Life On Campus

Feel right at home on the welcoming Rutgers–Camden campus. You’ll find us at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, just across the river from Philadelphia and easily accessible from points near and far. Comfortable (combining green space with urban convenience) and compact (everything’s within a 10-minute walk), the Rutgers–Camden Campus is a great place to pursue your studies—and all the rewards of college life.

Student organizations, recreational facilities, a busy campus center, NCAA athletics—there’s no end to the action. Students, both commuters and campus residents, are deeply engaged in community service in our local neighborhoods. And our impressive arts programming draws visitors from across the region, making for an even livelier campus community.

Anchored in city living, alive with community spirit, Rutgers–Camden delivers both the wide opportunities of a cosmopolitan, urban location and the close connections of a friendly, supportive campus.

Convenient, central, accessible—our prime South Jersey location puts you right in the heart of the Northeast metro corridor. Cross the bridge to Philly or hop a train to New York or Washington DC. Plus major highways and public transportation get you here from anywhere in the greater Philadelphia region. It’s that easy!
We keep you busy! From the organized (student groups and scheduled events) to the spontaneous (playing pool in the Campus Center or sipping lattes on the lawn), we pack tons of fun onto our 1.5-square-mile campus. Discover:
  • 75+ student groups, from anime to moot court
  • full calendar of concerts, exhibits, performances, lectures, and more
  • Greek organizations, from traditional to cultural and service
  • on-campus arts center, community park, ball fields, and more
Get in the game—on the field, at the gym, or in the stands. There’s plenty to cheer about at Rutgers–Camden, from Scarlet Raptor sports to top-of-the-line recreational facilities and programs. Check out the action:
  • 18 men’s and women’s NCAA athletics teams
  • newly renovated, 75,000-square-foot athletic and fitness center
  • fitness classes, intramural sports, and club sports
  • athletic training and health services
Rest, refresh, and refuel—whether you live on campus or commute to class. At Rutgers–Camden, options for living, eating, and lounging abound. From campus hotspots to nearby neighborhoods, let us show you around.
Become immersed in arts and culture on our friendly campus this fall. The beginning of the school year brings new opportunities to see live theater, hear musical performances, view art in our gallery, and so much more. Children and adults of all ages can participate in a range of invigorating cultural offerings on campus.

Campus Safety

Your safety is our first concern. Rutgers–Camden has a strong safety record and a secure, comfortable campus on the Camden Waterfront, a destination attracting 3 million visitors a year. Our security network starts with the uniformed officers of our commissioned police department, at your service and on patrol 24/7.