NEW BRUNSWICK - Students at Rutgers University staged a sit-in to protest the school's move to freeze tuition costs.

Groups of students started camping out yesterday outside the administration building, and some slept inside the building in front of president's office. Tents were set up on the lawn and students participated in drum circles.

Students said they were opposed to the tuition freeze and that they wanted more of a say in university operations.

The vice president of Student Affairs said the university will not negotiate with the students until they leave the administration building. He added that university officials will not arrest or harass any students to abruptly end the protest.