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Info for DSW Students

Discover resources and information for current Doctor of Social Work (DSW) students.

Weekend Residency Calendar

The coursework for the Rutgers DSW Program takes place during nine onsite residencies and two online residencies. The onsite residencies take place at the Rutgers New Brunswick campus and include lectures, seminars, writing workshops, case presentations, meetings with faculty and advisors, and participation in research interest groups. Each day of an onsite residency consists of two three-hour modules; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 


  • August: (24*-orientation), 25, 26, 27
  • September: 22, 23, 24
  • October: 20, 21, 22
  • November: 17, 18, 19
  • December: 8, 9, 10
  • January: Online
  • February: 2, 3, 4
  • March: 1, 2, 3
  • April: 12, 13, 14
  • May: 10, 11, 12

*First-year students are required to attend orientation on 8/24/2023.


  • August: (25*-orientation), 26, 27, 28
  • September: 16, 17, 18
  • October: 14, 15, 16
  • November: 18, 19, 20
  • December: 9, 10, 11
  • January: Online
  • February: 10, 11, 12
  • March: 24, 25, 26
  • April: 21, 22, 23
  • May: 12, 13, 14

*First-year students are required to attend orientation on 8/25/2022.


Alumni Multimedia Projects 

As part of the DSW Curriculum, students are required to research and produce a multimedia project.

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Rutgers Portal

My Rutgers brings together a variety of information and services that are available to students at Rutgers, including viewing grades, reading email, and registering for classes.

Canvas Learning Management System

The DSW Program utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System during the semester to house class material and assignments for the monthly weekend residencies.

DSW Student Handbook 

Program information, academic policies and procedures, and general Rutgers information can be found in the DSW Student Handbook. 

University Libraries

Rutgers students have access to books, articles, indexes and databases through the University Libraries. 

Purdue OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses free writing resources and instructional material. Students may find helpful information to assist with writing projects.

RU Events Calendar

Find out what’s happening in and around Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  

University Educational Benefits Policy

Please review Rutgers education policy for all regularly appointed faculty, staff, and retirees


The Daily Targum

Established in 1869, The Daily Targum is a student-written, student-managed, non-profit incorporated newspaper. It is the second oldest and among the largest college newspapers in the country.