Residence life does not simply mean living on campus. It refers to a comprehensive program that students experience while living on campus. It includes student learning and development through student-centered programs which encourage critical thinking, ethical responsibility, academic excellence, and more.
A living-learning community is a self-selected group of students who share similar academic, cultural or language interests and explore them together in common courses and out of classroom activities. Living-learning communities have the added benefit of being on the same floor with community members. Benefits include:
- Helps to make Rutgers a smaller campus to manage and provides a smooth and easy transition to Rutgers
- Provides the opportunity to live and learn with students who have similar interests
- Builds a supportive network of fellow first-year students, peer mentors, peer instructors, professors and staff
The term most frequently associated with on-campus housing
Students can choose to live in a single or double room with a communal bathroom. A single room is a private room for one student and a double room is a shared room for two students.
Apartment-style residence halls on Cook/Douglass Campus have a suite with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room. A bedroom is shared by two students.
Low-rise apartments surrounded by lawns, trees, and gardens
Academic Year Housing
Student housing (residence hall) with a 9-month contract (from September to May)