Whether they are basic essentials or items in case of emergencies, here are things you should consider having as a commuter.

  • Rutgers ID
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Wallet
  • Food / Money
  • Toiletries (Lotion, Chapstick, etc.)
  • Spare Keys
  • Parking Permit for your assigned lot
  • Umbrella
  • Extra Clothes (A jacket)
  • RU Map
  • Nonperishable Snacks
  • Laptop and Charger
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • The Rutgers App
  • Mobile Device Car Charger
  • Headphones
  • Wiper Fluid
  • Ice Scraper with Brush
  • Blankets
  • Gloves, Scarf, Hat, etc.
  • Shovel
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Jumper Cables
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1
  • RUPD: (732)932-7211 (Non-emergencies, lockouts, jump starts, etc.)
  • Knight Mover: (732) 932-7433 (Individualized Bus Service from M-Th: 3:00am – 6:00am.)

RCSA Commuter Guide

Need help with parking on campus or figuring out the Rutgers bus system? RCSA has created a helpful guide to assist commuters with all things parking and navigating the banks!