THINGS TO DO AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS
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As The State University of New Jersey’s flagship location, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA). The school is positioned in the heart of Central NJ, providing prime access to major metropolitan areas like New York City, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, without sacrificing the classic campus atmosphere students enjoy.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers several opportunities for students to live, study, learn, and experience all the school has to offer across its five campus centers. The university is also at the forefront of life-changing innovation and research. If you’re looking forward to an upcoming Rutgers vacation, plan your stay in New Brunswick, NJ, and the surrounding areas with Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Rutgers Events in Central Jersey
Rutgers University-New Brunswick maintains a lively schedule of events throughout the year – see what’s happening while you’re in the area. Whether you’re wondering what’s on the schedule for homecoming this year or are interested in listening to a particular guest speaker, the university’s diverse schedule caters to a wide variety of interests. Among others, the school calendar includes events in the following categories:
- Careers and entrepreneurship
- Fitness and recreation
- Global and civic engagements
- Mental health and wellness
Plus, if you’re in town for Rutgers Day, there’s a little something for everyone. This annual open house is packed with live performances, activities for kids, interactive programs, exhibits, and much more. Fully open to the general public, Rutgers Day is a great opportunity for families to come together and explore, learn, and play on campus.
Rutgers is home to the Scarlet Knights. Known as the birthplace of college football, the university’s famed game against Princeton University in 1869 paved the way for a football rivalry that lasted over a century. Today, students and fans can watch their favorite players on the field or the court in a variety of men’s and women’s sporting events, such as:
- Baseball and softball
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Swimming and diving
- Track and field
At Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau, we can connect you to the Rutgers athletics that are currently on the schedule. As one of the Cities of the Big Ten, the area offers a vibrant atmosphere for collegiate athletes and their families, as well as alumni and sports enthusiasts across the region.
Visit Rutgers University-New Brunswick
See the Rutgers campus in person. If you’re in the mood for a scenic stroll, walk across the Kissing Bridge or peruse Rutgers Gardens just off Ryders Lane. Named one of the top 25 most romantic spots on an American college campus, Passion Puddle is perfect for visiting and local lovebirds alike. Rutgers also has a teaching, research, and production farm where people can go to watch horses, goats, sheep, and pigs, and even see some baby animals at certain times of the year. Official tours of the farm are available.
While planning to visit Rutgers, don’t forget to consider these locations for your travel itinerary:
- Rutgers Geology Museum
- Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
- Rutgers Golf Course
- Kirkpatrick Chapel
- Rutgers Esports Center
And don’t forget to capture some photos of some of the university’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Scarlet Knight outside SHI Stadium or William the Silent on Voorhees Mall. Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau can provide up-to-date transportation information to help make it easy to get from place to place.
Learn more about Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Plan a Rutgers vacation tour with Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau. Your guide for all things New Brunswick, NJ, and beyond, we can help you find the best parts of Rutgers University to explore. If you’re traveling from out of state with your high school senior or fellow alumni, we can help you find hotels and other areas to check out during your visit. Contact us for more information.
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