Posted by: Amber E. Hopkins-Jenkins | April 20, 2016

Rutgers University-New Brunswick Offers Wide Variety of Rutgers Day Activities

Class of 2000-2008 march in Rutgers Day/Alumni Weekend parade on College Ave

Alumni march in the Rutgers Day and Alumni Weekend parade on College Avenue.

Rutgers’ New Brunswick location is the place to be to learn about the university’s 250-year history on Rutgers Day. Start your day by cheering on alumni, the marching band, cheerleaders, and The Scarlet Knight as they make their way down College Avenue during the Rutgers Day and Alumni Weekend Parade at 11 a.m.

Rutgers theater students and professional actors will portray figures from the university’s history in the Old Queens area. Explore exhibits documenting Rutgers and New Jersey history with historians on Voorhees Mall. Test your knowledge of The Daily Targum, Rutgers’ student-run newspaper, and visit the R Garden, an interactive art installation made of large block R sculptures decorated by various departments.

John Tamanas (SAS '16) waits as Peter Chu (SAS '15) checks out solar observations using telescope

John Tamanas and Peter Chu make solar observations during Rutgers Day on Busch Campus.

The Equine Science Center’s horses will be working out on their high-speed treadmills in the farm area on Cook/Douglass. The Center for Exercise and Aging will be nearby to teach you about the benefits of active aging and key exercises for your own balance and dexterity. Try on “drunk goggles” at the Center of Alcohol Studies’ “Know Your Limits” booth near Passion Puddle to simulate the effects of alcohol intoxication. Don’t forget to take in performances and shopping at the New Jersey Folk Festival.

The sciences reign on Busch Campus. Get a wellness screening from Rutgers’ School of Nursing before boarding the Science Bus or looking for evidence with CSI: Rutgers in the Life Sciences area. Discover the future of computer science, including cutting edge research, robots and network security, in the Engineering area. Formula, electric and low-carbon car engineers and enthusiasts will also be available to discuss their vehicles. And be certain to make time for the popular Phenomenal Faraday Physics lecture at 2 p.m.

Patrick Choi and Jinny Cha stand in front of personalized R's hanging in R Garden on Rutgers Day

Patrick Choi and Jinny Cha in the R Garden on Voorhees Mall during Rutgers Day.

Refreshments, a photo booth, class buttons and more await you at Scarlet Headquarters on College Avenue, Cook/Douglass and Busch campuses. If you love Big Ten athletics, secure your tickets now for the women’s lacrosse team’s final home game of the season against the University of Michigan or the baseball team’s game against the University of Nebraska on Busch Campus.

Share all your fun using #RutgersDay on social media. You can also upload your photos using the Donate a Photo app; Johnson & Johnson will give $1 to Rutgers to support need-based scholarships for students in health care-related fields.



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