Sending a son or daughter off to college can be an exciting and stressful experience all at once. So many emotions wrapped up in your most valuable creation leaves many questions to be answered…

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to live on campus?
Will someone at the University call and update me on my son/daughter's progress in the residence hall?

No. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) precludes campus administrators from providing information about a student’s educational progress (which includes residence halls) to anyone without the student’s written consent. Please refer to our webpage on FERPA for more information. We encourage healthy relationships between students and their families while they are at college. We do not want to be the wedge between a parent and child; however, we value a student’s decision regarding the release of information.

How can I contact my child while their away at school?

Most students who come to live at Rutgers-Camden bring their own cellular devices with them as their primary method of contact. The Towers and Apartments Residence Halls have phones in them that residents can utilize and use as an alternate form of communication.

Do the residence halls have heating and air condition?

The Towers Residence Hall has controls for heat and air conditioning suite-wide. The Apartments and 330 Cooper Residence Halls have heating and air conditioning in both the individual rooms as well as the living areas.

Is there security in the Residence Halls?

Rutgers-Camden has the advantages of only having one entrance and exit for its residence halls, and controlled access for guests. There is a security officer, who is supervised by our Rutgers Police Department, stationed in the main entrance of the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. This officer checks for valid resident stickers on resident ID cards, handles guest registration for all visitors coming into the building, and monitors a camera panel that overlooks several common areas within the building.  Our security plan provides a very comfortable living atmosphere within the residence halls.

Is there a location on campus to do laundry?

Yes. Within the residence halls there are 2 laundry room (1 in each building) that residents can use to do their laundry. We have a total of 16 washers and 16 dryers between the two rooms which can be operated for free. We are in the process of installing a third laundry room in our Apartments Residence Hall.

What does my child do if they get sick?

Hopefully your student will be healthy the entire time they are away at school. However, this is not always the case. Rutgers-Camden has a Health Services Office, which is essentially a doctor’s office. There is a doctor and a team of nurse practitioners that care for our student population. Please refer to the Health Services website for more information. Also, if your son/daughter will be entering Rutgers University-Camden with a medical condition, please contact us so that we can make arrangements to continue medical care while your son/daughter is at school

Does the Office of Housing and Residence Life provide a mattress and linens?

We provide students with a twin XL mattress in the Towers and Apartments Residence Halls. In 330 Cooper, we provide students with a full-sized bed. We do not provide linens

Does my student have to have a meal plan?

All students who live on-campus are required to have a meal plan. Click here for more information on meal plans and what options are available.

How do I send mail to my son/daughter?

Each resident is assigned a mailbox by the campus mail room. Your son/daughter should receive this box number during move-in. If you have questions about mail service, please contact the mail room at (856) 225-6447

The address is the following for regular mail: 
Student’s Name 
P.O. Box 93545 
Camden, NJ 08102 
If you are sending something via UPS, FedEx, etc., the address is the following: 
Student’s Name 
326 Penn Street 
Camden, NJ 08102