Countdown to Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Alumni Weekend 2014! 





Registration for Alumni Weekend is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome at daytime Alumni Weekend events. Walk-ins will be admitted on a first-come first-served basis for evening receptions. If you have any questions, please call 848-932-2299.

Come back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2014! Alumni from every generation and every Rutgers University–New Brunswick school are welcome to celebrate their Rutgers roots May 15–18!




This year, we’ll be paying special tribute to class years ending in 4s and 9s, but graduates from all class years are invited. You’ll enjoy Rutgers traditions, exclusive panels or presentations by faculty and staff, tours of campus, and time to gather, throw on your dancing shoes, or just hang out and have fun with fellow alumni!

The full schedule of events is listed below.
If you have any questions about Alumni Weekend 2014, email Reunion@winants.rutgers.edu, or call 848-932-2299.

Looking forward to seeing you in May!





Thursday, May 15 

1) 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $40
SC&I Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

The Rutgers Club, College Avenue Campus
The School of Communication and Information Alumni Association presents its annual Distinguished Alumni Award to a notable alumnus/alumna who has excelled in the field of communication, journalism, information, or library studies. A cocktail hour with dean Claire McInerney and our honoree, Mike Taibbi, NBC News correspondent, will precede dinner and the award program. For questions, contact RUSCIAA@gmail.com or visit alumni.comminfo.rutgers.edu.


Friday, May 16 

Alumni Weekend Registration and Headquarters: Winants Hall
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

2) 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $125
Robert Marguccio Reunion Golf Tournament

Rutgers University Golf Course, Busch Campus
This shotgun tournament tees off at 8:30 a.m. and includes many chances to win prizes, including a brand new car! Green fees, carts, breakfast, lunch, beverages, and alumni mementos are included in the cost. Capacity: 124 golfers. If you attend only this event, you are not required to pay the processing fee.

3) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
Rutgers Living History Society Annual Meeting and Awards Brunch

Neilson Dining Hall, Round Room, Cook Campus
The Rutgers Living History Society hosts its 12th annual meeting and brunch to honor its current members, induct new members, and confer the 2013 Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History Award on Peter Bergen, CNN consultant and reporter, accomplished author, and expert on the War on Terror. Space is limited; advance registration required. For more information, contact Shaun Illingworth at 732-932-8190 or illingwo@history.rutgers.edu.

4) 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Colonel Henry Rutgers Society Luncheon

Neilson Dining Hall, Rectangle Room, Cook Campus
Established in 1985, the Colonel Henry Rutgers Society was formed to recognize those thoughtful graduates and friends who make a planned gift to benefit Rutgers. All CHRS members will receive personal invitations to register. For more information about the CHRS or planned gifts, visit support.rutgers.edu/giftplanning.

5) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The School of Arts and Sciences Presents “Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: The Making of Modern Cinema”

Murray Hall, Room 301, College Avenue Campus
Professor Brad Evans discusses his work on restoring the 1914 silent film, “In the Land of the Head Hunters,” directed by the legendary photographer Edward S. Curtis and featuring a cast of the Kwakwaka’wakw of British Columbia. Watch clips from the film, learn about how it was restored and the complex historical questions it raises, and discuss how anthropology impacts the study of literature.

6) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Presents “Advances in Neurosurgery and Stroke: How Far We Have Come, 2014 and Beyond”

125 Paterson St., CAB 1302
Gaurav Gupta, director of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, will discuss recent neurosurgical advances in the treatment of ruptured brain aneurysm and ischemic stroke. A Q&A session will follow this dynamic presentation.

7) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost: Included
The Bloustein School Presents “Confronting Poverty in the U.S.: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back”

Murray Hall, Room 111, College Avenue Campus
This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s War on Poverty. Have we won? Professor Andrea Hetling will discuss the role that government programs play in alleviating poverty, the politics behind the policies, and new approaches in anti-poverty policies – including those right here in New Jersey.

8) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative

Milledoler Hall, Room 100, College Avenue Campus
Construction is everywhere at Rutgers University–New Brunswick! Learn about the plan to redevelop College Avenue, and how it will improve Rutgers' status to become one of the elite public universities in the United States. Anthony Calcado, vice president of facilities and capital planning, hosts this informative presentation.

9) 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cost: SEE BELOW*
Old Guard Reception and Dinner Honoring the Class of 1964

Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus
Celebrate the 77th annual Old Guard Dinner with your classmates and this year’s inductees, the members of the Class of 1964. The celebration includes a full open bar, cocktail reception, and a delicious surf-and-turf dinner. Bring your spouse and enjoy music, dancing, and entertainment by the Rutgers University Glee Club. All classes prior to 1964 are invited to attend.
Cost: *Class of 1964: $40. Classes of 1963 and prior, and all guests: $60. If you attend only this event, you are not required to pay the processing fee.

