Commuter Checklist

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.)

Commuter Handbook

The Rutgers Commuter Student Association is an inclusive volunteer student organization whose primary role is to serve commuter students’ needs and interests while building a community on campus. RCSA promotes commuter student integration into the larger Rutgers population through programming and advocacy with other student organizations, committees and departments.“

RCSA is a collective organization for students who want to use their skills in advocacy, outreach or an array of other talents to help improve the lives of commuters at Rutgers. We want to help those who commute to experience the same joy as any other student living on campus while helping to alleviate the stresses and complications which may occur as a commuter student. We strive to be an inclusive organization which focuses on the students here at Rutgers to build a community which all can feel welcome. We are made up of students and work for students; we thrive on the collective bargaining of each other to build a stronger and more succinct community. We hope that with a large enough voice from those who wish to join our organization and share their experiences and ideas with us and the community at Rutgers we can create a shared commuter community which opens up opportunities and a good time for all those involved.

RCSA is available for questions or suggestions on how to further improve the commuter experience at information.rcsa@gmail.com or in person at the commuter lounge in the Busch Student Center, room 171.

RCSA is open to anyone and everyone who wants to advocate for and work toward improving the commuter experience and community at Rutgers University. If your interested in learning about RCSA feel free to visit the getINVOLVED page, the RCSA website (http://rcsa.rutgers.edu/) or any of the social media pages. As of the year 2018- 2019, meetings will be held every Wednesday from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and general interest meetings will be announced on our Facebook page.

Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA)

Busch Student Center

Commuter Lounge Room 171

604 Bartholomew Road

Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

(848) 445-2055

information.rcsa@gmail.com

“The Commuter Handbook was designed by the Initiatives Committee of the Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA). The purpose of the Initiatives Committee is to serve as the primary voice of advocacy for commuters at Rutgers, as well as bring about major changes for commuters on campus.

By creating the Commuter Handbook, it is our uttermost hope that it will serve as a guide for any concerns commuters may have and provide valuable resources for commuter students. Since RCSA members were in the same shoes as new commuters, we want all commuter students to be best prepared so that you can enjoy the Rutgers experience.”

-Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA)

2017-2018

Just like any other student, commuters are welcome to relax, study, and spend time with friends just about anywhere. However, there are certain supportive spaces commuters can look forward to call home while they are on campus.

Busch Campus

Rutgers Commuter Lounge (Busch Student Center)

Come through we’re open!:

10AM-8PM (Monday-Thursday)

10AM-4PM (Friday)

In the Busch Student Center, there is the RCSA commuter lounge which also operates as an office. This tends to be the most resourceful area for commuters as there is a refrigerator, microwave, computers, television, couches, and more. It can be both a place of enjoyment and a great place to study. RCSA has many events here throughout the year, so watch out for announcements on social media.

Busch Student Center

  • Fireside Lounge
  • International Lounge
  • Interfaith Meditation Room
  • Quiet Lounge
  • Multiple Food Vendors
    • Gerlanda’s
    • Moe’s Southwest Grill
    • Panera
    • Szechwan Ichiban
    • Microwave in Food Court

Library of Science and Medicine

Math Library

Physics Library

Busch Campus Computing Center(Allison Road Classroom Building)

Learning Center – SERC room 106

 

College Avenue Campus

College Avenue Student Center

  • Computer Lab
  • Red Lion Lounge
    • Includes Microwave in nearby lobby
  • Main Lounge
  • Fourth Floor Lounge
  • Interfaith Meditation Room
  • Multiple food vendors 
    •  Wendy’s
    • Gerlanda’s
    • Subway
    • King Pita
    • Currito
    • Panera

Student Activities Center

  • Raritan River Lounge

Alexander Library

  • Computer Lab

Learning Center- Academic Building, West Wing, 1125

  • Computer Lab

Rutgers Barnes & Noble- 100 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ, near the New Brunswick Train Station

Art Library

Cook and Douglass Campuses

Douglass Commuter Lounge

Located next to the NJC Lounge in the Douglass Student Center, this RCSA lounge is another place where you can relax, enjoy some activities, and study. RCSA board members hold office hours and have many events here throughout the year so watch for announcements on social media.

