Commuter Checklist

As a commuter, there are many important things you need to have with you while on campus and in transit.  

Try utilizing this checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your day! 

In Your Bag 

  • Rutgers ID
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Wallet
  • Food/Money
  • Toiletries (Lotion, Chapstick, etc.)
  • Spare Keys 

In Your Car 

  • Umbrella
  • Extra Clothes (a jacket)
  • Rutgers Map
  • Nonperishable Snacks 

Essential Tech

  • Laptop and Charger
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • The Rutgers App
  • Mobile Device Car Charger
  • Headphones 

For Inclement Weather 

  • Wiper Fluid
  • Ice Scraper with Brush
  • Blankets
  • Gloves, Scarf, Hat, etc.
  • Shovel 

For Roadside Safety

  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Jumper and Cables
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle 

Also, be sure to have these important numbers saved in your phone! 

RUPD: (732) 932-7211 

  • Non-emergencies
  • Lockouts
  • Jumpstarts 

Text RUPD: 

  • Text ‘RUNB’ and your message to 69050
  • Non-emergencies 

Knight Mover: (732) 932-7433 

  • Overnight, Individualized Bus Service