Events and Outreach

Events & Outreach

You want to publicize your events and initiatives and share your knowledge with the Rutgers community and the public. Members of the public want to tap into Rutgers’ expertise and its many programs and vast facilities. Events and outreach go two ways—and go hand in hand. Whether you are hosting a top-drawer speaker, launching a new research center, offering a new major, or starting a new program for local children, these resources can help you maximize your events and outreach efforts.


How We Can Help

Promote your events and newsPromote Your Events & News

From RU-info, Facebook, and the Events Calendar to “chalking,” posting flyers, and joining the Rutgers Speakers Bureau, you can find a multitude of resources to promote your events, publicize news, and share your specialized knowledge and initiatives with the public.

Media Relations and Rutgers TodayMedia Relations and Rutgers Today

University News and Media Relations will assist you in communicating with reporters, promoting an event, or responding to a media inquiry. Rutgers Today, the news hub for Rutgers, is a great place to get the word out about your event or initiative.

Managed community outreach programsUniversity Communications and Marketing-Managed Community Outreach Programs

The University Communications and Marketing Office of Community Affairs manages a number of community outreach programs that bring Rutgers to the public and the public to Rutgers.

Signature events at RutgersSignature Events at Rutgers

When you become a part of signature Rutgers events like University Commencement, Rutgers Day, or Homecoming, you reach large audiences on the Rutgers campuses.

Learn How to Reach Your Audience

COMMUNICATOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

If your position at Rutgers includes regular communication projects, consider signing up for the university’s Communicator Certificate Program. A number of courses offer training in event promotion and outreach to the public, including:

  • "Using Campus Resources to Promote Departmental Events and Activities"
  • "Developing a Communications Plan"
  • "Defining and Serving Today’s Audiences"
  • "Media Relations"
  • "Planning Special Events"

Learn more about the Communicator Certificate Program.

Contact Us

If you need assistance with events and outreach, please contact:
Melissa Selesky, Interim Senior Director
Office of Community Affairs
Department of University Communications and Marketing
Phone: 848-932-0598
Fax: 732-932-6950
Email
Location: Alexander Johnston Hall, College Avenue Campus

Karen Smith, Senior Director
Office of University News and Media Relations
Department of University Communications and Marketing
Phone: 848-932-0552
Fax: 732-932-8412
Email
Location: Alexander Johnston Hall, College Avenue Campus

Jim Stapleton, Interim Senior Director
Office of Campus Information Services
Department of University Communications and Marketing
Phone: 848-445-1926
Fax: 732-445-5925
Email
Location: Davidson Hall, Busch Campus