Douglass Student Center

  • Douglass Lounge
  • NJC Lounge
    • Includes Kitchen and Microwave
  • Multiple Food Vendors
  • Red Pine Pizza
  • Douglass Cafe’
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Computer Lab

Mabel Smith Library

Cook Student Center

  • Lounges
  • Computer Lab
  • Game Room
  • Cook Café and Market
    • Includes Microwave

Learning Center- Loree Building, Room 124

 

Livingston Campus

Livingston Student Center:

  • Collaborative Learning Center
  • RutgersZone
  • Gathering Lounge
  • Coffeehouse
  • Multiple Food Vendors
    • Rock Cafe
    • Sbarro
    • Dunkin’ Donuts

Learning Center- Tillett Hall, Room 111

James Dickson Carr Library

Computer Lab- Tillett Hall, Room 111, 114

Plaza Computer Lab Apartment C Room 105

Commuter Student Lockers:

Free lockers are available on a daily basis at the College Avenue and Douglass Student Centers.  These lockers can be used by any student who needs to temporarily store a few items while they attend their classes or activities throughout the day. Please see inside of the lockers for operating instructions and policies.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please go to the Information Desk.

USE POLICY:

*ITEMS MUST BE TAKEN OUT OF LOCKERS BY MIDNIGHT *  or at earlier building closing times during the semester breaks

Building staff will unlock the lockers each night at 12:00am during the Fall and Spring semesters or at earlier times during breaks and holidays.  Your items must be removed by these times or they will be considered lost and found. Please refer to the Student Centers Lost and Found policy for more details at: http://studentcenters.rutgers.edu/lost-and-found/  

STUDENT CENTERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS

Permits

Commuters who want to park on campus must purchase a parking permit. All commuter permits MUST be purchased online.

Students can purchase parking permits at: https://rudots.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal

Permit types (as of 2018):

  1. Zone A (College Ave. Deck) & D (Douglass Parking Deck) -$375.00 annually.
  2. Zone B,C, &L (Surface Lot permit)- $165.00 annually; $110.00 8 month after January 1. (Price includes State Sales Tax)
  3. A half-year permit is not issued during the Fall Semester

Commuter students can switch their permits to a different zone once a school year if space is available. However, commuters cannot switch to Zone A.

Parking Locations (All lots listed are available ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday) *As of 2018

Updates to this list can be found at: http://rudots.rutgers.edu/parkinglots.shtml

University Map: Can be used to check the locations of all the lots and locations of buildings. 

 

Zone A – College Avenue Campus Centered

Busch Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 50, 51, 51A, 51B, 53A, 54A, 58, 58A, 59, 60A, 60B, 61, 63, 63A, 63B, 63C, 64, 66B, 68, Stadium West and Gated lot 55

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 67

College Avenue Campus

(6AM – 2AM) Lots 20, 26, 30 and College Ave Deck

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 11A, 13, 16, 32, 33, 38

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 13

Cook Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 94, 95, 98A, 98B and Lipman Drive

(6PM-8AM) Lot 97

(8PM – 2AM) Lot 78

Douglass Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 71A, 74A, 75, 76, 79, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 96, 96A, Douglass Deck, Corwin, and Gated lot 70

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 82

(7:30PM-2AM)  79A

Livingston Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, Scarlet, Green, Yellow

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 101

 

Zone B – Busch Campus Centered

Busch Campus

(6AM – 2AM) West Stadium Lot

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 50, 51, 51A, 51B, 53A, 54A, 58, 58A, 59, 60A, 60B, 61, 63, 63A, 63B, 63C, 64, 66B, 68 and Gated Lot 55

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 67

College Avenue Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 11A, 13, 16, 20, 26, 30, 32, 33, 38, College Ave Deck

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 13

Cook Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 94, 95, 98A, 98B and Lipman Drive

(6PM-8AM) Lot 97

(8PM – 2AM) Lot 78

Douglass Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 71A, 74A, 75, 76, 79, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 96, 96A, Douglass Deck, Corwin, and Gated lot 70

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 82

(7:30PM-2AM)  79A

Livingston Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, Scarlet, Green, Yellow

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 101

 

