
  • Academics
    • Areas include: online content and support, technology support, advising, research, scholarship, library, community engagement, global engagement, tutoring, student success
    • Student representatives: Amy Cmielewski & Alekhya Madiraju
  • Campus Operations
    • Areas include: facilities, procurement and contracting, IT systems, data governance, HR
    • Student representatives: Namitha Sethuraman & Chris Driscoll
  • External Relations
    • Areas include: admissions, faculty and staff recruitment, student organizations, alumni relations, donor relations
    • Student representatives: Colleen Rushnak & Roshni Raji

Student Government COVID-19 Response Task Force
In May, SG organized an internal task force comprised of Senators, Class Council Officers, Associate Members, and Cabinet Officers. The group’s objective is to provide support to the student body, relay student input & concerns to College leadership & governance, and create multi-scenario models for internal Student Government operations. The task force is currently working on initiatives within six important sectors:

  1. Resources and support for vulnerable/marginalized populations & essential employees/frontline healthcare workers
  2. Online class support
  3. Student feedback & outreach
  4. Internal operational planning
  5. Health & safety
  6. Student life and programming

The membership for the SG COVID-19 Response Task Force is as follows:

  • Rajbir Toor (co-chair), Vice President for Campus & Community Relations
  • Suchir Govindarajan (co-chair), Executive President
  • Bryanna O’Keefe (operations coordinator), Executive Vice President
  • Cristhofer A. Moreira (outreach coordinator), Speaker of the General Assembly
  • Amy Cmielewski, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Chris Driscoll, Student Trustee
  • Emma Burch, Chief of Staff
  • Lakshmi Gurram, Senator of Science
  • Aneta Sieminski, Senator of Business
  • Nelly Sanchez, Senator of Arts & Communication
  • Matt Mancuso, Former Senator of Business
  • Vaish More, Former Senator of Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science
  • Alisha Srivastava, Junior Class Council VP of Operations
  • Elizabeth Wood, Sophomore Class Council Secretary
  • Michael Trerotola, Associate Member

The group intends to complete its initial scenario planning and outreach by the end of June.