Rutgers University–Newark

group of Newark students under a red tentRutgers University–Newark campus is located within New Jersey's largest city. The University spans two campuses and enrolls over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The city's standing as a vital center for business, government, arts and culture is a perfect complement for the wide breadth of programs and research oppurtunites offered by the University.


Browse Programing at This Location

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


Algal Nutrient Uptake Competition

Attendees can compete in taking up as many nutrients as they can to demonstrate competition between different algal species and why studying their uptake strategies is important for the food web, our ocean, and the air we breathe.
Department of Earth and Environmental Science - Phytoplankton Metal Physiology and Biochemistry Lab

Alumni Reception, Reunion, and Pinning

Alumni of the classes of 1967, 1992, and 1997 are invited to a reception where you will be recognized with a pin celebrating your milestone year and reminisce with fellow alumni, family, and friends. Enjoy appetizers and beverages in the company of your classmates. Come to campus early to explore all that Rutgers Day has to offer!
Rutgers University Alumni Association and Office of the Chancellor

Astrobiology: Planets on Earth

Visit us and try extracting DNA. Watch how instruments evaluate habitability of Icy Moon environments
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Become a Bird Watcher

Create a bird feeder from natural materials. Take it home to watch and identify the birds as they come to feed.
Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) and the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Rutgers-Newark

BOSAA Revitalized!

Meet members under the alumni tent and see an exhibit on the Conklin Hall takeover of 1969.
Black Organization of Students Alumni Association

Calling All Alumni!

Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy complimentary refreshments and giveaways!
Rutgers Newark Alumni Association

Calling Gamers!

Join us for the best video game experience! A fully equipped gaming trailer with multiple screens!
The Office of Student Life and Leadership

Campus Tours

Take a 60 minute walking or bus tour of campus and the surrounding neighborhood. Learn about new initiatives like the arts incubator at Express Newark located in the former Hahne's & Co. building and the Honors Living Learning Community. Visit beautifully restored Military Park, 15 Washington Street, and Life Sciences II building. No reservations are needed but space is first-come-first-served
Rutgers University Alumni Association and Office of the Chancellor

Child Research Labs at Newark

Become a junior scientist through hands‐on activities and fun games! Child Research Labs, Psychology Department, Rutgers-Newark
Child Research Labs, Psychology Department, Rutgers-Newark

Color Me Calm

A mindful, relaxing activity—coloring. Explore family-friendly ways to relax and enjoy the moment!
Rutgers University - Newark
Counseling Center

Come Out and Play with Me!

Interactive fun for kids of all ages brought to you by CCLC (child care center). Institutional Planning and Operations, Economic Development Group
Institutional Planning and Operations, Economic Development Group

Eat Up!

Help stop food waste. For each empty plate, we will click a selfie and give out a brochure on the importance of food.
School of public health, newark

Fun and Games or Is It Learning?

We can’t tell! Challenge yourself in a variety of different games and walk away a winner! Prizes include candy, balloons, face painting, and popcorn.
Academic Foundations Center

Fun-Filled Physics for Family and Friends!

Fun physics demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids of all ages to learn about the world around them and get excited about physics!
NCAS Physics Department, The Physics Club

Geologic Hazards: Earthquakes and Tsunami

Create mini earthquakes and generate tsunami waves to learn about the forces unleashed by these geologic phenomena.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Geophysics: Seeing the Unseen

Uncover Earth’s mysteries, learning about technologies that allow scientists to “see” under the ground.
Rutgers Geophysical Society

Give Back with Summer Session!

Let’s gear up for Summer Session by giving back! We have teamed up with The Pantry RUN to host a food drive to fight hunger on campus. Donate nonperishable food and receive a giveaway.
Office of Summer & Winter Sessions

Going Green for Sustainable Development

Learn how to take local action to tackle this global issue. Promote the United Nation’s Sustainable Development goal of climate change.
Rutgers University Association of International Relations

Health Is Wealth!

Be sure you are caring for your riches by getting FREE assessments and screenings. A team will be on call to answer any questions about our program.
Community & Clinical Affairs
Rutgers Community Health Center-New Jersey Children's Health Project

Is This Real?

Our virtual reality headsets use the latest technology to deliver a total immersion virtual reality experience. Strap on the headsets and be immediately transported to an alternate world!
Office of Information Technology, Newark Computing Services

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! It’s Your Rutgers Super Heroes in Safety Patrol

Come meet and take a selfie with our very own Super Heroes in Safety Patrol. Participate in interactive activities, learn safety information, and receive a prize.
Rutgers University Police Department

It’s a Family Affair

Blaze a scarlet trail to the alumni tent with your future Rutgers grad! Show your little ones that they too can be scarlet forever as they pose for fun photos in a Rutgers graduation cap and gown that’s just their size!
Alumni Relations

Jump Start your Mind and Body

Learn about our community initiatives that promote health, wellness, literacy, and early childhood learning. Jumpstart and learn about methods to promote healthy bodies and healthy minds.
Office of University-Community Partnerships

Legos Rutgers University-Newark

Recreate the campus with Lego building blocks while learning all about RU-Newark!
Office of Communications

Let’s Get Technical!

