Open House Welcomes Freshmen, Transfers in All Disciplines
Invest a few hours on April 21 and get a return that will pay dividends for a lifetime. Saturday, April 21, is the annual campuswide 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.
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The April 21 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 21, 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 8:30 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 Alesiani, Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 973/353-5205.
Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5263, or email@example.com.
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Chancellor: Nancy Cantor
Provost: Todd Clear
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 50+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2013)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement