Rutgers IM Notes
Scheduled Downtime: Rutgers IM will be unavailable every Thursday from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. EST.
chat image Rutgers IM is an open-source Instant Messaging (IM) service that provides secure, encrypted communications with other users logged into the Rutgers central IM server, making it more appropriate for sending sensitive information within the University than standard Instant Messenger services. Rutgers IM uses the University NetIDs to identify people with whom you are talking, which prevents faking identities or hiding in anonymity.

In addition, Rutgers IM includes features such as one-on-one instant messaging and temporary and permanent chat rooms.
xmpp image Documentation: You can also access the Rutgers IM service from other XMPP clients such as Pidgin (Windows/UNIX), Adium X (OSX) and JWChat.
help image Need Help? Contact the Computing Help Desk on your campus:
Camden: 856-225-6274 or by e-mail to
New Brunswick: 848-445-HELP (4357) or by e-mail to
Newark: 973-353-5083 or by e-mail to