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Welcome to the Newark Campus!: Survival Guide

Guide to be used with undergraduate orientation.

Survival Guide from Ann Watkins, Dana Library


Basic Tools

1. A valid Rutgers-Newark ID.
     Need an ID? Take your paid term bill to the Photo ID Office, 3rd Floor, Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Avenue. The Photo ID Office staff will produce the card and issue it to you. Any questions? Please phone the Photo ID Office, (973) 353-5873. (

2. A Pegasus e-mail account.
     To create an account, visit any campus computing lab or start at Creating an OIT Account and NetID ( The process takes about 15 minutes. Any questions? Please phone the Computing Services Department, (973) 353-5083, or check the Web site (

3. A library barcode and pin.
     The barcode and pin indicate that you are a registered library borrower. To register, please visit the Circulation Desk, Dana Library, and bring your valid Rutgers-Newark ID.  For more information, please phone the Circulation Desk, (973) 353-5161, or visit the Rutgers University Libraries' home page ( There are electronic forms available to register your barcode or to request a pin in the  "How do I... " section on the sidebar.

4. The links to the online course schedule ( and the course catalog (

Helpful People

5. Dana Library's Reference Desk staff.
     Dana's reference librarians can provide you with reliable information sources for term papers and other projects. They are also ready to help you become an effective library researcher. Any questions? Please phone: (973) 353-5901. Reference assistance is also available electronically. After you access the Rutgers University Libraries' home page (, click "Ask a Librarian".  Reference librarians are also available to offer chat reference during selected hours.  Look for the instant messaging dialog box on the University Libraries homepage.

6. Student Health Center staff.
     Physicians, nurses, and other health care providers are available at the Center. It is located on the first floor, Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Avenue. Any questions? Please phone the Center, (973) 353-5231, or check their Web site (

7. Tutors.
     Tutors are available through the department offering the course. They are also available at the Rutgers Learning Center which is located in Room 140, Bradley Hall. Any questions? Please phone the Learning Center, (973) 353-5608 or visit their Web site (

8. Help with Writing.
     The Newark Writing Center offers writing workshops and tutoring for Rutgers-Newark students. Call 973-353-1955 or visit their Web page (

9. Shuttle Bus Service.
     Rutgers-Newark, UMDNJ, Essex County College, and NJIT cooperatively provide a shuttle bus service to students. The route connects the four campuses with the Broad Street Station.  Buses operate Monday through Friday from 8 am to 10 pm.  Rutgers-Newark offers a shuttle service to Penn Station, Kearny and Harrison.  Buses run from 3:30 pm to 12 am with a Midnight Express running from Rutgers to Penn Station from 12 am until 4 am.  An Intercampus Shuttle is available to take students to various locations throughout the campus.  Service is available from 9 am to 10 pm on Monday through Thursday and on Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.  A schedule with maps and the next available shuttle bus is available on the Web ( and at (mobile friendly site).

Important Places

10. ATM.
     The ATM is located in the first floor lobby, Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

11. Quiet places to study.
     Libraries are usually quiet and they are open many hours everyday. There are several libraries in Newark where you may study. They include: Dana Library,  Rutgers-Newark Law School Library, 1st floor or, Newhouse rs Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street; George F. Smith Library for the Health Sciences, UMDNJ, 32 Twelfth Avenue; Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Central Avenue Building; and Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street.

12. Decks II and III.
     Additional parking garages are available to students on Washington St. near Warren. The best approach is from Raymond Boulevard rather than Warren Street since the traffic on Washington Street runs one way. (

13. Campus computing labs.
     Major computing labs are located in Hill Hall, Dana Library, the Law School Library, and Engelhard Hall. (

14. Rutgers-Newark campus maps.
     Various campus maps are available. (

Subject Librarian

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Naomi Gold
Liaison to the following: Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC), RU-N Writing Program, Office of Transfer Students, Anthropology, Life Sciences (with Bonnie Fong), Nursing, Philosophy, Psychology (with Bonnie Fong), Religious Studies, and Sociology.
The John Cotton Dana Library
Subjects: Writing & Citation

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