NetID & Related User Services

Google Groups through ScarletApps

As part of ScarletApps  Faculty,Staff and Students at the University have access to Google Groups

Google Groups provides the following services:

  • Engage in discussions about a specific subject.
  • Have a Group-based email address in the form of [GROUPNAME] with a Web-based interface for the Collaborative Group Inbox that automatically threads replies.  For more information on Collaborative Inbox please read
  • Organize meetings, conferences, or social events among members of a group using a shared Calendar.
  • Have shared Calendars that can be accessed by members of a group
  • Have shared Documents and file storage through Google Drive
  • Have a shared website that can be accesed and maintained by members of the group
  • Read group posts through email, the online interface, or both.


Guest NetIDs and Accounts

Accounts on the Office of Information Technology (OIT) faculty/staff systems are reserved for faculty and staff who are affiliated with the University. Guest accounts are available for individuals who are conducting University business and are directly associated with the University, but are not officially on the University's payroll.

Services Activation

If a user has already activated their NetID, they may use this tool to activate additional services. You can choose services for which you are eligible, including ScarletApps (Google for Rutgers), or locally provided email and website services.

Computer Labs

The OIT computer labs offer students, faculty, and staff access to computers, laser printers, class software, and computer classroom space.  There are over 15 computer labs across the four New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses, providing nearly 1000 workstations and over 40 printers.

NetID Activation

All faculty, staff, and students are assigned a Rutgers unique identifier known as a NetID, comprised of initials and a unique number (e.g. jqs23). In order to access many of the electronic services available to you at Rutgers, you need to activate your Rutgers NetID.


Printing is provided as a limited service to all lab patrons at the OIT Computer Labs. Print jobs must be released by the patron via the print release stations located in each computing center. An RU Connection Card (RU ID card) is required to release print jobs. Manual feeding of special paper is not allowed.

There will be no charge for the first $30 of printing that each individual person releases during every six month printing period (January-June; July-December). The $30 at no-charge allocation is the same for all students, independent of the details of their academic and university arrangements (number of credits, part-time vs full-time, number of semesters enrolled, commuter vs resident, school, major, course load, research needs etc.).  Rates for printing are as follows:

  • $.04 per sheet for black and white printing
  • $.25 per sheet for color printing*

Please note that $30 at no charge is equivalent to:

  • 750 sheets in black and white, OR
  • 120 sheets in color, OR
  • any combination thereof*

Remember, single-sided and double-sided sheets have the same rates, so everyone is encouraged to always print double-sided, which is the default setting on most lab computers.

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