Zone C –  Cook Campus Centered

Busch Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 50, 51, 51A, 51B, 53A, 54A, 58, 58A, 59, 60A, 60B, 61, 63, 63A, 63B, 63C, 64, 66B, 68, Stadium West Lot and Gated Lot 55

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 67

College Avenue Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 11A, 13, 16, 20, 26, 30, 32, 33, 38, College Ave Deck

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 13

Cook Campus

(6AM – 2AM) Lots 98A, 98B, 99C and 99D

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 94, 95, and Lipman Drive

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 97

(8PM – 2AM) Lot 78

Douglass Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 71A, 74A, 75, 76, 79, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 96, 96A, Douglass Deck, Corwin, and Gated lot 70

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 82

(7:30PM – 2AM)  79A

Livingston Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, Scarlet, Green, Yellow

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 101

 

Zone D – Douglass Campus Centered

Busch Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 50, 51, 51A, 51B, 53A, 54A, 58, 58A, 59, 60A, 60B, 61, 63, 63A, 63B, 63C, 64, 66B, 68, Stadium West Lot and Gated Lot 55

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 67

College Avenue Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 13, 16, 20, 26, 30, 32, 33, 38, College Ave Deck

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 13

Cook Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 94, 95, 98A, 98B and Lipman Drive

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 97

(8PM – 2AM) Lot 78

Douglass Campus

(6AM – 2AM) Lot 79 and Douglass Deck

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 71A, 74A, 75, 76, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 96, 96A, Corwin and Gated lot 70

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 82

(7:30PM – 2AM) 79A

**separate key card required

Livingston Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, Scarlet, Green, Yellow

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 101

 

Zone L – Livingston Campus Centered

Busch Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 50, 51, 51A, 51B, 53A, 54A, 58, 58A, 59, 60A, 60B, 61, 63, 63A, 63B, 63C, 64, 66B, 68, Stadium West Lot and Gated Lot 55

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 67

College Avenue Campus

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 11A, 13, 16, 20, 26, 30, 32, 33, 38, College Ave Deck

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 13

Cook Campus (6PM – 2AM)

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 94, 95, 98A,  and Lipman Drive

(6PM-8AM) Lot 97

Douglass Campus (6PM – 2AM)

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 71A, 74A, 75, 76, 79, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 96, 96A, Douglass Deck, Corwin and Gated lot 70

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 82

(7:30PM-2AM)  79A

Livingston Campus

(6AM – 2AM) Yellow

(6PM – 2AM) Lots 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, Scarlet, Green

(6PM – 8AM) Lot 101

 

Parking Tickets

You can pay your tickets…

  • Online at https://rudots.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal
  • In person:
    • At the Department of Transportation Services office
    • Cash, check, money order, credit card in your name only (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), or RU Express Card
    • Coins will not be accepted for payments totaling more than $1.00 dollar (rolled or otherwise).
  • By mail:
    • Make check or money order payable to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    • Send to Department of Transportation Services (see below)
    • Postmarked within 20 days of the date the ticket was issued to avoid a late fee

 

Late Fees:

If payment is received after 20 days and before 30 days from ticket issuance, you will be charged a late fee of $5.00. If payment is made after 30 days from ticket issuance, you will be charged a late fee of $10.00.

Consequences:

Failure to pay tickets will result in a university hold barring students from:

  • Class registration
  • New parking permits
  • Receiving grades
  • Receiving transcripts
  • Permit refunds – ticket and late fee amounts will be deducted
  • Graduation
  • Unpaid tickets will eventually be sent to a collection agency to ensure payment.

 

Appeals:

Appeals must be made online only within ten calendar days of issuance of the ticket. The appeal can be made online:  https://rudots.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal

  • Restrictions (If any of these are reasons for the appeal, the citation will be upheld):
  • Could not find a legal parking space.
  • Did not know policies or regulations.
  • Did not see posted restrictions
  • Could not find a convenient parking space.
  • Had four-way flashers on (emergency flashers)
  • Did not have enough time to park properly.

NJ Transit 25% Student Discount Pass

NJ TRANSIT, in partnership with several colleges and universities in New Jersey, offers a 25 percent discount off NJ TRANSIT’s already discounted rate for monthly passes to students who purchase their pass online.

