Part of being a commuter means knowing all of the parking tips around campus. Take a look at these four tips for parking on campus.
- Buy A Parking Permit
- In mid-August, students will be able to purchase permits allowing them to park at their assigned lots on 1 of the Rutgers’ 5 campuses. Permits can be purchased at http://rudots.rutgers.edu/, and multiple cars can be registered to your permit!
- Park In Your Assigned Lot
- Your day pass only allows you to park in one lot on your specific campus. To see what lots are assigned to your permit’s zone and to see which additional lots you can park in after 6PM, go http://rudots.rutgers.edu/. If you park in a lot not allowed by the website, you risk getting a ticket. Unpaid tickets can lead to late fees, holds on registration and more.
- Get To Class On Time!
- Always leave extra time to get to campus before you take the bus or walk to your class. Check for traffic alerts and road closures before you leave home. Keep in mind that inclement weather can make your commute longer. You can check for class cancellations and delayed openings by visiting: https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/status.
- Spending The Night?
- There are a very few limited number of lots that allow you to park from 2am to 8am for each campus. Make sure you check the website to see what lots there are for each campus should you be staying overnight at a friend’s place. Make sure your friend’s roommates approve of your stay and be respectful of their space.
For any questions regarding parking on campus, please contact the Department of Transportation Services by calling (848) 932-7744 or visiting http://rudots.rutgers.edu/.
On Campus Transportation
There are 9 bus routes that are active during the weekdays that travel around the 5 New Brunswick campuses. Each bus will have the route letter (A, B, C, etc.) posted on the front and back of the bus. Take a look at the bus routes here:
Route A – College Ave to Busch
Route B – Livingston to Busch
Route C – Busch Commuter shuttle
Route EE – College Ave to Cook/Douglass (via George Street)
Route F – College Ave to Cook/Douglass (via Route 18)
Route H – College Ave to Busch
Route LX – College Ave to Livingston
Route REXL – Cook/Douglass to Livingston
Route REXB – Cook/Douglass to Busch
On the weekend there are two bus options to take. Each bus goes to every campus but in a different order. Weekend buses run less frequently than those on the weekdays so leave extra time to travel in between campuses.
Route Weekend 1 – College Ave to Busch to Livingston to College Ave to Cook/Douglass and back to College Ave
Route Weekend 2 – College Ave to Cook/Douglass to College Ave to Livingston to Busch and back to College Ave
Looking for different transportation options around the 5 campuses? Check out this option!
Bicycle Rental Program
- As part of the University’s mission to provide cost effective and green transportation alternatives to the University community, the Department of Transportation Services offers a bike rental program that is available at central locations throughout the New Brunswick Campus.
- Users are required to register for the program prior to renting a bike. Once registration is complete, users may log in to the automated bike rental system and check out bicycles for only $10 per month or $25 per semester.
- For more information on how to register, please visit https://ipo.rutgers.edu/dots/bike-rental.
Public Transportation Options
Are you commuting to campus via public transportation? Below is information on the various forms of transportation methods available in New Jersey.
New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor line provides New Brunswick with both local and express service between Penn Station in New York, Penn Station in Newark, and Trenton, New Jersey. For information: 973-275-5555. SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) provides service at Trenton to and from Philadelphia. For information: 215-580-7800.
Amtrak provides limited direct service to New Brunswick, however, connections can easily be made via New Jersey Transit trains to principal Amtrak stations at Metro Park, New York, and Trenton. For information, 1-800-USA-RAIL.
Public Buses (NJ Transit)
810 New Brunswick-Woodbridge – Service between New Brunswick (Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station) and Woodbridge (Woodbridge Center).
811 New Brunswick-South River – Service between New Brunswick (St. Peter’s Hospital) and South River (Jackson between Wilson/Raritan). This route also has a stop at Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station.
814 New Brunswick-Edison – Service between North Brunswick (Fashion Plaza Mall) and Edison (Middlesex County College) with a stop at Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station.
815 New Brunswick-Woodbridge – Service between New Brunswick (Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station) and Woodbridge (Woodbridge Center) with a stop in New Brunswick at Burnet Street and Tunison Road.
818 New Brunswick-East Brunswick-Old Bridge – Service between New Brunswick (Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station) and Old Bridge (Civic Center). This route also has a stop in New Brunswick at Burnet Street and Tunison Road.
For information on NJ Transit Buses call 973-275-5555.
Discounted NJ Transit Tickets for Students
NJ Transit offers a 25% discounted rate for monthly rail, bus, or light rail passes to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who purchase their pass online.
For more information on this discount, visit: https://ipo.rutgers.edu/dots/transit-discount.