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Rutgers 250

The Rutgers 250 Anniversary Office serves to coordinate the university's 250th Anniversary celebration happening in 2016. Working with various committees and work groups, the office engages faculty, staff, students, alumni, and external stakeholders in planning the many events and festivities that will mark the occasion.

Visit the Rutgers 250 Website

On the Rutgers 250 website you can:

  • Order Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait.
  • Learn how you can participate in Rutgers 250.
  • Submit your ideas or suggestions.
  • Submit a Rutgers 250 Program/Event Proposal Form.

What We Do

The Rutgers 250 Office coordinates and provides support for the Rutgers 250th Planning Committee, chaired by Jorge Schement, vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion. The purpose of this group is to bring together critical stakeholders and decision makers to set the overall scope of the celebration and craft key themes and messages. Additionally the Rutgers 250 Office assists an external Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee, which is comprised of key leaders from the cultural, governmental, and corporate worlds who help ensure that the celebration of this significant historical moment is understood, supported, and enhanced by the broader community beyond Rutgers.

Rutgers specific aspirations and guiding principles for our 250th Anniversary are as follows.

  1. We will express our thanks to all of the constituencies who have supported us through the centuries.
  2. We will celebrate Rutgers’ 250-year history and who we are now, as well as our future.
  3. We will use our anniversary to catalyze a strengthening of our Rutgers brand.
  4. We will employ our anniversary to raise funds for Rutgers.

Additionally our programmatic themes and goals fall under the following areas.

  • Programs and Events
  • Historical Documentation
  • Marketing, Sponsorships, and Promotion
  • Academic and Scholarly Programs
  • Community Engagement

Contact Us

Matthew WeismantelFor more information, contact:
Matthew Weismantel, Senior Director
848-445-1915
Fax: 732-445-3416
Email

Rutgers 250 Anniversary Office
Department of University Communications and Marketing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
96 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-3416
Location: Davidson Hall, Busch Campus