Information for Parents

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…

Is someone watching out for him/her?

I hope s/he is going to eat well…

Is s/he going to call every day and keep me updated?

What happens if s/he doesn’t like their roommate?

Who do I contact of I have a question?

S/he better not bring home their dirty clothes all the time after we just paid for that Camden Cash plan…

What happens if s/he gets sick while away at school?

Will someone call and update me on how s/he is adjusting to living away from home?

Is the staff there well-trained?

My son or daughter has a medical condition…will his/her medical care continue while at school?


The list could go on forever, right? Many of these questions and more will be answered in the links to follow.

Below you will find a wealth of information and resources. As always, if you cannot locate the information you are looking for, or require further information, feel free to contact the Housing & Residence Life Office.


Why should my son/daughter live on campus?

Top ten reasons for students to live on campus.


FERPA: The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

What is FERPA, and how does it apply to me?


Frequently Asked Questions and Ask A Question

Find quick answers to our most frequently asked questions from parents, and ask Housing & Residence Life a question via the web.


Take a Virtual Tour

Virtual tour of a residence hall suite, apartment, and pictures of our fitness center, computer labs, and some common areas.


Housing Contracts, Information, and Rates

Click here to find electronic versions of our housing contracts and information regarding important deadlines and costs for on-campus living.


Paying for Tuition, Room, and Board

Links to the Financial Aid Office and other popular internet resources.


Getting to Rutgers-Camden

Directions and maps of Rutgers-Camden.


Local Information and Resources

Listing of services within walking distance of the residence hall, links to public transportation information, and links to resources in Center City Philadelphia.

  • Having trouble finding extra long sheets, mattress pads and comforters?
  • Residence Hall Linens has all your campus living needs!

Personal Property Insurance

In many cases, students’ personal property that is brought to college is covered under their parents’ homeowners’ insurance policy. If you know that son/daughter is

not covered, are unsure, or want additional coverage, you should click here to get more information, and to purchase a policy.

Note: Rutgers University is not responsible for and cannot be held liable for loss, theft, damage, or vandalism to any students’ personal property. Students are encouraged to ensure their property is adequately covered prior to moving-in to the residence hall .


Immunization and Vaccination Requirements

Information regarding new immunization and vaccination requirements for residence hall students.


Links to On-Campus Departments


Housing & Residence Life Staff Contact Information

Names, pictures, e-mail addresses, and contact information for the entire Housing & Residence Life staff.