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General Guidelines

  • Capitalize everything using plain block letters. (No matter how legible your handwriting may be, postal equipment may experience trouble reading script.)
  • Omit all punctuation in the address, except hyphenate for the ZIP+4 Code.
  • Use two letter state abbreviations.
  • Use complete and correct ZIP Codes or ZIP+4 Codes.
  • Make sure that endorsements for special services are placed above the delivery address or below the return address.
  • If using an "Attention" notation in your address, place it above the street address.

Emergency Numbers

For any Emergency Dial

From a University Phone
Obtain an outside line Dial

Public Safety Numbers

New Brunswick Campuses
(732) 932 -7111
or 2-7111 from any Campus Phone

Newark Campus
(973) 353-5111
or 5111 from any Campus Phone

Camden Campus
(856) 225-6111
or 6111 from any Campus Phone

Farms, Research Stations
or Off-Campus

or Obtain an Outside line,
then dial

Program the Alternate Public Safety Numbers
into Your Cellular Phone

Download a Printable Poster

Destination Address

Be sure to include:
Recipient's Full Name (and/or company name, if applicable).
The Recipient's (whichever is most applicable):
Street address, or Post office box number, and
City, State and Zip Code.

For International mail include:
The city or town
Province name
Any foreign postal code
The country name in English using all capital letters on the last line of the address.

Return Address

Include all the elements of the destination address. Place the return address in the upper left corner of the mail piece. If your item weighs more than 1 pound, it MUST contain a valid return address or the USPS will not accept it.

Incoming Mail and Packages

Please have mail/packages addressed in the following manner for each campus.

Cook Campus 

[Student Name]
[last 4 digits of Student ID number]
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Busch Campus 

[Student Name]
[last 4 digits of Student ID number]
Piscataway, NJ 08854


College Ave.  Campus 

[Student Name]
[last 4 digits of Student ID number]
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Douglass  Campus 

[Student Name]
[last 4 digits of Student ID number]
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Livingston Campus 

[Student Name]
[last 4 digits of Student ID number]
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Easton Avenue Apartments:

[Student Name]
[last 4 digits of Student ID number] RPO Way
New Brunswick NJ 08901

Note: Using the correct Zip+4 Code expedites delivery of your mail -- this code is tied to machine processing of your mail. Without it, or using an incorrect Zip+4 Code, delays may occur in its delivery to you.

Campus Mail

To a student with a Campus Mail-Box:
His/Her Name
His/Her Address

John Doe
[last 4 digits of Student ID number] RPO Way

To a student residing in Rockoff Hall:
His/Her Name
Rockoff Hall - Apt ####

To Faculty, Staff or University Department:
His/Her Name
Title (optional)
Department Name
Street Address Campus

Susan James Coordinator
Mail Services
57 US Highway 1 - ASB II CC


  • You don't need a stamp to send mail to any Rutgers student, faculty, staff member or University Department.
  • Always include your complete return address in case the mail piece is undeliverable.