Open System Solutions at Rutgers University

Open System Solutions is a subdivision of the Office of Information Technology - New Brunswick. It is comprised of student developers and system administrators whose primary goal is to incorporate and develop open source software into an enterprise‑level computing environment for the Rutgers community.


Go: The Rutgers URL Shortener

Go (also known as Shrunk) is the official URL shortener for Rutgers University. It is currently available for faculty and staff members.

Official Rutgers University Android and iOS apps

The Official Rutgers University mobile applications allow you to check campus bus schedules, dining hall menus, schedule of classes, and more from your smart devices.

Linux Mirrors

We provide software mirrors to several Linux distributions, including Arch Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, and CentOS.

rpm Software Packages

We provide software packages for the Rutgers OIT community upon request for CentOS 5, 6, and 7, built with our own Koji Build System. We also provide limited support for Solaris 9.


We are currently researching Phabricator for use at the University. It provides Git code hosting, bug/issue tracking, and Kanban workboards. Stay tuned!

Wordpress Multisite

We are currently developing a system to provide free Wordpress web hosting for University departments, organizations, and members of the community. Stay tuned!

Our Team















Job Postings

Gain real-world skills, obtain valuable on-the-job training, and thrive in a productive team environment. Many proud OSS alum have moved on to notable employers such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Pinterest, Red Hat, Yahoo!, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and MongoDB to name a few.

Currently not hiring.

If you're interested, check us out again next November!