Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center

Mon
19
Sep

Rutgers Alumni Take On Disney After On-Campus Hospitality Experience

Ramon Lucas, Rutgers graduate and former resident assistant at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

Working at the Rutgers Inn and Conference Center primed pair for competitive internship program

Jaelynn Vizzi left for the Disney College Program just after Labor Day with her brand new Rutgers communications degree in hand.

Ramon Lucas, a 2013 Rutgers mathematics graduate, is already two years into his career at The Walt Disney Company after participating in the same Disney internship Vizzi just started.

Both individuals gained a world of experience on campus by serving people of diverse languages and cultures as resident coordinators at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center (RUICC).

Working at the RUICC taught Vizzi how to help others overcome language barriers and acclimate to different cultures – a must since the inn drew guests from more than 42 countries in 2015. The experience primed Lucas and Vizzi for their four-month Disney internships.

Read the Rutgers Today article here.

 

Mon
27
Jun

Rutgers Inn & Conference Center Thrives on Estate Graced in History and Shrouded in Mystery

An old aerial view of the Inn

Reaching highest-ever occupancy levels in 2015, the inn continues the university's mission

A sweeping estate known as Lindenwood that sits high on a bluff above the Raritan River – along today’s Ryders Lane on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University – at the turn of the 20th century held only the ruins of a farmhouse built by one of the city’s most prominent families. 

Read more at Rutgers Today

Fri
22
Apr

University Students Rehabilitate 100-Year-Old Cook Campus Trail

Historic picture of Cook Trail

Rutgers University students have adopted the Arbor trail located behind the University Inn and Conference Center on Cook campus. Read more

Wed
29
Apr

Student Chooses University Inn Path Less Traveled, And It Makes All the Difference

Picture of Linden woods

Unearthing a Buried Treasure, Part II: Student’s Vision for Trail Renovation Enabled by Fellow Students

The Arbor Trail is located behind the University Inn and Conference Center on the Douglass Campus. Rutgers purchased the property in 1965. The Inn is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the trail will have its grand re-opening on Rutgers Day 2015 on April 25, as part of the Inn’s anniversary celebration. Student volunteers will give tours of the trail and there will be giveaways of wildflower seed mix.

Wed
15
Apr

Rutgers University Inn And Conference Center Hits 50th Anniversary With All-Time High In Occupancy

Picture of Rutgers University Inn

On-campus lodging venue unveils special offers for 2015 celebration

            NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers’ only on-campus lodging and conference facility in New Brunswick/Piscataway – which hit an all-time high in guest room occupancy in 2014 – turns 50 this year and is celebrating with special offers and events.

            The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is offering monthly specials throughout its anniversary year while also hosting two open houses and an overnight stay giveaway during Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 25. For example, the inn is offering:

Mon
25
Nov

SEBS Student Revives Historic Trail at Rutgers University Inn

The first part of the trail has been cleared of brush and trees. Over the summer, the pond was completely cleaned and a bench for seating was installed nearby. Reviewing the progress are (l-r) Laura Lawson, Deana Pagnozzi, Rick Ludescher, Eliot Nagele, Mike Ayres, and Jason Grabosky (far right). Photo by Jean Marie Hartman.

Environmental planning and design major Eliot Nagele (SEBS ’15) is undertaking the restoration of a historic trail running behind the University Inn and Conference Center. Previously used for recreational and educational purposes the trail has fallen into disuse and become overgrown. Nagele asked Inn Director Deana Pagnozzi, "Would we be interested in having him work on the trail? Of course we were thrilled for him to volunteer.”

Nadele's faculty advisor Jean Marie Hartman and Dean of Academic Programs Rick Ludescher facilitated the creation and funding of an internship that has allowed Nagele to conduct research, begin cleanup, and reach out to faculty, students and staff across the university.

Thu
08
Nov

Rutgers Inn Becomes Refuge From the Storm

Image of Rutgers Inn lobby

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on New Brunswick, and exploding transformers turned the blackened sky blue and green, some two dozen guests spent a night to remember in the darkened lobby of the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center.

It was an experience that Jeff Maschi says he will never forget.

On October 29, the historic inn on the Cook-Douglass Campus became a veritable island in the storm for Maschi and more than two dozen other guests and staff – mainly essential services personnel working in such areas as Dining Services, University Facilities and Human Resources.  They were joined by a handful of other guests who took refuge at the inn, including several visiting scholars from Eastern Europe.

“I knew that Monday would be an odd day, so I wanted a place to ride out the storm,” said Maschi, associate director of labor relations for University Human Resources.

Sat
01
Sep

Rutgers Inn Puts out Welcome Mat for Scarlet Knights Fans

Image of a room with two beds

Newly renamed and refurbished, the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is putting out the welcome mat for Scarlet Knights fans traveling to High Point Stadium to cheer on their favorite team this fall.

The inn is offering a $79 per night football package the weekends of September 8 and October 27. The package includes a room with two double beds, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and access to campus buses that travel to the stadium. All rooms also have free wi-fi.

Set in a verdant corner of the Douglass Campus across from Woodlawn, the historic university inn occupies the former Sydney B. Carpender estate, known as Lindenwood, built in 1911 for one of New Brunswick’s distinguished families. The original house and its landscaped grounds remain part of the facility.

Thu
21
Jun

It's Now the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

The Continuing Studies Conference Center is now the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center, reflecting its return to its original mission of providing both conference space and lodging for the Rutgers community and public. 

Located on 21 wooded and landscaped acres on the Douglass Campus, the facility offers meeting and conference services as well as 26 comfortable guest rooms. The guest rooms recently were redecorated and refurnished to create a contemporary, warm and inviting ambiance with enhanced comfort and functionality for guests.

The inn and conference center includes the historic Carpender House, located on the estate once known as Lindenwood.  The 20-room manor house was built in 1911 for Sidney Bleecker Carpender and his wife, the former Louise Johnson, daughter of the founder of Johnson & Johnson.

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