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Come back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2014! Alumni from every generation and every Rutgers University–Newark school are invited to celebrate their Rutgers roots April 11-12! Mark your calendar, and browse alumni weekend events below the registration link
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General Alumni Weekend Events:

Friday, April 11

Young Alumni Mixer
Cost: $15 young alumni (class years 2003-2014); $20 all others
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Papillon 25 Restaurant and Martini Bar
25 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ

Mix and mingle with fellow alumni over martinis and delectable French- and Caribbean-inspired appetizers. Nestled in quaint South Orange Village Center, Papillon 25 is a short drive from the Rutgers University–Newark Campus and steps away from the NJ Transit railway station. All alumni, family, and friends are welcome!

Saturday, April 12

College of Nursing Alumni Association Meeting
Cost: Free
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Ackerson Hall, Room 209, 180 University Avenue

It’s an exciting time for the College of Nursing! Alumni are invited to attend a meeting of the Rutgers College of Nursing Alumni Association to discuss program plans and activities for the upcoming year. Meet the board officers and find out more about us! Following the meeting, the group will gather with other Rutgers University – Newark graduates for the Alumni Weekend Brunch. (see full details about the brunch below; additional registration and fee are required)

Alumni Weekend Brunch with the Golden and Silver Raider Societies
Honoring the Classes of 1964 and 1989

With Special Guest Speaker Chancellor Nancy Cantor
All class years are invited
Cost: $25
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ackerson Hall, Third Floor Atrium, 180 University Avenue

Join Nancy Cantor, the dynamic new chancellor of Rutgers University–Newark, at the Alumni Weekend Brunch! You will be energized by her enthusiasm and vision for our campus. Raise your glass in a champagne toast as we celebrate the induction of the classes of 1964 and 1989 into the Golden and Silver Raider Societies. Enjoy a delicious brunch with fellow alumni, friends, and current students, as well as a performance by the Rutgers University Chorus and a pinning ceremony for the 25th and 50th anniversary classes. Other guest speakers include Rutgers University Alumni Association Board of Directors member Debra O’Neal LC’87 and professional accounting alumnus Robert Elliott RBS’64. Note: all alumni are invited to take the campus tour and attend the author talk with professor James Goodman, following the brunch. See “Class of 1959” description below for more information.

Tours of Newark’s Historic Branch Brook Park and Author Talk

Select a tour of your choice.
Cost: $5 per tour
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Bicycle Tour—Meet at Bicycle Parking Lot, opposite 155 University Avenue, bring your own bicycle and helmet, or reserve them when you register.
  • Shuttle Bus Tour—Meet in lobby of Ackerson Hall, 180 University Avenue, bus transportation will be provided to and from Branch Brook Park. SOLD OUT
Take a guided tour through Branch Brook Park at the peak of cherry blossom season! Recently restored and named one of the ten Great Public Places for 2013 by the American Planning Association, you’ll see why Branch Brook Park continues to enchant visitors with its beauty and charm. Learn about the history of the park and surrounding area while enjoying the wonder and fragrance of thousands of flowering cherry trees in bloom. Both tours include a stop at the Cherry Blossom Center and discussion with Kathleen Galop, author of “Branch Brook Park” from the Images of America series. Copies of her book will be available for purchase for $20. The bike tour will be led by history department faculty member Laura Troiano GSN’08. Light snacks and water will be provided. Bus Tour only: SOLD OUT; contact Alumni Relations at 973-353-5242 or to be placed on a waiting list.


School and Program Events:

Rutgers Business School MBA in Professional Accounting, Classes of 1964 and 1989 and Executive MBA, Class of 1989

Cost: $25
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Detailed Agenda—
  • Opening Sessions with faculty 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Ackerson Hall, Room 205 (PA) and 211 (EMBA), 180 University Avenue
  • Alumni Weekend Brunch with the Golden and Silver Raider Societies
    Ackerson Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium, 180 University Avenue 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • The Big Picture: Tours and Reception 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
    Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park
Meet with professor Alexander Sannella NCAS’03, Director of the MBA in Professional Accounting program (PA alumni), or Michael Barnett, Vice Dean for Academic Programs and professor in the Management and Global Business Department (EMBA alumni) in the opening session. Then attend the Alumni Brunch with PA guest speaker Robert Elliott RSBG’64, where you will be inducted into the Golden or Silver Raider Society. Following the Brunch, take a guided shuttle bus tour highlighting redevelopment in downtown Newark. The day continues with a tour of the business school’s new home at One Washington Park and a reception with Glenn Shafer, dean of the Rutgers Business School, key faculty, fellow alumni, and current student scholarship recipients. The shuttle bus will return guests to the parking area when the reception concludes. (See full details in the Brunch listing on this page; brunch registration and fee are included in RBS and EMBA event cost).

