Posted by: Andrea Alexander | April 21, 2015

How To Make the Most of Your Rutgers Day

This post comes from guest blogger Jill Herb, a Rutgers Day 2015 intern.

Here are six easy ways to get ready for Rutgers Day 2015.

Students and visitors walking about on campus for Rutgers Day.1. Get social. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to find updates on activities and programming. You can also ask questions and see behind-the-scenes photos before and during the event. Stay mobile by downloading the Rutgers Day app for free on iPhone and Android. The interactive maps allow you to create your own itinerary right in the palm of your hands.

2. Choose a campus. Rutgers Day is celebrated in three locations in New Brunswick and Piscataway: Busch Campus, College Ave Campus, and Cook/Douglass Campus. We recommend you explore all the activities on one or two campuses, and come back next year to explore another campus. You can see the unique programs on each campus by visiting our website and downloading the mobile app.

3. Arrive Here Early. Getting to Rutgers early will guarantee a full day of fun. If you drive to New Brunswick or Piscataway, you can park your car in any Rutgers lot for free. (This includes Livingston Campus. From there, you can use our shuttles to get to other campuses.) However, be aware of some street closures: Hamilton Street on the College Ave. Campus and Lipman Drive and College Farm Road on the Cook/Douglass Campus. You can also hop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor. The New Brunswick stop will leave you just steps away from College Avenue activities.

Once you make it here, navigate like a student by using our free Rutgers Day Bus Shuttle to travel between campuses all day.

4. Explore. Rutgers Day 2015 has dozens of new, exciting activities for you to experience, including the addition of Alumni Weekend activities. Our traditional programming is back too. The annual Rutgers Day and Alumni Parade on College Ave. will feature our alumni friends, the Rutgers Marching Scarlet Knights and Alumni Band, Rutgers cheerleaders, and the Scarlet Knight. Discover your inner scientist on Busch campus, or visit our furry friends on the Cook/Douglass farm.

5. Grab some grub. When you need a break from all the activities, there will be plenty of food vendors to satisfy any craving. From the Rutgers Knight Wagon to classic carnival treats, Rutgers Day will have options for everyone in the family, even the picky eaters.

6. Share your day. Take lots of photos and post them to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don’t forget to tag #RutgersDay so we can share the experience with you too.


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