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Environment & Public Health- Housing Options

EPH students who are traveling from outside of the central New Jersey area will need to secure housing for the duration of the program. Please be aware that housing is not included in your tuition, and that it is the student's responsibility to secure housing if he/she needs it. Information about some on campus and off campus housing options is below.


On Campus Housing

The information below is from 2016. 2017 on-campus housing information will be available in March.

If you would like to stay on-campus during the 7-week classroom portion of EPH, you have the option of securing apartment-style dorm housing in downtown New Brunswick at Rutgers University Easton Avenue Apartments. Please be aware that on-campus housing is not available during the 5-week internship portion of this course.

Cost: $1,442 per person (for 7 weeks)


  • Each apartment includes 2 bedrooms, a private bathroom, a living room and full kitchen – 4 people per apartment (Placement will be assigned by the Residence Life Assignments Office prior to move-in date)
  • Kitchen includes a stove, oven and refrigerator
  • Living room includes a couch, table and chair
  • Laundry room in building – elevator access

There is no direct public transportation from Easton Avenue Apartments to the EPH course location on Cook Campus. You can take Rutgers EE Bus from the Somerset Street Train Station bus stop to the Henderson bus stop next to Sears. It is approximately a 1 mile walk from the bus stop to the course location.

Parking: Parking is not available onsite; however, space is available in the College Avenue Deck which is accessible via a 10-minute walk or the EE campus bus.

For ACTIVE Rutgers students: Weekly permits must be purchased on your own for the College Avenue Deck.

For non-Rutgers students (including May 2016 graduates): Parking permits will be provided by OCPE for the College Avenue Deck.

For additional information about on-campus housing or to book your room, please contact Bianca Scardina at 848-932-7316 or


Off Campus Housing (Local Hotels/Extended Stay Facilities)

Below is a list of local hotels and extended stay facilities at which we have arranged discounted rates for our EPH students. Prices are subject to change, so please check with the facility directly for current pricing and don't forget to mention that you are an EPH student when making your reservation..

Staybridge Suites
North Brunswick, NJ (approximately 5 miles to campus)
Click here for hotel information and/or to make reservations with the group code RUTGERS.

Studio Suites - $79/night plus tax (one queen bed; one student only)
One-Bedroom Suites - $99/night plus tax (one queen bed and one pull-out sofa bed; two students)
*Reservations for less than 30 nights: $99/night plus tax (studio) and $109/night plus tax (one-bedroom suite).

All suites include a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop and dishwasher; complimentary wireless internet; entertainment center with cable TV; self-serve laundry facilities; 24-hour fitness center; indoor swimming pool and hot tub; courtyard pavilion with BBQ grills; a den for group study sessions; and, a great room with fireplace and large-screen TV. In addition, Staybridge offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from class every day (must be arranged at check-in). Plus, to help you save on food expenses, they serve a complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet seven days a week as well as evening social receptions with complimentary light dinner fare on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Download a quick reference flyer here.

Questions? Special needs? Interested in a tour? Please contact Cathy Coanda, Director of Sales via email at

NJ Short Term Rentals
877-650-5199 or

Corporate Lodgings
Private rooms available, completely furnished
Contact Cecilia at 973-584-3457 or

Sonesta Suites
Somerset, NJ (approx.8 miles to Cook Campus)
1 bedroom/1 bath - $69 per student including tax
2 bedroom/2 bath (2 students) - $58 per student including tax
Trio Suites (3 students) - $44 per student including tax
Contact James Ales at 732-356-8000 or

AVE by Korman Communities
Somerset, NJ
Download brochure (PDF)
Contact Alice Oswald at 732-406-0101 or


Rooms for Rent in Private Homes

Deb Palmer
One bedroom in Piscataway, NJ (10 minutes from campus)
From $125 per week
Includes wireless access.
Contact Deb at 732-718-1420 or

Lisa Estler
Furnished bedroom in private new home in Kendall Park, NJ (9 miles from campus)
$1,200 for 7 weeks
Includes queen size bed, use of laundry & kitchen facilities, wireless & cable, private bath, no smoking.
Contact Lisa at 848-932-3575 or

Adam Novick
Two single bedrooms available in Edison, NJ (5 minutes from campus)
$1,500 for 7 weeks
Includes kitchen, utilities, common bath, internet, washer/dryer, rec room w/ large cable TV, and deck with hot tub.
Contact Adam at 908-208-5628 (cell) or

Kathy Orchen
Furnished single bedroom in condo in Hightstown, NJ (17 miles/25 minutes from campus)
$170 per week - Available during June only
Includes full kitchen, bed, desk, dresser, book case, private bath, wireless internet, washer/dryer, and parking lot.
Contact Kathy at 848-932-9495 or

Fran Mittleman
One bedroom in Highland Park, NJ (5 miles from campus)
$1,700 for 7 weeks
Includes shared kitchen, laundry and living room. Walking distance to campus buses.
Contact Fran at 908-812-4862 or

Helen Brosseau
Large apartment in Milltown, NJ (5 minutes from campus)
$1,800 for 7 weeks
Includes bedroom, full kitchen with all appliances, full private bath, living room with cable, wireless internet, laundry facilities, quiet residential neighborhood.
Contact Helen at 908-208-3077 or

2017 Dates

» In the Classroom:
June 5 - July 21, 2017

» In the Field:
200 hour internship at a local health department