FAQ - General

New FAQ posted on July 30, 2013, are noted in orange. FAQ in black were submitted and answered prior to July 1, 2013, and remain here as archived items. For the most up-to-date information, visit the website of the department responsible for the topic area.


The New Jersey Medical School-University Hospital (NJMS-UH) Cancer Center in Newark is shared by the medical school and hospital. Has it been decided whether it will become Rutgers or UH?
The NJMS-UH Cancer Center in Newark belongs to Rutgers.

When does the integration take effect?
In most respects, the statute becomes fully effective on July 1, 2013.

Is University Hospital being transferred to Rutgers?
No. University Hospital will become a freestanding institution with its own board of directors. It will remain the principal teaching hospital for the Newark-based medical and dental schools. Its community mission will be preserved, and an advisory board will be created to ensure that it fulfills its longstanding purpose.

What is the status of the Rutgers–Camden Campus as a result of the integration?
The Restructuring Act preserves and creates a campus board of directors for the Rutgers–Camden Campus. New or expanded programs in health sciences on that campus will be approved or disapproved by a joint Rowan/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors.

What will happen with UMDNJ central administration as a result of the integration?
Discussions and recommendations about organizational structure are ongoing.

Please clarify this statement from the Restructuring Act: "The Cancer Institute of New Jersey will be designated a separate institute within Rutgers University."
Unlike the schools, centers, and units of UMDNJ that will be part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and will report to the university president through the chancellor for biomedical and health sciences, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey will report directly to the university president. As a nationally designated cancer institute within RBHS, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey will no longer be a unit of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Is there a location that lists the names of all of the buildings by campus and/or location?
The building names and locations have not changed, however, the branding on the buildings will change to “Rutgers.” A comprehensive list will be posted on the University Facilities and Capital Planning website on July 1.