NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Day, Rutgers University’s welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, will take place Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual event offers free performances, health and wellness tips, science demonstrations and hands-on activities. Last year, a record crowd of 91,000 visitors learned firsthand about the university’s research, teaching and service.
This year’s celebration will include programming at all three of the university’s locations – Camden, New Brunswick and Newark – as part of the university’s yearlong 250th anniversary celebration.
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Rutgers Day also coincides with Alumni Weekend. Alumni may connect with old friends and classmates and enjoy refreshments in alumni tents at all three locations.
The day’s highlights will include:
Habitat for Humanity – Celebrate with student builders as they put the finishing touches on their barrier-free garage project on Cook Campus at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Be a (Library) Hero – Create your own superhero, take a break with a superhero-themed children’s book or showcase your secret identity at the superhero selfie station provided by the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University-Camden.
Mighty Memories – Learn more about brain development for all ages and commit to a brain-healthy lifestyle through the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark.
Global Pavilion – Discover a new language, meet representatives of different cultures and explore study abroad experiences with the assistance of Rutgers’ Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs on Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Donate a Photo – Take and upload a photo using the Donate a Photo app and Johnson & Johnson will give $1 to Rutgers to support need-based scholarships for students in health care-related fields.
Rutgers Day and Rutgers 250 are sponsored in part by Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, Johnson & Johnson, DCH Academy Honda/Brunswick Toyota, PSE&G Foundation, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 456, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Plymouth Rock Assurance and media partners including NJ.com, The Star-Ledger, 1450 WCTC and Magic 98.3.
For more information, visit rutgersday.rutgers.edu or the Rutgers Day blog at rutgersday.wordpress.com.