Rutgers University–Camden

group of Camden students

As the Rutgers of South Jersey, Rutgers University–Camden delivers the academic heft you’d expect from a powerhouse public research university. And we focus that energy—in teaching, research, and civic engagement—within the greater Delaware Valley. Only minutes from Philadelphia, our 40-acre campus combines green space with urban convenience. Everything’s within a 10-minute walk, and we’re easily accessible by major highways and public transportation.

Browse Programming at This Location

Don't miss the performances on the Big R Stage in front of the Paul Robeson Library.


A Community Poem for Camden - Presented by the Writers House

Add your voice to a sprawling group poem that celebrates Rutgers and the Camden community. Starting with a prompt provided by our master of fine arts in creative writing students, every participant will get a chance to add a line (or two!) throughout the day. After Rutgers Day, we’ll post the completed poem on our website. Inspired by poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s epic community poem “La Familia.” Writers House
Writers House

A Twist on Business

Join the School of Business in a day of interactive experiences that offer fun for adults and children alike! Test your knowledge by playing games such as “How well do you know the logos of popular brands?” Collaborate and create with Lego bricks. Explore problem-solving and strategy with intriguing hands-on activities.
School of Business:
Student Experience Center (SEC)
Business Leadership Development Program (BLDP)
Recruitment and Internships
Academic Advising

Are You a Future Scholar?

Spin the wheel to earn “scholar dollars” that score you some swag!
Rutgers Future Scholars - Office of Civic Engagement

Art Students League Craft Shop

Learn about the Art Students League, and craft with us! We have assorted activities and giveaways.
Art Students League

Build Your Own Interactive Object

Create your own interactive, mobile computing device. Using Arduino circuit boards, you can create objects that respond to touch, temperature, sound, light, and more. Making an interactive device with Arduino involves connecting sensors to a small circuit board and writing some computer code. No computer programming experience is required, and all ages are welcome to come experiment and tinker.
Digital Studies Center

Camden Corps Plus Rutgers University--Camden

Learn more about Camden Corps Plus--a program serving 16-24 year-old Camden City residents who need to complete their high school equivalency and begin on a pathway to a self-sustaining career. Participants receive education and career readiness/planning services, along with supportive case management, community service opportunities and internships.
Office of Civic Engagement

Cards Promoting Humanity: DEMOCRACY EDITION!

Back for a rollicking second iteration, the Rutgers--Camden Civic Scholars are thrilled to host the 2nd Annual Cards Promoting Humanity for Rutgers Day guests. This year, C.P.H. will have a democracy theme, testing your knowledge and vernacular on all things America. This just-the-facts-syntax-attack is a fun time for the whole family!
Office of Civic Engagement

Career Center Carnival

Our booth is kid friendly! Stop by to learn more about your favorite Disney characters' careers and what they did after the movie. Also, spin the Career wheel and learn about different occupations. Learn more about our students' internships.
Career Center

CLASS Spells Success: Do It Yourself Graduation Caps!

Make your own graduation caps! Using markers, glitter, stickers and other decorations, participants will be able to personalize their own cap to represent them. This is a great activity for kids or anyone of any age. It's never too early or too late to dream of your own Rutgers graduation day!
CLASS (Center for Learning and Student Success)- EOF, TRiO, Learning Center and Disability Services

Cooper Street Quick Tour

Step back in time with a short stroll to the Cooper Street Historic District. View The Gateway, a public art installation of glass and steel, and a sampling of distinctive nineteenth-century architecture representing the history of Camden and current activities of Rutgers.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, and Department of History.

