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Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Rutgers Magazine celebrates Rutgers’ 250th anniversary with this special commemorative issue. Check out big moments in university history. Relive the fun of learning inside—and outside—class. Cheer again for the big wins in sports. Applaud the alumni. And try the 250th anniversary crossword puzzle

What's Inside

Illustration of Rutgers Historic people

A Revolutionary Idea

From Queen’s College to top research university, Rutgers has always been ahead of its time.

Engineering student

Making the Grade

The hard work, and lasting value, of a Rutgers education.

Junior Prom 1951

Social Calendar

Lots of learning takes place far from the lecture hall. 

Students protesting apartheid 1985

The Winds of Change

How student activism affected the culture of Rutgers.

Rutgers defeats #3 ranked Louisville

RU, Rah, Rah!

Great moments on the gridiron.

Class of 1890sEngineering Club

The Right Stuff

The determination of alumni in having an impact on society.

President Obama at Rutgers 2016 Commencement

A Cause for Celebration

A yearlong celebration of Rutgers' big birthday.​

Rutgers President Barchi with students at gate

True to Our Mission

Still educating individuals for lives of meaning and purpose—250 years later.