Rutgers Homecoming season is upon us! Mark your calendars for September 23–26 in Newark, October 9–11 in New Brunswick, and October 10 in Camden. For complete details, visit Ralumni.com/homecoming.
Read on for highlights of the fun in store at Rutgers–Camden Homecoming on October 10. Last month we featured Rutgers–Newark Homecoming, and now you can also read more about Rutgers Homecoming in New Brunswick. All Rutgers alumni from across the university are welcome at any Homecoming events, regardless of what school or college you graduated from. We’re all part of the RUAA!
Now on to a few things to look forward to in Camden on October 10...
Rutgers–Camden Homecoming: Back to the Banks
By Ashley Strain LC’10, SCILS’10
Once again, the time has come for Rutgers alumni to return to their alma mater and reconnect with that ol’ scarlet pride. Come “Back to the Banks” for Rutgers–Camden Homecoming 2009, a day that promises to be full of family fun and Raptor reminiscence! Bring your family and friends to the Homecoming celebration, taking place from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, at the Rutgers–Camden Community Park fields.
Visit Ralumni.com/CamdenHomecoming2009 for complete details! See photos from last year’s Homecoming events.
Catch up with fellow alumni over food and drinks at the always popular Alumni VIP Tents. Visit “Alumna Madam Zelda” for an intriguing palm reading. Sign up to score Rutgers memorabilia in the prize booth. All Homecoming visitors will take home Rutgers souvenirs, but a few lucky ones will be chosen to enter the “Twister Money Machine” for a chance to win great prizes, including two weekends at the Jersey Shore!
Pre-register (free!) for the Alumni VIP Tents and other Rutgers–Camden Homecoming activities.
“Bring your kids!” says Chuck Mannella CCAS’70, director of alumni relations in Camden. This year’s Kids’ Zone is better than ever and will feature carnival games, caricatures, face painting, and everyone’s favorite—pony rides! Rutgers–Camden Homecoming is truly a fun-for-all-ages family affair.
Pre-register (free!) for pony rides and other Rutgers–Camden Homecoming activities.
Danielle Lewis Thompson GSC’04 never misses Homecoming. “I love Rutgers Homecoming!” she says with pride. “I love that I can bring my daughter—she loves the moon bounce and the soccer games.” (Women’s Soccer vs. Penn State–Abington at 12:30 p.m. and Men’s Soccer vs. Montclair State at 3 p.m.)
Be sure to hop on the Alumni Die Hard Shuttle Tour to check out what’s new on the Camden Campus as well as the Delaware River waterfront. Learn about Camden’s role in making history. According to Mannella, “The first record was produced at the RCA Victor building. Without that record there would be no MTV today!” The tour will also mention little-known fun facts about Camden and the Rutgers campus that embraces and influences the bustling city. Plus get a glimpse into Rutgers–Camden’s future when the tour passes by several new developments, including the new Gateway, Walt Whitman statue, law school addition, recreation center, and much more.
Pre-register (free!) for shuttle tours and other Rutgers–Camden Homecoming activities.
After a fun-filled day of Homecoming excitement, wind down in the evening with live music by Highway 41, an Allman Brothers cover band whose lead singer is alumnus Rick Demirjian UCC'97. And finally, remember to wear red for extra chances to win prizes, and bring a canned or boxed food item to support Rutgers Against Hunger.
See you at Rutgers–Camden Homecoming on October 10!