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New Brunswick Graduate Students

This guide is designed to help graduate students on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses navigate Rutgers University and downtown New Brunswick.

Getting Around

Resources to help you get around campus, New Brunswick, and the greater metropolitan area

Commuter Links: Getting in and Out of New Brunswick

The major providers of mass transit in the New Brunswick area are 

- New Jersey Transit has buses and trains through New Jersey and into New York City and Philadelphia. It also provides rail service to the Newark Airport. Review transit schedules and buy tickets on their mobile app

Learn about the NJ Transit Student Discount. 

- Amtrak has a rail station at nearby MetroPark (Iselin, NJ) and provides rail transportation throughout the Northeast region across the country

- Suburban Transit provides bus service to the New Brunswick area and connect New Jersey to New York City. The bus stop is on the street, across from New Brunswick train station

Driver Information

For traffic and roadway information, check out 511NJ and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. These sites can help you find real-time road information and updates on construction and road closures before you leave your home or office!

Transportation Links: Getting Around Campus

Learn your way around campus

Carless? Get around on foot, bike, or bus. 

Parking on campus? Get your permit in order, and check which parking lots you are permitted to park in.

Feel safe on campus:

Rutgers University Police Department also provides Public Safety Escorts to walk you to your vehicle, on-campus residence, or Rutgers transit. 

Students can also request service from the Knight Mover, providing transportation across the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses during select hours. 

Available Amenities

Lounges, Libraries, and More

Rutgers has student centers and other spaces across the campuses for students to study and take advantage of time between classes. Amenities include lounges, game rooms, dining halls, computer labs and food courts. Here is a list of locations by campus:

Busch Campus

  • Busch Student Center: Fireside Lounge, International Lounge, Quiet Lounge, and OCSA Lounge
  • Busch Library of Science and Medicine
  • Busch Campus Computing Center (Allison Road Classroom Building)    
    • Learning Center - Room 332
  • Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Cook Campus

  • Cook Student Center: Lounges, Computer Lab, Game Room

Douglass Campus

  • Douglass Student Center: Douglass Lounge, NJC Lounge, Computer Lab
  • Mabel Smith Douglass Library
  • Learning Center- Loree Building, Room 124

Livingston Campus

  • Livingston Student Center: Collaborative Learning Center, RutgersZone, Gathering Lounge, Coffeehouse, and other Lounges
  • Learning Center- Tillett Hall, Room 111
  • Carr Library
  • Computer Lab- Tillett Hall, Room 111, 114
  • Asian American Cultural Center

College Ave Campus

  • College Avenue Student Center: Computer Lab, Red Lion Lounge, Main Lounge, and S Lounge (4th floor)
  • Student Activities Center: Raritan River Lounge, Graduate Student Lounge (temporary location due to renovations, as of March 2018)
  • Alexander Library- Computer Lab, Graduate Reading Room
  • Kreeger Learning Center- Computer Lab
  • Rutgers Barnes & Noble
  • Center for Latino Arts and Culture 

Available Amenities

Need a place to heat up your food, relax in between classes, and store your belongings? Here’s what is available to you as a student


  • Busch Student Center: Convenience Store and OCSA Lounge
  • College Avenue Student Center: Red Lion Café
  • Cook Student Center: Cook Café and Market
  • Douglass Student Center: NJC Lounge Kitchen
  • Student Activities Center: Convenience Store


  • Douglass Student Center- Inside NJC Lounge

Lockers by Campus

  • There are a total of 34 lockers for commuters at the Douglass Student Center and the College Avenue Student Center.


  • Busch Student Center (PNC)
  • Cook Student Center (PNC)
  • Douglass Student Center (PNC)
  • Livingston Student Center (PNC)
  • College Ave Student Center (PNC)
  • Student Activities Center (PNC)
  • Institute of Food Nutrition and Health (RFCU)



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