The Rutgers University Inn's Arbor Trail promotes student research and multiple academic partnerships.
Originally built in 1911 as part of the Sydney B. Carpender estate, which is now the present site of the Rutgers University Inn, the Arbor Trail was a gift to Carpender’s wife, Louise Johnson, daughter of Johnson & Johnson founder James Wood Johnson. Rutgers acquired the estate in 1965.
Fast forward, what started with one student’s curiosity to uncover the trail's past and adapt it to the future, has grow into the Arbor Trail Restoration Project.
Read the full article here.
Learn more about the trail's history and its re-discovery here.
The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is currently accepting applications for the position of Residence Coordinator. Duties include providing desk coverage at front reception, responding to emergency and crisis situations and resolving any issues related to conferences after supervisory staff has gone home. This position requires on call coverage as well as front desk reception hours.
Compensation includes a private room in the Starkey apartments plus a stipend, issued bi weekly throughout the contracted period. ($1500/summer semester; $2000/academic semester; stipend is issued on a Knight Express Card.)
Requirements: Senior or Graduate level, leadership potential as shown through past leadership experiences, and strong interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills. Previous facility and supervisory experience preferred. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Interested? Send your resume to Tiffany Lorincz at: email@example.com.
Meet our staff and current student team members on our Meet the Staff page.
We're so proud of our former Resident Coordinators Ramon Lucas and Jaelynn Vizzi. They've both graduated from Rutgers with more than just a great degree. View the Rutgers Today article to find out more.
The University Inn and Conference Center was awarded the TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence for Superior Service. Thanks to all our guests who took the time to review us!
The Rutgers Naturalist Club has adopted our historic Arbor Trail. Read more about their restoration efforts here.
2/10/16 Article: University Inn Named on the 25 Most Impressive University Conference Centers in the World List
Human Resources MBA recently named the world's 25 Most Impressive University Conference Centers. We made the list, again! Check out the our lucky number thirteen spot here.
In 1965, Rutgers University purchased the 21-acre Sydney B. Carpender estate and opened its doors as the Continuing Education Center. Since its inception, the University Inn and Conference Center has hosted conferences, events, and overnight guests of the university for fifty years. We celebrated all year long with promotions, specials, and fun events.
Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us and making the next 50 years possible!
What Guest Say About our Staff and the Inn
"The best aspects are the location, value for money & helpful and friendly staff. The students working in the Inn were most helpful. :) " - Overnight Guest
I always feel highly valued whenever I stay at the Inn. Maria always puts herself above and beyond all expectations and is such an amazing person. I would also like to thank Tiffany, Janet, Chu and Mary ( housekeeping ) and of course not forgetting James. I wouldn't stay anywhere else and I'm looking forward to my next visit in August. - Overnight Guest
"The front desk personnel were informative and helpful. The room was attractive and clean. I was very pleased." Is there anything else you would like to share? "Affordable, beautiful scenery, warm staff, nicely decorated room, very clean and close enough to walk to the center city." - Overnight Guest
What Students Say About the Inn and their Experience
“A student should apply for this experience for three reasons. First, it can polish your resume. This is a special experience that a student can talk about during application and interview to show their versatile abilities and strong communication skills. Second, this can also help students to cultivate their leadership and troubleshooting skills. Third, RUICC provides detailed training that can allow students to get more hands-on experiences without stressing out about what to do." - Melody
In conjunction with the University Inn's 50th Anniversary and Arbor Day, the Arbor Trail was re-opened on Saturday, April 25. Read the follow up story on the Arbor Trail restoration here.