Rutgers–Camden Homecoming 2013

October 12 – Jersey Strength │Rutgers Pride

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations at or 856-225-6566.

Join your fellow Rutgers–Camden alumni and friends at Homecoming 2013 to celebrate your alma mater. We’ve seen a lot of progress at Rutgers–Camden: the first Alumni House at Rutgers; approval for a School of Nursing and Science Building; construction of a Writers House; and more. Homecoming 2013 is the perfect opportunity for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to gather, enjoy a day of fun on campus and celebrate Rutgers!
Homecoming is an event for all ages and it’s FREE, so bring the kids and grandkids!

During the day, we will have activities throughout Linden Street and the Rutgers Community Park. Don’t forget about our men’s and women’s soccer games and the women’s tennis match. Stop by and cheer on our Scarlet Raptors!

Schedule of Activities

New This Year: Pre-Event Activities 

NEW! Rutgers–Camden Homecoming 5K Run and 1-mile Campus Tour Walk
8:30 a.m. registration opens/ 9:30 a.m. race time
Rutgers–Camden Athletic and Fitness Center
3rd Street
Help Rutgers in the fight against hunger! Bring nonperishable food to donation to local food banks. Medallions awarded to the top three male and female finishers in 10-year age categories and special commemorative gift to all finishers. Registration: $15 pre-registration (by October 5); $20 day of race. $5 Campus Tour walk. Register today!

Rutgers–Camden Alumni Baseball Game
10:00 a.m.
Campbell’s Field
Calling all former Raptors and Pioneers! Lace up your cleats and get back on the field with former teammates and other Rutgers-Camden baseball alumni. For information, contact Josh Copskey of Rutgers–Camden Athletics at

Women’s Soccer: Rutgers Scarlet Raptors vs. Sarah Lawrence College
12:00 p.m.
Community Park Field
N. Front Street and Linden Street
Cheer on our women’s soccer team as they face off against Sarah Lawrence!

The Main Event: Rutgers–Camden Homecoming Street Fair and Athletic Games

The VIP Tent and the Street Fair

Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Linden Street (between Delaware and Second Street)
The hub of Homecoming activity, the VIP tents house a seating area, beer garden, young alumni, and check-in/registration.

Check-in to the registration tent first and get your bag, then enjoy a whole day of fun, including:
  • Hot Dog and Hamburger Carts  – All are welcome to enjoy a hot dog or hamburger, with all the condiments.
  • Beer Garden featuring dollar drafts – You must be 21 years of age or older and have a RED wristband for admission. Wristbands are available at registration–proper photo ID is required.
  • Food Trucks – Treat yourself to some old favorites! Vendors from the waterfront’s Food Truck Fridays will be on hand with traditional food truck items ranging from fries to cheesesteaks for sale.
  • Street Festivities: 
    • Our very own Rutgers–Camden Alumnus Jason Marsdale SBC'11 will be spinning music and emceeing the Marsdale D.J. Production
    • Barnes and Noble University District Bookstore
    • Alumni Homecoming King & Queen Crowning (Voting will take place from noon to 1:45 p.m. Don't miss the crowning at 2:15 p.m.!) 
    • Alumni chartered group displays
    • Rutgers–Camden student groups, fraternities and sororities, and others.
    • The Prize Vault – Your chance to grab an awesome prize!
    • The Rutgers Wheel of Fortune – Try your luck at winning cool Rutgers prizes with our new wheel!
    • Vael Designs – Start you holiday shopping early with Vael’s unique, handcrafted line of Rutgers jewelry.
The FunZone
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Recommended for kids of all ages! Pick a pumpkin and paint it, get your face painted, meet some friendly critters, try your hand at carnival games, and more. There’s plenty to do in the FunZone!

Class of 2013 and Recent Grads VIP Tent
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Graduates of the last decade are invited to stop by and mingle with other recent grads. Enjoy a craft beer tasting and other treats.

Eleven One Contemporary Art Gallery
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
N. Front Street and Linden Street
Stop in and visit our neighbor William Butler, an established and nationally-known artist whose work has been exhibited from coast to coast.

Jim Hamilton Wine Tasting at Gallery Eleven One Contemporary Art Gallery
Noon to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wine Tasting Hours
Join Jim Hamilton CLAW’74 and learn about some select wines and the cheeses they pair best with while browsing artwork by William Butler in his striking Gallery Eleven One on Linden Street.
  • Special Tasting for Anniversary Classes (1954, 1964, 1974 and 1989)
    2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis: Rutgers Scarlet Raptors vs. Notre Dame of Maryland
1:00 p.m.
Tennis Courts at the Community Park
Second and Linden Street
The Scarlet Raptors compete against Notre Dame of Maryland.

Crowning of the Alumni Homecoming King and Queen
2:15 p.m.
Who will wear the coveted crowns this year? Vote for your favorite between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m., then stop by the main stage to hear who wins!

Men’s Soccer: Rutgers Scarlet Raptors vs. Montclair State University
2:30 p.m.
Community Park Field
Delaware and Linden Streets
Cheer on our nationally-ranked men’s soccer team as they face off against Montclair. The Scarlet Raptors are ranked among the top 10 Division III teams in four national polls. Come see what all the excitement is about!

Men’s Soccer: Rutgers–Camden Alumni Game
4:30 p.m.
Community Park Field

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