Certain residence halls on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus close during University Winter and Spring recess periods. Please check the list of respective halls that remain open during University Winter and Spring recess periods. Halls not listed below are closed during the recess period.
Hall Recess Information
Thanksgiving Recess Information
Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, all halls will remain open during Thanksgiving Recess. If you plan on vacating your space for the entirety of Thanksgiving Recess, please adhere to the closing checklist below.
Will all residence halls remain open for Thanksgiving Recess?
All residence halls at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will remain open for the Thanksgiving Recess. This is being done as a courtesy to those students who live beyond a drive to campus, or those who have work or other obligations in the New Brunswick/Piscataway area during the three-day recess period.
Certain residence halls have always stayed open during university recess periods for example all apartments and two or three halls on each campus. Students who needed to remain on campus during breaks were asked to sign up for these spaces. Over the last several years, the number of students who realized that they needed to remain on campus for Thanksgiving Break increased beyond what we could accommodate at the last minute. Thus, this year, residence life is able to keep all halls open for Thanksgiving recess.
What residence life staff will be available to me?
Resident Assistants (RAs) and Apartment Assistants (AAs), Hall Directors, Residence Life Coordinators, Directors, and more remain on-call, staff a duty rotation throughout the break.
What are my dining options?
Because there are so few students who remain on campus, Rutgers Dining Services has historically never been opening during university Thanksgiving recess. Dining Halls will close on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and reopen Sunday at 4 p.m. Students remaining on campus may prepare for Thursday (when fewer delivery options may be available) by taking an extra meal from the dining hall or other places, or obtain food items which can be reheated in microwaves. In addition, a list of local restaurants that accept RUExpress that operate during the holiday recess hours can be found below.
Staying on Campus over University Recess?
The list of restaurants below accept RUExpress and are operating during the holiday recess. You may be able to order from a number of other establishments in the local area via your preferred method of food delivery service. Please always contact the restaurant directly to confirm business hours and during inclement weather.
|Restaurant Name||Thanksgiving Hours||Delivery|
298 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
|Pickup Hours: Thurs. 11AM-12AM Fri.-Sat. 11AM-1AM Sun. 12PM-12AM
Delivery Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11AM-11PM Sun. 12PM-11PM
55 US-1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
1340 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854
|Closes 3PM Thursday 11/28
Re-opens 7AM Friday 11/29
24 Hours otherwise
|Knight’s Express Pizza
43A Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
65 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
|Carryout Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 10:30AM-12:25AM
Delivery Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 10:30AM-12:45AM
|The Halal Guys
37 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Mon., Dec. 23 @ 7PM
Sun., Jan. 19 @ 10AM
Fri., Mar. 13 @ 7PM
Sun., Mar. 22 @ 10AM
Prior to moving out of your space, please consult and complete the following closing checklist in its entirety. This helps to ensure that all students may return to a warm and welcoming community after break. Residence Life staff will be conducting closing room checks. If you have any questions, please contact your Residence Life staff.
For questions about the cost and availability of break housing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room interior must be clean (to avoid pests)
Pack any important items (laptop, books, identification cards, passport, medication, etc..)
All original university furnishings must be inside room
Clean out (micro)fridge
Submit work order requests for facilities concerns (if applicable)
All windows are closed and securely locked and window blinds completely open
All thermostats are set to 68 degrees (if applicable)
If your room is a double, and you do not have a roommate, the furniture must be returned to its original condition (in the event that you are assigned a new roommate)
Turn off all lights and electronics
Close and lock room/apartment door
Bring back your key and RUConnection card back with you after break so you may re-enter your room and building
Staying on campus over break? During University recess periods, hours at the recreation centers, dining facilities, student centers, health centers, and bus schedules may be subject to change. Please consult the respective department’s websites for up-to-date information regarding hours and available services during the break period. Below you’ll find links to several resources from a listing of area restaurants to on campus events and more (Please note that individual business hours are subject to change during certain holidays. Contact the business directly for their hours):
Halls listed below remain open during University Winter and Spring recess periods. The corresponding phone numbers are to contact the resident/apartment assistant on duty (8PM-8:30AM and 24 hours on the weekend). For emergencies, contact 911 or for non-emergency campus concerns, contact Rutgers University Police Department at 732-932-7211.
LIVINGSTON APTS. A 732-289-5611
LIVINGSTON APTS. B 908-239-8542
LIVINGSTON APTS. C 732-839-5712
LYNTON TOWERS NORTH 908-239-8558
LYNTON TOWERS SOUTH 908-239-8555
QUAD 2 908-239-8552
SOJOURNER TRUTH APARTMENTS 908-239-8560
STONIER (OPEN THANKSGIVING AND SPRING RECESS ONLY) 908-239-8538
UNIVERSITY CENTER AT EASTON AVENUE 908-239-8565
HONORS COLLEGE 732-524-8974
NEW GIBBONS 908-239-8564
HELYAR HOUSE – Contact Residence Counselor