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Graduate and Family Students FAQ

Where can I find information about the terms and conditions for living on-campus?

You can review information on residence hall guidelines and terms and conditions via our residence hall guidelines website.

Where can I find "Proof of Residency" information? 

If you need “proof of residency” documentation to show proof that you live on campus, please go to your housing portal at and complete the request form. Within a few days, an Assignments Team staff person will reach out with letter/documentation. More information about Proof of Residency or NJ Tuition Eligibility can be found via the Admissions’ website.

How do I submit a work order for maintenance in my on-campus apartment?

You can submit a work order online.

Where can I learn more information about renter's insurance?

For information about renter’s insurance, please visit the Department of Risk Management and Insurance website.

Can my spouse and/or dependent get a Rutgers ID card?

Yes! Residents/live-in family members of students living in family housing are eligible to get a Rutgers ID card and net id. Please email Residence Life at to learn more information and begin the process.

Where can I find groceries and other essentials?

We recommend using Google Maps to locate supermarkets and other stores close to campus. Here are some suggested stores and chains in Piscataway, New Brunswick, and the surrounding area.

General Groceries: Shoprite, Stop & Shop, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Wegman’s

Asian Groceries: Asian Food Market, 99 Ranch, H-Mart, Patel Brother’s, Kam Man Food, Indian Grocery Outlet

Halal Groceries: Supreme Halal Meat & Grocery, Shaan Halal Meat, Mars Halal Market

General Stores: Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Lowe’s Home Improvement

Pharmacies: CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, Stop & Shop

Where do I find information about parking on-campus?

You can find information about parking via the Department of Transportation Services website.

Where can I get my mail and what is my mailing address?

Mailing services vary based on where you live.

Busch Campus Mail

Buell & Johnson residents receive mail/packages at the Busch Student Center.

  • Buell /Johnson (all mail):
  • [Resident’s Name]
  • [last 4 digits of Student ID number]
  • BPO Way Piscataway, NJ 08854

Marvin and Nichols residents receive mail/packages at mailboxes near their apartment. *For security reasons, Marvin & Nichols residents may have packages delivered to and they can pick up items from the Busch Student Center. Nichols For Mail and Packages (if you are housed as a single, not in a family unit)

  • [Resident’s Name]
  • [last 4 digits of Student ID number] BPO Way
  • Piscataway, NJ 08854


Please check the mailbox regularly and often. For all international mail, include USA after the address line. Learn more information about mail services including the locker system.

Livingston Campus Mail

[Resident’s Name]

  • [last 4 digits of Student ID number] LPO Way
  • Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • Nichols/Marvin: For Mail and Packages (if you are in a family unit)
    • Resident’s Name
    • Street Address, <Apt #>
    • Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • Nichols Street Addresses:
    • 26-48|198 Davidson Rd., Apt. #
    • 49-72|194 Davidson Rd., Apt. #
    • 97-120|188 Davidson Rd., Apt. #
    • 121-144|190 Davidson Rd., Apt. #
    • 145-160 192 Davidson Rd., Apt. #
  • Marvin Street Address
    • Resident’s Name
      <Apt #> Marvin Lane
    • Piscataway, NJ 08854
Where do I find information on housing as a visiting faculty member or scholar?

Visit Institutional Planning and Operations for information on housing for visiting faculty and scholars.

Where can I find assistance with special medical housing?

For more information about housing accommodations, visit our special medical housing accommodations website.

What address should I use to get groceries/foods delivered OR a ride share?

Please utilize the Rutgers Campus Map for an address to your building for grocery delivery, take out delivery, or taxi/ride share service. Any non-grocery packages or mail should go through the campus mail process.