Posted by: Melissa Kvidahl | April 24, 2013

Rutgers Day: What You Need to Know

If you have questions about how to make the most out of Rutgers Day on Saturday, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know to have a fantastic day:

Rutgers Day is a free event. There is no admissions charge for any of our activities, and all university parking lots will be open and free of charge. The Rutgers Day bus loop that travels betweThis way to Rutgers Day!en the campuses is also free. My suggestion, though, is to choose one campus to visit this year and come back next year to visit another.

But which one should you choose? College Avenue has tons of kid-friendly programming including the ever-popular R Garden and new Rutgers Day Parade beginning at 11 a.m. Busch is the sports and science hub, offering the spring football game, athletic activities, and experiments and technology demos. Cook/Douglass, as always, is a great destination for animal lovers and Ag Field Day fans. Check out our website to see everything going on this year.

All these activities will certainly work up an appetite, and Rutgers Day offers no shortage of lunch and snack options. Come by any of the dining halls for a special $10 buffet, visit our food vendors, or explore restaurants in downtown New Brunswick. There are also a number of barbecues taking place on each campus—there’s one right in the middle of the Voorhees Mall on College Avenue, in the Engineering Area on Busch, and by the Dairy Barn on Cook/Douglass. And, of course, the New Jersey Folk Festival always delivers unique and delicious eats.

Early birds planning to shop plant sales at Cook Campus should keep in mind that College Farm Road and Lipman Drive will be closed for the day. Hamilton Street on the College Avenue Campus also will be closed to traffic.

Still have questions about Rutgers Day? Head over to our Facebook page to ask us anything. Check out our online tips, or email rutgersday@ur.rutgers.edu.

See you on Saturday!


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