Rutgers–New Brunswick Homecoming 2013

October 25-27, 2013

Throughout Homecoming weekend, the Rutgers University Alumni Association is sponsoring events along with Student Life, the Rutgers University Programming Association, and Athletics. The programs featured offer a variety of opportunities for alumni, students, and local community members to meet up and have fun on campus!

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 25 >> Alumni Leaders Conference, Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards, Ghost Tour of College Avenue, Young Alumni Homecoming Eve Happy Hour
Saturday, October 26 >> Homecoming Block R Party, Rutgers vs. Houston football game
Sunday, October 27 >> Run for RAH 5K Charity Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk

Friday, October 25

Alumni Leaders Conference
The Alumni Leaders Conference is a day-long leadership development event that brings together Rutgers’ most actively engaged alumni volunteers to inspire, develop, and reinvigorate the commitment of our leaders to “advancing Rutgers University by connecting and engaging alumni” (RUAA mission). Alumni leaders will share, learn, and network with their peers while gaining a fresh perspective on how to effectively manage and develop their volunteer-led alumni organizations. Register at

Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards

These annual awards recognize alumni and other members of the university community who devote their time and talents to further the mission of the alumni association and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The awards program is hosted in the evening with a cocktail reception. All alumni are welcome to attend! Register at

Ghost Tour of College Ave.
Co-hosted by the Rutgers University Historical Society Alumni 
Register Today!
Get into the Halloween spirit with alumni, students, and friends on a tour of the most haunted areas on the College Avenue Campus. Learn forgotten Rutgers history and hear accounts of unexplained activity as a guide leads you through on-campus paranormal hot spots. Warning: It may get pretty spooky!

Young Alumni Homecoming Eve Bar Tour
9:30pm – Bar Close
Register Today!
Mike’s Courtside Bar & Grill, George Street Alehouse and Harvest Moon
Calling all Young Alumni! Start your Rutgers Homecoming off on the right foot! Come back to “the banks” and celebrate the anticipated victory of our Rutgers Scarlet Knights with some exclusive drink specials at some of the best spots in New Brunswick! Attendance in your favorite Rutgers inspired Halloween attire is highly encouraged!

Saturday, October 26

Annual Chemistry and Chemical Biology Homecoming Tailgate
The chartered organization, Rutgers Chemistry Alumni of the Northeast Region, invites you to join the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to celebrate Homecoming 2013! Bring your family and enjoy some food and beverages at our second annual homecoming tailgate event and learn about the research being performed by current students. All chemistry alumni are welcome! Registration is recommended and free, however, walk-ins are always welcome. Register today at

Homecoming Block R Party

Athlete's Glen
9:00 AM
Join us near the stadium for the Block R Party, located in Athlete's Glen and along Scarlet Knight Way, where Rutgers fans of all ages party in celebration of Scarlet Knights football! Chartered alumni organizations of the RUAA will set up activities throughout the area. Get your free giveaways at the RUAA’s alumni appreciation tent, and win prizes playing free carnival-style games! Test your skills in the the exciting contests near the main stage, and get pumped up for the game as you enjoy live entertainment, food, friends, and fun! This is a party you won’t want to miss!

Block R Party Contests

Rutgers Wings Bowl 2013
This contest is for Buffalo wing eaters who like them hot! See who can eat the most wings for a long and spicy 2 minutes! Winners will receive a prize. Registration is required and space is limited. Register Today!

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
Meet at the inflatable helmet at 11:00 a.m. to participate! Contest time: 11:15 a.m.
Unleash your inner child at the 2nd Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Inter-Campus Tournament! Compete in a test of psychological will and dexterity against fellow Rutgers alumni, students, and fans! Elimination rounds will be held on all three Rutgers campuses, with the winners facing off at New Brunswick’s Homecoming on October 26. Prizes: All campus champions will receive 2 game tickets and a Rutgers swag bag. Grand prize and eternal glory go to the tournament winner!

To participate, just show up at the Block R Party in Athletes Glen before the game and wait to be called to the stage! 

GRAND PRIZE: A NOOK Simple Touch ™ e-reader, generously donated by the Barnes and Noble at Rutgers Bookstore.

Rutgers vs. Houston Football Game

Go Scarlet Knights! The game will take place at High Point Solutions Stadium, at 12:00 PM. 

Homecoming Comedy Show with John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac
Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 8:00 p.m.)
Location: College Ave Gym, New Brunswick, NJ

The Homecoming Comedy Show is a Rutgers Tradition! Don't miss the comedic dream team of Daily Show alums John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac as they hilariously tackle the world of politics, culture, and media. Pricing for students is $15 – Balcony/$20 - Floor, for faculty, staff, and guests $25 - Balcony/$30 – Floor. 
Purchase Tickets Today!

Sunday, October 27

Rutgers Homecoming Run for RAH: 5K Charity Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk

Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance
High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus
Registration opens 8:00 a.m.
Walk begins 9:00 a.m.
Run begins 9:30 a.m.
Awards follow immediately after the race

The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hosting its fifth annual race in support of Rutgers Against Hunger! The USATF sanctioned 5K starts and ends at the football stadium and follows a scenic course on Busch Campus.

Run the 5K, enjoy the Fun Walk with kids, friends, and family, check out the exhibitor area, and win prizes at raffles and mini-games! With music pumping and free refreshments for all, this is a fun morning for walkers, runners, and those there to cheer them on!

Visit for all the details. Create your own team online and invite your friends on Twitter and Facebook to join you for the walk, run and to make a donation to your team. It’s easy and you can set it up while you register. At the race, check out the exhibitor area and win prizes at raffles and mini-games! With music pumping and refreshments for all, this is a fun morning for walkers, runners, and those there to cheer them on!

Proceeds from the race will benefit M.C.F.O.O.D.S. and help families suffering from hunger right in our own communities.

Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the following:

Most Team Members (walkers, runners, or volunteers)
Most Funds Raised
Most Food Collected

Visit for more details.

Local Hotels

2195 U.S. 1
North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

21 Kingsbridge Road
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

Hampton Inn
255 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

The Heldrich Hotel & Spa
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

200 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873

The Hyatt Regency
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Run for Rah

Online registration is now closed for the Run for RAH 5K Charity Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the race.  Visit for details. 

It's not too late to make a donation, or contribute to the online food drive here.

Run for RAH

On Sunday, October 27, put on your running shoes and get to the starting line! Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) is working to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from hunger. The proceeds from the Run for RAH 5K Charity Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance will help RAH fill food pantries, sponsor programs, and increase hunger awareness. Learn more here.

Alumni Discount: Homecoming Football Game Tickets

Single-game tickets for the 2013 Rutgers Football season are now on sale, featuring six home games at High Point Solutions Stadium. Discounted tickets to the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 26, when Rutgers takes on Houston are available at a savings of $13 per ticket. Rutgers alumni have the option to sit in the Upper Sideline seating for just $45 (reg. $58) or Lower End Zone for only $35 (reg. $48). Learn more here.


View photos from New Brunswick Homecoming 2012 here!
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