Have an hour or two or six to spare on Saturday 27 April? Join us for Rutgers Day 2013, a one-day show-and-tell for the citizens of New Jersey…and Pennsylvania, New York, and indeed the rest of the US and the planet. Now in its fifth year, Rutgers Day offers performances, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and perennial favorites like Ag Field Day, the Engineering Open House, the New Jersey Folk Festival, and the RU Football Scarlet and White Game (this year benefiting Hurricane Sandy NJ relief). In a word, it’s a great, fun way to explore the University’s dedication to research, education, and service.
And while you’re at it, make sure to stop by the Rutgers Classics Club‘s installation on Douglass Campus—on Red Oak Lane across from the bus stop. This year will feature a quiz show, and ancient arts and crafts—mask decorating, clay pot design, and the art and science of making laurel wreaths. So there really should be something for everyone.
But that’s just scratching the proverbial surface. Don’t sleep on the new Rutgers Day Parade at 11 a.m. on the College Avenue Campus. Floats, jugglers, swing dancers, and even a Quidditch team will parade down College Avenue and through the Voorhees Mall. Cheer on the Scarlet Knight and the Army ROTC Color Guard, and feel the Scarlet Spirit with the pride of New Jersey—the Rutgers Marching Band.
If you’re driving to campus, remember that all university parking lots are open and FREE on Rutgers Day. Our roads are predicted to be clear and our routes are streamlined. The FREE Rutgers Day shuttle is easy to use if you need to travel between campuses (which you will want to do, believe me).
Visit Rutgers Day 2013 on Facebook and Twitter for the latest programming updates. And please spread the word about this great open house for everyone in New Jersey (and adjoining states, and indeed the global community)!