Environmental Open House

Friday, November 6, 2015  ·  8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Come visit Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences for our Environmental Open House on Friday,November 6, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Cook Student Center, (59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). Explore our many majors related to agriculture, health, and the environment. Meet our students and faculty, and discover the quality academic and student life programs available to you.

Represented at this event will be the following academic departments: Agriculture and Food Systems; Animal Sciences/Pre-veterinary; Biochemistry; Bioenvironmental Engineering (5 Yr.); Biotechnology; Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources; Entomology; Environmental and Business Economics; Environmental Planning and Design; Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior; Environmental Sciences; Food Science; Landscape Architecture; Marine Sciences; Meteorology; Microbiology; Nutritional Science; and Plant Biology/Turfgrass Management.

Special sessions will also be offered on "Transferring into Rutgers SEBS," "Scholarships, Honors Programs, and Financial Aid at Rutgers SEBS," and the "Educational Opportunity Fund."

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Schedule of Events

8–8:30 am Check-in/Coffee
8:30–8:45 am Welcome and Program Overview
8:45–9:30 am Transferring into Rutgers SEBS
8:45–9:30 a.m. Your First Year at Rutgers SEBS
10–10:45 a.m. Presentation Session I (See below)
11–11:45 a.m. Presentation Session II (See Below)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rutgers Student Services and Club Fair/Light Lunch
12 Noon – 12:45 p.m. Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aid
12:45–1:30 p.m. Educational Opportunity Fund
1:30–2:15 p.m. Presentation Session III (See Below)
2:30–3:15 p.m. Student Panel/Q&A

Academic Presentation Session I (10–10:45 a.m.):

  • Agriculture and Food Systems/Plant Biology/Turfgrass
  • Animal Sciences / Pre-veterinary / Equine
  • Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources - Dr. Suzanne Sukhdeo
  • Environmental Planning and Design / Environmental Geomatics / Landscape Architecture (includes Landscape Architecture Studio Tour)
  • Food Science
  • Microbiology
  • TOUR: Short Campus Tour (Dorm, Dining Hall, Foran/Chang Library, Recreation Center) - Meet in front of Cook Student Center
  • TOUR: Weather Watcher RU-TV Studio - Perry Hall with Meteorology Club

Rutgers Presentation Session II (11–11:45 a.m.)

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental and Business Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Marine Science
  • Meteorology
  • Nutritional Science
  • TOUR: Cook Farm Tour - Meet the Herd with SEBS Animal Science Students
  • TOUR: Short Campus Tour (Dorm, Dining Hall, Foran/Chang Library, Recreation Center) - Meet in front of Cook Student Center

Rutgers Service and Club Fair (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

  • Speak with the SEBS Assistant Dean for Transfer Students, Rutgers Admissions Counselor, Financial Aid, or Educational Opportunity Fund rep. – Cook Student Center, Merle V. Adams Rm.
  • Rutgers Student Service Departments - Cook Student Center, Atrium and Game Room
  • Rutgers and SEBS Student Clubs/Organizations – Cook Student Center, Game Room

Lunch Panel Session: Scholarships, Honors Programs, and Financial Aid at Rutgers SEBS (12:00 Noon – 12:45 p.m.)

Cook Student Center, Multipurpose Room A-B-C

  • Feel free to bring your lunch to this session on honors programs, support services, and funding your Rutgers education.

Lunch Panel Session: Educational Opportunity Fund (12:45–1:30 p.m.)

Cook Student Center, G.H. Cook Rm.

  • Feel free to bring your lunch to this session on the programs and support services offered through the Rutgers SEBS Educational Opportunity Fund.

Rutgers Presentation Session III (1:45–2:30 p.m.)

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering (Five Yr. BS/BS)
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behaviors
  • TOUR: Marine Science Building - Meet in lobby of Marine Science Building
  • TOUR: Short Campus Tour (Dorm, Dining Hall, Foran/Chang Library, Recreation Center) - Meet in front of Cook Student Center

Special Tours

RU-tv Weather Watcher Studio Tour (10–10:45 a.m.)

  • If you are interested in weather and science communication, and/or video production, this is the tour for you! Learn about an opportunity to live and work with a group of students to produce daily weather forecasts and longer science journalism shows for the university’s television network. Visit our professional television studio! – Meet at Perry Residence Hall

Cook Farm Tours (11 a.m. – 12 Noon)

  • Meet the herd. Learn about Ag Field Day, hands-on experiences, and research opportunities, and interact with current Animal Science majors. A tour group will leave for the farm from in front of the Cook Student Center. Gather at 10:50 a.m. at the Cook Student Center or meet at the College Farm - Sheepfold Lane.

G.H. Cook Campus Brief Walking Tours (10 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1:45 p.m.)

  • Short format walking tours of the Cook Campus. Visit a dormitory, Foran Hall/Chang Library, Neilson Dining Hall, and the Recreation Center- Begins at Cook Student Center – Front Hall

Marine Science Tour (1:45–2:30 p.m.)

  • Visit the C.O.O.L Room (Coastal Oceanographic Observation Lab), Flume Lab and hear about the Oceanography House and RU Glider Project. Meet at the Marine Science Building.

SEBS Student Panel (2:45–3:30 p.m.)

  • Meet our students, ask questions - Q & A with SEBS Student Ambassadors

For more information, contact the SEBS Office of Academic Programs at 848-932-3000.