From mastering the mundane—getting yourself fed or figuring out bus routes—to experiencing the profound—changing a life when you become a local kid's Big Buddy—your time spent outside the classroom at Rutgers University–New Brunswick makes you a well-rounded and more capable individual.
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Join, Learn, Play—and Connect
The campus teems with activities and ways to connect with fellow students, faculty, and the community. So step outside the classroom, your front door, yourself—and discover what it is to fully experience Rutgers.
To get you up and running, you’ll need to know the basics. What are the options for housing? Where’s the library? What sort of student IDs do you need? Get the scoop on daily living at Rutgers: transportation, health services, news sources, computing assistance, where to get help, and more.
There’s a world of ideas out there to make your own—on your own time. Dive in and explore. Go beyond regular coursework in your first year and take a Byrne Seminar, join a professional society and get insider perspectives, ask a Pulitzer Prize-winning author a question.
Carpe diem! Seize the day! And make every day count as you join in, sign on, and shake things up. Clubs, recreation, volunteer organizations, student government, student media, and more thrive at Rutgers—and they all want your energy, enthusiasm, and great ideas.
Choose from hundreds of classes offered by Rutgers–New Brunswick Recreation or just find some friends for a pickup game of soccer, cricket, basketball—you name it. Check out club sports, intramurals, and personal training, too! And when it’s time to join “R” house and cheer on the Division I Scarlet Knights, you’ll find sports played at the highest intercollegiate levels.
Rutgers–New Brunswick offers an eclectic variety of options for student housing. Options range from large, lively residence halls to small, intimate houses. Wherever you live, you’ll be a short walk or bus ride from classes, dining halls, cafés, libraries, and sports fields.
Grab a burger or sushi at a student center, or head to the salad bar or grill at one of our four dining halls. Or for a quick bite, use your RU Express card at the Knight Wagon food truck or at participating restaurants in town.
Rutgers is a cultural hot spot. People come from around the region to experience our museums, plays, opera, choirs, symphony, quartets, dance performances, art installations, and film festivals. And lucky you: all of this is happening right on campus. Whether you watch or make it happen, our arts and culture offerings can take you to new heights.