The Department of Mathematics at Rutgers-New Brunswick is located in the Hill Center* on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. (Piscataway is just across the Raritan River from New Brunswick.)
The University page for Hill Center has a map and driving directions. Please click on the map to zoom out.
Also, you can find more specific directions to the Hill Center by going to Google Maps and entering your starting location. Make sure to click "The Hill Center" link on the left hand side and then click "Get directions" and also select "to here" or "from here", depending on what you need. (The reason for doing this is that Google Maps, and other maps sites, does not have the correct location for the Hill Center. Hill Center is across Frelinghuysen Road from the northeast corner of the Rutgers Golf Course. )* The rigorous definition is as follows: Longitude 74.47168 W, Latitude 40.52180 N.
Our own travel directions are as follows:
Because of road construction on and near the Busch campus, the driving instructions given below may change. Some information about the current state of construction and detours can be found on the Route 18 Construction Information web page. The University also provides updated directions at University directions.
NOTE: Rutgers University has five campuses in New Brunswick. The Department
of Mathematics is located on the Busch Campus. Road signs marked "Rutgers
University" may lead to the wrong campus. If you follow signs, those
directing you to "Rutgers Stadium" will bring you to Busch Campus,
the location of the Mathematics Department.
From the NJ Turnpike: Take Exit 9 and proceed north (west) on New Jersey Route 18. It is recommended that you use either of the two leftmost lanes of Route 18. Follow Route 18 through New Brunswick and across the John A. Lynch Memorial Bridge. (Ignore the "George Street Rutgers University" exit.) Exit Route 18 at Campus Road (the sign also says Rutgers Stadium and Busch Campus). At the traffic circle, turn right onto Bartholmew Road. At the stop sign, turn left onto Brett Road. Follow Brett road until it vanishes in a maze of parking lots. Park in lot 64, 60A, 60B (or at lot 67 near Brett and Bartholomew Roads) and put your parking permit in the front window. If you do not have a permit, please to go the Department Office(Hill 346 or 311) and get a one-day guest permit. Hang the permit on your rearview mirror to avoid ticketing. The Hill Center is the seven story dark brick building, located just behind the CORE building.
From Interstate Highway 287: Take the exit marked "River Road, Bound Brook, Highland Park" (exit 9), following River Road east toward Highland Park. Continue on River Road past Colgate and past the traffic light at Hoes Lane. At the next left turn lane (not the next possible next left turn), turn left onto Sutphen Rd. At the 4 way stop just beyond the stadium, turn left and follow Frelinghuysen Road. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto Bartholomew Road (i.e., ignore the first right turn and do not continue around the circle). At the stop sign, turn left onto Brett Road. Follow Brett road until it vanishes in a maze of parking lots. Park as indicated above.
Note: If you miss the left turn onto Sutphen Rd., you will soon pass under the overpass for Route 18. Make the next left onto Route 18 North. Exit Route 18 at Campus Road (the sign also says Rutgers Stadium and Busch Campus). At the traffic circle, turn right onto Bartholmew Road. At the stop sign, turn left onto Brett Road. Follow Brett road until it vanishes in a maze of parking lots. Park as indicated above.
From Long Island or New York City Airports: Take the Verrazzano Bridge to the Goethals Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike and proceed as above.
The Suburban Transit (1-800-222-0492) runs convenient express buses from New York City to New Brunswick. There a few places that they pick up and drop off from. Please check the website to see what is available.
Train service to New Brunswick is provided by Amtrak and NJ Transit. This may require changing trains in Trenton or NY/Penn Station. Amtrak info: 1-800-USA-RAIL; NJ Transit: 1-800-772-2222 from NJ; from out of state: 1-973-762-5100.
Once you reach downtown New Brunswick you can get to the Hill Center by taxi in 10 minutes for approximately $10.00, or by campus bus FREE, in about 10-20 minutes. Buses leave at 10 minute intervals. To reach a campus bus stop from the New Jersey Transit bus station on Albany Street, walk west on Albany St., then take the first right onto George Street and walk two blocks to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Hamilton Street, walk one block and you will see the campus bus shelter on your right across College Avenue. To reach the bus stop from the train station at Albany and Easton, walk uphill on Easton Ave. and turn right onto Hamilton Street at the second traffic light. Walk one block and you will see the campus bus shelter on your left. Take an "A", or "H" bus marked to Busch Campus and get off at the Hill Center.
The nearest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport. If you fly there, you can either
- Rent a car.
- Take the
- Airporter (call 1-800-385-4000 for reservations) to the Hilton Hotel on Route 18, East Brunswick (cost is $20.00 per person). Schedule of Departure and Arrival times to/from Newark Airport. Then you should take a taxi (about 15 minutes) to the Hill Center, Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway, N.J.
- State Shuttle to the Hyatt Hotel in New Brunswick. Call 1-800-427-3207 for reservations.
- Take the Airtrain Newark directly from the arrivals terminal to the new Rail Link station and then connect with NJ Transit trains to New Brunswick. (cost is $8.95 to $10.80).
- Take a bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City (every 15 minutes).
- Take a taxi (the cost is approximately $45 plus tolls plus tip).
From Kennedy airport, you can take the Airporter (call 1-800-385-4000 for reservations) to the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick (it makes an intermediate stop at Newark Airport). The cost is $38. The cost of a taxi could be as high as $120 plus tolls plus tip.
You should never have to fly via LaGuardia. But if you do, from LaGuardia airport, you can either rent a car or take public transportation to New York City and then on to New Brunswick.