From New Jersey Turnpike (North or South): Turn off at Exit 9, bear right after the tollbooths and follow signs for "Route 18 North - New Brunswick." Stay to the left to get onto Route 18 North.
Proceed on Route 18 North and bear right to access the local lanes. Follow the sign for "New Brunswick Exits - Cook/Douglass Campus - Commercial Ave - New St." At the 2nd light, make a left turn onto Commercial Avenue. Proceed on Commercial Avenue, and at the second light (Exxon station on corner) make a left onto George Street. At the next light, make a right turn onto Nichol Avenue.
Once on Nichol Avenue, your third left turn will be Dudley Road. Follow Dudley Road for 0.6 miles, through the 4-way stop sign, past the athletic fields, to the 2nd bus stop, where you turn right onto Biel Road. Proceed on Biel Road, and Cook Student Center will be the first building on your left. After passing the Student Center, the road curves left and you will pass several parking lots on your right. You may use Lots 99C and 99D, past the campus apartments. Alternate parking lot: go slightly past Beil Road instead of turning; Lot 76 entrance is on your left. Please park in these three designated lots only.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PARKING: Rutgers University now requires online pre-registration of all visitor vehicles. This can be done up to and including the morning of the conference. Please use the following link in order to register your vehicle for the 2019 conference:
From Garden State Parkway Southbound: Turn off at Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike and head south. Follow NJ Turnpike directions above.
From Garden State Parkway Northbound: Turn off at Exit 105 and follow signs for Route 18 North. Go past the entrance for the New Jersey Turnpike and stay on Route 18 North. Follow directions from Route 18 North in NJ Turnpike instructions above.
From Interstate 287 (North or South): Turn off at Exit 9 "River Road, Bound Brook, Highland Park." Proceed East on River Road toward Highland Park. Make a right onto Route 18 South (exit after the traffic light at Landing Lane). Cross the Raritan River on the John Lynch Memorial Bridge. Continue on Route 18 South. Follow signs for the New Brunswick exits, and make a right at the Commercial Avenue exit. Proceed to the second light, and make a left onto George Street. At the next light, make a right turn onto Nichol Avenue. Follow local directions from Nichol Avenue as above.
US Route 1: Turn off Route 1 at exit marked "Route 18 North - New Brunswick." Follow directions from Route 18 North in NJ Turnpike instructions above.
Additional information on Cook Campus Center directions and parking can be found at Rutgers' University Maps website: http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/campus/cook
New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line provides New Brunswick with both local and express service between New York and Newark's Penn Stations and Trenton New Jersey. (For Information 973-275-5555 or www.njtransit.com)
SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) provides service at Trenton to and from Philadelphia. (For Information 215-580-7800).
Amtrak provides limited direct service to New Brunswick, however connections can easily be made via New Jersey Transit trains to principle Amtrak stations at MetroPark, New York and Trenton. (For Information 1-800-USA-RAIL).
From New Brunswick Train Station to Campus: The New Brunswick Train Station is located at the corner of Albany Street and Easton Avenue across from the Rutgers Bookstore.
There is a taxi dispatcher window inside the New Brunswick train station.
Campus Bus routes "EE" and "Weekend 1" and "Weekend 2" have a stop near the train station, on George Street just before Somerset Street. Take either bus to the Cook Campus/Biel Road.
Bus routes may change, so for up-to-date, more-detailed information on Rutgers' campus buses/shuttle service, please contact the Bus Dispatch Information Office at 828-932-7817 or visit Rutgers' campus bus webpage.
New Jersey Transit Bus Routes: The following routes provide local service to New Brunswick, NJ, though not directly to Cook Student Center, the conference site. Most do stop at the New Brunswick Train Station, travel options from which are above. For more information 973-275-5555 or www.njtransit.com.
810 - Local service between Woodbridge, NJ, and New Brunswick
814 - Local Service between Edison, NJ, and North Brunswick, NJ, with a stop in New Brunswick
815 - Local service between Woodbridge, NJ, and New Brunswick
818 - Local Service between Old Bridge, NJ, and New Brunswick
Bus information may change without warning. Always check NJ Transit prior to the conference.
For those flying in for the conference, Newark Liberty International Airport is the closest to New Brunswick. From the airport, one has the choice of traveling by car or public transportation.
If you choose to rent a car, follow signs from the airport to the New Jersey Turnpike south. (I-95s) Proceed on the Turnpike south until Exit 9. Follow directions from Exit 9 in the NJ Turnpike instructions at the top of this page. In normal traffic conditions it will take approximately 35 minutes to drive to New Brunswick from the airport.
As with any airport, taxis and Uber-type services are also available. The distance to New Brunswick is 26 miles, but we are unable to provide any cost information.
If you choose public transportation, a connection service called AirTrain runs from the various airport terminals to the Newark Airport Rail Station, where one can catch a New Jersey Transit train that stops in New Brunswick. Here is a link: http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=AirportConnectionsTo
The train to New Brunswick from the airport station is $15.25 each way. Assuming that out-of-town attendees will be staying at a hotel the night before, keep in mind that upon arrival in New Brunswick one would need to arrange for taxi/Uber/other transportation from the station to your hotel, from the hotel to the conference site the next morning, and from the conference back to the New Brunswick train station afterwards.