  • The discount is available for Rutgers University full-time undergraduate and graduate students for rail, bus, or light rail monthly passes
  • 25% discount is off of the regular monthly pass price
  • Students must apply online – NJ Transit Quik – Tik Program
  • Students must enroll by the 10th of the month to receive a pass for the following month. (For example, to receive a monthly pass for October, you must sign up by September 10th.)
  • The monthly pass will be sent to you directly through the mail
  • A non-refundable $3.00 processing fee will be applied by NJ Transit each month, in addition to the fare for the monthly pass

The application is available here

*As an alternative to the mailed monthly passes, you can go directly to New Brunswick Train Station, fill out a Student Discount Pass form (needs to be stamped in Office of Academic Services), and hand in the form to receive the discounted pass on the spot without needing to pay the $3.00 processing fee.*

 

NJ Transit Map

Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services (RUDOTS) manages and operates the on-campus bicycle rental program. The rental program’s fleet of bicycles is available to rent at various locations throughout the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus.

 

Users are required to register for the program prior to renting a bicycle. Once registration is complete, users may log in to the automated bicycle rental system and check out bicycles.

Rental and Replacement Fees *as of 2018

Semester Rental: $25.00

Monthly Rental: $10.00

Fall and Spring Semester Combined Rental: $40.00

Summer Semester Rental: $10.00

One Year Rental (12 months from start date of rental): $50.00

 

Lost or Stolen (not returned):* $567                           Frame: $410

Front Wheel: $60.00                                                     Rear Wheel: $90.00

Crank Replacement non-drive side: $15.00                Crank Replacement drive-side: $30.00

Fender (each): $40.00                                                  Chain: $15.00

Seat: $30.00                                                                  Lock:** $40.00 

Front Light: $15.00                                                        Rear Light: $12.00

Bell: $10.00

 

*This $567 fee includes the replacement cost of the bicycle ($410), fenders ($40 each), front light ($15) rear light ($12), bell ($10), and locking mechanism ($40 including U-lock, security cable and key). If any of these components are recoverable, the fee will be reduced accordingly.*

**Keys for the locks cannot be replaced and no duplicates exist. Accordingly, a full lock replacement fee will be charged whenever the U-lock itself, or the key, or the cable is lost or stolen.**

http://bikes.rutgers.edu/rentalprogram.html

Just like many college campuses, Rutgers has its own police department which is dedicated to increasing the safety of students both on and off-campus. However, there are other off-campus safety services that every Rutgers Student should be aware of.

Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD)

  • RUPD not only serves on campus, but it also serves the areas surrounding the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus.
    • RUPD may be contacted for non-emergencies pertaining to Rutgers by dialing:
      • New Brunswick 732-932-7211
      • Camden 856-225-6111
      • Newark 973-353-5581
      • RBHS 973-972-4491
    • Vehicle Lockouts and Jumpstarts are offered by RUPD in areas in and surrounding the  Rutgers Campus by contacting the Public Safety Communications and Dispatch center (732-932-7211).
    • http://rupd.rutgers.edu/

 

Public Safety

  • Rutgers has its own public safety department, which responds to emergencies, suspicious activities, crimes, security, and safety concerns in the Rutgers area.
    • Due to the Clery Act, transparency around on and off-campus crime policy and statistics is required for institutions such as Rutgers University.
    • Notifications will be sent out for incidents that occur around the campus area.
    • http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

 

Knight Mover

  • Another service that is available to all Rutgers Students is the Knight Mover, an individualized service from all Rutgers-New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses.
    • The Knight mover is a safe transport option that can be used to get around campus when the bus system is unavailable. It runs from Monday-Thursday, from 3 AM to 6:45 AM. During other times, the regular bus system may be used.
    • The Knight mover can be reached by contacting 732-932-RIDE (7433)

For any immediate emergencies, dial 9-1-1

As a commuter student, it is important to remember that you have access to the same facilities that all residential students do. This includes both mental and physical health resources located on campus as a part of Rutgers Health Services. Rutgers University is committed to ensuring the mental and physical well-being of all of its students. Here are a couple of resources that are available on campus for you:

 

Rutgers Counseling, ADAP, & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Rutgers CAPS is a resource that is a division of the Rutgers Health Services, and serves to help students deal with any mental health issues that they may feel burdened with. They deal with issues ranging from exam stress to more complex issues such as depression or suicidal thoughts. CAPS is the premier resource on campus to ensure that your mind is working just as well as your body may be, and as a Rutgers student, you are entitled to all these resources.

