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April 13th Open House Welcomes Freshmen, Undergraduate Transfers

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Save the Date: April 13

The longest journey begins with the first step, and Rutgers University in Newark might be the best place to take the first step on life’s journey.

Saturday, April 13, is the annual open house at Rutgers University, Newark, a day for high school students considering higher education, transfer students from other colleges,  or older adults who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The open house includes all undergraduate disciplines at Rutgers-Newark, ranging from the arts, social sciences, humanities, the sciences, nursing, public affairs, criminal justice, or business.

The April 13 open house, which is free and open to all, begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.  A full schedule of activities and online registration is at http://admissions.newark.rutgers.edu/openhouse.html

Representatives from the university’s undergraduate academic departments and schools will be on hand to answer questions one-on-one and will present information sessions.  Prospective students and their families also will be able to get information on financial aid, the admissions process, housing on campus, student life, campus services, and other vital information.  The day’s activities include walking tours of the campus’s academic buildings, laboratories, student center, recreational facilities, and residence halls.  The annual Spring Fling carnival, also held on campus on April 13, will offer a fun look at campus life, including games, music and a barbecue.

The all-campus open house will include: the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Newark, the Rutgers College of Nursing, the Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, and the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Check-in for prospective undergraduates and transfer students begins at 9 a.m. on University Avenue, at the Rutgers-Newark arch, just past the intersection of University Avenue and Bleaker Street. 

Free parking will be available in Parking Deck 1, 200 University Ave.; the campus can also be reached by New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train and Amtrak from New York City, and by the Newark Light Rail. Campus maps, mass transit information and driving directions to the campus are at http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps/ 

For more information, please contact Carrie Livingston, Admissions,  carrie.livingston@rutgers.edu, or 973/353-5205. 

Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5263, or capizzi@rutgers.edu.