Rutgers 250

Revolutionary Statue

To mark the 250th anniversary of our founding, Rutgers carried out a yearlong and broadly inclusive commemoration, with informational, scholarly, musical, contemplative, and celebratory programs around New Jersey, in Washington, D.C., and in the Netherlands. The year’s most noteworthy highlight: hosting President Barack Obama as commencement speaker in a packed stadium on May 15, 2016, when he declared, “America converges here.”

Rutgers 250 built pride and generated more than 14,000 favorable news stories that earned millions of impressions worldwide.