 

Locations & Hours of Operation:

College Ave Campus: 17 Senior Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 AM – 4: 30 PM

Wed: 10 AM – 5 PM

Cook/Douglass Campus: 61 Nichol Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wed: 10 AM – 5 PM

 

To schedule an appointment: 848- 932-7884

For immediate assistance/emergency, call Acute Psychiatric Services: 855-515-5700-or-dial 911

 

Rutgers Medical Services

Rutgers Medical Services is a resource available to Rutgers students to be used as their primary care on campus. They are a group of board-certified, dedicated professionals in the field of College health, and are comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and medical assistants. They help with a range of services, including primary care, women’s health visits, men’s health visits, STI testing, and more.

 

Location & Hours of Operation:

Busch-Livingston Health Center (Livingston)

Mon – Thurs: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fri: 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Hurtado Health Center (College Ave)

Mon – Thurs: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Fri: 10 AM – 8:00 PM

Cook-Douglass Health Center (Cook)

Mon – Thurs: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM – 5 PM

Fri: 10 AM – 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM – 5 PM

 

To schedule an appointment: 848-932-7402.

They may also be reached via their website:  http://www.rhsmedical.rutgers.edu

 

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Services

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Services is a service offered by Rutgers Health Services that essentially acts as your own pharmacy located here on campus. Mainly, they provide both prescription and over-the-counter medications, in addition to most items commonly found at pharmacies including first aid supplies, vitamins, personal care products, and safer sex products.

 

Locations and Hours

Busch-Livingston Telepharmacy (Livingston)

Mon – Thurs: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Fri: 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Hurtado Pharmacy (College Ave)

Mon – Thurs: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Cook-Douglass Telepharmacy (Cook)

Mon – Thurs: 9 AM – 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Fri: 10 AM – 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

For assistance over the phone, the Hurtado Pharmacy may be reached at 848-932-8033

 

Rutgers Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education (H.O.P.E)

Rutgers H.O.P.E is a division of Rutgers Health Services dedicated to fostering and cultivating health and wellness at Rutgers University through outreach and education. They work with students to help them learn and then further promote Rutgers’ ideals of personal and community wellness to many more Rutgers students. They offer student leadership positions and work with the university and larger community to prioritize wellness.

 

Location and Hours of Operation:

College Ave at 8 Lafayette Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

For assistance over the phone: 848-932-1965

 

Rutgers Travel Medicine

Rutgers Travel Medicine is a division of Rutgers Health Sciences that helps students who intend on traveling plan their medical necessities out beforehand so that they are all set for their journey. Information that is pertinent to travel, including the individual’s itinerary and medical condition, will be discussed, and pertinent vaccines and pills will be ordered and administered.

 

Location and Hours of Operation:

Busch-Livingston Health Center (Livingston Campus)

Mon – Thurs: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Fri: 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Hurtado Health Center (College Ave)

Mon – Thurs: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Fri: 10 AM – 8:00 PM

Cook-Douglass Health Center (Cook Campus)

Mon – Thurs: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM – 5 PM

Fri: 10 AM – 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM – 5 PM

 

For scheduling an appointment: 848-932-7402.

Meal Plan Cost Per Semester Meals Per Week
75 Plan $1,128 5
50 Plan $838 3

 

Commuter Meal Plan (as of 2018)

Rutgers offers two additional meal plans to fit the needs of apartment residents, commuter students and others living off campus who want the convenience of an occasional on-campus meal. Both these plans also allow the same flexibility as the other plans, as well as the ability to use up to 10 meals each semester for guests. Off-campus and students residing in university apartments may select any of the meal plans, including the 75 or 50 meal plans, but they are not required to have one.

