Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School:
Housing Options

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Housing is not included in the tuition for either of our turf management certificate programs.
Rutgers is not responsible for your housing arrangements. You must make your own arrangements at your own additional cost. However, we are happy to help!

We have contacted local hotels and short term housing facilities to help identify housing options and negotiate for discounted rates. Prices are subject to change, so please contact the facility directly for current prices. When making your reservations, be sure to identify yourself as a student in The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School. Remember that you are free to book your stay wherever you choose. There are countless options within a short distance to campus.

For additional housing options, consider using Airbnb or Vrbo.

Please note: Rutgers University does not own, supervise, approve, endorse, or evaluate off-campus housing facilities. All arrangements are strictly between the landlords and the student/tenant.

As always, if you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact us!

Casey Sky Noon
noon@njaes.rutgers.edu
848-932-7250

Fran Koppell
koppell@njaes.rutgers.edu
848-932-7471
Local Hotels
The hotels listed below are all within a few minutes driving distance from Rutgers Cook Campus. Please contact the facility directly for the most up-to-date prices.
BEST WESTERN
764 Route 18 North, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (approximately 7 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Rupal Shah at (732) 238-4900 or ebrunswickhotel@yahoo.com

Studio Suite 1 bed $69 per night (plus taxes)
$483 per week (plus taxes)

*Complimentary continental breakfast
*Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
*Exercise facility
*Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental US
*Walking distance to mall, movie theater and many restaurants


COMFORT SUITES
555 Old Bridge Turnpike, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (approximately 2 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact (732) 234-0075 or comfortsuitesnj161@gmail.com

Studio Suite 1 or 2 beds $66 per night
$43 per student with double occupancy

*Complimentary hot breakfasts
*Complimentary local phone calls and weekday newspaper
*Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
*Fitness center
*Business center


RADISSON HOTEL
21 Kingsbridge Road, Piscataway NJ 08854 (approximately 7.5 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Lindsay Stafford at (732) 667-2401 or Lindsay@radissonnj.com

Studio Suite 1 bed $85 per night (plus taxes)

*Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
*Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
*Complimentary issues of USA Today
*Business center
*Fitness center
*Indoor swimming pool and spa
*Restaurant and lobby lounge serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails


Local Extended Stay Facilities

Extended Stay facilities are hotels with additional amenities including full kitchens in every unit. All prices listed below include taxes, but please contact the facility directly for the most up-to-date prices.


SONESTA ES SUITES
4225 US Highway 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 (approximately 11 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Nader at (732) 823-7247 or ntoma@sonesta.com

Studio Suite Accommodates up to 2 people $79.35 per night including tax
Two Bedroom Loft Suite Accommodates up to 4 people $125.35 per night including tax

Above mentioned rates are offered for a minimum 30 consecutive night stay

*All suites newly renovated and come with a fully equipped kitchen and a king size pullout sofa
*Daily hot and cold buffet style breakfast.
*Light dinners Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; Vegetarian dishes are also an option during dinners
*Newly updated Wi-Fi access throughout the entire property
*24/7 laundry room access. Coin operated washers or dryers.
*Round-the-clock front desk agent for immediate assistance during your stay.
*Housekeeping service 7 days a week.
*Free parking



RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT SOMERSET
37 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 9 miles to campus)
Contact
Jeff Mittler at (732) 627-0881

If booking online, select your arrival and departure dates. Click "Search Now!" Online booking code: UI9. If booking by phone, call 1-800-MARRIOTT and ask for the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School rate at the Residence Inn Somerset. Rate Code: RUTC, RUTD, RUTE, RUTF

Studio Suite 1 Queen, Sofa Bed $90.85 per night
One Bedroom Suite 1 King, Sofa bed $90.85 per night

*Complimentary shuttle service to and from class each day
*Complimentary hot breakfast seven days a week
*Complimentary light dinner fare three nights a week
*Complimentary laundry services
*24-hour fitness center
*Indoor swimming pool
*Courtyard pavilion with BBQ grills
*Private meeting room to study



STAYBRIDGE SUITES
2195 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (approximately 5 miles to campus)
Contact
Tunde Gelber at (732) 940-2250or tgelber@staybridgenj.com.

