Alumni House at Rutgers University–Camden

Alumni House is designed to welcome you and make your campus visit comfortable. It’s a home away from home; a place to reunite with friends, former classmates, and professors; a place to build stronger ties with the university.

Historic Haven

Built in 1809 by the wealthy iron merchant Edward Smith, this two-and-a-half-story, Federal-style building is one of the oldest structures in Camden’s Cooper Street Historic District. It has served several purposes through the years; from the 1950s until 2007 it housed the Camden branch of the Red Cross. Thanks to careful renovation, visitors can still enjoy many of the building’s original features, including fireplaces, mantels, wood trim and molding, and a decorative wood staircase.

Staff on Site

Alumni relations and development offices are located in the building to help serve alumni as soon as they step through the threshold. If you need assistance in planning your visit to Alumni House, please call 856-225-6028 or email

Space for You

Are you looking for a meeting place that’s warm, friendly, and distinctive? It’s easy to reserve event space at Alumni House. If you represent a Rutgers alumni group or chartered organization, please email and be sure to include the dates you want to reserve. If you’re with a non-Rutgers group, please write to

Contact Alumni House

312 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Directions, Map, and Parking

Alumni House is convenient to reach from all major highways. This campus map will also help you plan your visit.

Reasonably-priced parking is available in the Camden County College deck at Broadway and Cooper Street, a short three-block walk from Alumni House. The garage entrance is accessible from Sixth and Penn Streets. Bring your parking ticket stub to the lobby to pay in order to exit the parking deck.

View photos of a holiday celebration at the Alumni House.