Welcome, New Grad!

Your journey as a member of the Rutgers alumni community is lifelong. Whether you just graduated or if you earned your degree two, three, four, or even five years ago, you’re still considered a new graduate. Kind of nice to know, isn’t it? Explore all of the benefits, networks, and resources available to you. Take advantage of a new life stage that is full of opportunities and growth.

Your Alumni Connection Begins Here

Made up of more than a half-million living graduates, the Rutgers Foundation keeps you connected with the global alumni community by engaging you in ways that are personally meaningful to you.
Keep your Rutgers relationship strong, and make sure your contact information is updated with us so we can help you tap into this diverse and talented alumni community. It only takes a moment!

Stay connected with your Rutgers network. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Come and Join Us!

Alumni gatherings bring the Rutgers community together for fun, networking, and furthering the university’s mission. Many of these events celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty, and alumni.

Signature series programs like the Rutgers Professionals of Color Receptions, RU Connected Happy Hours, and our Graduating Senior-Young Alumni Spring Mixers are great opportunities to connect with your alumni community. Check out upcoming opportunities below.


RU Connected Mixers

Join your fellow Rutgers graduates at the upcoming RU Connected mixers in Hoboken on June 15th and Asbury Park on June 20th.

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Each year, about 20,000 students stride across a stage to receive their diploma from Rutgers University. If you were recently among them, you might be wondering what your next steps should be.

Alumni Stories


There are plenty of perks to being a Rutgers graduate! Explore the many options for continuing education, insurance deals, alumni access, and other benefits.

New Grad Benefits

Pay It Forward—Alumni Words of Advice.

We want Rutgers students to know they have an alumni community that supports them year-round. Sharing words of advice for students across the university is one way we can enrich their experience.

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