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Rutgers University–New Brunswick Programs for the Community

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.

Community Liaison

The Office of Community Affairs serves as an official liaison between Rutgers and the local community. The office handles requests for assistance, guides outside groups wishing to hold events at Rutgers, and helps people connect to Rutgers resources. Contact Linda Bassett for assistance.

With more than 75,000 attendees, Rutgers Day is a fun-filled event offering Rutgers schools, departments, centers, administrative units, and student groups the opportunity to directly interact with the public. All Rutgers schools, departments, centers, administrative units, and student groups are invited to submit programs.

As a member of the Rutgers Speaker Bureau, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise with community and professional organizations and heighten awareness of your work among key audiences. The Rutgers Speakers Bureau website, searchable by name, topic, or keyword, helps members of the public find speakers for meetings or events. Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up and join the Speakers Bureau.

Browse the directory of programs to find dozens of events, programs, and services that bring Rutgers’ resources into the community.

  • Faculty and Staff: Use the directory to explore colleagues’ programs—or share your own.
  • Students: Find volunteer and service-learning opportunities.
  • Residents: Connect with university offerings, from swim lessons for kids to expert advice for small-business owners.

The Rutgers University in Your Community Girl Scout Program Award is a Cadette Girl Scout/Senior Girl Scout/Ambassador Girl Scout Program Award of the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, Inc.

This special program permits retired New Jersey residents, age 62 or older, to attend courses on a space-available, noncredit basis. There are no tuition costs for auditing courses.