Resources for Commuters

Here are your options for driving or taking mass transit to Rutgers University–Newark.

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Need Help Getting Around Campus?

View the Online Campus Map

Track your RU bus location using TransLoc

More on TransLoc

There are several ways to get access to the real-time information while on the go:

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.

NJ Transit Online Resources
Train Schedule  Bus Schedule Light Rail Schedule Transit Alerts Mobile App

NJ Transit 25% Student Discount Pass


RU-N Shuttles and Buses

Rutgers University–Newark provides a number of shuttles and buses for students:

Track your RU bus location using TransLoc

Campus Connect Route Schedule Route Map
Campus Connect Express Route Schedule Route Map
Newark Penn Station Local Route Schedule Route Map
Newark Penn Station Express Route Schedule Route Map
Kearny  Route Schedule Route Map
Newark Penn Station Midnight Express Security Shuttle Route Schedule Route Map
"Run Run"  Route Schedule Route Map
"Run Run Express"  Route Schedule Route Map
 For More Information on Newark Transit


Parking E-Permit

Students can register their vehicle under the Parking E-Permit System. Parking permissions are now being tracked based on license plates. 

Parking permission can be purchased online (credit or debit) or in person (cash, check, RU Express) at the Department of Transportation Services

Register a New Vehicle or License Plate 

Purchase Parking E-Permit


Annual Student Parking Permit Costs for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall and Spring registration for all E-Permit options expires on August 31

Premium Deck E-Permit                                         (Limited amount)

6:00am - 2:00am

  • Deck 1 
  • Deck 2
In the event that e-permits are sold out, log in to your parking account to sign up for the waitlist for any future availability.
Surface Lot                E-Permit

6:00am - 2:00am 

  • Eagle West lot 509B
  • New St. Lot
  • Norfolk Deck

4:00pm - 12:00am M-F + All day weekends 

  • Essex Lot 506
  • Eagle East Lot 509A
  • Deck 2
Housing Resident      E-Permit

24-hour parking

  • Deck 1 
  • Deck 2


RU-N Parking Permission Options
Commuter Surface Premium Commuter Parking  Prepaid Resident Parking Lots


Student Parking Locations

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

Student Lot/Garage Location
Deck 1 200 University Avenue
Deck 2 166 Washington Street
Eagle East Lot 509A​ Orange and [East Side] Eagle Street (closest lot to the business school)
Eagle West Lot 509B On Orange St. between Burnett St. and Eagle St. - 10 Burnett St.
Essex Lot 506 Behind 1 Washington Park Building 
New St. Lot  272 New Street (between Lock St. and Wilsey St.)
Norfolk Deck  255 Norfolk St. (take Campus Connect or Penn Station bus)


Parking Citations

You may receive citations for parking in non-approved locations. The new virtual parking pass system is paperless; communications about parking violations will now be sent via email. 

Pay Parking Citation Online


Student Commuter Reward Program

Use mass transit and recieve up to a $50 gift card*


Any enrolled Rutgers University-Newark student using mass transit through NJT, SEPTA; PATCO, and PATH, for transportation to/from class.


September through May


  • Partcipants must not purchase a Rutgers University parking permit.
  • Original transit pass, receipt, and Rutgers ID Card must be submitted through the App.
  • Gift cards are for kite+key in any denomination* or Barnes & Noble issued in $50 increments. 

How to redeem

Step 1: Download the kite+key smartphone app for iOS or Android.


Step 2: After creating an account select the Commuter Rewards button and each month submit photos of your transit passes and RUID to redeem your gift cards.

Commuter Reward FAQ

Still have questions about the new parking e-permit system? 

What has changed with the new Parking E-PERMIT System?
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What has NOT changed with the new Parking E-Permit System?
Will I get a hangtag or sticker?
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You will no longer receive a hang tag or sticker. Vehicles are identified by license plate number.  

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Can I add multiple vehicles to my parking permission?
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Yes, you can add multiple vehicles to your permission. However, only one vehicle can be on campus at a time. 

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I just purchased a new vehicle with temporary tags. Do I need to register it?
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Yes; please register all vehicles as soon as you purchase them. Once the permanent plates are received, revisit the portal and enter your new plates. Make sure your license plate is entered correctly; one letter or number off will result in e-citations.  

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I see a lot of reserved spaces available, am I able to park there?
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No. Reserved spaces are designated for specific individuals within the university. 

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I received an e-citation and I do not believe I deserved it. How can I dispute it?
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You may log-on to your parking portal and appeal the e-citation. Please give time for a response. You will be notified of decision via email.

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I have a rental vehicle for the week, what do I do about parking?
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  • You must go to the portal and register the license plate with the university before parking the rental vehicle in any of the lots.  
  • It is important to register your license plate correctly; one letter or number off will result in e-citations.
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Do I need to purchase permission to park if I only plan to park on campus at night and on the weekends?
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  •  Yes. Any vehicle parking on university property must purchase permission to park.  
  • Night only permission is available for students on some campuses.
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Can I pay for my parking permission with financial aid?
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No, we do not bill financial aid for your parking. 

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Can you add my parking to my term bill?
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No, we are not able to add any parking fees to your term bill. 

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I am living off campus, but do not have a place to park my vehicle. Am I eligible for a resident parking permission?
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  • No. Only students who live in a Rutgers residence building are allowed to purchase a resident parking permission.
  • Please visit your city’s Parking Authority to find options for street parking near your off-campus home.  
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I paid my e-citation online. When will the hold be removed from my account?
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Holds are automatically removed within 48 business hours of the payment.  

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I am a student bringing my vehicle on campus only for a day or a few days. Can I purchase daily parking permission?
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  • Students can purchase limited number of parking permissions for $5.00 (plus tax) a day for a maximum of 5 consecutive days.
  • You cannot exceed more than 3 permissions a semester.  
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How can I purchase parking permission for my guest who is visiting me?

Key Contacts

Blumenthal HallRoom 105
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102-1808

Bus Info 848.932.7817
Fax Line 973.353.5873
Rutgers Newark office 973.353.1839
RBHS Newark office 973.972.5489
Rutgers New Brunswick office 848.932.7744

General email:
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