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Inauguration Celebration Events

Date & Time

Thursday, November 04, 2021, 3:00 p.m.-Friday, November 05, 2021, 3:30 p.m.



THE INAUGURATION OF Rutgers’ 21st President Jonathan Scott Holloway

Inauguration of Jonathan Scott Holloway

Celebrate the inauguration of Jonathan Scott Holloway as the 21st President of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with two days of events showcasing Rutgers’ excellence.

Thursday, November 4

Excellence Fest: Bishop Beach
Celebrate Rutgers excellence at a festival featuring performances, activities, games, food, music, and giveaways. Get a selfie with President Holloway, share what you think excellence looks like at Rutgers, get an “excellence” t-shirt, and watch a showcase of outstanding student talent.
115 College Avenue New Brunswick; 3-6 p.m. 

Friday, November 5

In Service to the Common Good An Academic Panel Moderated by President Holloway Webinar; 10-11:30 a.m. 

Join President Holloway and his guest panelists in a discussion on the value of public service.

  • Joan T.A. Gabel, president, University of Minnesota
  • The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, former governor of New Jersey
  • Rajiv Vinnakota, president, Institute for Citizens and Scholars

To attend the webinar, registration is required.

Inauguration Livestream; Starting at 1:30 p.m.

For those who cannot attend a watch party, you can view the ceremony livestream online.

Go to the Livestream 

Inauguration Station Watch Parties

Inauguration Station Watch Parties
Watch the ceremony at a party on campus! There will be food, games, t-shirts, selfie stations, and more.
Various campus locations; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Watch the ceremony at a party on campus. Attend at: