Student Resources and Life

Student Transition to Newark

The Office of Housing & Residence Life provides information to students on on-campus housing.
Graduate student housing is available in 15 Washington Apartments.
15 Washington Apartments is an iconic Newark skyscraper, neo-classical building, built in 1929.  It served as the headquarters of the American Insurance Co. and later served as home to Rutgers School of Law in Newark.  In 2015. it will open as a newly converted university-affiliated high-end graduate and undergraduate apartments.  This will be the only university-affiliated housing for graduate students.
In 15 Washington Apartments, graduate students reside on the tower side of the building from the 3rd to the 13th floor of of the building.  Apartment styles range from Studios, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, and 4 bedrooms where each graduate student has his own bedroom and shares the common area with the number of roommates they would have depending on the apartment style. 15 Washington Apartments will include various study spaces, a small exercise room, and 24 hour security.

Below see the room rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please note, in the shared apartments, all housing charges listed are the costs billed per person, and all graduate students are assigned to their own private bedroom. Students who lease on a semester basis, rather than yearly, will be charged a $500 fee.

Apartment Type
Calendar Year Contract Cost Per Semester
Studio Apartment/1 Bath
Studio Plus Apartment/1 Bath
Two Bedroom / 1 Bath Apartment
Three Bedroom/ 1 Bath Apartment
Three Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment
Four Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment
Contact Information:
Phone: (973)353-1427
Fax: (973)353-5577

Student Facilities


Please visit Rutgers Newark Department of Transportation Services for information on parking and transportation services. Students are encouraged to download the Rutgers University mobile app for information on bus schedules. For those interested in utilizing Newark Transit, please visit the Newark Transit webpage.

Websites and Contact Information:
Rutgers Newark Department of Transportation Services

  • Website:
  • Location: Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102
  • Phone: 973-353-1839
  • Fax: 973-5873

Newark Transit

Health Services

The Rutgers University Student Health Service in Newark has the responsibility of keeping this campus healthy and safe. Board Certified Doctors and Nurse Practitioners as well as a Registered Nurse, Nutritionist, Pharmacists, Health Technicians and Health Educators, are available to serve the needs of the campus community.
RUHS-Newark is re-accreditated by the
Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare Centers (AAAHC) from April, 2016 to April 16, 2019. The summary report was glowing in every facet of our work. Accreditation by AAAHC is prestigious and requires exacting standards of excellence. Accreditation is not required, and less than 25% of American Universities achieve this status.
RUHS-Newark provides access within the Health Services facility for patients with mobility disabilities using wheelchairs, walkers, or crutches. RUHS-Newark provides a safe and welcoming environment regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, religion, country of origin, language, or immigration status.

Address: 249 University Ave. Blumenthal Hall Rm 104 Newark, NJ 07102

  • Phone: 973-353-5231
  • Fax: 973-353-1390

Pharmacy Phone: 973-353-5201
Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Hours of Operation and Closure

Student Health Services-Newark is open Monday to Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM. It is closed nights and weekends. It is also closed during University-scheduled holidays. Health Services is also affected by the Rutgers University Newark-campus closings, class cancellations, and delayed openings (e.g. weather emergencies). To make an appointment, please call 973-353-5231 or visit the office at 249 University Ave.

Blumenthal Hall Rm 104, Newark, NJ 07102
The Student Health Services provides Medical Care, Immunization, Women's Health, Men's Health, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Sexual Assault, Health Education and Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Smoking cessation Counseling. With a scheduled appointment, students get to see the clinician of their choice, with minimal waiting and sufficient time for a medical evaluation.
We encourage all students to make use of the health facility (please refer to our
Eligibility section regarding access). Visit our Student Health Insurance section to learn more about the current student health insurance plan.
Eligibility Section:
Student Health Insurance:

Walk-in Hours: Monday - Friday, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Walk-in is best used for cases of acute illnesses when an appointment has not been made in advance. These visits are allotted 15 minute segments and may require waiting time.   Patients are seen by whoever is on duty, on a first-come, first-served basis, unless there is an urgent need to see someone out of sequence.
To avoid waiting time or request your preferred provider, take advantage of our appointment scheduling. Appointments which are allotted time appropriately can often be scheduled within the same week. Same-day or next-day appointments are sometimes available.
Patients needing follow up care or refills of medications are best followed by their primary provider and should make a scheduled appointment.

24-hour Nurse Answering line: 866-221-9674
Need after hours medical advice? Call our 24-hour nurse answering line at 866-221-9674. They cannot prescribe medication or schedule appointments, but they can give you helpful advice regarding self-care and recommend urgent medical attention as needed. We receive a report regarding your transaction on the following workday, and urge you to return for follow up.

Emergency Care

Rutgers Newark Student Health Service is NOT an emergency room. Life-threatening emergencies are best handled at an emergency facility. Call 911 for emergency transport or go directly to a hospital emergency room.

