Housing Options While At DIMACS (Rutgers/Piscataway)
DIMACS visitors are encouraged to make reservations directly with
one of the following housing providers (with the exception of
Rutgers Visiting Faculty Housing - for which the application is made
by DIMACS directly).
Prices listed are current as of January 2006, and are subject to
change. Please advise the center at the address below if you are charged
Contact DIMACS' Visitor Coordinator for applications, 732-445-4581
Applications for this housing must be via DIMACS. The housing
Rutgers Russell Apartments:
- Efficiency apartment -- $840/month
- Two bedroom apratment -- $1,105/month
These are fully furnished units in the nearby Russell Apartments
on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers. Bed linens are not included. Telephone service is not included.
Campus bus service is available and free.
Rutgers Visiting Faculty Housing:
- One bedroom furnished apartment -- $1,455/month
- Two bedroom furnished apartment -- $1,695/month
These are fully furnished units in the nearby TreeTops Apartments
in Highland Park. Telephone service is not included.
Campus bus service is available and free.
The application procedure for both types of University Housing begins about 5 months before you need the
housing. The availability is limited and there are no guarantees
that apartments can be provided.
to discuss applying.
Rutgers Off-Campus Housing:
The Rutgers Off-Campus Housing Service offers assistance in locating accommodations close to or on one of the local Rutgers campuses. Prices vary according to length of stay and type of accommodations.
Forest Glen Apartments
All apartments incluse washer/dryer, dishwasher, wall-to-wall carpeting,
window treatments and recreation facilities.
One month security deposit required. $25.00 non-refundable application fee per person is required.
Tenants to pay all utilities except for water.
- 1 bedroom/1 bath, Central Gas & A/C -- $1,045/month
- 2 bedroom/1 1/2 bath, Central Gas & A/C -- $1,165/month
- 2 bedroom/2 bath, Central Gas & A/C -- $1,225/month
- Townhouses/2 floors, 2 bedroom/2 1/2 bath, Central Gas & A/C -- $1,360/month
- Townhouses/3 floors, 2 bedroom/2 1/2 bath, Central Gas & A/C -- $1,545/month
12 Forest Glen Drive, Highland Park, NJ 08904
Extended Stay Deluxe Suites
Sierra Suites offers all the conforts of home, including full kitchens,
living and bed areas, business amenities and recreation areas.
Extra services include 24-hour front desk, guest laundry services and
automated wake-up call services.
- Vary depending upon length of stay; please call direct for rates.
410 S. Randolphville Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Studio 6 offers all the conforts of home, including full kitchens,
microwave, coffee maker, guest laundry, cable television, work area,
dataport and voicemail, living and sleeping areas.
- Weekly rates through November 2003 are.
- Standard Queen: $399 for 1 person; $419 for 2 persons
- Double/King/Deluxe: $449 for 1 person; $469 for 2 persons
- Daily rates start at $79.
246 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Rutgers Continuing Studies Conference Center
The Conference Center offers itself as a "bed and breakfast" on campus.
It is located on Rutgers' Douglas Campus in New Brunswick.
It is on a lovely 22 acre area of woods and gardens and
close to Rutger's display gardens.
- $94.00 for a single room
- $105.00 for a double room
- deluxe rooms: $109 for a single room and $120 for a double room
- For stays over 7 days there are reduced rates:
- 7-13 days, $81 single and $92 double;
- 14-20 days, $75 single and $86 double.
Offers Continental breakfast, campus bus service, free parking,
24 hour coffee/tea/hot cocoa, private baths.
If you will be relying on the campus bus, discuss the service with
the staff before reserving space.
Holiday Inn of South Plainfield
Recommended only for those who have cars while at DIMACS.
Rates are $92.00 per night single or double.
Suites are available on upper floors at slightly higher cost.
Please mention DIMACS when making reservations.
The Holiday Inn is in an area that has numerous
restaurants, shops and other amenities.
The hotel provides free courtesy van service to and from DIMACS.
Courtesy Van service means they will try to schedule trips but
they do not guarantee time or sufficient capacity for all requests.
Participants should be prepared to call for taxicabs
4701 Stelton Road, South Plainfield, NJ
The Pillars Bed and Breakfast:
(888) PILLARS or (732) 753-0922
Plainfield is about 10 miles from DIMACS so a car is recommended.
We do not have a lot of experience with this; Eric Allender
had two friends who stayed there and were pleased with it.
Car recommended. Rates (as of May 10, 1999) are $79 - $99 per night.
Temporary Lodgings represents
private individuals who offer furnished guest rooms and
apartments in Piscataway and neighboring towns. Guest rooms: $120-150
per week for one person; apartments: $750 and up per month
for studio and 1-bedroom.
Newspapers often carry classified advertising of available
rental housing. Regional papers include:
The Home News & Tribune
covers Middlesex County and parts of Somerset and Union Counties.
Rutgers is right in the middle of Middlesex County.
to go straight to the classified advertising.
The Princeton Packet
covers the Princeton area and other Mercer county towns.
Rutgers Student Newspaper
Housing Listings from Prior Visitors/Postdocs
Prior visitors housing
has listings of places that prior postdoctoral fellows and
visitors have used.
Housing links for visitors interested in searching for their own housing
Alphabetical Index of DIMACS Web Pages
Contacting the Center
Document last modified on September 22, 2011.