 

Restaurants and Other Resources

Busch Campus

Busch Student Center Food Vendors

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Panera Bread
  • Gerlanda’s Pizza & Deli
  • Szechwan Ichiban
  • Gerlanda’s Coffee

Busch Dining Hall

Woody’s (meal swipes accepted) – Located in the Kessler Teaching Building by the Library of Science and Medicine

 

College Ave Campus

College Avenue Student Center Food Vendors

  • Wendy’s
  • Gerlanda’s Pizza & Deli
  • Panera Bread
  • Subway
  • King Pita Palace
  • Currito’s

Brower Commons Dining Hall

CabFare (Dining) – Located on the third floor of the Clinical Academic Building, 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick

The Yard

  • Starbucks
  • Surf Taco
  • Krispy Pizza
  • Honeygrow
  • R U Hungry
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs

 

Douglass Campus

Douglass Student Center Food Vendors

  • Red Pine Pizza (Meal swipes accepted)
  • Douglass Café (Meal swipes accepted)
  • Dunkin Donuts

Neilson Dining Hall

 

Cook Campus

Dudley’s Cafe (Meal swipes accepted) – Located inside the Cook Campus Food Science Building

Cook Café & Market (Meal swipes accepted) – Located in the Cook Student Center

 

Livingston Campus

Livingston Student Center Food Vendors

  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Sbarro’s (Meal swipes accepted)
  • The Rock Café (Meal swipes accepted)
  • RutgersZone

Livingston Plaza Food Vendors

  • Henry’s Diner (Meal swipes accepted)
  • Kilmer Market (Meal swipes accepted)
  • Hoja Asian Fusion
  • Qdoba
  • Starbucks
  • 16 Handles

Need help with parking on campus?

Need help with figuring out the Rutgers bus system?

Where can I spend my time between classes? Instead of heading home or dreading your time between class, the key to success is to stay motivated and find where you feel you belong. We recommend the typical spots like the library, student centers, the recreation centers or maybe a local café. Make an effort to see what each campus has to offer. RCSA also has two commuter lounges in the Busch and Douglass Student Centers, where you can find other commuters, and an RCSA officer to hang out with and answer any questions.

How do I get involved on campus? Getting involved on campus is easier than it seems. Start by becoming a part of RCSA and coming to our meetings and events, and most importantly think about what interests you. Rutgers has an online resource, getINVOLVED (http://getinvolved.rutgers.edu) which helps connect students with their interests. You might have already created a login during orientation and it is a great resource to see what is available. There is also the Involvement Fair at the beginning of the academic year which brings together all the existing clubs that you can join.

What services are available if I’m struggling academically or worried about my academic success? College is hard, however, you are not alone! On every campus there is a learning center which offers one-on-one and group tutoring, academic advising, study groups, and academic workshops made to develop better studying skills. There are also office hours made available by professors and online resources. Don’t neglect your mental and physical health! Take a break and look into mental health services when needed or maybe release some stress at the gym.

Will I be able to park overnight? Depending on the type of parking pass purchased some allow students to park overnight from evening to early morning. Be sure to check the lot that corresponds with your pass type, getting a ticket shouldn’t be on your Rucket list. For overnight lots, go to: http://rudots.rutgers.edu/parkinglots.shtml

Where can I connect with other commuter students? Other than visiting the RCSA lounges and coming to our meetings and events, remember to check out the RCSA commuter discussion page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/614160302306351/

Sources

Rutgers University Police Department: http://rupd.rutgers.edu

University Public Safety: http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

Commuter Student Involvement: http://involvement.rutgers.edu/commuter-involvement/available-amenities/

RCSA:

Dining Services: http://food.rutgers.edu/new-brunswick/

NJ Transit Student Discount:

Bike RU: http://bikes.rutgers.edu/rentalprogram.html

Student Health: http://health.rutgers.edu/

Student Health/ Counseling: http://rhscaps.rutgers.edu/ 

 

Helpful Contacts

 

Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA)

Busch Student Center

Commuter Lounge Room 171

604 Bartholomew Road

Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

(848) 445-2055

information.rcsa@gmail.com

 

Student Centers and Activities

Student Activities Center

613 George Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Main Office 848-932-6978

commuters@echo.rutgers.edu

 

For more information, contact our office number (848) 445-2055, our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RUCommuter/, or other social media (all listed in the introduction).