Class of 1959 Newark College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business
Open to alumni of all schools and class years
Cost: $25 (includes Alumni Weekend Brunch)
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Detailed Agenda—
  • Alumni Brunch with the Golden and Silver Raider Societies 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Ackerson Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium, 180 University Avenue
  • Campus tour 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
    Meet in lobby of Ackerson Hall, 180 University Avenue
  • Faculty talk and closing reception 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Paul Robeson Campus Center, 2nd floor, University Club, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Join other Rutgers University–Newark alumni for the Alumni Weekend Brunch, where you’ll be inducted into the Golden Raider Society. Enjoy the company of classmates and reminisce about your Rutgers’ days. Following the Brunch, you’ll take a guided tour of campus to see how things have changed since you were a student! We’ll conclude with a presentation by Pulitzer Prize finalist James Goodman, author of But Where Is the Lamb?: Imagining the Story of Abraham and Isaac, and socialize at a closing reception with drinks and light fare. A copy of Professor Goodman’s book will be provided to all Reunion attendees, courtesy of Jan Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark, and Glenn Shafer, Dean, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick.(See full details in the Brunch listing on this page; brunch registration and fee are included in event cost).

Honors College
Cost: Free
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Engelhard Hall, Second Floor, Esterly Lounge, 190 University Avenue

Alumni and students will enjoy a light reception and share their experiences about participating in the Honors College new mentoring program. Join us to find out more about the program and the impact it had on Honors College students and alumni. We’ll take a look ahead at program ideas for the fall.

School of Criminal Justice and School of Criminal Justice Alumni Association

Cost: Free
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Center for Law and Justice, Fifth Floor, 123 Washington Street

Connect with SCJ alumni, faculty, and students at Alumni Weekend! Come back to campus for a presentation on “Research to Results: The Use of Evidence Based Practices in the Federal Probation System”, networking reception, and state-of-the-school address by acting dean Dr. Bonita Veysey. Our guest speaker is Michael Fitzpatrick SCJ’93, Chief United States Probation Officer, Southern District of New York. Michael recently completed his term as the chair of the Chief's Advisory Group, which advises the Judicial Conference Criminal Law Committee on the probation and pretrial services system and provides input into the development of national policies. He also served sixteen years with the United States Pretrial Services Agency in New York City and Newark, N.J., holding various positions.

School of Public Administration and Affairs and School of Public Affairs and Administration Alumni Network
Cost: Free
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Center for Urban and Public Service, Room 203, 111 Washington Street

Join SPAA alumni, faculty, and friends for an engaging panel discussion with four speakers actively engaged in public administration. Discussing “Achieving Success with a Masters in Public Administration”, will be Dr. Peter Hoontis GSN’12, associate dean of academic and student services at SPAA, Jimmy Green SPAA’12, director of performance management at Domus Kids, Margarita Muñiz, Deputy Mayor of the City of Newark, and Donato Nieman GSN’80, Township Administrator of the Township of Montgomery. A networking reception with light refreshments and a drawing for Rutgers giveaways will follow the presentation.

Spring Fling
Bring the family to Spring Fling Carnival outside Woodward Residence Hall, 91 Bleeker Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, and more! There will be a pay-as-you-go barbecue.


Other Campus Activities:  

While on campus, enjoy a free art exhibit in one of the Rutgers galleries or cheer for the home team at an athletic event!


Men’s Volleyball v. Harvard

Campus Art Galleries

Rutgers Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street, 5th floor
Criminal Justice Gallery—Inside-Out: Perspectives on Social Justice, by Carol Shapiro

Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  • Main Gallery: Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition
  • Orbit 1 Gallery: One Stitcher’s Stories: Commemorative Quilts, by Gail Mitchell
  • Orbit 2 Gallery: Salubrious Justice, by New Jersey women artists Eleta Caldwell, Gladys Grauer, Vivian McDuffie NCAS’71, Bisa Washington, Florence Weisz DC’63, and Adrienne Wheeler
  • Pequod Deck Gallery: Our Common Cause: Rutgers University-Newark Students Engaging Women’s Health in Nicaragua, photographs 
  • Messier Gallery: Murals, by Newark artist Kevin Darmanie, exploring the conflict and opportunities that arise from the combination of two identities: Caribbean and American, and David D. Oquendo NCAS'10
  • Nova Gallery: Cake Soap Panorama, by participants in Paul Robeson Galleries’ outreach and education programs.
For additional information please visit and RU-N Gallery Map.


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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. Alumni Weekend events are on the Newark campus, unless otherwise noted.


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Parking Information:  

On Campus: Free parking is available in Deck I (200 University Avenue) or Deck II (166 Washington Street). CPS Lot # 502 at 40 Bleeker Street is reserved for members of the Golden Raider Society. Please request a parking coupon from a staff member before returning to your car. Visit for more the hours of operation and more information about Rutgers parking lots and decks. **

Young Alumni Mixer at Papillon 25, South Orange, NJ: Metered parking is available in nearby parking lots and streets; parking is free after 6:00 p.m. Visit for more information. **

**Please obey parking meter regulations when parking on the street.

Hotel Information:

Please contact area hotels for information on rates and availability:

Marriott Courtyard Newark Downtown
858 Broad St., Newark, NJ
(973) 848-0070

Best Western Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Place, Newark, NJ
(973) 622-1000

The Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ
(908) 273-3000

Hilton Penn Station - Newark

1048 Raymond Blvd., Newark, NJ
(973) 622-5000

Crowne Plaza Newark Airport
901 Spring St., Elizabeth, NJ
(877) 227-6963

Hilton–Newark Airport
1170 Spring St., Elizabeth NJ
(908) 351-3900

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