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Tradition & Pride

We believe that our history, institutional pride, and university traditions foster shared experiences, connections, and contribute to life-long memories and affinity with Rutgers.

In this 2019 photo, Kristopher Dabrowski looks at one of the granite panels at Paul Robeson Plaza on Voorhees Mall.

Paul Robeson, an athlete, actor, singer and civil rights activist who is one of Rutgers’ most notable alumni, would have celebrated his 125th birthday on April 9. To mark the occasion, various university organizations and alumni groups are holding several events in or around Rutgers University–New Brunswick throughout April to honor the 20th century Renaissance man’s legacy. 


On an unseasonably warm December morning, more than 2,000 runners participated in the Rutgers Big Chill 5K to benefit Winter Wishes, an annual holiday-themed event that provides clothing and toys to children ages 3-5 in New Brunswick preschool programs, and the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which provides food to Rutgers students experiencing food insecurities.