Studio Suite 1 bed $90.85 per night
One Bedroom Suite 1 bed, 1 pull out couch $125.35 per night
$62.67 per student with double occupancy

*Complimentary shuttle service to and from class each day
*Complimentary hot breakfast seven days a week
*Complimentary light dinner fare three nights a week
*Complimentary laundry services
*24-hour fitness center
*Indoor swimming pool
*Courtyard pavilion with BBQ grills
*Library with public computers for group study sessions



SONESTA SUITES
260 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 8 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact James Ales at (732) 356-8000 or jales@sonesta.com

One Bed Suite 1 bed $85.10 per night including tax
Two Bed/Two Bath Suite 2 beds $113 per night including tax
$56.50 per student with double occupancy

*Complimentary hot breakfast 7 days a week and light dinner 3 nights a week
*Boardroom availability for study sessions
*24 hour fitness room and front desk assistance
*Study room available
*Onsite Laundry Facility (coin operated)
*Complimentary Wi-Fi
*Complimentary Shuttle to nearby ShopRite or Wal-Mart every Saturday afternoon
*Newly renovated in October 2015



CANDLEWOOD SUITES
41 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 9 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact
Angelo Marco at (732) 748-1400 x404 or alejoangelo.marco@ihg.com

One Bed-Room Suite 1 bed $109.24 per night
Studio Suite 1 bed $88.54 per night

*Kitchenette in each suite
*Complimentary laundry services
*Large fitness room
Temporary Housing Options

Bayonne Golf Club Internship and Housing Opportunity
Bayonne Golf Club offers on property housing and is available to the intern year round while attending Rutgers University turf program with the understanding that while not in school, the intern will work at Bayonne Golf Club. Many meals provided. Approximately 30 miles from school. Contact Tom Woodward at 970-433-9935.

NJ Short Term Rentals
(877) 650-5199 or info@njstr.com
Fully Furnished, Affordable Off-Campus Housing- close to campus, spacious 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartments; cable TV, wireless internet included; washer/dryer and dishwasher in apt; many pet friendly apartments.

Corporate Lodgings
Contact Cecilia at (973) 584-3457or Rentals@CorporateLodgings.com
They have many, many properties which should fit the needs of all of the students. All of our properties are fully furnished including linens, towels, etc. The properties include guest rooms, studios, condos and apartments.

Furnished Housing
Contact Ian Silverman at ians@churchillcorp.com or 973-636-9400 x5612

2 miles from campus is The Highlands at Plaza Square. Residents will experience a blend of modern refinements and traditional charm with granite kitchen countertops, spacious layouts, and vast walk-in closets. Price for 10 weeks is $129-149 for 1 bedroom and $179-199 for 2 bedrooms. Rates include local phone, basic cable, monthly cleaning, and 1 parking space.

Tips for Renters

Check it Out
If possible, tour an apartment in person before making a decision.  Photos on the internet can be deceiving.

Expand Your Options
The more places you investigate, the better. New Jersey is a densely populated state and there will be time adjustments for heavy traffic.  Try to look into a minimum of two different living arrangements as close to campus as possible.

Ensure the Place Fits Your Need
You are going to need internet access, laundry facilities, and access to a kitchen or food.  Plan ahead.  We are located on the turf farm and in the Rutgers Gardens so there is no public transport to class.  Ensure you have transportation to and from school.

Prepare for the First Month's Fees
Make sure you're ready to handle that first month of fees and a security deposit. Do not hand over the entire 10 week commitment upfront in case your situation changes.  Find out if there are utility or other fees that you are responsible for.

Document the Apartment's Condition 
Document (pictures or video) faults in the apartment's condition on the day you move in. This protects you from being charged for such faults and damages when you move out.

Keep Accurate Records
Obtain receipts for all money paid and document when you will be moving in and out.

Discuss Penalties for Early Departure
This is especially important when additional security deposits have been made.

Additional Resources
Tenants' Rights in New Jersey (2012) located on the Legal Services of New Jersey website:  
http://www.lsnj.org/PublicationsVideos.aspx?Span=Publicaciones.aspx&Eng=PublicationsVideos.aspx 

Rutgers Off Campus Housing webpage:
http://ruoffcampus.rutgers.edu/


 

Cut Expenses by Splitting Housing Costs with a Roommate
To cut expenses, consider shared housing. If you are looking for shared housing, mention that you are interested in roommates when contacting these hotels, short-term housing facilities and local homeowners. Some will maintain and share lists of other turf students looking for roommates so that you can more easily make connections and secure your desired housing arrangements.