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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.

Rutgers Health Services

Physical and mental health services, pharmacies, lab work, and travel medicine, are available through Rutgers Student Health

Part-time students, please note:

While registered part-time students (with the exception of distance learning, online only and continuing education students) are eligible to utilize Rutgers Health Services, coverage and payment options will vary based upon insurance. Part-time students (with the exception of international F1, J1 Rutgers-Sponsored Visa Students) do not pay the health fee.​

For more information, see Rutgers Student Health Information for Part-time Students

Rutgers Students Counseling, ADAP and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers counseling services and groups designed for graduate students. According to their website, "roughly 27% of CAPS contacts per year are with graduate students". Finding balance in graduate school is challenging. CAPS is there to support you. 

Fitness & Wellness

Rutgers Recreation has 4 well equipped facilities open to all faculty, staff and students, including part-time students who pay student activities fees. 

Please check for the most updated changes and policies to the operating status of the recreation facilities before visiting.

In addition to fitness centers, Rutgers Recreation offers fitness classes (free for students), personal training, and wellness services, such as facials and massages. 

Find a Community of Support

Rutgers University is a large school. You may find yourself feeling lost or alone, even among so many people. 

Through the Division of Student Affairs, Rutgers University operates centers and offices to provide students with a place to belong and with the support services they need to thrive.


Find listings of local congregations, religious organizations and on-campus prayer and meditation rooms from the Rutgers University Multifaith Council

Finding Health Information


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