“Even though I live just two towns away from Rutgers, I believe that it is essential to live on campus. The residence hall taught me independence and has prepared me to live on my own after graduation as I start my career.” -Cortney B., Class of 2013
Living on campus is an important part of the college experience. Rutgers University in New Brunswick/Piscataway offers one of the largest housing programs in the country, providing student residents with an incredible range of options to live and study with other motivated students on campus. Living on campus means being a part of this community of peers, where everyone is open to making new friends, becoming involved, and experiencing college life to the fullest.
First year students reside together in traditional residence halls, allowing for opportunities to live with other students who are experiencing Rutgers, and college, for the first time. First year students may also select from special living options featuring social events, study groups, and academic programming for targeted interests.
Living on campus makes it easy to get to class, visit classmates, and participate in student life, but the benefits go far beyond convenience. Research shows that students that elect to live on campus make better grades, have higher graduation rates, and are happier with the overall college experience. To ensure our residents’ success, all residence halls at Rutgers are fully staffed to provide students, especially first years, with the support and advice they need.
Living on campus is also safe. Residence Life professionals, the Rutgers University Police Department, and advanced security and fire suppression systems work 24/7 to protect our students.