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442 Rutgers undergraduates moved into The Yard’s 135 apartments on Sunday, August 28, 2016 and “awesome” was the word of the day, quickly followed by “really cool!”

Since then, things have only gotten better.

The Yard quickly became Rutgers’ most sought after, on-campus housing option. As the new “front porch” for the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, it is food and fun, wired and welcoming. It has lots of moveable outdoor seating and a serious outdoor 480-square foot LED outdoor monitor. The Yard makes for a truly awesome college living environment. You can learn more about programs and events scheduled for The Yard at

The 14-story, U-shaped university apartment building, home to the Sojourner Truth Apartments, is at the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street and features 160 single-bedroom apartments (up to four bedrooms per unit) each with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and extra-large windows with great views of New Brunswick, the Raritan River, and all of Rutgers campus.

The Yard also has lots of common areas – including a two-level sky lounge on the top floor with views of the New York City skyline – along with Wi-Fi, and great retailers. The highlight: A 25,000 square foot public green space – that’s like half a football field! Front and center is the mammoth video monitor broadcasting things like Rutgers sporting and cultural events, movies, news, original programming, live feeds and themed music nights from early morning to late evening all year long.

The new 24/7 environment of The Yard is not limited to students. It is open to the larger community and is a place where everyone is welcome. Since The Yard is located in the heart of the historic College Avenue campus, with a bus stop used by more than 8,000 students daily, it has truly become the new crossroads of Rutgers-New Brunswick.

At The Yard you can grab some coffee from Starbuck’s and a treat from Scarlet Sweets. Healthy grub can be found at honeygrow, but you’ll still be able to get your Fat Sandwich at RU HungryKrispy PizzaSurf Taco and Jersey Mike’s are also on the menu. You can also pick up essentials at the At Your Doorstep convenience store.