Commuter Assistance & Resource Services

Commuter Assistance & Resource Services

What is CARS?

The Office of Commuter Assistance & Resource Services (CARS) is committed to enriching the commuter experience by providing services, programs, advocacy and outreach that will help commuter students benefit from the institution's total education process.

Areas of Emphasis

CARS has set up goals related to the following areas of emphasis for our staff to aid commuter students:

  • Orientation and Welcome
  • Social and Recreational Programs
  • Academic Resources
  • Information and Communication
  • Commuter Space Appropriation
  • Commuter Representation on college planning and governance

Specialized Commuter Benefits


Tired of carrying your books with you all day?

Then you can sign up for a locker in the Campus Center Game Room. 

The lockers are located in the in the Campus Center Lower Level.  Don't forget to bring a lock with you. 

Don't have one? The NJIT bookstore has an assortment on sale for your convenience.  


Commuter Meal Plans 

Commuter students may elect to have a meal plan, the Commuter J Meal Plan ($641 for Breakfast and/or Lunch - 5 meals per week) or simply place money into their accounts. 

Students wishing to select this plan, must pay at the NJIT Bursar's Office, located in the Student Mall below the parking deck.

Take your receipt to the Residence Life Office located in the Lower Level of Cypress Hall at 180 Bleeker Street. 


NJIT Vehicle Registration

Each vehicle, to be considered and allowed to park on campus, must be registered with NJIT's Department of Public Safety. 

All vehicles must bear a valid hangtag or temporary dashboard permit which must be visibly displayed whenever the vehicle is parked on campus. 

Click here to register your vehicle online.   


NJIT/Rutgers Newark Transit  

The shuttle bus is operated jointly with Rutgers-Newark and provides transportation for the University community between the two campuses. 

Major stops along the Newark Transit are Penn Station, Broad Street Station, and Harrison and Kearny. 

As a courtesy, shuttle service is free to Rutgers and NJIT students who present valid identification. Click here for schedules, routes and maps. 


NJ TRANSIT STUDENT Pass / Quik - Tik Program


NJIT and NJ Transit have partnered to offer full-time, students the opportunity to purchase a bus, rail or light rail monthly pass at 25% off the regular monthly pass price.

Best of all, you don’t have to wait in a long line and there are no forms to fill out. 

To sign up for this special discounted monthly pass for students, simply log onto NJ Transit Quik Tik

You will then be able to choose the type of monthly pass that is right for you and save 25%.

After you sign up, a new monthly pass will be sent to you automatically each month unless you suspend your account and your credit card will be charged monthly.

You’ll enjoy the convenience of auto-pay combined with online account management, and you can sit back, relax, and let NJ Transit do the driving for you.   


NJ Transit Customer Services: 973-491-7262 or Quik-Tik representative at 973-491-8491

To order ticket online, please follow the following directions:
1.) Log onto Highlander Pipeline (use your NJIT ucid and password)
2.) Click on the tab that says "Student Services"
3.) Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says "Other Services"
4.) Click on "NJ Transit Quik-Tik Program"
5.)Here you can find any information regarding this program. To purchase click on the link at the bottom of the page that says sign up for your NJ Transit Quik-Tik Today!"


Society of Commuting Students

The Society of Commuting Students office is located in the Campus Center on the Fourth Floor.  If you're looking for a place to unwind before or after class this is the pace to go.  The office has a microwave, television, refrigerator, movies, and people to hang out with.  These unique students also partake and organize several events throughout the semester. Don't forget our Tuesday Morning Breakfast! 

The Society of Commuting Students provides free Tuesday Morning Breakfast, 9:00-10:30 am.