Frequently Asked Questions
NJIT@JerseyCity Location Questions
The NJIT@JerseyCity suite is typically open to students from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. during the summer) when classes are in session. In Spring 2024, the suite will typically be open to students on Mondays beginning at 12:00 p.m. when classes are in session.
NJIT@JerseyCity observes the same operational calendar as NJIT's Newark campus. Please check the current academic calendar for dates when the university is closed or no classes are scheduled, as well as deadlines to add/drop/withdraw from classes, final exam periods, and more.
NJIT@JerseyCity is located on the 36th floor of the Merryl Lynch Building at 101 Hudson St., directly across from the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail's Exchange Place station, one block from the Exchange Place PATH station, or two blocks from the Paulus Hook ferry dock.
On your first day of class, please ensure you have a valid form of photo identification with you in order to sign in at the building's security desk, where you will receive a visitor pass to the NJIT@JerseyCity suite. We will reach out prior to the start of classes with more information on how to obtain your building access badge from us. Please note that your badge will allow you into the building and past the front desk gates and will not activate the card reader on the NJIT@JC suite doors.
NJIT and NJ Transit have partnered to offer full-time, students the opportunity to purchase a bus, rail or light rail monthly pass at 25% off the regular monthly pass price. For more information, including contact information for NJIT Commuter Resources staff, visit https://www.njit.edu/commuters/nj-transit-student-pass.
We strongly recommend traveling to NJIT@JerseyCity via public transportation. If you do require parking, there are many free and metered street parking options and paid parking garages, including one in the 101 Hudson Street building (entrance on York Street). For more information on this parking garage, please visit https://littlemanparking.com/facilities/101-parking-garage/.
Pay garages are also available at 95 Greene Street, 105 Greene Street, 10 Exchange Place and 20 Christopher Columbus Drive. More information is available on www.parkopedia.com.
Please note that parking permits for NJIT’s Newark campus are not valid for parking at NJIT@JerseyCity.
Conduct, Safety, and Security Questions
The university has discontinued its Covid-19 vaccination mandate for students, faculty and staff, effective with the start of the summer session on May 22, 2023. We continue to strongly recommend that all members of the NJIT community be vaccinated against Covid-19 and remain up to date with boosters.
This decision is informed by several factors, including the recent announcement that May 11, 2023 marked the end of the Covid-19 national public health emergency, signaling an important and significant transition in the pandemic. Additionally, the CDC no longer provides specific vaccination guidance for colleges and universities, referring instead to its strong recommendation that individuals remain up-to-date with boosters.
We continue to follow the CDC guidance for individuals who test positive for Covid-19 and for those who are exposed. Students, faculty and staff who test positive or who have questions about a Covid-19 exposure should continue to send an email to Covid.firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of NJIT’s top priorities is the safety of its students and staff. Thus, on occasional
days of inclement weather (mostly heavy snow), NJIT will have delayed openings or
closings which will affect classes. Please register at the NJIT Campus-Wide Notification
System to receive alerts of these events, which will also be posted on the NJIT Web
site. In some cases, classes may be given online (e.g. through WebEx) instead of in-
AlertJC is the official emergency notification system used by the City of Jersey City to communicate updates regarding emergencies. We encourage you to consider signing up to be in the know about extreme conditions that could impact Jersey City, including Covid-19, flooding, snow, and traffic emergencies.
If you are a Jersey City resident, we recommend entering your residential details on the "Enter Address" page. If you are not a Jersey City resident, we recommend entering the following details in the required fields on the "Enter Address" page:
Address Type: Office/Commercial
Street: 101 Hudson Street
City: Jersey City
State: New Jersey
Please note that AlertJC is not affiliated with NJIT, and that you are automatically enrolled in AlertJC if you have an existing Swift911 account.
