Rutgers Day: April 27, 2019 – List of Opportunities and Events
There is no day more suited to celebrate your scarlet pride than April 27. Starting at 10 a.m. each of the Rutgers University locations in New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark will be hosting activities to celebrate all things Rutgers. This tradition, known as Rutgers Day, is one in which visitors and alumni participate in the over 600 different events. From live music to demonstrations and interactive activities, there is something for everyone.
Connecting with Old Friends:
Rutgers Day hosts a variety of events to help alumni reconnect with old friends. There is an alumni parade on College Ave in which generations of graduates gather around their class’s banner. Everyone marches down College Ave in their favorite Rutgers gear accompanied by the Scarlet Knight and the Rutgers marching band. Alumni can also visit the Scarlet Alumni Headquarters located on both the College Ave campus and Cook/Douglass campus. There graduates can enjoy snacks and refreshments while catching up with old friends.
Learning about Rutgers:
Rutgers Day also coordinates activities for prospective students and parents to get a glimpse of what it would be like to be a Scarlet Knight. There are many opportunities to talk with faculty and see our student body in action. Some of the highlights include getting the chance to check out some of our different clubs and organizations. They all run activities throughout the day, like learning improv with the Scream Theater Company or designing your own DNA with the Undergraduate Association of Geneticists.
Business and Career Opportunities:
Rutgers offers an immense amount of services to help its students further their career paths and achieve their professional goals. Rutgers Day allows visitors to get insight into what some of those opportunities would look like. For example, visitors can pitch their business ideas at the Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society shark tank event or check out the University’s Career Services program called “Embrace your Career Journey.”
Explore New Science and Technology:
The university puts a strong emphasis on innovation and creativity. A lot of that stems from the new science and technology that is being developed and offered to students at Rutgers. On Saturday, guests will get a chance to explore some of these groundbreaking discoveries like solar gazing in our astronomical observatory or building robots with our School of Engineering students and faculty.
Fun Activities for Everyone:
Rutgers Day also runs a variety of events that are fun for the whole family! There will be performances from local bands and clubs on the Big R stage. There are also plenty of fun activities for kids to partake in like face painting, crafting, a construction play center, and an interactive R garden.