Commuter Transit and Parking

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Learn about mass transportation and parking options at Rutgers University–Newark.

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Mass Transportation

We encourage the use of mass transit, especially since Rutgers University–Newark is only a few blocks from Newark Penn Station. You can also commute to campus via bus and light rail. Visit NJ Transit online to access information about the train, bus, light rail, and related apps:

Note: As a Rutgers University student, you can receive a 25 percent discount from NJ Transit.


Shuttles and Buses

Rutgers University–Newark provides a number of shuttles and buses for students. Shuttle and bus options include:

  • Campus Connect
  • Newark Penn Station
  • Newark Penn Station Express
  • Kearny Route
  • Newark Penn Station Midnight Express
  • The "Run Run" Route

For more information about these shuttle and bus services, visit the Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services.

Parking and Permits

Note: Fall 2018 Parking Permits are not yet available for puchase.  We will announce it on our home page once it's available. 

To park on campus, you must purchase a student parking permit. You can purchase parking permits online or in person at the Department of Transportation Services, which is located at

249 University Avenue
Blumenthal Hall, Suite 105
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Note: Commuter and residential students have differing parking permits.

Annual Student Parking Permit Costs for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Student Premium Permits Deck 1 & 2 $600
Student Permits Surface Lots
After 4pm can be used in
Deck 2 & Essex Lot
Resident Student Permits
(Juniors and Seniors ONLY)
Deck 1 & 2 $1130

Parking Permit Options

Summer/Winter Parking Permit

Summer/winter session permits are available for purchase. Learn more about purchasing a summer/winter permit.

Student Parking Locations

Note: You must have a valid parking permit to be able to park in these lots.

Student Lot/Garage


Deck 1

Located at 200 University Avenue

Deck 2

Located at 166 Washington Street

509/Eagle West

Located at Orange and [West side] Eagle Street (closest lot to the business school)

506/Essex Lot

Located at Essex Street (Students with Newark Commuter Surface Lot permit are allowed to park here from 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight Monday through Friday and all day weekends, 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight).

New Street (NEW surface lot)

Located at 272 New Street (between Lock Street and Wilsey Street).

Parking Citations

You may receive citations for parking in non-approved locations. If you receive a citation, you can pay the citation online.

RU-N Student Commuter Awards Program

Students who forego purchasing a Rutgers parking permit and purchase monthly passes from NJ Transit or PATH to commute to/from Rutgers-Newark will earn a reward that can be redeemed from the Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University – Newark, Kite + Key Rutgers Tech Store, or Starbucks for up to $50 monthly. Details about participating in this rewards program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pop Up Events

Students can visit a Parking pop-up event at Rutgers University-Newark to obtain a free pass for one ride on NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail.

There are no pop up events currently available.

Key Contacts

  • Or by appointment:
    55 Paul Robeson Boulevard
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Event email: