Livingston Campus, Rutgers University
Established1969 (Degree granting college); 2007 (residential campus)
United States
AffiliationsRutgers University
WebsiteOfficial website

Livingston Campus, originally named Kilmer Area by Rutgers University in 1965, and later known as Kilmer Campus,[1] is one of the five sub-campuses of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The campus was originally built to house Livingston College. The majority of its land is the Rutgers Ecological Preserve. Most of the campus is within the boundaries of Piscataway, but parts extend into Highland Park and Edison.


20th century

Rutgers Business School at 100 Rockafeller Road
Lucy Stone Hall at night in December 2010

University buildings were erected on the Kilmer Area land in Piscataway, between Metlars and Cedar Lanes starting in 1969, with the creation of Livingston College. The land had formerly been part of the U.S. Army's Camp Kilmer, a staging area during World War II. The army reserve continued using a small part of the original army campus until 2009. The Livingston College campus currently sits on 540 acres acquired by Rutgers in 1964.[2]

A large amount of parking was created on this campus, mainly because the Louis Brown Athletic Center served as the temporary home of the New Jersey Nets basketball team from 1977 to 1981.

Student center facilities were initially located in Tillett Hall. The Livingston Student Center opened in 1986.

21st century

The campus was renamed as Livingston Campus in 1991 following a student campaign in honor of William Livingston.[3]

In fall 2007, Rutgers University consolidated several undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the New Brunswick-Piscataway area, including Livingston College, to a School of Arts and Sciences, but Livingston Campus continues to serve the Rutgers community.

In 2009, Livingston Campus installed a large swath of solar panels on its campus (mostly over large, open-air parking lots), one of the largest such groupings of solar panels in New Jersey.[4]

In 2010, the renovated and expanded Livingston Student Center was completed.[4]

In 2011, the campus opened the Livingston Dining Commons to replace Tillett Dining Hall.[5]

In 2012, the new Livingston Apartments opened.[6]

In 2012, The Plaza at Livingston, which contains the Livingston Apartments, a cinema, eateries, and stores, opened.[4]

In fall 2013, the new Rutgers Business School building opened at 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, New Jersey.[7]

Also in 2013, Tillett Hall renovations finished.[4]

In 2021, the RAC has been renamed the Jersey Mike's Arena. It was announced in November that Rutgers and Jersey Mike's Subs have reached a multi-year agreement to make the sub-franchise an official partner for Rutgers Scarlet Knights. [8]


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The campus has several generically named roads, such as "Road 1," "Road 2," and "Avenue E," which date back to the campus's military days. Efforts to rename the roads have failed to date.

Livingston Campus and adjacent Busch Campus received their own exits on Piscataway's Route 18 expressway, completed in 2005, expediting inter-campus bus travel to these and the College Avenue Campus and the Douglass-Cook Campus across the Raritan River in New Brunswick.[9]


Ernest A. Lynton Towers, named after the first Dean of Livingston College

Former buildings
  • Livingston Bookstore — (Closed following the 2011-2012 academic year and demolished the following year.)


Rutgers University-Livingston Campus CDP
Country United States
State New Jersey
 • Total1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation92 ft (28 m)
 • Total3,545
 • Density2,653.44/sq mi (1,024.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
FIPS code34-65260[28]
GNIS feature ID2806182

Rutgers University-Livingston Campus is a census-designated place (CDP) covering the residential population of the Livingston Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway and Edison in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

It first appeared as a CDP in the 2020 Census with a population of 3,545.[29]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[30]
2020[31] 2020[27]

2020 census

Rutgers University-Livingston Campus CDP, New Jersey – Racial and ethnic composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020[31] % 2020
White alone (NH) 911 25.70%
Black or African American alone (NH) 344 9.70%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 1 0.03%
Asian alone (NH) 1,758 49.59%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 10 0.28%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 144 4.06%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 13 0.37%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 364 10.27%
Total 3,545 100.00%


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  14. ^ "Kilmer Area Library". Archived from the original on May 29, 2006.
  15. ^ "Lucy Stone Hall". Archived from the original on April 4, 2005.
  16. ^ "Home - Rutgers University Student Centers". Rutgers University Student Centers. Archived from the original on June 8, 2015.
  17. ^ "Livingston Recreation Center". Archived from the original on December 27, 2004.
  18. ^ Housing Site for North Tower
  19. ^ Housing Site for South Tower
  20. ^ "Lynton Residence Hall - North & South Towers". Archived from the original on December 17, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  21. ^ "Beck Hall". Archived from the original on May 9, 2005.
  22. ^ "Janice H. Levin Building". Archived from the original on June 18, 2006.
  23. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths LEVIN, JANICE H." The New York Times. March 25, 2001.
  24. ^ "About Us". Asian American Cultural Center.
  25. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  26. ^ "Rutgers University-Livingston Campus Census Designated Placee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  27. ^ a b Census Data Explorer: Rutgers University-Livingston Campus CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 15, 2023.
  28. ^ Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 9, 2023.
  29. ^ "Rutgers University-Livingston Campus CDP, New Jersey". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  30. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". United States Census Bureau.
  31. ^ a b "P2 Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Rutgers University-Livingston Campus CDP, New Jersey". United States Census Bureau.

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