Tired? Hungry? Refresh and refuel on the Rutgers–Camden campus, where residents and commuters alike agree: It sure feels good to be home.


Our campus is your community. Whether you choose to live here or commute here, we want to make sure you feel at home at Rutgers–Camden.

On-Campus Housing
Students who live and learn at Rutgers–Camden enjoy the convenience of campus living—short strolls, reserved parking, and between-class catnaps—and the camaraderie of their fellow residents. Our on-campus residence complex, with wired and wireless access and many amenities, is safe, secure, and less than a 10-minute walk to any campus building. Housing options include: 

  • The Tower, a 10-story building with suite-style residences reserved for undergraduates.
  • The Apartments, a six-story facility that provides apartment living to graduate, law, and upper-class undergraduate students.
  • 330 Cooper Street, a 12-story facility offering state-of-the-art apartment-style living for graduate students, opened in August 2012.

Off-Campus Housing
Prefer to live on your own? Camden and the surrounding region offer many lifestyle options: local neighborhoods, old-fashioned small towns, close and convenient suburbs, and the fifth-largest city in the nation. The hardest part might be choosing among them. Here’s a sampling of popular choices.

  • The Cooper Grant neighborhood, adjacent to campus along the Camden Waterfront, is a culturally diverse, civically active, and architecturally rich historic district.
  • Philadelphia, with its wealth of neighborhoods and housing options, delivers cosmopolitan living and a quick commute by rail, car, or ferry.
  • Collingswood, minutes away in New Jersey, attracts students and professionals with its walkable downtown, eclectic restaurant scene, and lively arts community.


Big meal or light snack? Cold drink or hot beverage? Sit and linger or dine and dash? You’ve got dining options at Rutgers–Camden. Whether you’re a resident with a meal plan or a commuter on the go, find the food you favor at these campus spots and nearby eateries.

  • The Campus Center features a full-service dining hall for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks—and even take-out service.
  • Starbucks Coffee, also in the Campus Center, is indispensable for morning eye-openers and afternoon pick-me-ups.
  • The Bridge Café, located in the law school building, serves up soup, sandwiches, snacks, and drinks.
  • The Corner C Store in the Campus Center offers great grab-and-go options when you’re on the run.

Neighborhood options range from Asian-American cuisine to New York-style pizza to traditional pub fare—all within walking distance. Never go hungry. Not when there’s RU Express, which turns your Rutgers ID card into a debit card for worry-free, cash-free dining at on- and off-campus locations.

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.


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