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Rutgers SGS Newark Health Science Campus

Student Life

SGS is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). We are located in Newark, NJ, but our students have access to services across multiple Rutgers campuses.

The text under each service related to student life will help you navigate the websites so you may be able to access services specific to Newark RBHS students.

Rutgers Global

Rutgers Global is the university-wide unit of Rutgers University committed to leading, developing, and promoting international initiatives and education. The contact person for Masters and Ph.D. students on the Newark Health Science Campus is Stephanie Otte, Senior Coordinator, RBHS International Services, 65 Bergen Street, Room GA-7, Newark, NJ 07107. p. 973-972-6138  f. 973-972-8260.

New Mothers Room 

The lactation lounge is a comfortable space for new mothers. It is located on G-level of the Medical Science Building (MSB G649). The room contains lockers and a refrigerator. Access to the room is limited. For access, SGS Newark-RBHS students and NJMS postdoctoral researchers can contact Dr. Ellen Townes-Anderson at


Rutgers Newark Transit provides bus and shuttle services to all students, faculty, and staff on the Newark Health Science Campus. All key services have a stop at the Medical Science Building on the Newark Health Science Campus. Visit the Rutgers Newark Transit website for route maps and schedule.

NJ Transit Monthly Pass

Full-time Rutgers University students can receive 25% discount on the NJ transit monthly pass. Please visit the NJ transit website to read more and enroll.


Students commuting to the Newark Health Science Campus as well as students living in the 180 West Market Street Student Housing typically park in the Norfolk Parking Deck. For up to date information regarding parking fees and to buy parking permits, please go to the RU DOTS website and scroll down to the blue drop down menu titled RBHS Student Parking Permission Process. Students visiting the campus can park in the small parking lot in front of the Medical Science Building on 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NK.

Public Safety

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) operates multiple fully staffed police headquarters—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The non-emergency contact number for students on our campus is 973-972-4491. RUPD also provides Public Safety Escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. This service cannot be reserved in-advance. The public safety escorts provide primarily walking escort to vehicles, campus residence, or the University's mass transit system. To request a public safety escort, call 732-932-7211 and the RUPD Communication and Dispatch Center will send a public safety representative to escort you.

Emergency Notification System (ENS)

ENS is used at Rutgers University to send emergency text messages to alert subscribed users on their cell phones during situations of emergency as deemed by Public Safety. To learn more and subscribe, please visit the ENS website.


Students become eligible for Rutgers student housing only after they accept the offer of admission. Housing information is communicated to students through their official SGS-Newark email address. Students must activate their email address. The 180 West Market Street is the student housing for graduate students (Masters and Ph.D.), dental students, and medical students. More information regarding 180 West Market Street and other housing in and around Newark is available here.

RBHS Food Pantry at Newark Health Sciences

Established in fall 2021, the food pantry is located at Stanley S. Bergen Building (SSB), GB03, 65 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ. Students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID are invited to pick up pre-packed bags of shelf-stable groceries each week. For hours and regular updates, please visit the website.

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