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 rent a locker in the Campus Center Basement.  The fee is only $5.00 for the entire semester!  Don't forget to bring a lock with you.  Don't have one? The NJIT bookstore has an assortment on sale for your convenience.  Anyone interested in a locker please contact Mr. Redd in the Game room (Campus Center Basement) to sign up.

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter students may elect to have a meal plan, the Commuter J Meal Plan ($602 for Breakfast and/or Lunch - 5 meals per week) or simply place money into their accounts.  Students wishing to do either options must pay at the NJIT Bursar's Office, located in the Student Mall below the parking deck, and then take their receipt to the Gourmet Dining Office in the Campus Center.

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 Shuttle

The shuttle bus is operated jointly with Rutgers-Newark and provides transportation for the University community between the two campuses, major mass transit system (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.

NJ TRANSIT STUDENT Pass / Quik - Tik Program

NJ Transits consumer advocate has created a trail program that allows for the continuation of all monthly passes by mail programs, including student passes. However, there is an online mail pass that has a monthly processing fee, in addition to the costs of the fare. Monthly student passes for bus travel is only available online. Students who wish to purchase rail discount monthly passes without incurring the processing fee can do so by using a paper form that is available at the rail station ticket windows.

NJ Transit Customer Services: 973-491-7262

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!"

Council of Commuting Students

The Council of Commuting Students (CoCS) 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.


The Council of Commuting Students (CoCS) provides free coffee - Monday - Friday, 8:30-10:30 am. Also doughnuts and bagels every Tuesday 8:30-10:30 am.