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George H. Cook Campus

Bucolic and green in more ways than one, the George H. Cook Campus is a vibrant academic oasis, abundant with opportunities to explore all things environmental, delve into deep-sea discoveries, and conduct research at state-of-the-art laboratories. The agrarian heritage of the campus remains strong with the campus serving as home base to both the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

At a Glance

  • 1,858 student residents
  • 91 academic buildings
  • 1 library
  • 6 residence halls
  • 26 student lounges
  • 1 livestock farm

Campus Must-Do's...

Beach volleyball at the Douglass/Cook Recreation Center

Ag Experiment Station

Founded in 1880, the Agricultural Experiment Station hosts 10 on-campus research centers and institutes, and serves all 21 counties of New Jersey through its Cooperative Extension. Programs encompass a wide range of research, education, and outreach, from food safety research to the annual tomato tasting. Each year, more than a million kids and their families visit 4-H County Fairs. Learn more.

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.

Barbara TurpinThe Campus Dean, Barbara Turpin, 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.

Shared Space

The boundaries of the George H. Cook and Douglass campuses are not rigidly defined, so you’ll often see references to the Cook/Douglass Campus.

What’s on the G.H. Cook Campus?

From academic departments and libraries to residence halls and dining options, discover services and facilities located on the G.H. Cook Campus.


Floriculture Greenhouse


Students who are interested in plants, or just looking for a refreshing break, can visit the floriculture greenhouse, a lush oasis on the G.H. Cook Campus.

Campus Traditions

Annual Events Showcase New Jersey’s Heritage

Each year hundreds of families flock to the Cook/Douglass Campus for the annual New Jersey Folk Festival and Ag Field Day, part of the universitywide Rutgers Day.

For more than three decades, the student-run New Jersey Folk Festival has featured research-based song, dance and crafts, as well as a rich mix of music on each of its four stages. The festival is the culmination of a yearlong project of the folk festival management class taught by Angus Kress Gillespie, folklorist and professor of American studies.

Ag Field Day is all about school and community spirit and includes animal shows featuring student exhibitions of dairy cattle, goats, horses, pigs, and sheep; the New Jersey 4-H Dog Show; plant and flower sales; student club activities; and tours of Rutgers Gardens.

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.