Come out this Saturday, April 30th, to Rutgers Day!
Tips for Planning Your Rutgers Day
- Pick a Campus
There’s so much to do on each campus that we encourage you to focus on just one this year, and return next year to visit another! Browse the program offerings on our site to find the destination that appeals to you and your family the most.
- Get the Details
This website and the program booklet provide maps, activity schedules, and program details. Pick up a booklet at the information tents or in campus newspaper drop boxes when you arrive, or print it out before you leave home.
- Arrive on Campus
New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line provides service to New Brunswick. On weekends, up to two children (ages 5–11) can ride free with a passenger paying any valid fare. Signs will guide you to the College Avenue Campus and bus stops.
If you prefer to drive, don’t worry! Parking on campus lots is free on Rutgers Day. Jot down the campus location and parking lot number found on lot entrance signs, or take a quick photo, to remember your car’s location.
- Check Out the Essentials
- Food – Each campus offers food vendors, dining halls, and student center food courts. Downtown New Brunswick boasts many great dining choices, or you can bring your own treats and have a picnic.
- Restrooms – found in all open buildings.
- First-aid stations – on each campus.
- Accessibility – Rutgers Day buses are wheelchair accessible. Most buildings—other than older, historic buildings such as Old Queens—are also accessible by wheelchair. Passenger golf carts will be available in some areas of the Busch and Cook/Douglass campuses for visitors with mobility issues.
- Finding help – Look for staff in Rutgers Day T-shirts. For more serious problems, contact Rutgers Police at 732-932-7211. For emergencies, dial 911.
- Get Your Questions Answered
Look for Campus Greeters in neon-orange T-shirts, or stop by an information tent to get your bearings.
- Ride the Rutgers Day Bus Loop
You’ll find a whole day’s worth of great things to do on each campus, but if you are going to travel across campuses, you can take a free Rutgers Day bus. Look for signs or ask a Campus Greeter in a neon-orange T-shirt to guide you to our special bus stops. Sorry, but no pets are permitted on the buses, with the exception of assistance dogs.
- Share Your Experience
We know you’ll be taking amazing pictures at the event—share them with us and other Rutgers Day fans on our Facebook page!
- Make a Weekend of It
Planning to stay in town? Take advantage of special packages and rates at area hotels, theaters, and restaurants.