Rutgers Connect FAQ

    After migration, should departmental/unit email servers be turned off (decommissioned)?

    After an appropriate time elapses to ensure that all users and their data have been successfully migrated to Office 365, and all services that are provided by these systems have also been migrated or no longer needed, then yes, it would make sense to decommission these servers.   This will, of course, be up to the department/unit. 

    How do I schedule a walk-in appointment at the OIT Help Desk?


    If you are unable to resolve an issue by phone, or would prefer to troubleshoot the issue in person, you may walk into the OIT Help Desk (Hill Center Room 013 on Busch Campus) to have us look at your computer and provide assistance free of charge. Please note that some issues can be extremely difficult and sometimes may cause damage to remove, so there are limitations to what we can address.  You do not have to schedule an appointment, however it is strongly encouraged to ensure prompt service.  To schedule an appointment for this service, you can call the Help Desk (848-445-4357) or log into the Appointment Calendar on the page below using your ScarletMail account.

    Appointment Calendar

    Please include any ticket number(s) related to your issue if you have called in before in the appointment calendar event.

    NOTE: If you are scheduling an appointment to speak to full-time staff regarding a locked account or NetID, you MUST select an appointment during regular business days (Monday through Friday). If you are unsure if this applies to you, please call ahead to confirm.


    Who is migrating?

    All Rutgers faculty and staff. Rutgers Connect will become the new official email service for all employees.

    Select student workers and guests will have their accounts migrated to Rutgers Connect as per the needs of individual units. Speak to your local IT support people if you have questions about this.

    I’m missing some of the mail sent to me.

    There could be many reasons for this. The Office 365 spam filtering may believe some messages sent to your account look like spam and will have put them into the “Junk Email” folder.  Alternately, the “Clutter” feature of Office 365 attempts to determine which mail you receive is actually important and may have moved mail from some people into the “Clutter” folder. See What is Clutter and how do I use it? for more information about Clutter.

    If none of the above helps, please contact the Help Desk or your local IT support.

    Will there be consulting services to help departments prepare for migrations?

    Yes. Approximately 1 month prior to a department's migration, a kickoff meeting will be held with the department's IT staff, OIT, and the migration consultants, to help in discovery of departmental needs. Our migration consultants will provide additional consultations on how best to migrate specific circumstances, as required.