Rutgers Rocks! Alumni College at the Hall of Fame

Date: 8/9/2012 to 8/12/2012

Terry StewartHosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association

Registration for this event has closed. 

Renaissance Hotel Cleveland
24 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

From August 9 through 12, Rutgers alumni and friends will enjoy an exclusive backstage pass into the world-class Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Hosted by Terry Stewart ENG’69, ED’69, president and CEO of the Rock Hall and a member of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, this summer’s Alumni College retreat combines concierge travel with custom educational experiences that cannot be found elsewhere. Access to the famed museum is just one feature of the extended weekend, which will include guided cultural tours of Cleveland’s most exciting destinations, intimate classes on pop culture and the entertainment industry taught by Rutgers’ top faculty, and a private after-hours dinner in the museum.

Guests will spend three nights in a luxurious city landmark, the historic Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Rich in culture and upscale amenities, this lavish resort is located in the heart of the vibrant downtown district.

The trip also includes tours of the most exciting parts of downtown Cleveland, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square, West Side Market, and their world-renowned restaurant district.  

Download the full itinerary for the trip here. 

Learn more about the ever-growing city of Cleveland by visiting or by reading the this recent article in the New York Times.


Renaissance Cleveland Hotel - A city landmark, the luxurious historic hotel was built in 1918, and its architecture reflects Cleveland's unique and rich history. Plush, spacious rooms with well-appointed and upscale amenities await each guest as they enter this lavish resort.  View photos and learn more about the hotel.

Terry Stewart ENG’69, ED’69: The Man Behind the Music

Featured Alumni Faculty

Sherri-Ann Butterfield
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Director, Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Newark College of Arts and Sciences

Nicole Fleetwood
Associate Professor of American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences

Jack Lynch
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of English, Newark College of Arts and Sciences

Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui
Chair of the American Studies Department and Associate Professor of American Studies and Comparative Literature, School of Arts and Sciences

Full bios and class descriptions will be available soon. 


The land-only package cost is $1,000 per person (double hotel accommodations) or $1,400 per person (single), which includes three nights’ hotel accommodations at the historic Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, and all meals, group tours and events, educational programs, taxes, and gratuities.

Please note: The land-only cost does not include airfare or airport transfers. All guests are asked to make their own travel arrangements to/from the hotel at the beginning/end of their stay; ground transportation throughout the weekend is included in the land-only cost.

Registration and payment are due July 17, 2012. Space is limited. 

For more information or with questions, please contact Donna Donahue at 848-932-2284, or email

To register via check, please complete and mail this printable registration form. For credit card registration, please click the button below. 

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