Contact Us


Mailing Address:
18 Seminary Place
New Brunswick NJ 08901-1184



dept (at)

If you are trying to reach one of our faculty or graduate students, please see their respective pages for contact information.

Department Chair
Dr. Bruce Tesar
Room 109
tesar (at)

Undergraduate Program Director
Dr. Crystal Akers
For the UPD Office Hours for the current semester, please visit the Contact the UPD page. You must make an appointment. 
Email: undergrad (at) (You MUST include your name, RU ID and a clear description of your issue or request.) 

For information about the Linguistics Major/Minor or Undergraduate Courses, please visit those respective pages.

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Simon Charlow
Room 203A
grad (at)

Website Supervisor
Dr. Kristen Syrett
kristen.syrett (at)


Where is the Department of Linguistics located?

The Rutgers Department of Linguistics is located at 18 Seminary Place on the College Avenue Campus (CAC), in New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. We're in a large three-story yellow house across from the new Honors College, next to the Voorhees Mall, and near the Zimmerli Art Museum and the Barnes & Noble. The campus bus system stops just down the street from the Linguistics Department on College Ave across from Scott Hall.

Located in Central Jersey, we are just north of Princeton, about an hour's drive NW of the Jersey Shore, a short train- or bus-ride away from New York City, and close to major airports in Newark, New York, Trenton, and Philadelphia.

Here's how to get to us...

...By Air:

Fly into Newark International Airport. Take the Airporter Shuttle to the Hilton East Brunswick and Towers. From there take a taxi or the M15 or M18 city bus (they run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day) to New Brunswick, NJ and the Linguistics Department.

...By Train/Bus:

NY/NJ/PA travelers should consult NJTransit and Amtrak for up-to-the-minute train and bus schedules. Consult also these detailed instructions on getting to the Linguistics Dept. from various locales.

...By Car:


Google Driving Directions to 18 Seminary Place, New Brunswick might also come in handy.

Linguistics Building on Rutgers Campus

Staying Here

Close to the department

The New Brunswick Hyatt-Regency is located in downtown New Brunswick within easy walking distance of the department and the Rutgers shuttle system.

The New Brunswick Hyatt-Regency
2 Albany St.
New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: (732) 873-1234
Fax: (732) 873-1382

The Heldrich

The Heldrich
10 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick
Phone: (732) 729-4670
Fax: (732) 729-4672

The Heldrich is also served by the Rutgers campus bus system. It is within walking distance of the Rockoff Hall stop via the EE bus route. Bus route schedules can be found at the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services website.

Within Driving Distance of the department

The Continuing Studies Conference Center is located in New Brunswick, and is served by the Rutgers campus bus system. It is within walking distance of the Katzenbach stop via the EE bus route or F bus route. Bus route schedules can be found at the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services website.

Continuing Studies Conference Center
178 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick
Phone: (732) 932-9144
Fax: (732) 932-6952
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Living in New Jersey

Rutgers - New Brunswick is located in Central New Jersey. The Amtrak/NJ Transit train stop, which lies on the popular Northeast Corridor line, is within walking distance of our Department, which makes travel to other major cities, such as NYC, Philadelphia, DC, and Boston very easy. We are surrounded by diverse restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Rutgers part of the Big Ten conference. The weather here is a mix of the MidAtlantic and Northeast: summers are hot, winters are cold and often snowy, and the spring and fall are pleasant.