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.


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Alumni Tent

Stop by the RUAA tent and hospitality suite for refreshments, fun activities, giveaways, tours, and to meet up with classmates! Visit for a complete list of Alumni Weekend events.
Rutgers University Alumni Association

Anti-Surveillance Face Paint

Developed by artist, designer, and entrepreneur Adam Harvey, CV Dazzle is a type of pattern that keeps facial-recognition algorithms from detecting a face. Stop by the Paul Robeson Galleries table to try out this anti-surveillance makeup and become digitally anonymous.
Paul Robeson Galleries

Beyond the Badge, Behind the Community

Learn about policing and security services at Rutgers through demonstrations, information, and an interactive activity.
Rutgers University Police Department - Newark Division

Books and Beyond

Discover Dana Library resources and services, tour the most comprehensive jazz archive in the world, make personalized buttons, participate in a free raffle, and win cool stuff!
Dana Library and the Institute of Jazz Studies

Campus Hunger 101

Test your knowledge of the hidden problem of hunger on campus to win a prize. Also, please help stock the pantry shelves! Non-perishable items such as canned tuna, peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit, beans or vegetables.
pantryRUN, the student run food pantry

Come Work and Play with Rutgers Business School-Newark

Join in arts and crafts, outdoor activities like bowling, balloon art, and sand art bottles, get a glitter tattoo, and interact with RBS students.
Rutgers Business School- Newark
Undergraduate Services

Discover Nature in Newark

Join the Rutgers-Newark Biology Department to learn about plants, animals, and insects you can find on campus, in Newark, and throughout New Jersey. Visitors can learn how to identify common plants in our region, touch animal specimens, watch a taxidermy demonstration, and see an earthworm wrangling demo.
Department of Biological Sciences

Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse: Recognition, Action, and Safety

This program serves both the public and healthcare professionals by increasing awareness about domestic violence and elder abuse, offering information about how to develop healthy relationships, and identifying services available to support and protect the vulnerable.
Rutgers School of Nursing Graduate Studies in collaboration with the Essex County Family Justice Center

Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition - Health Information for Our Community

Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition (EPWC) displays regional health information and promotes activities relevant to public health. Get your hard-to-answer questions tackled by students, and be a disease detective! Answer questions about cancer and chronic diseases in New Jersey using interactive maps.
Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition

Gear Up for Summer!

Join the Rutgers-Newark Summer Session team as we gear up for summer 2018!
Office of Summer & Winter Sessions

Graduate School Newark Caricature Fun!

Planning for your future is serious but you deserve a laugh, too! Come lighten up with a caricature of yourself and learn more about the wonderful educational opportunities offered by the Graduate School Newark. Also, be sure to enter our raffle to win a basket filled with lots of Rutgers goodies!
Graduate School Newark

Health Tips for Women, Infants, and Children

Learn the benefits of nutrition during the lifecycle leading up until five years of age. Brush up on fundamental childhood nutritional topics, prenatal health, and breastfeeding benefits.
New Jersey Medical School, Women, Infants, and Children Program, Pediatric Department

Here Comes the Judge - Rutgers Law School

Dress up like a judge at the Rutgers Law School table and use your cell phone to take a picture. You can also play legal hopscotch. Learn more about our law school programs with brochures and small giveaways.
Rutgers Law Communications/Advancement

Honors College Alumni and Friends Reception and Student Research Exhibition

Honors College alumni and friends are invited to drop by the Esterly Lounge to meet current students and leadership of the Honors College, enjoy light refreshments, and learn about the cutting-edge research and scholarship our students have done in the last year. We also have a team of students working on a history of the Honors College, which began as a program in the late 1960s. Stop by to share your stories and take a photograph!
Honors College at Rutgers University–Newark

Hula, Toss, and Win

Fun activities to get you moving! Activities include a hula hoop contest and bean bag toss. In addition, solve mystery tubes and complete a geography quiz.
Urban Teacher Education Program

KinderCare Learning Center

KinderCare Learning Center supports childcare needs in the Rutgers community and the general public. The Newark center is conveniently located on the Rutgers Newark Campus.
KinderCare Learning Center

kite+key: What's new in technology

Check out a product demo, raffle, and giveaway.
kite+key Rutgers tech store

Liberty Mutual Insurance

On average, Liberty Mutual saves Rutgers alumni $630,000 a year on auto and home insurance. Stop by their table to see if they can help you save too. Or visit to get a quote.
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Mind Your Senses

Engage in mindfulness exercises that will draw your senses into the present moment. Use sight, smell, touch, sound, and taste to awaken yourself and move your stress away.
Counseling Center

My Racial Healing Looks Like...

The Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center at Rutgers University-Newark has a goal of highlighting the positive narratives of Rutgers University-Newark, the city of Newark, and its surrounding areas. Faculty, staff, and students engage with Rutgers Day participants to take pictures and/or videos holding signs stating "my racial healing looks like” as they provide a personal reflective response. Responses will be posted on social media outlets promoting inclusiveness, positivism, and healing.
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center @ Rutgers University

myRUN Forest...RUN!

myRUN, dedicated to improving the student experience with enrollment services, hosts a Rutgers trivia challenge for adult visitors and a short arts and crafts session for children during which they write/design a page of what they aspire to be, to be hung across Samuels Plaza for all visitors to see. As we promote our student services and celebrate Rutgers, we want to celebrate the children who will continue the legacy.
Enrollment Services and Experience


Newark CultureCon

Newark's first ever CultureCon is a convention of the arts across all comic book genres that highlights diversity, inclusion, and representation in the industry and in the medium. Check out vendors showcasing their artwork, live performances, and special panels discussing the trending issues of inclusion and representation.
FarCorners Studios, Institute of Jazz Studies, and RU-N Office of Student Life & Leadership

Newark Improv Festival

The Newark Improv Festival is a two-day festival of free improv workshops and shows in University Heights, celebrating new and diverse voices in improv comedy. With dozens of shows and workshops all day long, #NIF5 provides a jam-packed weekend of fun. At Rutgers Day, sign up for the free two-hour worksop going on at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. at Bradley Hall and the Hahnes Building. Or, participate in an improv exercise every hour.
Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program, Arts, Culture, & Media,

Outbreak Detective

Play an epidemiology game and become a disease detective.
Rutgers School of Public Health Student Government Association!

Participate in Clinical Neuroscience Research at Rutgers!

Rutgers neuroscientists are seeking participants for a study on how clinical disorders change visual perception. People with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and people with no psychiatric history may be eligible to participate. The study involves about two to three visits, each lasting between one to three hours. Participants will complete a psychiatric interview and will also lie inside a medical imaging (fMRI) scanner as they make judgments about what is seen on a screen. The study involves no treatment or medication. Participants will be paid between $20 to $30 per hour and could earn a total of $90 to $200. Transportation costs will be covered for some participants. If eligible, some participants may receive a picture of their own brains as a souvenir.
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care; Rutgers Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Penalty Shootout with Lambda Theta Phi

Test your skills at the penalty shootout, and win a bracelet prize.
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

Photo Booth

Be scarlet forever! Pose for fun photos with props, including child-sized Rutgers graduation caps and gowns! Visit the Alumni tent or for a complete list of Alumni Weekend events.
Rutgers University Alumni Association.

Reporting Live from Rutgers Day-Newark

Step up to the 'stage' and report live to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram while kids self-express with Legos or bubbles!
Office of Communications


The Rutgers University-Newark chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, will take you on a brief and fun tour of the field of psychology. Analyze your personality by painting your own Rorschach inkblot test, be amazed by the science behind optical illusions, test your brain's limits by racing friends in the Stroop test, and really get PSYCHed up with our photo booth!
Rutgers University-Newark chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

RU-N in My Family

Faculty, staff, and students showcase their cultural heritage and customs through beaded jewelry, cultural masks, or family crests. Rutgers Day participants create their own cultural heritage items to show the similarities of being a part of the Rutgers University family.
School of Public Affairs and Administration

Rutgers Delivers

University Communications and Marketing Office will roll out the university’s spring campaign “Rutgers Delivers” offering free popcorn, quizzes and prizes. You can also grab the latest issue of the Rutgers Magazine and receive live social media posts from our Media Relations team.
UCM - University Brand and Marketing

Rutgers I-Corps: Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship Training for Rutgers Researchers to Build Tech-based Startups!

Does your idea have commercial potential? Are you interested in learning key business concepts? Do you dream of starting a company? If you answered “yes,” then the Rutgers I-Corps™ Site program may be for you!

The Rutgers I-Corps™ Site will provide support, resources, networking opportunities, training, and modest funding* to assist approximately 30 teams per year in transitioning their innovation into the marketplace. Students, faculty, and staff from all Rutgers campuses are eligible to apply. Our first cohort will be launched at the end of February 2018.
Potential benefits of participating in the Rutgers I-Corps™ Site include:
• Gain an appreciation for what it takes to commercialize technology via a start-up or licensing agreement and overcome barriers to adoption of innovative ideas
• Discover a market for your innovation/technology that you had not previously considered
• Receive designation as an NSF-funded project, opening up further opportunities to apply for training and funding though the NSF’s National I-Corps™ team program ($50,000 grant)
• Meet other knowledgeable people who can help you with your business/career
• Gain a better understanding of technology/business

