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Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats

Unique Venue Feature

Big 10 Collegiate Campus Environment
Your meeting and conference guests will sense the energy, enthusiasm and inspiration of our campus location when hosting your next gathering at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center. Set on 21 wooded acres of the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University, our facilities provide meeting spaces and services, overnight accommodations and free onsite parking. Visit our website to learn and see more. Better yet, schedule a tour.


The Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center boasts eight conference rooms totaling 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, making it an ideal location for small meetings, retreats, and workshops in the area. The Dining Room features 1,775 square feet of flexible event space in a sun-washed room with large windows that is surrounded by a panoramic view of the stunning lawns and woods on campus.

Catering for special events is also available for up to 100 guests and fine catering is provided by professional chefs that can tailor the meal to your budget and specific dining needs. The venue also features a variety of buffet style offerings as well as packaged meals. Surrounded in tranquility, the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center contains guest rooms thoughtfully designed with the comfort of overnight guests in mind as well.

Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 100 guests
Conference Room A
Our largest of conference rooms located on the ground floor. Groups enjoy their refreshments and breaks in our sleek and comfortable lobby area.
  • 1140 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 24 Conference Style
Conference Room B
A portion of the historical side of the property, reinvented for medium-sized groups. The adjoining sun porch offers lots of natural light as well as a separate break out area for smaller group sessions or casual conversation.
  • 607 Sq. Ft.
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • 24 Conference Style
Conference Room C
This conference room, located on the second floor of the historical side of the property, features a charming original fireplace, floor to ceiling windows, and a flat-screen monitor for projecting right from a laptop or other mobile device.
  • 427 Sq. Ft.
  • 22 Classroom Style
  • 23 Theatre Style
  • 14 Conference Style
Conference Room D
Located on the third floor, this room features a flat-screen monitor for projecting materials from your laptop or mobile device.
  • 467 Sq. Ft.
  • 22 Classroom Style
  • 23 Theatre Style
  • 18 Conference Style
Conference Room E
Similar to Conference Room D, this light and bright third-floor room features a flat-screen monitor and is great for smaller, intimate groups or as a break out room for larger retreats.
  • 400 Sq. Ft.
  • 20 Classroom Style
  • 21 Theatre Style
  • 14 Conference Style
The Dining Room
Offering a lovely panorama of lush woods and plantings, large windows brighten the finely appointed space creating a pleasingly open and productive environment. The 125-seat room is also home to the Carpender Family baby grand piano; played by alumni of Mason Gross School of the Arts for numerous social events.
  • 2000 Sq. Ft.
  • 125 Banquet Style
Conference Room F
Tucked away on the first floor of the historical side of the property, this room features both conference space and soft seating. Velvet wing-back chairs invite brainstorming in a more comfortable setting, while the white board awaits creative ideas.
  • 350 Sq. Ft.
  • 8 Conference Style

Food & Beverage Options

The Dining Room
The Dining Room, a sun-washed space with views of the majestic arbor trail and great lawns, is a lovely space for large, sit-down programs or a shared meal. All catering is provided by Rutgers University Catering & Dining services.

Snacks and coffee are available for purchase from the front desk for guests of the Inn looking for a light bite to eat. For guests looking for restaurant fare, Neilson Dining Hall is within walking distance across the street.
  • Seating Capacity: 120

Catering options

Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center
We partner exclusively with Rutgers University Catering and Dining Services to provide delicious and seasonal offerings appropriate for your meeting and event planning. From coffee and bagels to passed hors d'oeuvres, our dedicated coordinator will ensure every detail is delicious!


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 50
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 36
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • WiFi


Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center
Surrounded in tranquility, the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center features guest rooms thoughtfully designed to provide comfort while you’re working or relaxing. Each room includes: A separate workspace, appropriate seating, ample lighting, hair dryer, bath toiletries, micro-fridge, radio alarm clock, complimentary high-speed Internet access, complimentary HD cable television, and complimentary parking.

Envision yourself and guests at our facility through our Photo Gallery.
  • 26 Rooms
  • Two double Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Cannabis-Friendly Cannabis Friendly
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


178 Ryders Lane,
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Newark International Airport - 40 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Newark International Airport - 40 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

New York City – 40|Philadelphia, PA – 60|Newark, NJ – 25

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Complimentary wireless throughout facility. Personalized attention during programs.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: No
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No


"The location is fantastic since I was working at Cook, and the staff were helpful."
Rutgers University Department Hotel Guest- Anonymous
"I have stayed at your facility several times now and have enjoyed my stay every time. I haven't learned anyone's name yet, but everyone is always very friendly and helpful. They are helpful with restaurant choices, directions, campus knowledge, etc. The place is always very clean."
Individual Traveler Hotel Guest - Julie
"Thank you for such a fine and lovely dinner for my 80th Birthday Party. My family and I had a happy evening."
Social Event Planner- Jennie Fischer
"Your staff was very helpful and attentive. We use your facility for any Middlesex County events that we have."
Event Planner - Anonymous
Everything went well. The room was perfect for what we needed and the food was great. The Rutgers employee who was in charge was very helpful and took care of all our needs. Thank you very much for making our memorial service possible.
Memorial Event Planner - Andy Stanton
It's a great conference center with wonderful views and a great staff!
Conference Event Coordinator - APCS, Richard Klein


Wireless Internet :
Complimentary throughout facility and guest rooms.