10) 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: $45
Beer Tasting with Flying Fish Founder Gene Muller CCAS’77

The Rutgers Club, College Avenue Campus
Rutgers alumnus and master brewer Gene Muller leads you through a selection of beers made at his own brewery right here in New Jersey! The evening will include four courses prepared by the Rutgers Club, which will be paired or infused with Flying Fish beers. Hang out with your classmates, learn about beer, and try some new varieties!

11) 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: Included
“George Talks” Lecture Series

Food Science Building, Cook Campus
Two 30-minute talks by renowned SEBS faculty. Dr. Mark Robson will speak on challenges and opportunities in agriculture, and Dr. Tom Molnar will speak on the untapped potential of hazelnuts. Afterwards, enjoy food, beer, and wine provided by the Cook Community Alumni Association, and meet up with graduates of all Cook-associated schools.
 
 
12) 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: $12
All-Alumni Movie Night

Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus
Enjoy popcorn, soda, and a screening of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Rutgers’ own movie theater, located on the newly renovated Livingston Campus. A 1969 era film was selected to honor 45th anniversary class and the founding of Livingston College. Sponsored by the Livingston Alumni Association.

13) 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Cost: $20
Taste of the Milky Way: Wine and Chocolate Reception

Serin Physics Laboratories, Busch Campus
You don’t have to major in astronomy to appreciate the stars. Faculty members and students from the Rutgers Department of Physics and Astronomy will be your hosts at this delectable social event. Enjoy an array of wine and chocolates while learning about exciting research, and (weather permitting) view highlights of the night sky from the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory. Participants must climb stairs to access the observatory.


Saturday, May 17 

Note: The “Saturday Package” enables you to pay a single price to access nearly all events on the biggest day of Alumni Weekend. One Saturday Package is included with every registration; additional packages may be purchased.

Reunion Registration and Headquarters: Winants Hall
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

14) 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Saturday Package)
Continental Breakfast

Winants Hall Lawn, College Avenue Campus
Get a jump start on a full day of activities with breakfast on Old Queens Campus. Lounge on the lawn and catch up with classmates, then pick up your class banners from the Assembly Room in Winants Hall as preparations begin for the All-Alumni Parade.

15) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Saturday Package)
Interfaith Chapel Service

Kirkpatrick Chapel, Old Queens Campus
Let the bell of Old Queens call you to this vibrant service of thanksgiving and remembrance. The chapel service was once an element of the Rutgers educational experience and was revived by the late Walter Seward RC’17. You will be inspired by the singing of the Glee Club and by the rich traditions and diversity of Rutgers today.

16) 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. (Saturday Package)
A Conversation with President Barchi

Kirkpatrick Chapel, Old Queens Campus
Join President Robert Barchi as he discusses the historic developments taking shape at Rutgers and answers your questions about the opportunities and challenges facing the university today.

17) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
All-Alumni Parade

Starting Point: Old Queens Campus
Be a part of one of Rutgers’ oldest traditions! Rally around your class or group banner and follow the Alumni Band down College Avenue for the All-Alumni Parade. Rutgers dignitaries will greet alumni on the reviewing stand. Antique cars and other vehicles will be available for alumni who need a ride in order to participate.

18) 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Block Party BBQ

Voorhees Mall, College Avenue Campus
Bring your family back to Voorhees Mall for a block party under the watchful eyes of Silent Willie! Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch and meet up with classmates on the beautiful campus lawn. Family-friendly activities include inflatable amusements, miniature golf, music, face painting, caricaturists, crafts, and more!

19) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Fun Faraday Physics

Van Dyck Hall, Room 211, College Avenue Campus
Everyone ages 5 to 105 is invited to find the fun in physics. Flowers shatter like glass. Hydrogen balloons explode. A fire extinguisher rockets a person across the room. And that bed of nails — come see for yourself! Based on the popular children’s lectures of 19th-century physicist Michael Faraday, this exciting show illustrates scientific principles while eliciting oohs and aahs!

20) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Diversity in the New Rutgers

Murray Hall, Room 111, College Avenue Campus
DiversityInc. ranks Rutgers among the nation’s top five higher education institutions for commitment to diversity. But what does diversity mean at Rutgers? This presentation by Jorge Schement, vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion, will examine the changing diversity of New Jersey’s population, of its college bound students, and of Rutgers itself.

21) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Campus Jeopardy! A Scavenger Hunt

Starting Point: World War II Memorial across from Murray Hall, College Avenue Campus
Take a tour of Rutgers’ past, from the 1800s through the present day. Points will be awarded along the way, and the team with the most correct answers on the Jeopardy quiz wins the grand prize! Sponsored by the Rutgers Alumni Association. Significant walking required. Meet at the World War II Memorial across from Murray Hall.

22) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Campus Bus Tours

Various Locations
Hop on the bus for a narrated tour of old and new sights around campus! See how Rutgers is ever-growing and expanding in New Brunswick and Piscataway. First stop: High Point Solutions Stadium! Buses depart from Seminary Place near Voorhees Mall at 2:00 p.m.

23) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
The Big Conversation with Julie Hermann

Milledoler Hall, Room 100, College Avenue Campus
Fall sports are just one summer away, and the upcoming season will be big! Julie Hermann will discuss our athletic prowess as she readies our athletes to take on its Big Ten rivals.

24) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Cap & Skull Annual Meeting

Winants Hall, Scarlet Room, College Avenue Campus
In conjunction with the Cap & Society annual meeting, enjoy a presentation and tour the historic Schank Observatory. A wine and cheese reception will follow on the lawn of Old Queens. Skulls interested in becoming more involved in the alumni chapter of the society or learning about the Schank Observatory project are encouraged to attend.

25) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Livingston Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Tour

Livingston Student Center, Gathering Lounge, Livingston Campus
Get an update on association highlights, election of officers, and plans for the coming year. Then tour the new buildings on Livingston Campus and take a walk down memory lane as you pass the buildings from your college days. Significant walking required. Buses depart from Seminary Place near Voorhees Mall at 2:00 p.m.

26) 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Rutgers Engineering “Then and Now” Dessert Reception

Engineering Quad, Tent on engineering lawn, Busch Campus
Engineering alumni are invited to join the School of Engineering in a special send-off for the Class of 2014. Meet the dean, former and current professors, and the newest class of engineering alumni. Special recognition will be given to the 25th anniversary class of 1989. Bus transportation will be provided from Seminary Place. For more information, contact Agi Vannucci at soeevents@soe.rutgers.edu or 732-445-8125.

27) 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Rutgers Pharmacy Today

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, William Levine Hall, Busch Campus
After marching under the pharmacy school banner in the All-Alumni Parade and enjoying the Block Party BBQ, keep the fun going and join in the pharmacy open house. Attend a guided school tour, hear exciting school news from students and faculty, and enjoy an afternoon snack with our students in the courtyard. Bring your family and share your experiences!

28) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Saturday Package)
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Tour

Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus
Whether you are exploring this cultural jewel for the first time or coming back to see how the Zimmerli’s collections and galleries have grown, you are sure to enjoy this guided tour of the museum. Significant walking required.

29) 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Saturday Package)
SAS Honors Program Alumni Gathering

Student Activities Center, Raritan River Lounge, College Avenue Campus
Honors and Scholars Program alumni are invited to reconnect with friends from the Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University Colleges at a catered reception. Meet current students and staff, and learn about the work and new directions of the program. For information, call 848-932-7964 or email honors@sas.rutgers.edu.

30) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Saturday Package)
RAA Alumni Council and Annual Meeting Punch Bowl Reception

Brower Commons, Brower Faculty Dining Room, College Avenue Campus
Enjoy a drink and share stories about your Rutgers days! The annual meeting, which includes awards, association highlights, installation of new officers, and plans for the coming year, will be held along with the reception. The Alumni Council meeting will be held immediately prior to the annual meeting. For more information, contact Athena Angelus at 732-932-7474 or athena@rutgersalumni.org.

31) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. COST: $25
Pharmacy Alumni Cocktail Reception & Rx Class Challenge "Halfway Done"

RWJ Medical School Student Lounge, Busch Campus
Join your classmates and unwind after a full day of events with an evening of drinks and light fare. Celebrate the "halfway done" point for the Rx Class Challenge and see how close your class is to its goal. Learn more about our new building addition, while celebrating your Rutgers connections. Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta.

32) 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cost: $50
Classes of 1949 and 1954 Reunion Dinner
The Rutgers Club, College Avenue Campus

A special reunion celebration for the 65th and 60th anniversary classes.

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cost: $75
Class of 1964 Reunion Dinner
Winants Hall, Assembly Room, College Avenue Campus
A special reunion celebration for the 50th anniversary class.

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: $65
Class of 1959 Reunion Dinner

Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus
A special reunion celebration for the 55th anniversary class.


