Directions to CGS

The Center for Government Services is a tenant of the Matrix Plaza Centre complex, located at the corner of George and New Streets in Downtown New Brunswick, NJ. The offices are housed on the sixth (top) floor of the building named Matrix Plaza Centre I. The address is as follows:

Center for Government Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
303 George Street - Suite 604
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2020

Driving Directions

Via Garden State Parkway Southbound
Take Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike and head south. Take Turnpike Exit 9, bear right after the tollbooths and follow signs for "Route 18 North - New Brunswick." Bear to the left to continue on Route 18. The right-hand lane will be exiting for Route 1 South, so stay in the middle lane. The two left-hand lanes will curve to the left and merge with another lane of traffic, which is exiting from Route 1 onto Route 18.
 
* You will come to a traffic light at Paulus Boulevard and there will be five lanes, but the far right lane will disappear shortly after the light. Go straight through the light and get into one of the two remaining right lanes. Traffic will split, and you should stay to the right. You will go through two more lights quickly and then see the New Street exit on the right.
 
** Take the New Street exit to the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp, at the intersection of New and Nielsen Streets. On the far right corner sits Matrix New Street Garage, which is available for your use for the daily charge of $3.00 per hour. It is adjacent to the back side of Matrix Plaza Centre II, a tan-colored structure facing George Street, which is the next cross street. Go straight through the light at Nielsen. The lot entrance to the lot is in the middle of the block on the right.
 
Via Garden State Parkway Northbound
Take Exit 105 and follow signs for Route 18 North. After approximately 24 miles, you will pass the entrance for the New Jersey Turnpike. Stay to the left and continue on Route 18 North. Follow the directions above from * above.
 
Via Interstate 287
Turn off Exit 9 "River Road, Bound Brook, Highland Park." Proceed East on River Road toward Highland Park. Make a right onto Route 18 South. Cross the Raritan River. Stay in the right lane and take the New Street Exit. Follow the Parkway Southbound directions from ** above.
 
Via New Jersey Turnpike
Take Exit 9, bear right after the tollbooths and follow signs for "Route 18 North - New Brunswick." Stay to the left to continue on Route 18. Follow the Parkway Southbound directions from * above.
 
Via US Highway 1 Northbound or Southbound
Take Route 1 to the intersection of Route 18 and take the exit for Route 18 North. Follow the New Jersey Turnpike directions listed above.
 

Parking

Parking is available to CGS students in the Matrix New Street Garage at 55 New Street. The garage is set back from the sidewalk in a space adjacent to the back side of Matrix Plaza Centre II, a tan-colored structure facing George Street (#317). The daily rate of $3.00 per hour will be reduced to $1.00 per hour with validation. Bring your parking stub to the classroom so that a CGS representative may validate.
 
The vehicle entrance to the garage is on New Street between George and Neilson Streets. The pedestrian entrance to CGS is at plaza level between Matrix Plaza Centre I and II. An elevator is accessible from the ground level to the left of the stairs, around the New Street side of 303 George Street.
 
If using the stairs, a sign displayed on the first landing reads "The Plaza Buildings - Properties by Matrix." Turn left at the top and proceed to the entrance marked "303 George Street." Sign in with the security guard stationed at the front desk and take one of the two passenger elevators to the sixth floor. Walls are marked with "Division of Continuing Studies" signage. Classrooms A and B are housed in Suite 600, and Classroom C is housed in Suite 608.
 

Public Transportation

Via Rail
New Brunswick Station is a stop on the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor Line with connections to Amtrak. Trains run frequently from New York City, Newark International Airport and Philadelphia. View train schedules at the NJ Transit website.
 
CGS is approximately five minutes walking distance from the station. Cross Albany Street (Route 27) and turn left. Turn right onto George Street and proceed through four intersections. At the corner of George and New Streets is the Matrix Plaza Centre complex. The CGS offices are housed on the sixth (top) floor of the building named Matrix Plaza Centre I.
 
Via Bus
Bus Routes 810, 811, 815 and 818 all provide service to New Brunswick at the intersection of George Street and Albany/Somerset Streets. View bus schedules at the NJ Transit website.