* The Rutgers I-Corps™ Site will provide up to $2500 in funding per team. Expenses supported may include: travel to consult with potential clients or experts; training or education related to entrepreneurial immersion; resources needed to directly advance the goals of transitioning a team’s project into the marketplace.
Office of Research & Economic Development

Rutgers Implicit Social Cognition Exhibit

The RISC lab does research on how people think about themselves and others. Please stop by for a meet-and-greet. We can tell you more about us and the activities you can participate in!
Rutgers Implicit Social Cognition Laboratory

Rutgers Newark Alumni Association

Exhibit and giveaways reflect RNAA history.
Rutgers Newark Alumni Association

Rutgers School of Nursing

Pick up an informational handout or take part in discussions about domestic violence and elder abuse, appropriate for both the public and healthcare professionals, with the intention to increase awareness and access to services to protect the vulnerable. If available, domestic violence survivors and staff from the Family Justice Center will be present throughout the day to talk about domestic violence concerns and resources.
Rutgers School of Nursing

The Child Research Labs at Rutgers-Newark

Kids are invited to become a junior scientist and be a part of science through hands‐on activities! Learn about how your child explores and discovers the world around them.
Child Research Labs, Psychology Department, Rutgers - Newark

The Once and Future University of Newark

Friends of Rutgers and Newark far and wide, join us online for an interactive tour of our university's legacies and emerging stories. Learn why and how Rutgers University-Newark has been a gateway of opportunity for generations of students from New Jersey who might not otherwise have had access. Experience the forgotten stories of the university and Newark. Enjoy today's RU Newark stories, and see the connections to your own!
Special project: Alumni Citizenship

Virtual Reality Experience and 3-D Printing Hands-On

Virtual reality headsets use the latest technology to deliver a total immersion virtual reality experience. Try one on, and be immediately transported to an alternate world! Plus, check out a 3D printer up close. Get a quick info session in modeling in 3D, slicing models to prepare for printing, and printing via Fusion F-400 3D printers.
Office of Information Technology

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

Draw or color your dream profession, then learn how all roads lead to Newark.
Office of Academic Services--NCAS/UC

Willis Towers Watson

A big thank you to Alumni Weekend sponsor Willis Towers Watson. For more information on affordable group life and disability insurance, stop by their table and speak with a representative or visit for more information.
Willis Towers Watson

Your Baby's Brain!

Calling all parents with baby scientists! Bring your little ones to build sand castles and play with bubbles while you learn about baby brain development!
Infancy Studies Lab
10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Campus and Neighborhood Tours

Bus tour 10:00 a.m.; Walking tour 12:30 p.m.

See the dynamic changes happening on campus and downtown, and learn how Rutgers is involved! Take a walking tour led by Arcelio Aponte RBS'00, Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration & Economic Development and Chief Financial Officer at Rutgers University-Newark, or a bus tour led by Mark Krasovic RC’95, Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. Meet at the Alumni tent 20 minutes prior to the start of each 60-minute tour. First come first served. Visit the Alumni tent or for information on Alumni Weekend events.
Rutgers University Alumni Association
11:30 a.m.

Delta Sigma Chi Reunion

Delta Sigma Chi alumnae will meet in the lobby of Life Sciences II, 225 University Avenue, at 11:30 a.m. to enjoy a tour of this newly opened building, led by Professor John Sheridan, Senior Associate Dean of FASN, followed by a luncheon. There's time in your day to enjoy a campus tour, Rutgers Day activities, and the Pinning Ceremony for milestone years! Visit for a complete list of Alumni Weekend events or stop by the Alumni tent.
Delta Sigma Chi Sorority
12:30 p.m.

Grammy Museum Tour

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Meet at the RUAA tent by 12:10 p.m. to secure a seat on the bus. Take a guided tour of the Grammy Museum at Newark's Prudential Center, featuring interactive exhibits, artifacts, film footage, and sound lab! Transportation provided. Prepaid registrations receive priority; walk-ins are first come first served. $10 adults; $6 students and children 17 and under. Register on Rutgers Day at the Alumni tent. Visit the Alumni tent or for information on all Alumni Weekend events.
Rutgers University Alumni Association
1:30 p.m.

Brick City Bhangra

Brick City Bhangra is an Indian folk dance team that loves to showcase their Punjabi culture.
Sikh Student Association
2:00 p.m.

Alumni Pinning Ceremony and Reception

2:00-4:00 p.m. The classes of 1968, 1993, and 1998 will be recognized at a special pinning ceremony and reception. Guests and other alumni are welcome. $10; free for children under 12. Visit the Alumni tent for more information; view all Alumni Weekend events at
Rutgers University Alumni Association