Signature Events for Alumni and Friends

Mark these events on your calendar with a scarlet star, because for the Rutgers community, no year is complete without them. They’re all about keeping up your connection with Rutgers, and by attending them each year, you’ll always remember that scarlet is forever.

Alumni Beach Party

Each summer, Rutgers alumni head to the Jersey Shore for waves and sand, delicious food and drinks, and the chance to socialize and network. Find out more about Alumni Beach Parties and when and where they happen.

Alumni on Location

You’re part of a vast alumni network that offers new and exciting experiences. The Alumni on Location event series brings you activities and settings you might never have discovered, such as exploring a farm’s corn maze or learning what it’s like to be a zookeeper.

Alumni Weekend

Looking forward to seeing former classmates and your favorite professors? Alumni Weekend happens at all Rutgers locations, so come and reconnect. You’ll enjoy food, live music, children’s activities, special exhibits, and plenty of scarlet pride.

Leadership Series

The Rutgers Leadership series brings industry leaders and scholars together to discuss pressing issues with President Robert Barchi. Each event features an in-depth interview with a Rutgers faculty member and a Rutgers graduate who have taken leading roles in a particular industry.

Hall of Distinguished Alumni

How does a night out with Rutgers’ most famous and accomplished alumni sound? Each spring, the university inducts a select group of high-achieving graduates into its Hall of Distinguished Alumni. It’s an unforgettable evening of pride and inspiration.


From the annual kickoff bonfire to fiery football action, Rutgers Homecoming offers a full week of events and activities that celebrate the scarlet spirit. Be part of the Rutgers Homecoming tradition and make new Rutgers memories every year.

R Game Day

Can’t contain your scarlet pride? Take it on the road! R Game Day is a series of Rutgers tailgate parties held before away games, with land-only travel packages available for select destinations.

Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Conference and Awards

Join alumni group leaders and volunteers in an exchange of ideas, strategies, and best practices at the Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Conference. An awards ceremony follows, honoring alumni for the time, energy, and talent they’ve given the RUAA and Rutgers.