CSI Forensics and SACJ Game of Thrones

Winter is coming…or is it? Do you think you know everything there is to know about Westeros and its inhabitants? Well, come test your knowledge with Game of Thrones trivia set against themes and theories from sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice. When you’re done, pose for a picture with your favorite character cut-out from the popular HBO show. After that, stop by our mini-forensics exhibit. Get fingerprinted and learn the telltale details of liquid splatter analysis.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Delta Phi Epsilon-Unicorn Horn Ring Toss

As a symbol of purity and magic, our mascot, the unicorn, symbolizes the unique qualities of the Delta Phi Epsilon sisters that we believe promote the diversity of Rutgers–Camden and the community. Our mission is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, opportunities for growth, and to empower our members to engage in a lifetime of leadership and service. Our goal is to create a fun experience with prizes and a chance to get to know our chapter, while raising funds and spreading information about our philanthropic endeavors with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and/or the National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. We hope to encourage and engage current students, alumni, family, friends, and the community to participate in our unicorn ring toss—asking for a suggested donation to toss three rings on our unicorn horn for a chance to win a small prize—all are welcome to participate and any donation is appreciated!
Delta Phi Epsilon

Design Your Own Button with Camden Comic Con

Swing by the Camden Comic Con table to make your own pin-back button using our machine. Be inspired by our pop-culture themed templates, or create a unique, custom design!
Rutgers--Camden Center for the Arts

Economic Theory & Its Real-Life Applications

Can you learn the practical application of the concept of probability by kicking a soccer ball? Is it possible to understand the law of diminishing returns just by carrying balls? Will participating in a trivia game hone your knowledge about current economic policies? Yes! Yes! And yes! Come play and learn with the Department of Economics and students of the Economics Society.
Department of Economics

Experience Virtual Reality

Play simple puzzle games in a 3-dimensional virtual environment. Hybrid, or mixed, reality will be used to blend elements of the real world with the virtual world allowing non-playing participants to experience the virtual worlds as well.
Office of Information Technology

Explore Your Region: Encyclopedia of FUN!

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia presents history, fun, and prizes! Try your luck at the Encyclopedia Digital Scavenger Hunt or test your skills with the Camden Connections Game. Com enjoy learning about your place in time and space, and win some prizes!
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH)

Facilities Is Fun!

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about Facilities--what we do and why we do it!
Rutgers University--Camden Facilities

From the Pine Barrens to the City Centers of South Jersey: Ecology Where People Live and Work

Ever wonder why insects behave the way they do; why cities are so much hotter than surrounding areas; how junk food affects ant developments? Learn about all of these topics and how to make your own stereomicroscope using inexpensive materials. Department of Biology
Department of Biology

Give it a Whirl! Spin Paintings

Everyone loves Spin Art! Make a magical masterpiece with Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. Create colorful radial patterns with centrifugal force and paint. Add to the ever-growing Spin Art banner, or take your creation home with you.
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Go Global!

Take a trip around the world and back! Enjoy a kaleidoscopic array of family-friendly activities including origami, calligraphy, international trivia, and food tastings!
Office of International Students & Programs

Got STEM?...IGNITE Does!

Get your recommended daily serving of science, technology, engineering, and math. From mindfulness jars to straw rockets, the fun at this table will spark discover y in the same way we IGNITE passion for lifelong students with our 4th through 8th graders every day!
Office of Civic Engagement - North Camden Schools Partnership

Hands-On Henna and Sari Draping

The art of applying henna to the hands and feet is known as Mehndi, as is traditionally used for celebrations and rites of passage. Every culture and region of the world uses henna tattoos in its own unique way. Join the students of the West Indian- Indian Connection (WIIC) and watch the art of Henna and the draping of a sari.
West Indian- Indian Connection

Junior Judge

Calling all future law students! Come and try on a Judicial Robe and pretend to be a judge. Receive a Rutgers Law note pad and a gavel (pencil) to take home!
Student Affairs/Law School

Latin America Student Organization Presentation

Learn about the Latin culture and what our students do on our campus to engage the community!
Latin American Student Organization

Lights, Camera... Read!

