Rutgers 250, the year-long celebration of Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, culminated on Nov. 10, 2016. Events were held throughout the University to commemorate this remarkable milestone.
Rutgers 250 Celebration
Rutgers 250 Charter Day Celebration
Rutgers University–Camden held a day-long celebration of Rutgers pride in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley on Thursday, Nov. 10.
See images from the Rutgers 250 Charter Day celebration. Check back as more will be added in the coming days.
250th Birthday Celebration
12:45 p.m., Campus Center, Main Lounge
Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon and the Rutgers University–Camden community celebrated the 250th anniversary of Rutgers’ founding in 1766.
6 p.m., Gateway Pavilion, Fourth and Cooper Streets
We illuminated the Delaware Valley with Rutgers pride!
Day of Revolutionary Thinking
Throughout the day, multiple locations on the Rutgers–Camden campus. See all presentations.
Accomplished graduates returned to Rutgers University–Camden and shared their expertise and knowledge with students in classrooms throughout the day. In the evening, these alumni were inducted into Rutgers–Camden Finest.
Rutgers–Camden Finest: Honoring Exceptional Alumni
Rutgers–Camden Finest is an assembly of graduates whose lives and careers have made an indelible mark upon society and the advancement of knowledge. Rutgers–Camden inducted 21 exceptional alumni in honor of the University’s 250th anniversary and the 65th year of Rutgers‒Camden being an integral part of The State University of New Jersey.
Rutgers University–Camden History
Grounded in rich academic tradition, our roots in South Jersey bring Rutgers University to the Delaware Valley. Founded in the 1920s, Rutgers–Camden began as the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey.
In 1950, the two schools became the Camden campus when it merged with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. See more about Rutgers–Camden history.
History of the University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is the nation’s eighth-oldest institution of higher learning—one of only nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution.
Originally affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church, the University was chartered in 1766 as all-male Queen’s College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1825, it was renamed Rutgers College in honor of trustee and Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Henry Rutgers. Read more about Rutgers University history.