Rutgers University is taking every precaution to curb the spread of COVID-19 to protect members of our community, including assessing upcoming events on and off campus. In response to growing concerns around large-scale public events and gatherings, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences have made the difficult decision to not hold Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 25.
Celebrating the best Rutgers New-Brunswick and RBHS has to offer is the core mission of Rutgers Day. It is where our community comes together to showcase the incredible work being done across our various schools, units and divisions and where New Jersey residents come to learn more about their state university. But these are unprecedented times. We hope that by not hosting Rutgers Day this year, we continue to do our part to lessen community anxiety and keep one another safe.
Many individuals and resources are dedicated to planning Rutgers Day and making a great event like this come together. We would like to thank everyone who has put their time, dedication and resources toward planning this day.
We encourage you to share your Rutgers pride on social media by posting a picture in Rutgers gear or sharing a favorite memory of Rutgers Day on April 25 using the hashtag #RutgersDay.
We have an imperative to do what we can to slow the spread of this virus and protect members of our community. This is an unprecedented situation, and we recognize that individuals throughout our community are concerned for the health of themselves, their family, friends and neighbors.