Explore the technical side of supply chain management.
Business Association of Supply Expertise (BASE)

Meet Me in Bollywood

Get your henna designs on your hand and pose for a photo wearing authentic Indian clothing and jewelry.
Indian Students Association

Meet Rutgers-Newark Dining Service

Nutrition demonstration and resources on how to eat healthy on campus and off. A Dining Services dietitian will be available for questions regarding nutrition as well as food allergies/special dietary concerns
Dining Services

Neurological Institute of New Jersey (NINJ) - Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

At Rutgers Day the departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Otolaryngology will be giving the community an opportunity to get to know our departments and the services we provide to our patients. As well as providing fun activities for children of all ages that will pique their interest into the advancing world of Neurological medicine.
Neurological Surgery, Neurology & Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery)

Newark City Learning Collaborative (NCLC)

Learn about a citywide collaborative that seeks to expand Newark residents’ opportunities to complete college and obtain other high-quality credentials.
The Cornwall Center of Metropolitan Studies

Operation: Map It Out!

Your foot bone is connected to your leg bone! Learn about the human body by mapping out its parts
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)

Paint and Pin

Create your own pin-back buttons, have your face or hand painted, and find out more about the Paul Robeson Galleries’ exhibitions and programs.
Paul Robeson Galleries

Particles in the Air

There are small particles, called aerosols, in the air around us at Newark as well as in far places such as Antarctica. These tiny particles affect our lives and affect the climate on the planet. We will show how these air particles look and how they work.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Playhouse: Fit for All Ages

Join the Health Promotion Division of Health Services (HPD) in exploring different dimensions of fitness. Some activities include: obstacle course, musical fun, arts and crafts, free prizes, and so much more!
Health Services

R U a Dreamer?

Spin the prize wheel and learn more about the undocumented community.
RU Dreamers

Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz@50

Did you know Rutgers–Newark is home to the largest archive of jazz memorabilia in the entire world? Come see Miles Davis’s trumpet along with many other treasures. Open 12 to 5 p.m., Paul Robeson Main Gallery, Hahne & Co., 54 Halsey Street.
Institute of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University Libraries

Rock the Vote

Become an engaged citizen and register to vote!
Union of Rutgers Administrators-American Federation of Teachers.

Rutgers Graduate Student Nurses Association (RGSNA) Community Health Project

RGSNA will conduct free health screenings for common diseases affecting the Newark community
School of Nursing/ Rutgers Graduate Nursing Nursing Association

Soak the Polluter

Learn about environmental protection and the impact of pollution with the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute’s Soak the Polluter. Discuss issues in environmental science while giving the polluter a soaking!
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Social Justice and Validity

The School of Criminal Justice will provide a series of interactive activities across the criminal justice continuum around social justice, the credibility of eyewitness testimony, and criminal justice terminology.
The School of Criminal Justice Rutgers-University Newark

Social Networking

Fun-filled event to include music, games, poetry, pictures, food, and much more! Network with fellow alumni, current students, and faculty and learn about new and exciting things going on at the Graduate School−Newark and beyond!
Graduate School-Newark

Start your own business and Market your Brand at Rutgers Business School

Make your own art projects. Glitter tattoos, sand art designs in bottles and animal shape balloons with face painter and personalized fun tattoos. Lots of giveaways. Office of Undergraduate Academic Services
Office of Undergraduate Academic Services

Start Your Own Business and Market Your Brand at Rutgers Business School

Make your own art projects: glitter tattoos, sand art designs in bottles, and animal shape balloons with face painter and personalized fun tattoos. Lots of giveaways
Office of Undergraduate Services

Stop! Don’t Cross the Stage Just Yet

Learn about how to leave Rutgers–Newark with more than a diploma.
SPAA SGA Senators and Newark NAACP

Take a Brain Selfie

Complete an interview and lie inside a medical imaging (fMRI) scanner, and make conclusions about what you see on the screen.
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care; Rutgers Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Teeth Are Always in Style

Project Dental ALL members will provide dental facts through the means of colored eggs. Make your smile using sliced apples, marshmallows, and peanut butter.
Project Dental ALL, Pre-Health

The John Cotton Dana Library: “Libraries as Cornerstones of Democracy: Building an Informed Citizenry One Fact at a Time”

Learn how the library is adopting user-centered services to better serve 21st-century Rutgers students, faculty and staff, and patrons from the community. Get tips on identifying fake news, test your knowledge of current events, or learn how to get involved in public affairs.
John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University Libraries

We R International!

Fun activities that will shine a spotlight on the diverse cultures represented by the large population of international students.
Office of International Student & Scholar Services

What Do Philosophers Do?

Participants will be introduced to the major areas of philosophical research, as well as some of the key tools used by philosophers such as logic (with fun logic riddles and puzzles).
Rutgers-Newark Philosophy Club

What does Public Service mean to you? Make your Mark on Public Service

Express how important public service is to you through illustrations and word art.
School of Public Affairs and Administration

What’s New in Technology?

Come and experience the technology world through our lens. Apple/Dell virtual reality demo.
kite+key, The Rutgers Tech Store

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be...

Draw or color your dream profession, then learn which Rutgers majors can make your dreams come true.
Office of Academic Services

You be the Judge!

You are out of order! Bang that gavel and get a glimpse of life as a Judge! Learn more about Rutgers Law School. Pose for a picture in a judge’s robe, and stick around to add to our sidewalk chalk hopscotch.
Rutgers Law School - Newark

Your Baby’s Brain!

Calling all baby scientists! Bring your little ones to build sand castles, play with bubbles, and make balloon animals while you learn about your baby’s development!
Infancy Studies Laboratory- Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience