New & Prospective Students


Are you going to be attending college in the fall?
Is being involved in the Jewish community at your school important to you?
If so, click here for the Jewish College Bound website and tell us a little bit about yourself.
Just fill out one simple form and your local Hillel will contact you with more information about how to get involved!  

For more information, contact
 For information regarding admissions to Rutgers, check out the University’s website.

Campus Tours

When you come for a tour, be sure to check out our new home at 70 College Avenue. If you’d like to learn more about Jewish life on campus, we would love to meet with you. To ensure we are available when you visit Rutgers, please schedule an appointment with one of our staff members by contacting

Rutgers Hillel is located in New Brunswick, on the College Avenue Campus. The best way to get to know Rutgers is to tour our campuses live and in person. Individuals can register with our Offices of Admissions to join a scheduled tour.

If you are coming with a large group, you can arrange for a special group tour. Many admissions tours are led by Rutgers Scarlet Ambassadors, current students who really know Rutgers.

View the different available tours here.

Food at Hillel


Rutgers Hillel offers a FREE, kosher-catered Shabbat dinner every Friday night!


Where does the food come from?

Shabbat meals are catered by our in-house caterer – Scarlet Pomegranate/College Ave Cafe. 

Who gives the rabbinic approval?

Scarlet Pomegranate and College Ave Cafe are under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. 

If I have any questions about Kosher food on campus, where can I go?

Rav Avi Schwartz at Hillel will answer any questions that you may have.

Is there a vegetarian option?
Is there a gluten free option at Shabbat dinner every week?

 The Chabad House at Rutgers also provides daily Kosher meals, available individually (pay at the door) or as part of a meal plan.

Located in Rutgers Hillel building is a Kosher, dairy cafe – right on College Avenue! Check out the menu here:


Off Campus Housing:

Rutgers University Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships
 is here to help students interested in living off campus by providing online resources and educational programming. They provide tips and information about off-campus living including understanding leases, security deposits, and rental responsibilities. Rutgers University Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships provides an online listing of rental properties submitted by local, private landlords and apartment complexes. This resource is helpful for tenants searching for off-campus housing to connect with landlords who are interested in renting their residences to the Rutgers community.
For more information, see the Rutgers Off Campus website at

On Campus Housing:

Rutgers has many dorm buildings available to students, and will also provide “Shabbat Keys” to those students who need them. Information about housing will be available to students upon admission to Rutgers.

If you want to request College Ave housing for religious reasons, there is a place on the enrollment pathway to list “special needs.” This can be used to be used to explain a disability, or any other “special need.” In this case, please explain that you are requesting to live on the College Avenue Campus for religious reasons.

For information about housing options close to the campus Jewish community or for help finding a roommate, please email