building plans and door hinges

Building History

​​cover of the Preserving the Past bookletIt is with great pride that Institutional Planning and Operations provides stewardship over Rutgers physical properties. From the hinges to the cupolas we maintain and preserve more that 1,000 buildings—of every age, type, and architectural style— across the State of New Jersey.

Founded 10 years before the American Revolution, Rutgers, is the eighth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. We started as a small colonial college, and have grown into a leading national public research university. Take a look at our history through the lens of our buildings.