America Converges Here
"America converges here. And in so many ways, the history of Rutgers mirrors the evolution of America - the course by which we became bigger, stronger and richer and more dynamic, and a more inclusive nation."
- Former President Barack Obama at the Rutgers 250th Commencement Ceremony
Rutgers represents a coming together of people, place and ideas like no other university in the nation. Inspired by former President Obama's remarks at last year's commencement, this spring, we will celebrate and explore these themes of convergence through a series of thought-provoking events and programs.
A Convergence of Big Ideas
Innovation is a hallmark at Rutgers. Our faculty, students, and alumni have been responsible for truly life-changing ideas and breakthroughs for more than 250 years. Exploring big ideas is fundamental to Rutgers’ culture, and part of why we are a national research powerhouse. Discover some of the big ideas that have started here.
A Convergence of People
At Rutgers, "every day, tens of thousands of students come here, to this intellectual melting pot, where ideas and cultures flow together among what might just be America's most diverse student body," President Barack Obama said in his 2016 Commencement Address. Meet some of these people and see the inspiring environment they create.
A Rallying Cry
We take our inspiration from President Barack Obama's 2016 Commencement Address, in which he noted that "America converges here.” These are exciting times at Rutgers. We look forward to sharing them with you.