What is Rutgers Day?
Rutgers Day is your chance to get a glimpse of exciting things happening at New Jersey’s state university. With free performances, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, lectures, demonstrations, and more, Rutgers Day expands on the long-standing success of Ag Field Day and the New Jersey Folk Festival encompassing activities and programs across campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. As you and your family explore, learn, and play, you will get a clearer sense of the valuable contributions Rutgers makes to the people of New Jersey.
Who should attend?
Everyone is invited to Rutgers Day. Bring your family and friends. There will be interesting, informative, and entertaining activities for parents and children, teens, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff, and the general public.
Rutgers is a large place. Where should I start my visit?
You can start at any of the campuses hosting Rutgers Day events—Busch, College Avenue or Cook/Douglass. Each will have a full array of fun and informative activities for all ages. Signs will help guide you to parking and activities. In early April, you can visit our homepage to begin browsing events by your area of interest or by campus location. Or, click on the program booklet icon to download event listings and maps for all the campuses. Print it and bring it with you to help navigate when you come to Rutgers Day. Because there will be so much to do, you might want to concentrate on one campus this year and plan to visit other campuses on a future Rutgers Day.
What about parking and transportation?
Free parking will be available in lots convenient to activities, and free shuttle buses will help get you from place to place. The New Brunswick Campus is also accessible by NJ Transit trains and buses.
How can I plan my day?
There will be free activities for all ages. For instance, children can have fun with physics, create their own art, visit our farm animals, listen to storytellers, and get their faces painted. Teens can tour the campus, speak with admissions counselors, see undergraduate research projects, attend information sessions, and listen to students describe life at Rutgers. Adults can meet faculty authors, buy plants for the garden, get tips on healthy living, drink coffee with philosophers, or take a historical tour. Everyone can enjoy free music, performances, art exhibits, science demonstrations, and much more.
Will Ag Field Day and the New Jersey Folk Festival continue?
Yes. Both these events are now part of Rutgers Day. The traditional programs, activities, performances, and exhibits you have come to expect—everything from animal shows to international food and music—will continue on the Cook/Douglass Campus.
Still have questions?
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