Throughout Rutgers University – New Brunswick, you will find a wide range of spaces and tools to support your learning. Both individual and group spaces are available for reservation across the four New Brunswick campuses. There are also a variety of drop-in spaces that don’t require reservations, such as the student centers, libraries, computer labs, and Learning Centers.

Some spaces are designed with tools for specific experiential learning opportunities, such as maker spaces, labs, and the MSLC’s physics demonstration floor.

There are also a variety of tools available to students through the University. These range from specialized software to whiteboards to screen sharing for group work.

To learn more about the spaces and tools available to help you learn, focus, and collaborate, review the list of spaces and tools below or use the search bar to type in what you need. 

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Adobe Creative Cloud
Office of Information Technology

Access Adobe Creative Cloud products like Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, After Effects, and more through Rutgers. The Adobe apps can assist with photography, videos, web design, flyers and posters, and more.

Aira
Office of Disability Services

Rutgers University is proud to be an Aira Access Partner, providing free visual interpreting services throughout the Rutgers—New Brunswick campus. Any student, staff, faculty, or visitor can use Aira for free on a smartphone simply by downloading the Aira app and connecting with an agent.

Learn more about Aira on the Office of Disability Services website.

College Avenue/Honors College Maker Space
Honors College

A dedicated space for all Rutgers students interested in creating, building, tinkering, and designing. Used by faculty for teaching and brainstorming projects and prototypes, the Maker Space is open daily to all students and run by trained undergraduate staff. In addition to CAD computer work stations, the Maker Space features 3D printers, a spindle engraver, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, sewing machine station, and a full range of hand tools as well as electronics and microcontroller equipment.

Community and Collaborative Spaces
Student Centers and Activities

Each Student Center has a variety of community and collaborative spaces for students to gather, engage, and study in. All of our spaces have access to WiFi and electricity. Students can participate in a variety of activities in these spaces from connecting with friends, taking part in group study, or finding a corner to study alone.

Computer Buying Recommendations
Office of Information Technology

Learn more about computer options for Rutgers, including which systems meet the requirements needed for coursework and other university resources. Check with your school for any discipline-specific technology requirements, as some equipment may be provided to you. Recommended devices can also be purchased at the Rutgers kite+key Tech Store if needed.

Disability Services
Office of Disability Services (ODS)

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides academic accommodations and ensures access for students with disabilities. 

Our team provides the necessary tools, resources and support for individuals with disabilities to become responsible decision-makers and self-advocates in charge of their own future.

The Office of Disability Services at Rutgers works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff in order to provide guidance, support, resources, and academic accommodations to ensure equal opportunity and access.

Ultimately, our goal is to spread knowledge and awareness throughout the university and beyond to establish an inclusive community that values diversity, acceptance, and academic achievement.

Library Study Spaces - Access to Wireless
University Libraries

Need a place on campus to study or access to wireless?  Check out the schedule for the hours of the libraries.  While you are there, learn about the tools and resources, how to access materials and get assistance with research. 

LinkedIn Learning
Office of Information Technology

Are you interested in learning more about using applications like Excel or Photoshop. Do you want to improve your photography or start working with programming languages? Pick up new skills through video tutorials provided by LinkedIn Learning, which you can access for free with your Rutgers NetID.

myRutgers Dashboard
OIT

Visit your myRutgers dashboard to view personalized university information, grouped into intuitively-named widgets. This mobile-friendly portal allows you to view your grades and transcripts, register for courses, manage financial aid, access email and calendars, and view important alerts and reminders. Your dashboard includes links to forms and websites to assist you with getting information and performing tasks online.

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Office of Information Technology Computer Labs
Office of Information Technology

Are you looking for a Mac or a PC to work on an assignment? A spot to print a research paper? The OIT computing labs will help you get your work done in style. You can also access a variety of software, including Adobe Creative Cloud products, Microsoft Office applications, programming languages, and more.

Rutgers ID Card
One Stop Student Services Center

Whenever students are on campus, their Rutgers ID Card (RU ID) must be on their person and readily available. Generally, an RU ID provides access to services such as:  

  • Attendance verification  
  • Events  
  • Checkout privileges at Rutgers University libraries  
  • Computer labs and printing services  
  • Recreation centers  
  • Purchased meal plans and debit account options  
  • Assigned housing and other University building access  

To learn more about obtaining  a RU ID card, or to receive an ID card after uploading photo, please visit https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/iam/student-id

Please report lost RU ID Card to Identity and Access Management at iam@ipo.rutgers.edu.

 

 

Rutgers Makerspace
Division of Continuing Studies

The Livingston Makerspace is free to all current Rutgers faculty, staff, and students.  We offer a large variety of DIY equipment including 3D printers, electronics, framing, laser cutters/engravers, woodshop, textiles, and more! You can work on a class project, pursue your favorite hobby, or spark your entrepreneurial spirit.  Semester Hours: M-F 1pm-9pm and Winter Break / Summer Hours are M-F 12pm-5pm.  Stop in for a tour to learn more.   

RUWireless Secure
Office of Information Technology

RUWireless Secure is the secure wireless (Wi-FI) network available to the Rutgers community. You should connect to RUWireless Secure when you’re at university locations for complete, encrypted use of Wi-Fi at Rutgers.

Software Portal
Office of Information Technology

Rutgers provides access to Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, antivirus software, LinkedIn Learning, and a variety of specialized software needed for your studies. You can access many of these services for free or at a discounted rate as a member of the Rutgers community. Get started by logging in with your NetID.

Study & Meeting Spaces
Learning Centers

The Learning Centers offer a variety of spaces and technologies for students to use individually or with peers. These spaces range from open areas for studying, to small group meeting rooms with screen sharing technology, to large group meeting rooms with whiteboard walls. Visit our website for a list of spaces and technologies, and information about how to reserve them.

Study Spaces
Scheduling and Space Management

Looking for a place to study on campus or participate in an online course in-between classes ?  Do you need a projector or access to a chalkboard to work through a problem or idea with others?  Or are you only looking for a quiet place with WiFi?  Search for places based on your preferences, including campus, day of the week and time.

Tech Guides
Office of Information Technology

Learn about resources to help you stay connected, get free software, troubleshoot your devices, and much more. You can also find information on computer labs, where to get tech support, and opportunities for student employment in the Office of Information Technology.

Technology Help Desk
Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Whether you’re looking for help with your NetID, having issues with WiFi on campus, or trying to get started with services like Microsoft Office and Linkedin Learning, the university provides support for your Rutgers technology needs. Contact your local Office of Information Technology Help Desk.

Testing & Education Reference Center
Office of Career Exploration and Success

Testing & Education Reference Center, offered by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) and Rutgers Libraries, enables you to access practice materials for a wide variety of graduate school entrance examinations (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and MAT), as well as resources for researching and building your career.

Virtual Computer Labs
Office of Information Technology

Get remote access to computer lab software, whenever you want it by using the Rutgers virtual computer labs. Logging in to the service requires just your NetID and password, and it provides you with around the clock access to many programs available on Rutgers’ systems.