Effective Monday, February 8, 2016, RU Express office hours will be 8 am – 6 pm, Monday – Friday.

Rutgers University Dining Services designed RU Express, the official university debit account, to be the ultimate complement to your campus lifestyle.  RU Express is a debit account administered in both the Rutgers Camden and New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. RU Express offers a convenient cash-free alternative that allows students, faculty, and staff to use their RUconnection  card like a debit card.  More than 100 on-campus and off-campus locations are accessible through the swipe of your university RuConnection ID card (click here to see a list of locations)

The RUconnection Card is the official photo identification card issued to faculty, staff, students, and guests on all Rutgers University campuses. This unified photo ID card serves as the primary form of identity verification throughout the university.

Cash and check payments are accepted in the University Cashier’s office or the Camden Bursar’s office with a minimum deposit of $10.00.

Refunds of any remaining balances will not be automatically issued at the end of the spring semester.  Instead, balances will continue to roll over from semester to semester, year after year.

Funds deposited to the account must be expended by performing sales transactions.  Cash withdrawals may not be made from the account.  RU Express funds may not be utilized to pay for any term bill charges.


 Two Week change period

Initial deposits for any semester may be reduced or cancelled before the end of the first two weeks of the semester and as long as the initial funds have not been used.  This must be done in person at the RU Express/Board plan office.

 Lost/Stolen RUconnection ID card

Report lost/stolen cards immediately to the RU Express/Board Plan Office in New Brunswick or to the IMPACT Booth in the Camden Campus Center. Suspend the card immediately at RU Express Online to avoid unauthorized use of your account.

The University’s liability limit for unauthorized use on lost/stolen cards is $50.00

How to replace the RUconnection ID card

First visit a University Cashier’s office to pay the $20.00 fee. You may pay with cash, card, or check.

Bring your paid receipt to the RU Express Office which is located in Records Hall room 102 on the College Ave Campus.

Records Hall
620 George Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1175
Phone: (848) 932-8041


Inactive Accounts

RU Express accounts showing no cardholder activity after 18 months will be closed and funds residing in the account will be forfeited.


 Closing Accounts

A card holder may request a refund of their funds only if they have  graduated, withdrawn, or dismissed from the University.  Funds must be at least $25.00 to qualify for a refund.  Request a refund online.  Written request forms must be submitted to the RU Express/Board Plan office.  Proof of withdrawal or dismissal is required.  Student Accounting Services will determine entitlement to a refund check based on financial obligations to the University.  Checks will be mailed to the permanent address indicated on the student record.


If you have any questions, please contact the RU Express and Board Plan Office.

RU Express and Board Plan Office
620 George Street, Records Hall Rm 102
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(848) 932-8041

Office hours Monday – Friday are from 8am to 8pm
Winter break hours are from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (Dec 23 and from Jan 5 thru Jan 16)


Terms and conditions are subject to change

One account for everything you need, your RUconnection card does it all!