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Live where you learn.

You can’t beat living on campus for a complete college experience. Residence life at Rutgers helps you grow as a person—and as a member of a wider community. The move from home life to "dorm life" can be huge, and Rutgers eases the transition with orientation programs and first-year student programs designed just for you. Making friends—and "learning the ropes" at Rutgers — can be a breeze when all your neighbors are newbies, too. As a first-year student, you have a choice of traditional reisdence halls or living-learning communities.

After your first year at Rutgers, your housing options are wide open. There are dozens across Rutgers’ three regional campuses. Traditional residence halls are still a great choice, but consider these as well:
  • special interest sections
  • cooperative living houses
  • on-campus suites and apartments
  • off-campus housing

Dorm Room Checklist
Move-in day made easy: pack small boxes, bring your own hand truck, keep the crew small, and be prepared to wait for parking spots and the elevator.

What to bring:
twin extra-long sheets and all bedding • pillows • robe • shower shoes • toiletries and tote • weather-appropriate clothing and outerwear • hair dryer • razor • umbrella • clothes hangers • laundry bag and detergent • over-the-counter and prescription medications • cups, plates, and flatware • alarm clock or radio • three-prong surge protector • computer and printer • cell phone and charger • trash bags • desk lamp • backpack • school supplies • calendar • storage containers • UL-listed extension cord (six feet or under)

What to coordinate with your roommate:
vacuum • iron and ironing board • television • stereo • DVD player • room decorations • broom and dustpan • cleaning supplies

What to leave at home:
candles and incense • space heaters and air conditioners • microwaves and refrigerators (your room comes with a microfridge) • flammable liquids • cooking devices • toasters and toaster ovens • hot plates • halogen torchiere lamps • pets

For more tips, details, and FAQs, check out:
Housing at Camden
Housing at Newark
Housing at New Brunswick