Rutgers University is not a small university where you can roll out of bed and walk to class in pajamas. Typically, students have to take Rutgers’s long red bus to class. Sometimes, students try to schedule their classes on the campus where they live, while others are not as lucky. Rutgers’s buses are tracked on the Web site www.nextbus.com. Students check to see where on campus their bus is, so they do not have to wait outside for it to come. Also, at the bus stop, there is an electronic board, which lets students know when each bus is coming. Buses run almost every seven minutes, and after 3 a.m., students can call the Knight Mover, known to students as the drunk bus, to pick them up and take them to a requested location. NJ Transit buses are also available in downtown New Brunswick. The New Brunswick bus station is across the street from the official Rutgers’ bookstore. Running on the North East Corridor Line, students can buy a round-trip ticket to New York City for $13. Many courses at Rutgers require students to attend art museums or plays in Manhattan.
The bus system at Rutgers is often tiring, but it is the only way that students can get to classes. Typically, the buses are safe. The buses are always crowded during student rush hour, which is typically around 2:30 p.m., a popular class time. During this time, students struggle to find seats on the bus, while others stand and hold onto the rails for dear life as the accordion bus swings the corners.