Calling All Alumni of Rutgers University, Newark:
Alumni from all graduating classes of Rutgers University, Newark, are invited to reunite with friends and classmates at an All-Class Reunion on April 21, from 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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Plans to date include a brunch, a bus tour of redevelopment in Newark, biking through Branch Brook Park, alumni receptions, and a performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Programs will take place on the Rutgers-Newark campus and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Events include reunions of the schools of Law, Business, and Criminal Justice, as well as special alumni group meetings. For a full listing of all of the day’s activities, and to register, go to Ralumni.com/NewarkReunion. Alumni may contact the Rutgers University Alumni Association at, 973/353-5242, or Newark@winants.rutgers.edu, about events and registration.
The following is a list of events open to all alumni and their guests.
Prospective Legacy Student and Family Information Session (free)
10- 11 a.m., Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 227, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
A special reception for prospective legacy students and their families. Speakers include Director of Admissions Jason Hand, Vice Chair of the Rutgers University Alumni Association Board Maurice A. Griffin, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, ‘94, and representatives of chartered alumni groups. Alumni and prospective students can also take a campus tour, visit an academic department Open House session, chat with student organization representatives, or attend other Reunion events.
Reunion Brunch with the Golden Raider Society ($20)
11 a.m. -1 p.m. , Ackerson Hall, Third Floor Atrium, 180 University Ave.
Entertainment by the Rutgers-Newark University Chorus; guest speakers are Griffin; Shirley Smoyak, College of Nursing, ‘57, and Graduate School-New Brunswick, ‘69 and ‘70; and Interim Chancellor Philip Yeagle. Alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago will be inducted into the prestigious Golden Raider Society.
Bus Tour: University Partnerships in the Community ($5)
1:30 - 3 p.m., Meet in front of Ackerson Hall, 180 University Ave.
This tour, led by Rutgers School of Law-Newark Professor Robert Holmes, highlights the efforts of the Community Law Clinic at Rutgers and community groups in Newark to create charter schools, cultural and arts projects, and affordable housing.
Bicycle Tour of Historic Branch Brook Park ($5)
1:30- 3 p.m., Bicycle Parking Lot, across from University Square residence hall (155 University Ave.)
A guided bike tour with Joe Vocaturo, University College-Newark, ‘04, and Rutgers Business School, ’04, to see Branch Brook Park’s 4,000 cherry blossom trees in full flower, with stops to view the exhibit hall, Music Court, limestone lions, and nearby Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Riders must either bring their own bikes and helmet, or reserve them when registering. Light snacks and water will be provided.
Reception and Concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra ($60)
6:15 p.m., reception and performance by NJSO musicians; 8 p.m. , concert featuring the music of Gilbert & Sullivan; New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center St.