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!

Marissa Kosko
848-932-7264
marissa.kosko@rutgers.edu

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. Prices listed below may or may not include taxes. 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
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
  • Exercise facility
  • Free local and long distance phone call 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 breakfast
  • Complimentary local phone calls and weekday newspaper
  • Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
  • No smoking
  • WiFi available
  • On site parking



HOLIDAY INN
4701 Stelton Rd, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (approximately 7.7 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Rob Golembiewski at (908) 753-5500 Ext 634 or Robert.Golembiewski@Friendwell.com

Studio Suite 1 or 2 beds $75 per night
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Free parking
  • Large work desk area, refrigerator, and flat screen TV in each room
  • Heated indoor pool and exercise room
  • Ruby Tuesday's Restaurant on property
  • On-site business center with computers and printers available 24/7


Local Extended Stay Facilities

Extended Stay facilities are hotels with additional amenities including full kitchens in every unit. All prices listed below may or may not include taxes. Please contact the facility directly for the most up-to-date prices.


STAYBRIDGE SUITES
2195 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (approximately 5 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Maria Carlsen at (732) 940-4321 ext. 703 or mcarlsen@kanahotelgroup.com. Ask for the Rutgers Turf rate.


Studio Suite 1 queen bed $113.50 per night (tax included)
One Bedroom Suite 1 queen bed, 1 pull out sofa bed $125.00 per night (tax included)
$62.50 per student with double occupancy (tax included)
  • Free hotel shuttle to and from class each day - please make sure you reserve at time of check in
  • All rooms include mini refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee pots
  • Walking distance to restaurants/movie theater and shopping
  • Free hot and cold breakfast seven days a week
  • Light Dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-serve washer and dryer



EXTENDED STAY AMERICA
410 S Randolphville Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (approximately 9 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Craig Sandler at (201) 753-0539 or csandler@esa.com.


Deluxe Studio 1 bed and 1 sofa sleeper $70.19 per night
$35.10 per student with double occupancy
  • Kitchen with full-size fridge, microwave, stovetop, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, silverware, and pots and pans
  • Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Free grab-and-go breakfast
  • On-site guest laundry facilities
  • No lease and all utilities included
  • Pet friendly room options available
  • Iron and ironing board



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

One Bed Suite 1 bed $73 per night
Two Bed Suite 2 beds $113 per night
$56.50 per student with double occupancy
  • Complimentary hot and cold buffet style breakfast
  • Complimentary 24/7 laundry services and housekeeping
  • Newly updated Wi-Fi access throughout the entire Sonesta property
  • 24 hour fitness room and front desk assistance
  • Outdoor heated pool and grill



CANDLEWOOD SUITES
41 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 9 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Heather Wagoner at (732) 748-1400 or heather.wagoner@ihg.com.


Studio Suite 1 bed $98.78 per night (tax included)
One Bedroom Suite 1 bed $110.26 per night (tax included)
  • Kitchenette in each suite
  • Complimentary laundry services
  • 24 hour fitness room
  • Complimentary high speed Internet
  • Complimentary daily newspaper in lobby
  • VCR/DVD players in all rooms
  • Free local calls
  • Same day dry cleaning service



RESIDENCE INN MARRIOTT
37 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 9 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact front desk at (800) 228-9290 and ask for the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School rate or go online at www.SomersetResidenceInn.com and enter corporate code UI9
.

Studio 1bed $95.35 per night (tax included)
One Bedroom Suite 1bed $95.35 per night (tax included)
Two Bedroom Suite 2 beds $193.72 per night (tax included)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Fitness center onsite
  • Complimentary full American breakfast and hot breakfast
  • Grocery shopping service
  • TV: Cable/Satellite



HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
2195 US Highway 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (approximately 5 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Maria Carlsen at (732) 940-4321 ext. 153 or mcarlsen@kanahotelgroup.com.
Ask for the Rutgers Turf rate.

King Room 1 queen bed $113.50 per night (tax included)
Double Room 2 queen beds $125.00 per night (tax included)
$62.50 per student with double occupancy (tax included)
  • Walking distance to restaurants/movie theater and shopping
  • All rooms include mini refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee pot
  • Free hot and cold breakfast buffet daily
  • Free hotel shuttle to and from Rutgers campus – please make sure you reserve at time of check in.
  • Free WiFi and coined operated guest laundry
  • Complimentary business center open 24/7 with computer stations, laser printing, and fax
  • 24-hour fitness center and indoor heated pool and spa


Temporary Housing Options

NJ Short Term Rentals
(908) 300-3800 or info@njstr.com
Fully Furnished, Affordable Off-Campus Housing - close to campus, spacious 1-5 bedroom apartments; cable TV, wireless internet included, washer/dryer and dishwasher in apartment; many apartments are pet-friendly.

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 properties are fully furnished including linens, towels, etc. The properties include guest rooms, studios, condos and apartments.

Fill out their "Guest Information Form" to have your housing preferences matched with available properties.
www.corporatelodgings.com
www.temporarylodgings.net

Tips to Consider Before Renting

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.

Use your Facebook private group to find a roommate in your class.

The most successful current trend for students looking for housing is using websites like:

https://www.airbnb.com

https://www.vrbo.com