WWhether you’re learning your ABCs or getting your Ph.D., the library can help make you a star. Create a button or get your face painted, then stop by our red carpet selfie station and smile for the paparazzi!
Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers–Camden and the Nilsa Cruz-Perez branch of the Camden County Library System

Little Kids in a Big World

Playing jumbo-sized classic games like Scrabble and Go Fish! can give a different perspective on children and childhood to adults and kids alike.
Childhood Students

Make Your Own Rutgers Shield

Rutgers’ shield honors our roots and celebrates the founding of the university in 1766. Now you have a chance to make it your own! Kids and families can personalize their own life-size shields with markers, stickers, stamps, and more.
Communications Office

Marathon Reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

“O the orator’s joys!” The Department of Fine Arts, in partnership with Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, is staging a marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. The reading, in 52 sections, will run just under two hours. If you would like to lend your barbaric yawp to the event, you can sign up to read a section! All creative interpretations, such as adding musical accompaniment, or dressing as Walt Whitman, are welcome. Printed text of each section will be available for readers.
Department of Fine Arts & Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA)

Maxing and Relaxing with Health Sciences

Let the health sciences program at Rutgers--Camden help you melt your stress away. We'll have yoga instruction, kid and adult coloring for stress relief, make "stress squeezers," and provide a healthy twist on comfort food. It's never too late become a more relaxed, healthier person!
Health Sciences Program and Health Sciences Student Association

Office of Student Involvement

Check the Office of Student Involvement and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs to find out what organizations we have on campus and meet some of our student leaders! We’ve got a little bit of everything, from cultural organizations to business associations to religious and special interest related- stick around and learn what the Greek alphabet is all about! And--while supplies last--grab a limited edition Rutgers Day coloring book featuring Rutgers--Camden's beloved mascot, The Scarlet Raptor!
Office of Student Involvement

Office of the Registrar Frisbee Challenge

What is a Registrar? Find out by playing the Registrar's Frisbee Toss game. Walk away with some knowledge and maybe even a Rutgers Frisbee!
Office of the Registrar

Philosophy and Religion Jeopardy

Try your hand providing questions to Jeopardy-style answers concerning the study of philosophy and religion.
Department of Philosophy and Religion

RCIT Fun for the Future Engineer

Calling all future engineers! Kids of all ages are invited to explore different ways to create and implement technology.
Rutgers University--Camden Information Technology

Re-discovering Literature

Fall in love with literature all over again with these fresh takes on the classics such as fortune-telling with Milton's "Paradise Lost!" Test your memory of iconic quotes with the challenging game: "Finish the Line;" and let loose with "Literature Karaoke." Poet "Walt Whitman" will be on hand for inspirational recitations.
Department of English

RU Curious About 3-D Printing?

Come see a 3-D printer in action. Have questions about 3-D printing? Like to take home a 3-D printed Rutgers key chain? Stop by, take a look, and ask questions.
Office of Information Technology

RU Ready to Help? Women's and Gender Studies Project for Local Women's Shelter and LGBT Youth

As part of their civic outreach, the Women's and Gender Studies program will provide items to build hygiene kits that will be donated to a local women's shelter and LGBT youth. Help put together these kits and talk with the faculty and students of Women's and Gender studies.
Women's and Gender Studies

RU: Making a Difference!

Participants will be invited to contribute to two different creative arts activities. They may write down their hopes and dreams for the future on a strip of recycled fabric, which they may then weave into our "Tapestry of Hope"; this tapestry represents the collective vision of Rutgers University - Camden to contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Camden and the broader Delaware Valley Region. Participants may also help to fill in a large Rutgers spirit with their handprint as a symbol of their commitment to "hands on" service in their communities
Office of Civic Engagement

Rutgers Day Group Weaving

Make your contribution to the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts large-scale collaborative weaving! Using recycled materials and fabric, the artwork will become more colorful as the day progresses.
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Rutgers University Alumni Association Headquarters

RUAA Scarlet Headquarters for alumni offers the opportunity to catch up with old friends, enjoy refreshments and activities, learn how to get involved with alumni charter groups, and get information about Alumni Weekend events. Pick up your class year button, drop a pin on our "Alumni Family Tree," and get your face painted to show your Scarlet Pride!
Alumni Relations at Rutgers-Camden

Rutgers University–Camden Admissions Office Smoothie Stop

Swing by for a fruit smoothie and meet the Rutgers University–Camden Admissions Team who will be on hand to answer questions regarding admissions and the application process. Campus tours will be available at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Scarlet Pride Cupcake Display

Here's a delicious way to express your Scarlet Pride: enjoy one of a 1,000 cupcakes arranged in a giant R!
Rutgers Dining Services

Scarlet Raptor Pride - RUC Athletics!

