Rutgers–New Brunswick Operating Status

Health and Safety

Creating a safe environment at Rutgers–New Brunswick is our top priority.

Emergency Info

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) helps creates a safe and secure environment and operates a fully staffed police headquarters—24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For an Emergency (Police, Fire, Medical):
Dial 9-1-1 or "Call when you can...Text when you can't."

Emergency Numbers from a University Phone:
Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

For a Non-Emergency on Any Campus:
Call 732-932-7211, or press 2-7211 on any campus phone.

Alternatively, text RUNB to 69050 to reach RUPD for non-emergency concerns or to send requests for help.

Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Designated police officers on each campus provide students with a familiar and reliable point of contact.

  • Busch Campus: 732-445-6281
  • College Avenue Campus: 732-932-1032
  • Douglass Campus: 732-932-6789
  • G. H. Cook Campus: 732-932-6789
  • Livingston Campus: 732-932-1368
students on campus

Late-Night Safety

Always reach your destination safely: The Knight Mover Shuttle service and on-campus walking escorts provide extra security getting around campus after-hours.

Shuttle: 732-932-RIDE (7433) runs 3–6 a.m. Monday to Thursday during fall and spring semesters

Walking Buddy: 732-932-7211 or use a campus emergency phone, available 24/7

Safety Tips

There are many easy ways for you to help keep our campus safe.

  • Sign up for text alerts to receive emergency updates (NetID required).
  • Stay alert and aware of people and your surroundings.
  • Avoid alcohol/drugs: Persons under the influence are much more likely to become victims.
  • Immediately notify Rutgers University Police of any suspicious person or activity.
  • Know your route before you go, checking the online campus map.
  • After dark, walk with others. Use well-lighted paths. Study with friends.
  • Use university transportation and walking chaperone services. Never hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers.
  • Do not prop open any building doors.
  • Keep your dorm door locked. Make sure first-floor windows, fire escape windows, and security screens are locked.
  • Do not allow strangers into residence buildings.
  • Do not leave property unattended.
Public safety officers on horseback