Campus Tours

Photo: A campus tour group.

Rutgers' George H. Cook Campus

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) is located on George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, off of Route 1 South, in an open, spacious, suburban setting. The school is built upon a rich heritage of innovative curricula, cutting-edge research, and hands-on learning. Students at the school benefit from a dedicated and supportive faculty, close community ties, and all of the advantages that come with study at a major research university. SEBS prepares students for professional degrees (medical, dental, veterinary medicine, and law), graduate study, and positions in government, industry, business, and health-related areas.

SEBS Information Sessions and Tours

Rutgers Admissions and Rutgers SEBS offers a variety of campus tours to meet your needs and interests. At each tour, an academic dean will speak with you about the school and its curricula, and will answer any questions you may have. Student guides will then escort you around our campus, as they talk about student life. You can choose from the following tour types:

Rutgers Admissions Session with Cook Campus Walking Tour

Provides an in-depth look at SEBS and the George H. Cook residential campus. Begins at the Visitor Center on the Busch Campus where you will have an information session with an admissions counselor and a SEBS Academic Dean. After these sessions, you will depart for a 90-minute walking tour of the Cook Campus. Perfect for prospective students and families coming to Rutgers as part of their college search. Cook Campus Walking Tours take place on Wednesdays, and online registration is required.

SEBS General Tour

Full tour and information session FOR ANY STUDENT. Includes SEBS academic and Rutgers admissions information, Q & A and a walking tour.

Prospective Transfer Tour

Full tour and information session FOR CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENTS CONSIDERING A TRANSFER TO SEBS. Includes SEBS academic and Rutgers admissions information, Q & A, and a walking tour. Focuses on transfer specific concerns.

Reservations and Parking

Reservations for SEBS tours are requested by calling 848-932-3000. Once you have made your reservation, a confirmation letter with directions and parking information will be sent to you. Parking has been arranged in Parking Lot No. 99C (third lot on Biel Road) unless otherwise noted on your confirmation.

Self-Guided Walking Tour

For those of you who would like to visit our campus, but are unable to attend one of our regularly scheduled tours, information packets with a campus map and points of interest can guide you on your own self-paced walking tour. Information packets can be obtained Mon. through Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Office of Academic Programs, 88 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525 (Martin Hall, 2nd Floor, at the receptionist's desk. No reservations are needed.

Spend a Day With a SEBS Student

SEBS will arrange for you to spend a day with one of our students, attending their classes and eating at the dining hall. The program runs:

  • Fall Semester: third week of September through the third week of November*
  • Spring Semester: first week of February through the second week of April*

Note: Spend a Day visits cannot be arranged during the Summer.

*Two weeks' notice is required.

High School Group Tours

SEBS offers a limited number of opportunities for high school groups (25–55 students MAX) to visit the school, and be introduced to our academic programs. Group visits typically include sessions with one or two academic majors/faculty, one session with an academic dean, and a walking tour of the campus. Actual schedules are built in consultation with the school representative and may vary. High School teachers or Guidance Counselors interested in bringing a group to campus must email their request to Dean Sharice Richardson,, and should include contact information, size of the group, date(s) requested, and any special visit requests.