Rutgers University-Newark’s roots date back to 1908, when the New Jersey Law School first opened its doors. That law school, along with four other educational institutions in Newark: Dana College, the Newark Institute of Arts & Sciences, the Seth Boyden School of Business, and the Mercer Beasley School of Law - formed a series of alliances over the years. A final merger in 1936 resulted in the establishment of the University of Newark.
This is Rutgers University-Newark: Undergraduate, graduate and professional studies in the arts and humanities, life and physical sciences, business, social sciences, law, public affairs and criminal justice.
At Rutgers University-Newark, we have a variety of centers and institutes, as well as academic departments, that help create new knowledge in a broad range of academic disciplines, provide top-quality education to our students, and share academic and intellectual resources with the citizens of New Jersey and beyond.
The mission of the Office of University-Community Partnerships is to serve as the nexus that connects Rutgers University–Newark students, faculty and staff to expand, create and promote reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships that support and align with the university’s strategic engagement priorities.
First year undergraduate students and some newly admitted transfer students are typically assigned to Woodward Hall. These suite style accommodations are fully furnished non-cooking units with 3 double bedrooms, a living room, bathroom, and vanity area. Attached to Woodward Hall is Stonsby Commons, the main dining eatery for Woodward Hall residents.
Graduate student housing at 15 Washington Street Apartments includes the following apartment style units:
John Cotton Dana Library (185 University Ave.) is the main library resource on campus, offering 600,000 books, bound periodicals and government publications, 600,000 items in micro-format, and 15,000 audiovisual items. As part of the Rutgers University Libraries, Dana Library has access to several thousand electronic journals in all academic disciplines.
Maintaining and improving health and wellness is important for every individual in the university community – students as well as members of our faculty and staff. Rutgers University-Newark offers many services that address health and wellness, and everyone in our academic community is encouraged to use these resources.
Thirty-one buildings, 38 acres of beautifully landscaped open spaces with an urban vibe, and nearly 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, in the heart of the downtown of New Jersey's largest city. Rutgers University-Newark is all that as well as computer and science labs, smart classrooms, moot courtrooms, libraries, recreational facilities, residence halls, dining rooms, snack bars, and more. Thirty-one buildings seem like a lot; here’s a guide to what’s where.
The Paul Robeson Campus Center fosters holistic student development and provides quality services and conference experiences to both the campus and greater Newark. In all of our efforts we provide a place where people meet on a common ground to share their abilities, ideas, talents and interests as part of a global society.
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