Posted by: Amber E. Hopkins-Jenkins | April 10, 2015

Rutgers Day 2015 Coming Saturday, April 25

Students and visitors walking about on campus for Rutgers Day.Rutgers Day, Rutgers University’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, will be Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rutgers Day offers nearly 500 performances, tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Last year, a record crowd of 84,000 visitors learned firsthand about the university’s research, teaching and service on campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway.

This year’s highlights include:

Tent of Big Ideas – The School of Arts and Sciences tent on the Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus will be the destination for lovers of the arts and humanities. Distinguished faculty will present short, thought-provoking talks on a wide range of topics, from the theologies of Bruce Springsteen to autism.

Rutgers Athletics Mini Combine – See how accurately and far you can throw and jump during the mini combine on the College Avenue Campus hosted by student-athletes. Take a commemorative photo with your favorite Rutgers Athletics gear after your trial.

Alumni Weekend – For the first time ever, Alumni Weekend will coincide with Rutgers Day. Alumni may connect with old friends and classmates, trade swag, and enjoy refreshments in the Scarlet Headquarters located on each campus. At 11 a.m., the Rutgers Day and Alumni Parade, featuring the Marching Scarlet Knights, student organizations and floats, will march down College Avenue.

Where Science Happens – Visit the Engineering science fair on the Busch Campus to experience the Faraday lecture and witness how ice cream is made with liquid nitrogen. Stuffed animals will receive checkups in the Life Sciences area while sea creatures will be at arm’s length at the Marine Sciences Building. Guests may also excavate in an archaeological dig and handle 1.5 million-years-old artifacts on the Cook/Douglass Campus.

Parking is free and shuttle buses will connect the College Avenue, Busch, Cook/Douglass campuses.

Rutgers Day is sponsored in part by Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, Barnes & Noble, Greater Media NJ, NJ Advance Media and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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