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Rutgers Homecoming 2021

Date & Time

Thursday, October 07, 2021, 11:00 a.m.-Saturday, October 09, 2021, 9:00 p.m.



Rutgers University Homecoming October 7-9 2021

Scarlet Together, Scarlet Forever

It’s time for the excitement of Scarlet Knights football when Rutgers faces off against Michigan State on October 9. Time to honor the “Old Guard” Classes of 1970 and 1971 and celebrate the milestones of other graduating classes. And time to reunite the past, present, and future with activities that bring back old memories and create new ones.

Join various live and virtual events planned for the weekend.

Thursday, October 7

  • 11 a.m. Registration opens, Alumni House at Van Nest Hall
  • Noon–4 p.m. Academic and alumni programming (details to follow)
  • 4 p.m. RUAA open house, Old Queens Lawn
  • 6–8 p.m. Milestone class dinners
  • 9 p.m. Homecoming charity bed races

Friday, October 8

  • 9 a.m. Registration opens/breakfast, Alumni House at Van Nest Hall
  • 10 a.m.–noon Bus and walking tours
  • Time TBD Golf opportunity
  • Noon–4 p.m. Academic and alumni programming (details to follow)
  • 4–7 p.m. All-alumni reception and dinner honoring the 50th anniversary class (Old Guard)
  • 6–9 p.m. Athletics Hall of Fame reception and dinner

Saturday, October 9

  • 8–11 a.m. Game Day tailgates/Block R party
  • Time TBD Rodkin Academic Success Center grand opening dedication
  • Noon–4 p.m. Homecoming Football Game
    • Rutgers alumni can purchase discounted football tickets to the October 9 game.

View the complete schedule of events for Homecoming 2021.