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What is there to do at Rutgers?

There are so many options of things to do and ways to get involved on campus and in the nearby area! Below is just a sampling of all the area has to offer.

(Note that some activities are suspended
due to COVID-19 safety). 

On campus:

Rutgers Cinema

Sporting events

Visit the Ecological Preserve

See more activities here

New Brunswick:

Zimmerli Art Museum

Rutgers Gardens

State Theatre

Crossroads Theatre Company

George Street Playhouse

Comedy Shows

Grad student favorites:

Weekly trivia at Skylark Diner

New Brunswick Restaurant Week

Weekly hangouts of favorite TV shows 

Costume parties

Karaoke nights
Special outings to a local Spa

Writing + Pizza days

Hiking in the many nearby state parks

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Rutgers is close to everything

Rutgers is located 60 minutes from NYC, 75 minutes from Philadelphia, and within an hour to beautiful beaches ("the shore"). There are also lots of local towns and hotspots (Asbury Park, Princeton, Morristown, Somerville, Summit, and more). This means there is no shortage of local adventures for you to explore!


Where do students live?

While most graduate students live in the nearby area (e.g., Highland Park, New Brunswick, Piscataway, Somerville, Metuchen), some students opt to live closer to their clinical practicum in NYC or Philly in their 4th or 5th years.

A Snapshot of Grad Student Life at Rutgers

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