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Learn More During April 18th Campus-Wide Open House

(Newark, NJ, April 15, 2009) – What’s your passion: the arts and sciences, humanities, nursing, law, public affairs, criminal justice, business? Are you planning to start undergraduate studies in the fall,  or want to transfer into a top-notch four-year research institution. Or are you ready to earn a masters or doctoral degree? Whatever your passion or your goal, odds are you can find what you want at  Rutgers University in Newark, so mark this Saturday, April 18 on your calendar. That’s when Rutgers-Newark will host its annual campus-wide open house, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

The April 18 open house, which is free and open to all, will be a one –stop source of information on undergraduate and graduate academic programs, financial aid, the admissions process, housing on campus, student life and other vital information for prospective stuents and their families.  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 Apri 18, will offer a fun look at campus life, including games, music and a barbecue. Also on schedule are information sessions about academic offerings, campus services, student services and financial aid; representatives of academic departments also will be on hand to answer questions and chat on a one-to-one basis.

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

 Registration for prospective undergraduates and transfer students begins at 9:30 on University Avenue, at the entrance to the New Street Plaza, and in the Paul Robeson Campus Center for those interested in graduate programs. Free parking is 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 

 For more information, please contact Carrie Livingston Alesiani, Admissions,, or 973/353.5205. 



Media Contact: Carla Capizzi