To maximize your experiences in and out of the classroom, it is important to feel a sense of belonging in your surroundings. Rutgers builds that sense of belonging not just through relationships and opportunities, but within the physical spaces around campus as well. From creating community within our student centers and cultural centers, to instilling habits of wellness in our recreation centers, to ensuring safe, private, and respectful spaces for prayer or meditation in our private spaces, there is a place on campus for whatever you may need.

Looking for a place to create and innovate? Need a quiet place to study? Searching for a cultural or religious space to be surrounded by people with whom you identify and connect? Want a place to dine, gather, have meetings, hold programs? Need a place just to relax and have some fun? Your physical comfort and sense of belonging contribute to your overall success. 

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Asian American Cultural Center
Asian American Cultural Center

The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all students at Rutgers University by providing cultural, social, and educational programs and initiatives focusing on issues relevant to the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community. We envision a vibrant community of students committed to learning, preserving, and embracing the unique histories, traditions, cultural identities, and experiences of the APIDA diaspora at Rutgers and the community at large. The center provides a supportive environment for all students, encouraging academic and professional excellence through internship opportunities, peer-to-peer mentorship, leadership and professional development, and exploration of identity.

Collaborative or Quiet Study Lounges
Student Centers and Activities

Across New Brunswick’s five campuses, our six Student Centers each offer a place for you to meet with friends, or to study quietly individually. No matter what kind of environment you are looking for, you’ll find the perfect space for you. Learn more about our Student Centers.

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.

Commuter Resources
Student Centers and Activities

Rutgers offers events and amenities for commuter students. Each Student Center has lounges and microwaves. In the Busch and Douglass Centers, there are designated commuter lounges to relax in and meet other students, while enjoying amenities including a refrigerator (Busch) and kitchen (Douglass). Commuter lockers can be found at the College Ave Student Center, Douglass Student Center, and Livingston Student Center. Students are able to store items for a few hours or for the entire day based on their schedules and needs. Lockers are free of charge and come in various sizes for ease and convenience. 

Commuter students are invited to attend welcome events and other opportunities throughout the year to connect with other students. In addition, the Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA) is an inclusive student organization whose primary role is to serve commuter students’ needs and interests while building a community on campus. RCSA promotes engagement through programming and advocacy. Email: information.rcsa@gmail.com

Faith & Spirituality Resources
Off-Campus Living & Community Initiatives

Students of all religions are welcome at Rutgers. As a public university, Rutgers is dedicated to supporting an inclusive community, where freedom of religious expression is protected and encouraged. Our campus is home to students of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and Humanist faiths, as well as many other traditions and backgrounds.

Rutgers supports an open forum for religion & spirituality through:

• more than 40 student organizations dedicated to faith-based/religious-cultural interests

• more than 25 chaplaincies serving students’ spiritual needs

• a Multifaith Council that promotes an inclusive atmosphere for the pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths

Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Spaces
Off-Campus Living & Community Initiatives

Students of all religions are welcome at Rutgers University. As a public university, Rutgers is dedicated to supporting an inclusive community, where freedom of religious expression is protected and encouraged. Our campus is home to students of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and many other faiths and traditions. The University provides space on campus to allow students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in prayer, reflection, and meditation activities that promote health and wellness.

 

For questions or concerns, please visit http://Bit.ly/rufaith or the information desk in the associated facility. If not available, direct questions to 848-932-5500.

Latinx Student Cultural Engagement & Resources
Center for Latino Arts and Culture

The Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) is a student-centered, inclusive community where students can better integrate experiential, academic and service learning about Latinx/a/o arts and culture in order to become strong leaders and responsible global citizens.

The Center works to create a welcoming, supportive environment that values intersectionality and social justice. We advocate for the wellbeing of our students and work to create effective access to University services and resources.

Through dynamic collaboration with other academic and student affairs units, the CLAC will work to enhance Latino student recruitment, retention, and successful graduation at Rutgers University.

 

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. 

Nursing Rooms
Student Centers and Activities

Livingston Student Center and Douglass Student Center have dedicated nursing rooms for the Rutgers Community. The Nursing Room at the Livingston Student Center is located in the Livingston Space, and you can gain access to the Nursing Room at Douglass by visiting the Welcome Desk.

On Campus Hotel
Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center

Nestled on 21 wooded acres, in the heart of the campus, the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center blends tranquility with bustling energy of campus life.  The Inn is located on the Cook/Douglass campus. The Inn is open to the public AND to Rutgers faculty, staff and students.  Reservations can be made directly at our website. The Inn is open for the entire year, only closing between for a week between December and January.

Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate students are also invited to submit an application to become a Residence Coordinator with the Inn.  Residence Coordinators provide support services to overnight guests, conference attendees and meeting organizers. Stationed at the front reception desk, Residence Coordinators interact directly with guests from around the world, ensuring a high level of assistance and attention.  Coordinators are provided with FREE housing and a meal plan during the academic semester.  Summer employment includes an hourly rate and FREE housing.

Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Paul Robeson Cultural Center

At the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, we are committed to reflecting on the experiences of historically underrepresented students, with an emphasis of the African diaspora, to help one another process, navigate, heal and advance within society and the university community. The PRCC fosters a community where all students, especially students of the African-American diaspora, participate in guided educational discourse, leadership development, and out-of-the-classroom engagement that cultivates meaningful experiences, fosters positive relationships, and facilitates inclusive spaces where individuals are able to be their authentic self. The center provides a welcoming atmosphere for studying in our computer lab, space for a quiet lunch, or hanging out with friends in our lounge area.

Pianos
Student Centers and Activities

Each of the six Student Centers (Busch, College Avenue, Cook, Douglass, Livingston and the SAC)  has a piano for student use. Please visit the Information Desk for the location and additional details.

Recreation Facilities
Rutgers Recreation

Rutgers Recreation Proudly Supports The Health & Well-Being of Its Students-

Do What Moves U

Our Mission

To enhance the mind, body, and spirit of students and other eligible individuals by providing programs, services, and facilities to meet the physical, social, recreational, and educational needs of the campus community.

Rutgers Recreation Offers*
  • 4 large recreation centers (one on each campus), one free standing fitness center and  20 acres of outdoor space, an Olympic size pool with a diving tower, an 80 foot climbing wall, a ropes challenge course, a large picnic pavilion and a roller hockey rink.
  • Fitness and wellness classes each week, personal & small group training, and massage therapy.
  • Outdoor Trips, swimming and SCUBA lessons, and certification opportunities.
  • 57 club sports and a top 50 intramural program
  • Exciting yearly events, including the Big Chill, the largest 5k run/walk in New Jersey.

*Programs may be limited. Please check back for availability.

To view our facility schedule, click here.

Please download our app, RURec2Go to view schedule, facility hours and more!

Recreational Game Room
Student Centers and Activities

The Rutgers Zone is your one-stop shop for entertainment, great food, and Scarlet Knight pride.  Located in the Livingston Student Center, the Rutgers Zone provides a place to kick back, hang out with friends, watch your favorite teams, grab a snack between classes, or host your recruitment, celebration, or special event. 

Rutgers Esports Center
Student Centers and Activities

The Rutgers Esports Center is the physical home of Rutgers’ online gaming community. Located in the Busch Student Center, it is a place where gamers from around Rutgers University – both competitive and casual – can come together.

Learn more about the Esports Center - including hours and games - by visiting https://sca.rutgers.edu/student-centers/esports-center.

 

Rutgers Makerspace
Division of Continuing Studies

The Rutgers Makerspace is a collaborative workspace designed for students, faculty, and staff from all academic disciplines who love to learn, design, and create. We provide the tools, workspace, and training to enable you to design and create whatever you can dream up. Using our machines is free, although there is a charge for any materials/consumables that we provide.

The Rutgers Makerspace provides resources, both physical and educational, for users to learn and develop a vast variety of making skills, including 3D Printing and Design, Digital Fabrication and Manufacturing, and more traditional making methods like woodworking and sewing. The Makerspace also serves as a resource to incorporate experiential learning and making elements into existing curriculum across the University.

Social Justice Education & LGBTQIA+ Resources
Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities (SJE)

Vision: We envision a Rutgers University where people of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the community, and where equitable treatment and outcomes prevail.

Mission: SJE promotes a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, with a focus on gender and sexuality, while promoting both social and educational opportunities for leadership, identity, and social justice advocacy development. With a critical understanding of multiple identities and connected systems of oppression, SJE works collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community members to develop relevant initiatives and policies that center on diversity, inclusion, and intersections of identity.

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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.

The Hatchery Innovation Studio
Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy

The Hatchery Innovation Studio is an innovation and creation space located on the basement level of Alexander Library. It includes a range of flexible, collaborative spaces for students to work on projects, practice pitches, and explore the design and entrepreneurship ecosystems at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.