Test your athletic skills by competing in fun games and challenges while interacting with the student-athletes of Rutgers-Camden. Show your Scarlet Pride by stopping by for an "R" tattoo!
Rutgers-Camden Athletics

Science, Sleuthing, & Sherlock - The Fascinating World of Forensics

Learn how science can solve mysteries and catch bad guys. Be a detective for a day and try out several forensic techniques.
Departments of Chemistry & Biology

Shaping Our Future: Rutgers University--Camden

Rutgers–Camden is at an exciting juncture in its history. There are many opportunities before us. Learn more about Rutgers—Camden’s strategic initiatives, campus master plan, and exciting new programs.
Rutgers University--Camden Office of the Chancellor

Sniffing out Fake News

Join the faculty and students of The Department of Political Science and play a round of "Real v. Fake News" trivia game. If you have a nose for real news, you’ll win a prize! Snap a selfie with noted political figures (life-size cutout’s); kids of all ages can express themselves at the coloring station where you can create your own campaign sign. Take-home information on the Political Science Department, its Digital Politics program, and tips to distinguish real from fake news will be available for all.
Political Science Department

Social Work and Social Justice: What Do You Stand For?

Identify topics you feel strongly about and want to take a stand for, such as “I stand for economic justice.” Create your own button with a message or picture that represents what you stand for and take that button home.
School of Social Work--Camden

The Beatlemaniacs present songs from "Revolver"

The Rutgers-Camden Beatlemaniacs are back, performing songs from The Beatles' classic album "Revolver." Songs include favorites such as "Yellow Submarine," "Eleanor Rigby," and more!
Department of Fine Arts

The Community Leadership Center and Its Impact on Camden

Come experience the miracle on Cooper Street with the Community Leadership Center: arts and crafts, health and wellness,reading, and learning ALL come together to offer a great experience for children and adults. Whether it is robotics and 3D printing, mask and bracelets making, face painting, Hula Hoops, literacy skills with our JumpStart volunteers, domino tournament, music or keeping yourself healthy, everyone is welcome to be part of the excitement!
Community Leadership Center Rutgers Camden

The Healthy Stormtrooper

Star War's themed display focused on Nutrition. Activities include Lightsaber Workout, Yoda Bingo, Nutrition Wheel
and Admiral Ackbar's Snack Bar
School of Nursing-Camden
SNC Student Nurses Association

The Psychological Side of Science

Test your knowledge about psychology and try out some brain teasers to learn more about how we study the brain! Psi Chi and Psychology Club Officers will lead Rutgers Day participants in games and activities to introduce the psychological side of science.

TKE Balloon Dart Toss

Throw a plastic dart at a balloon to win a prize!
Tau Kappa Epsilon

Turban Tying

Meet members of the Sikh Student Association and learn how to tie a Sikh turban and see how it feels to wear one.
Sikh Student Association

Turkish Student Association Evil Eye Bracelet Making

Use authentic nazar boncuk, or evil eye, beads to make an amulet traditional to Turkish culture.
Turkish Student Association

West Indian- Indian Connection presents "Bollywood Through the Years!"

The students of the West Indian-Indian Connection will highlight their cultural dance with varied music, dress and style.
West Indian- Indian Connection

What Rutgers Is to Me...

Have your voice heard by participating in a special audio-recording project. In partnership with the student radio station WCCR, Alumni Relations, invites alumni and students to share their thoughts on the impact Rutgers has had on their lives.
Alumni Relations at Rutgers-Camden and WCCR Student Radio Station

World Languages And Cultures: Visit the World Without Leaving Rutgers!

Visit the world and learn more about French, German and Spanish bilinguals in New Jersey and the United States! Taste foods from other countries, see what historic documents look like in other languages, and test your cultural and linguistic knowledge!"
Department of World Languages and Cultures
3:30 p.m.

West Indian-Indian Connection (WIIC)Presents Bollywood Through the Years!

West Indian-Indian Connection (WIIC)Presents Bollywood Through the Years!