Despite the vigilance of Rutgers Security and New Brunswick police, safety on campus should not be taken for granted. Improvements in lighting, student bicycle patrols on some campuses, and other measures have been added over the years, but incidents do occur. New Brunswick is an open, urban campus, so it pays to be careful. Avoid deserted areas when you are by yourself at night, and use common sense precautions. For students who are living on campus, more detailed information is available from the Division of Public Safety at 932-8404, and online at Rutgers University Public Safety Online. Check out the link to Safety Matters,toward the bottom of the home page, which includes a wealth of information on policies, procedures and programs intended to increase public safety.
If you are on campus at night, there are a variety of safety initiatives in place. The New BrunsQuick shuttle runs from 6:00AM to 2:00AM between the New Brunswick train station and College Avenue. Later at night, the Knight Mover service (call 732-932-RIDE) is available for all students who need a ride to another campus or nearby to your campus residence or car at night by calling the RU Police Department at 732-932-7211.