33) 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Cost: $65
Scarlet Night at the Audi Rutgers Club
Classes of 1969 – 2009 and Alumni Groups

The Audi Rutgers Club, High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus
All alumni are invited to party with your classmates and friends at the exclusive Audi Rutgers Club at High Point Solutions Stadium! This premiere event includes dinner, open beer and wine bar all night, music, dancing, and more! Participating groups and classes include: Classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, Cap & Skull, Graduate School of Education Alumni Association, Rutgers Alumni Association, Livingston Alumni Association, Cook Community Alumni Association, and University College Rutgers–New Brunswick Alumni Association.

Recommend attire for this event is casual—and scarlet!

34) 10:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
After-Hours Bar Hop

Various locations
Keep the party going and meet up with fellow alumni for drink specials at some of the most popular bars in New Brunswick. The follow locations are offering a free cover and drink specials to Alumni Weekend attendees! Get your Bar Hop pass at Winants Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or at the Scarlet Night at the Audi Rutgers Club.

Evelyn’s Restaurant and Bar
Specials:
$2 light beers
$4 well drinks

George Street Alehouse

Specials:
$1 off all drafts
$5 Bacardi drinks
$4 Fireball Whiskey shots

Mike’s Courtside Sports Bar and Grill
$1 off all drafts
$5 Stoli drinks
$3 Fireball Whiskey Shots


Sunday, May 18   

35) 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
University Commencement Exercises

High Point Solutions Stadium and other venues
Relive that Rutgers spirit, and cheer on the Class of 2014 at the Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Commencement exercises. For more information, visit commencement.rutgers.edu.

Other Campus Activities:


Visit the Zimmerli Art Museum! We recommend taking the guided tour on Saturday afternoon, but if you have some spare time to explore, the museum will be open to Alumni Weekend attendees all weekend long!

Museum Hours

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Free T-Shirt:  

All pre-registered alumni and guests will receive a free T-shirt at Alumni Weekend and an event giveaway at certain events.


Pricing:

There is a $20 processing fee per party ($10 early bird rate available until April 21!), one (1) Saturday Package is included with your processing fee. The Saturday Package grants you access to a continental breakfast, a BBQ buffet lunch, and nearly all events on the biggest day of Alumni Weekend. Saturday Packages for additional members of your party may be purchased for $20. All pricing for individual events is listed in the event schedule.

Contact:

Questions? Contact the alumni relations team at 848-932-2299 or reunion@winants.rutgers.edu.

Volunteer:

Would you like to volunteer to help at Alumni Weekend? Please fill out the following form.

Apparel Shop:  

The Alumni Shop deadline has been extended to April 17. Various items may be purchased when you register for Alumni Weekend. All apparel are embroidered with the “R” alumni logo and optional 4 or 9 class year or alumni group name. These items will be available for purchase when registration is available.

Find Classmates:  

Make plans to return to campus together! Log in to the online community and find friends and classmates in the Alumni Directory.

Update Your Information:  

Update your personal profile to make sure that friends old and new can find YOU in the Alumni Directory and that you will receive news and updates about Alumni Weekend.


Parking Information:  

Free parking will be available in most lots on campus. Look for “event parking” signs denoting where you can park. Shuttle buses will be running throughout Alumni Weekend to assist your travel to and from events on all campuses. Event parking will be marked with signs near each event location. On Friday, parking for Alumni Weekend registration at Winants Hall, for those who wish to collect their materials, will be available in Lot 1, next to Kirkpatrick Chapel. On Saturday, Lot 1 next to Kirkpatrick Chapel will be closed all morning until 4:00 p.m.  All Saturday morning and afternoon, event parking will be available in Lot 16, behind the Zimmerli Art Museum, and Lot 11, across from Ford Hall.  Shuttle transportation will be running loops from these parking lots to Old Queen’s Campus in the morning for the parade and other activities.  Parking lots available for all other events throughout the day will be marked with signs. For specific questions about parking, please email reunion@winants.rutgers.edu.

Hotel Information:

On-campus housing is available in Stonier Hall for single and double occupancy. Please indicate on the registration form your desire for on-campus housing. Prices are listed on the registration form.

*Please note rates at all hotels may be subject to change.

The Heldrich
10 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ
866-609-4700
$119/Night
Group Attendee Code 224561
The Alumni Weekend room block at the Heldrich has sold out! Please call the hotel or check their website for room availability at their standard rate.


Hyatt Regency

2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ
732-873-1234
$135 double; $160 king

Hotel Somerset Bridgewater
110 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ
732-560-0500
$99

Hilton
3 Tower Center Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ
732-828-2000
King $99; Double $109

Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset
101 Pierce Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
732-868-9155

Staybridge Suites
2195 US Highway 1
North Brunswick, NJ
732-940-2250
$149.99 Studio Suite;
$159.99 1 bedroom-suite;
$199.99 2 bedroom-suite



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