Rutgers Opens $270 Million of Student Housing in Piscataway and Camden

by Katie Sloan

New Brunswick, N.J. — Construction is aimed at revitalizing two campuses.

The Livingston Apartments. Photo courtesy of Cameron Bowman/Rutgers University.New Brunswick, N.J.  — Rutgers University has opened a 1,500-bed apartment style complex on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway and a 12-story, 350-bed residence hall on the Rutgers-Camden Campus.

The Livingston Apartments for graduate and undergraduate students is part of Rutgers’ plans to expand the Livingston Campus. The three mid-rise buildings comprise 660,000 gross square feet. Most units have four bedrooms, two full baths and a common kitchen and living room. The $215 million project has retail on the street level and is walking distance to the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers Athletic Center and the site of future academic buildings.

At Rutgers-Camden, the new $55 million student housing facility is the first new student housing on campus since 1989. It was built by the Camden County Improvement Authority and is owned by Rutgers. The building features student-gathering spaces, a fitness center, mail room, business center with study space and a roof deck that is accessible from the residential tower.

A Barnes & Noble Superstore also opened in New Brunswick as well as the Lifelong Learning Center at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing. The building will allow Rutgers to expand its degree-completion programs for students from Atlantic, Cape May and surrounding counties in such popular disciplines as psychology, business, nursing and criminal justice, and also offer continuing education programs at that site. The $7.5 million facility has nine state-of-the-art “smart classrooms” and two distance-learning classrooms, as well as office, meeting and student lounge spaces.

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