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Angelique Jeanty, Hall Director

Phone Number: 848-445-2561
Email: aj749@gsbs.rutgers.edu

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The Busch Engineering, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T) Hall opened in 2011. B.E.S.T. Hall is a 3-building, 500-bed special interest community. Students who live in B.E.S.T. Hall are enrolled in the Schools of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy. In order to live in B.E.S.T. Hall, students are required to maintain active participation in the B.E.S.T. Hall community and must maintain a clean judicial record. B.E.S.T. Hall also houses the Health and Medicine Living-Learning Community and the Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community for Continuing Students. Learn more about the 2021-2022 Application Process.

PrintType: Suite

JoinUSNumber of Students: 499

FloorsIcon2Number of Floors: 4

SizeIconAverage Room Size: 273 square feet

AvailIconAvailability: First year & continuing students in the schools of Pharmacy, Engineering, or School of Arts & Sciences with an interest in science.

bag of chipsContract Type: Undergraduate Academic Year (Two Semesters)

The Busch Dining Hall, Busch Student Center, Busch Recreation Center, Pharmacy, Science Labs,  Engineering Buildings, University bus stops.

  • Air conditioning*
  • Vending machines
  • Wifi throughout the building
  • Laundry facility in each building
  • Lounges on each floor
  • Study Lounge (West 2nd floor, open to all BEST residents)
  • Flat screen television(s) (with cable)
  • Pool table, foosball table
  • Communal kitchen with oven (no stove top) in each building
  • Elevator
  • Accessibility Ramps into each building

*Students living in air conditioned halls are encouraged to review our moisture control resources

What’s included in my room?

  • Twin extra long bed and mattress
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Microfridge
  • Blinds or curtains
  • Mirrors (in every room)
  • Wifi in bedrooms
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Private bathroom in room

B.E.S.T. Hall 2021-2022 Application Process

The following information outlines the housing selection for 2021-2022 academic year only. 


Only first year & continuing students in the schools of Pharmacy, Engineering, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Nursing, and the School of Arts & Sciences are eligible to live in B.E.S.T. Hall.

Apply for B.E.S.T. Hall

  • All students must complete the “Housing Selection Application” before completing any other application in this process
  • After the Housing Selection Application – students should locate the B.E.S.T. Hall Selection application under the 2122AC Heading of the housing portal. Only students who are eligible to participate are able to see this application.
  • Fill in appropriate information that is requested in application, including roommate information.

Selecting a Roommate

  • ALL group members must complete an application and properly fill out the roommate information.
  • It is best to have full groups of 4 when applying, as full groups will take precedence.   Students may also submit in groups of 2.   Groups of 3 are not encouraged.

B.E.S.T. Hall Selection Process and Timeline

  • Continuing students will follow the housing selection process. First-year and new transfers will be placed based on date of application.
  • B.E.S.T. Hall Selection uses “Reverse Seniority Points,” meaning that rising sophomore students will have priority.
  • Wait List Information: Not all students will be considered eligible to apply, based on available spaces and the number of applicants.  A waitlist will be formed based on the eligibility list and additional selections may be provided if spaces remain.

B.E.S.T. Thematic Communities

  • Please visit Health & Medicine Learning Living community website for information about this program. First-year students looking to live in Health & Medicine Learning Living Community should be make that selection through the “Residential Programs” page of the first-year housing application. The second-year B.E.S.T. Health & Medicine Learning Living community is a closed community for continuing students, only available to those students who have previously resided within their program.
  • Honors College students interested in the Honors College specific spaces must participate in the “Honors College Selection.” For more information, please connect with the Honors College directly.
  • Members of the DRC Reilly Douglass Engineering Program and DRC Computer Science Program who are interested in residing in that specific community should complete the “DRC Communities – Busch Campus” application.  For more information, please contact Douglass Residential College directly.
  • Students do not need to be a part of a specialty community to apply live in B.E.S.T., but must at least meet the eligibility criteria.