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

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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

Parking E-Permit

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

The student parking rates have been established for Fall 2020. To learn more, please visit the Department of Transportation Services website

More on Fall 2020 Parking Pass


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

Any currently enrolled Rutgers University-Newark (excluding Newark RBHS) or Rutgers University-Camden student using mass transit through NJT, SEPTA, PATCO, and PATH, for transportation to/from class.

More on Commuter Reward Program

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

Will I get a hangtag or sticker?
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You will not be receiving 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

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