First-Year Graduate

Graduate students must be registered for classes to be eligible for an RUconnection card.

Graduate students have access to Rutgers University libraries, computer labs, recreation centers, RU Express accounts, and meal plans via their RUconnection card.

First-Year Graduate Student RUconnection cards may be obtained:

  • One week prior to the start of classes
  • At any RUconnection card office (no appointment necessary)
  • With a valid government-issued form of photo ID such as a driver's license or passport*
  • At no charge for the first issue of this card
  • The card will be issued immediately

Graduate Students in University Housing RUconnection cards may be obtained:
  • Immediately in office
  • With a form from the Graduate Housing Office
  • At any RUconnection card Office (no appointment necessary)
  • With a valid government-issued form of photo ID such as a driver's license or passport*
  • At no charge for the first issue of this card

*Photocopies will not be accepted

RUconnection Card

Housing Office Hours
8:30am to 5:00pm
Monday-Friday

RUconnection ID Card Office Locations
Busch Campus, Residence Life Office
581 Taylor Road
Phone: 848-445-2561

Cook/Douglass, Residence Life Office
PAL Building
Phone: 848-932-9363

Livingston Campus, Residence Life Office
Lynton Tower South
Phone: 848-445-4086

RU Express/Board Plan office
Regular Office Hours
8:00am to 8:00pm
Monday-Friday

Spring Recess Hours
8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday-Friday

Winter/Summer Break Hours
8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday-Friday

College Avenue Campus
102 Records Hall
Phone: 848/932-8041
Fax: 732/932-3915