The pandemic has kept the university’s hallmark spring Rutgers Day gathering virtual for a second time, but the program is growing this year to bring the community together online even while we remain physically apart.
The traditional day of learning, exploring and fun will take place online Saturday, April 24. Rutgers’ faculty, staff and students will present demonstrations, at-home activities, performances, and virtual tours to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Program links will be posted to the Rutgers Day Facebook page throughout the day and will include nearly 100 informative programs including demonstrations by the School of Engineering, a special performance of The Adams Family by the Livingston Theater Company, at-home activities with 4-H Youth Development, health care tips from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, career advice from the School of Communication and Information, and a Rutgers Day favorite, the World’s Largest Egg Toss game, just to name a few.
“Rutgers Day has been such an important way to showcase the value of Rutgers University to New Jersey and beyond. Last year so many virtual visitors joined in the fun, we expanded the program this year,’’ said Jennifer Hollingshead, vice chancellor for marketing and communications at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Rutgers Day fans are encouraged to share their favorite memories from Rutgers Day through the years by posting photos using #RutgersDay for a chance to win Rutgers Day prize packs. Shared photos of completed arts and crafts projects, at-home science projects and cooking demonstrations can also win a prize.
If you aren’t able to tune in on Saturday, all Rutgers Day program content will be available on the Rutgers Day website for on-demand viewing post-event. Take part in the day and help foster some of the Rutgers Day community spirit that has been a spring tradition for so many.