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Douglass Campus

Expansive green lawns, tree-lined paths, and Georgian Colonial architecture give Douglass Campus its quiet charm. Home to Douglass Residential College, and many academic departments in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Mason Gross School of Arts, this walkable campus is where you will find the nationally prominent Eagleton Institute of Politics, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Nicholas Music Center, and Jameson Theater.

At a Glance

  • 1,609 student residents
  • 39 academic buildings
  • 6 libraries
  • 8 residence halls
  • 52 student lounges
  • 1 Georgian Colonial Chapel

Campus Must-Do’s...

Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater

Campus Dean and Dean of Students

The Campus Dean and the Dean of Students work collaboratively to enrich the academic experience of students and to provide support services. Their offices are located in the same building and they share a joint email account.

Jacquelyn LittThe Campus Dean and Dean of Douglass Residential College, Jacquelyn Litt, organizes academic programs and events that bring faculty and students together beyond the classroom.

Michelle R. JeffersonThe Dean of Students, Michelle R. Jefferson, focuses on campus well-being and assists students with medical, emotional, psychological, familial, or financial difficulties that are hampering academic success. If you find yourself struggling, the Dean of Students can help.

Where’s My Bus?

Get real-time campus bus arrival information, updated at regular intervals, with NextBus. Satellite technology and advanced computer modeling track individual vehicles on their routes. Learn more.

What’s on Douglass Campus?

From academic departments and libraries to residence halls and dining options, discover services and facilities located on Douglass Campus.


Douglass Residential College

Douglass Residential CollegeOpen to all Rutgers–New Brunswick women (whether they live on campus or commute!), Douglass Residential College knows student engagement and empowerment are the keys to success. Key features include:

  • residential environments where learning is part of each day
  • courses open only to Douglass Residential College students
  • advisers who help you customize your academic journey
  • a core course taken by all Douglass women

Learn more.

Douglass Traditions

Yule Log Ceremony

In 1918, to mark their first winter holiday season as college women, students illuminated a tree and burned a Yule log in the foyer fireplace in College Hall. Today, the ceremony takes place in Voorhees Chapel, which was specially designed with a fireplace and a movable staircase to accommodate this December tradition.

Sacred Path

In the early 1900s, it was customary on college campuses for the rising classes to impose “friendly” restrictions on the first-year students, which at Douglass included prohibition from walking on the Sacred Path from George Street to College Hall. Today, this tradition is honored with an April torch-lit walk across campus.