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Building Access

Building access is provided and monitored by the Public Safety Technologies Department, but safety at Rutgers University is a shared responsibly. An individual's responsibility to control building access is critically important for crime prevention and personal safety. Please do not circumvent security systems put in place for your safety.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone
During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

Program the Alternate
Public Safety Numbers into Your Cellular Phone

Download a Printable Roster

  • Students/Residents residing in New Brunswick/Piscataway dormatories who need a housing key must go to Housing.
  • Students/Residents who need card access to a dormitory building must go to Residence Life.
  • Students who need card access to academic buildings or labs must go to their department head.
Faculty and Staff

Please review the Access to University Facilities Policy 30.1.8

  • To order keys for your building, please enter a ticket into Security Technologies Work Order System.
  • Requesting department will be notified when the key is ready for pick-up.
  • Requesting department pays a non-refundable fee for each key produced with a paper internal purchase order or through RIAS. Cash is not accepted.
  • Follow the above procedure for replacement keys.
  • Scheduling and card requests for academic and administrative buildings should be filed with the specific access control coordinators in each building.

Find the access control coordinators in the contact lists below:

RBHS Newark Buildings: 
Newark Access Control Coordinator List

RU Newark Buildings:
RU Newark Access Control Coordinator List

RU & RBHS Off-Campus Buildings:
Off Campus Access Control Coordinator List

RU & RBHS New Brunswick / Piscataway Buildings:
Busch l College Avenue l Livingston l Cook Douglass

Residence Hall Security Program

At the beginning of and throughout each academic year Community Policing Officers conduct Safety Awareness Programs to all Residence Hall occupants.

For more information or to set up a program, please contact Lt. Brian Emmett at 848-932-4844.