Though off-campus, NJIT@JerseyCity is a university-leased and -operated facility within the 101 Hudson Street building. NJIT’s Office of the Dean of Students maintains a number of policies applicable to all NJIT students including Code of Student Conduct and the NJIT University policy on Academic Integrity. For more information on these and other university policies, please visit https://www.njit.edu/dos/policies/index.php.
Absolutely! High-speed Internet access through Wi-Fi is available for NJIT students and guests at NJIT@JC. Students can log in to the NJIT-Secure access point using their UCID credentials, as if connecting to the same network on the Newark campus. For detailed instructions, please consult here.
NJIT@JerseyCity operates on the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) principle, namely, all students are required to own a laptop and bring it to class as needed. All homework assignments and projects will be done on these laptops, sometimes by accessing cloud resources. In case you do not own a laptop computer, NJIT has an arrangement with Lenovo and Dell, by which students can purchase laptops with the minimal and recommended specs at discount prices. Please see details here.
Courses, Advising, Enrollment, and Tuition Questions
The best mode of communication with your course instructor is directly by email, but you can also do so by phone, text, Slack, or other messaging systems. Most instructors use the NJIT Canvas Learning System to organize their course materials and student communications.
Please contact Associate Director of Operations for NJIT@JerseyCity - Julio Oyola.
Many courses are offered at NJIT@JC, so you will find quite a lot of variety to choose from. Any course offered at NJIT@JC will count as a valid elective to most of the degree programs offered at NJIT@JC, no matter which one. Please note, however, that there will always be many more electives offered at Newark than at Jersey City, simply because Newark serves many more students. This is one of the reasons we are offering discounted tuition NJIT@JC.
Absolutely! Please take advantage of your instructors' and Teaching Assistants' office hours to ask questions about your coursework—any such question goes, and our instructors are more than happy to help. For additional assistance, we invite you to use our extensive online tutoring service, with offerings for many of NJIT@JC's popular courses.
In principle – yes. You may receive credit towards an MS degree for up to six credits of graduate-level courses taken in the past, provided the course(s) meet the following criteria:
- Must have been taken at a university in the USA
- Must have been completed within the past seven (7) years
- Must not have been used in the fulfillment of a previous degree
- Must be very similar to courses required for your MS degree
- You must have achieved a grade of B or higher
A few exceptions apply (e.g. if you studied these courses at NJIT, even as part of a degree program, you may “double count” them). This requires completion of the Transfer Credit Form, including approval by the relevant Academic Advisor.
In order to graduate with a certificate, you must have earned a minimum average GPA of 2.75 across all four certificate courses. If your minimum average GPA across the four certificate courses is at least 3.0, you may transfer to a full MS program offered at NJIT@JC at any time subject to academic approval by the appropriate MS program director.
You may request this transfer (subject to approval) before completing your certificate if you really do well and are eager to transfer. If your request to transfer to a MS program is approved, all your certificate course credits will be counted towards your MS degree.
As a student at NJIT@JerseyCity you are eligible for the special NJIT@JC tuition rate regardless of your residency or visa status (except F1 visa holders). This discounted rate is approximately 20% less than NJIT’s standard in-state tuition rate, and applies to all courses you enroll in at NJIT@JC!
You may enroll in any course offered by NJIT, whether at Newark, Jersey City, or online. However, the special uniform NJIT@JC rate will apply only to these courses offered by NJIT@JC.
With the dean's permission, you may enroll in one course outside of NJIT@JC per semester and the difference in tuition will be covered in the form of a scholarship. This will typically be granted based on the following criteria:
- The course is not offered at NJIT@JC
- You have completed all required courses in your degree program offered at NJIT@JC that semester
To request permission to enroll in a non-NJIT@JC course, please contact us.
Please consult the NJIT graduate studies website.
NJIT Newark Campus Questions
All you need is an NJIT ID to use facilities at the Newark campus. You can find instructions on how to receive your NJIT ID via postal mail here. Please note that your NJIT ID is separate from your NJIT@JerseyCity building access badge.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us!
Associate Director of Operations for NJIT@JerseyCity