Hospital and Emergency Rooms:

Locations and Contact Information for Hospitals and Emergency Rooms:
Saint Michael’s Medical Center
Address: 111 Central Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: 973-877-5000
University Hospital
Address: 150 Bergen Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103
Phone: 973-877-5000
Clara Maass Medical Center

Address: 1 Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, New Jersey 07109
Phone: 973-450-2000


Phone: 911
Some examples of emergencies include loss of consciousness, seizures, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart attack or stroke symptoms, sudden partial or complete blindness, inability to communicate clearly. Students presenting to the health center with an acute problem, needing immediate attention will be triaged, assessed and managed accordingly or transferred (usually via ambulance) to the nearest emergency room if necessary.

Dental and Vision Care
Student Health Services do not provide Dental or Vision services. Students can purchase the optional Dental and Vision insurance plans.
To avail the services of the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine please visit:

Dental Plan:
Vision Plan:

Psychological Services

Psychological and Psychiatric Services, as well as a comprehensive Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program are provided by the Rutgers University-Newark Counseling Center.

Counseling Center:

    Address: 249 University Ave, Blumenthal Hall Room 101, Newark, NJ 07102
    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday
    Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Late hours by appointment
    Phone: 973-353-5805
    Fax: 973-353-5802
    For Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance
    Phone: 973-353-1236
    On Campus Emergency:
    Phone: 973-353-5111 or 80

    Special Needs Services 

    The Office of Disability Services is dedicated to the philosophy that all Rutgers University students are assured equal opportunity, access and participation in the University’s courses, programs, activities, services and facilities.  We recognize that diverse abilities are a source of strength, empowerment, and enrichment for the entire university community and we are committed to the elimination of physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by promoting awareness and understanding throughout the university community.
    Contact Information for the Office of Disability Services:

    Allen Sheffield, Director
    Address: Robeson Campus Center, Suite 219 located on 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102
    Phone: 973-353-5375
    Fax: 973-353-5666
    Administrative Resources
    Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS)

    The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISS) assists over 1600 international students, scholars and their dependents in Rutgers University - Newark through the following services:
    • Orientation programs for new international students
    • Advising F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors on maintaining legal status
    • Maintaining accurate SEVIS records
    • Employment authorization
    • Liaison services with state/federal agencies
    • Cultural events
    • Referrals to other Rutgers offices
    • Consultation for University offices on immigration issues

    OISS Walk-In Hours:

    Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
    Friday: closed to Walk-ins
              175 University Avenue, Conklin Hall, Room 216, Newark, NJ 07102
    Contact Information:
              Phone: (973)353-1427
              Fax: (973)353-5577

    Emergency Preparedness 
    The internationally accredited Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide the university community with a full range of police and security services. RUPD maintains multiple fully staffed police headquarters.
    Contact Information

    For an Emergency (Police, Fire, Medical) Dial 9-1-1
    Emergency Numbers From a University Phone: Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

    Rutgers University Newark Police Department Website:
    Rutgers University Emergency Services:

    Non-Emergency Numbers

    • Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark: 973-972-4491
    • Rutgers University-Newark: 973-353-5111
    • Rutgers University-New Brunswick: 732-932-7211

    Get Emergency Alerts to Your Cell Phone
    During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, please visit to update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

    Locations and Contact Information for Hospitals and Emergency Rooms: 
    Saint Michael’s Medical Center

    Address: 111 Central Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102
    Phone: 973-877-5000
    University Hospital
    Address: 150 Bergen Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103
    Phone: 973-877-5000
    Clara Maass Medical Center
    Address: 1 Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, New Jersey 07109
    Phone: 973-450-2000

    On Campus

    Campus life in Newark is active and engaging.  In addition to the university wide events calendar, DGA has a robust schedule of events during the academic year. Students can also take part several DGA student organizations, including: Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society (SIR), the Student Association for Global Affairs (SAGA), and the DGA Newsletter Team.  

    DGA strives to make every student, faculty, and staff member feel welcome!  Along with SAGA, a number of social events are hosted each semester, including the Thanksgiving Potluck, the Winter Holiday Potluck, and the International Food Festival.  Additionally, SAGA hosts game nights and monthly off-campus social mixers at a restaurant within walking distance from campus.  Associate Director Natalie Jesionka also hosts several "Chat and Chai" events throughout the semester, in which she invites successful early career leaders in their respective fields to network with DGA students in a relaxed setting. 

    Additionally, students are able to cooperate with a variety of on-campus research centers such as DGA's own Center for the Study of Emergent Threats in the 21st Century, as well as Rutgers University's Center for Public Security and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights.  The interdisciplinary nature of the program offers students the ability to find a niche within the university that best fits their interests. 

    Follow Us!
    To get a glimpse of graduate student life in the Division of Global Affairs, please follow us across our social media platforms where we update daily. Graduate students frequently post pictures from social mixers, professional development events, and academic lectures on social media.

    DGA Facebook:
    SAGA Facebook:
    DGA Instagram:
    DGA Twitter:

    To learn more about Newark, where our graduate students frequently eat and study, and places to visit, please click on our Visit Us page.

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