- Art Galleries and Museums
- Banking and Financial
- Dining and Shopping
- Facilities and Services
- Personal Health and Development
- Recreational and Cultural
Art Galleries and Museums
The Art Gallery at Zimmerli Museum is a great place to spend a lunch break, easy and free way to expose family to art and culture, weekend entertainment at special events and educational programs. Museum offers unique gift shop and cafe.
The Geology Museum is an interesting place to spend a lunch break, a chance to expose children to geology and anthropology, weekend entertainment at open houses, and special events. Employees can schedule group tours for their community organizations. Exhibits include a dinosaur trackway; a mastodon; an Egyptian mummy, and mineral exhibits. A gift shop provides unique shopping. Free admission.
Banking and Financial
Free Investing for Your Future Financial Planning home study course is available online. The course covers important investment principles and resources including financial worksheets and planning tools.
Rutgers Federal Credit Union (RFCU)
The Rutgers Federal Credit Union provides a variety of financial services including savings, checking and holiday accounts; auto and mortgage loans; home banking; Visa credit cards; debit cards and ATM cards; and financial counseling in convenient on-campus locations.
Dining and Shopping
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has developed a website to connect the Rutgers community to sources for institutional and personal technology purchases. The site contains links to online stores for vendors of Rutgers' most common computer technology, providing students, faculty, and staff with educational discounts and direct ordering capabilities. The website also links visitors to Kite+Key, the official Rutgers University technology store and authorized retailer for Apple, Dell, Lenovo and HP equipment.
Low-cost, nutritionally sound meals in numerous convenient on-campus locations. Employees can also take advantage of Dining Services staff talents and order cakes and/or catering for personal events at reasonable costs.
Employees have convenient access to high-quality, well-priced restaurant at the Rutgers Club. The club is a great location for entertaining business associates or friends and hosting special events. Rutgers employees interested in membership at the Rutgers Club can visit their website for additional information.
The Rutgers University Bookstores offer convenient locations for purchasing texts and other books, magazines, art and other supplies, clothing, and gifts. The following university bookstores offer employee discounts:
- Rutgers University Bookstore, New Brunswick Campus - 10 percent discount with Rutgers ID
- Rutgers University Bookstore, Newark Campus - 10 percent discount with Rutgers ID
Facilities and Services
The University Bus Service is free and convenient transportation, reduction of wear and tear on one’s automobile. For employees who can use mass transit and elimination of parking fees.
For more information including schedules visit their web site.
- Shuttle Bus Service - Newark 973-353-5478
- Bus Service - New Brunswick 848-932-7817
Employees can make low-cost arrangements for on-campus conferences, retreats, camps, and special events for their community, religious, sports, or other organizations during the summer months through Conference Services. Conferees are able to use all available Rutgers facilities: residence and dining halls, classrooms, recreational services, etc. Call 732-445-1004 or visit their web site.
The Kirkpatrick Chapel is a unique historic non-denominational chapel in convenient location available for weddings of any faith (including civil & interfaith), baptisms, concerts, programs and memorial services. Browse their web site for interior photographs of the Chapel. Special rates apply to memorial services only (please call for further details). For chapel availability and fees email Jonathan Coooper, Kirkpatrick Chapel Operations Manager, or call 848-932-7808.
The Libraries provide convenient and free access to one of the best academic research library systems in the country. Services include delivery of materials between Rutgers libraries and an interlibrary loan system for borrowing materials from libraries outside Rutgers, as well as reference assistance and library instruction. Access to electronic resources is available from off-campus via login with a Rutgers NetID and password.
Rutgers Off-Campus Housing Service
The Rutgers Off-Campus Housing Service offers informational, legal, and local resources to assist both landlords and tenants. The service also posts housing and roommate listings online. Posting a listing to the service is free to Rutgers faculty and staff members who use a Rutgers email address to post their listing. For more information, please call 732-445-5737 or email the Service.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Services
Employees have free in person or telephone access to experts in horticulture, home economics, nutrition, and health care to answer questions about gardening, lawn care, food safety, home environment, and pest control, etc. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Services (RCE) also provides free informational guides, assessment tools, online workshops, and Master Gardener services.
Rutgers Gardens & Log Cabin
Surrounded by woods in the botanical gardens on the Cook campus, the Rutgers Gardens/Log Cabin offers a covered pavilion near by the Rutgers Gardens. The 2014 rate for university employees and alumni is $965; the 2014 rate for a wedding ceremony or reception is $3075. Reservations can be made via email or by calling 732-932-8451.
Rutgers Student Life
The student centers, including the Busch Campus Center, Cook Campus Center, Douglass Campus Center, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers Student Center, and Student Activities Center can be used by Rutgers faculty and staff for personal events. Our recently renovated spaces are terrific for birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, family reunions, and much more. All facilities are available year round for a very reasonable price. Call 732-932-8821 or visit the reservation website for more information.
Personal Health and Development
Defensive Driving Course
By taking a Defensive Driving course, you may receive discounts on auto insurance, point reductions on driving records, improved driving habits and safety. Free workshops for all employees, low cost of $20 for family members, $15 eye test charge if test is required. You may also call 848-932-3020 to register.
- Daily Targum - The Daily Targum is a student-written and student-managed University newspaper. The Daily Targum is published Monday through Friday in New Brunswick, NJ, while classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters.
- Rutgers Focus highlights and promotes university community accomplishments, important programs and issues, and keeps faculty and staff informed of campus happenings. View the current issue online.
- Rutgers Magazine A general interest magazine that presents Rutgers as a thriving intellectual community while keeping alumni and other friends connected with news about classmates, articles on campus culture and contemporary issues, and stories of alumni, student, and faculty achievement. View the current issue online.
Mason Gross Extension Division
The Mason Gross Extension Division offers 10% discounts to Rutgers Faculty, staff & dependents towards classes offered during the academic year and summer. The Extension Division offers instruction for all ages in music, dance, visual arts and musical theatre. Private music lesson instruction and summer camps are excluded from this offer. For a listing of Extension Division programs and to register to participate, please visit the Mason Gross Extension Division website.
Learning and Development
University Human Resources Learning and Development (https://uhr.rutgers.edu/learning-and-development) offers free, convenient, and numerous open enrollment sessions, custom training programs, certificates, and extended learning series for all faculty and staff. Call 732-235-9500 or email HRTraining@ca.rutgers.edu.
For information on programs held on the Newark Campus call 973-353-5234.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
The Rutgers Faculty and Staff Assistance Program provides free confidential comprehensive counseling and referral services to university employees and their immediate families.
Regularly appointed faculty and staff may qualify for tuition remission for themselves and their dependent children as long as they meet certain conditions.
Discounts on tickets to a large variety of university Athletic Events and other events.
Film Co-Op/NJ Media Arts Center
Free and low cost opportunities to watch independently produced films and meet the filmmakers brought to you by the Film Co-Op/NJ Media Arts Center. Many choices are available each semester from old favorites such as Citizen Kane to the recently produced Chaos. Access their web site for details about the upcoming festival and summer scheduled of screenings.
Discounts on greens fees for 18-hole public golf course. For tee time information and reservations call 888-950-6728. You may call the Pro Shop at 732-445-2637.
Mason Gross Performing Arts Center
Discount tickets for the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center are available to Rutgers employees. For more information, including a calendar of concerts, dance and theater productions, and many free events call 732-932-7511 for tickets.
The Rutgers University theaters present various concerts, shows, and exhibitions. The theaters offer discounts on many of the performances to Rutgers employees and alumni and also host free events and performances.