About Us

The Office of Graduate Student Life (OGSL) at Rutgers–New Brunswick advocates and supports holistic services that advance a vibrant graduate student experience. The office was created in August of 2016 after the 2013 survey, “Rutgers Strategic Planning Survey to the students: Graduate Respondents,” reported that there was a moderate to high need for changes at the institution for graduate student future success. Mark Schuster served as the inaugural Dean for Graduate Student Life until November 2021 when he passed away.

The Graduate Student Life Office is located in rooms 207 and 207a in the Graduate Student Lounge (GSL). We are located behind Panera and to the left of the College Avenue Student Center at 126 College Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Basic Facts about the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Graduate Students

As of July 31, 2017, the Rutgers Board of Governors approved the creation of a new “School for Graduate Studies” merging the Graduate School-New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  The new School for Graduate Studies provides personalized academic support to approximately 5,200 students enrolled in over 150 doctoral, master’s and dual degree programs across New Brunswick and Newark. The second largest graduate unit is the School of Social Work and the Graduate School Education. Almost 900 graduate students and their families live on campus.

As of the 2021-2022 academic year, there are approximately 14,000 graduate students at Rutgers–New Brunswick (including RBHS) in pursuit of graduate studies in very diverse academic and career paths coming from around the world.