As a commuter, there are many important things you need to have on you while on campus and in transit. Try utilizing this checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your day!

In Your Bag

  • Rutgers ID
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Wallet
  • Food/Money
  • Toiletries (Lotion, Chapstick, etc.)
  • Spare Keys

In Your Car

  • Parking Permit for your assigned lot
  • Umbrella
  • Extra Clothes (a jacket)
  • RU Map
  • Nonperishable Snacks

Essential College Tech

  • Laptop and Charger
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • The Rutgers App
  • Mobile Device Car Charger
  • Headphones

For Inclement Weather

  • Wiper Fluid
  • Ice Scraper with Brush
  • Blankets
  • Gloves, Scarf, Hat, etc.
  • Shovel

For Roadside Safety

  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Jumper and Cables
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle

Also, be sure to have these important numbers saved in your phone!

RUPD:(732) 932-7211

  • Non-emergencies
  • Lockouts
  • Jumpstarts

Text RUPD:

  • Text ‘RUNB’ and your message to 69050
  • Non-emergencies

Knight Mover: (732) 932-7433

  • Individualized Bus Service
  • M-Th: 3AM-5:45AM