Rutgers-Camden is excited to host one of the regional competitions for New Jersey History Day.  Each year, National History Day chooses a historical theme that provides a framework for students’ research. The 2023-2024 theme is Turning Points in History.  The purposefully broad theme encourages investigation into local, national, or world history from any period of time. Conducting historical research through the focused lens provided by the annual theme allows students to develop perspectivemake connections over time, and place their topics into historical context by considering the time and circumstances associated with their topics.

Rutgers University-Camden will be hosting one of the three regional competitions on Saturday, February 24, 2024. The regional coordinator is Professor Kate Epstein of the History Department at Rutgers-Camden.

You can download the agenda here.

Logistical information may be found below.

Upon Arrival

Upon arrival, competitors either can come to the Information Table in the lobby of the Campus Center, or they can proceed straight to the room where they will be competing (which they will have been notified about in advance) to sign in on the sign-in sheet.  Signing in at the rooms helps us to track arrivals.  If competitors aren’t sure about their room assignments, they can come to the Information Table to check.

Competitors in the performance category may also drop off any props in their assigned room when they arrive.


In past years, we have provided a light continental breakfast for visitors, but unfortunately we are unable to do so this year due to rising costs.  However, there will be several options for purchasing breakfast and lunch.

The Starbucks in our Campus Center will be open from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Breakfast may be purchased from the Market C Store (the little convenience store right outside the Dining Hall in our Campus Center) beginning at 8:30 am and from the sit-down portion of our Dining Hall beginning at 10 am.

Lunch may be purchased from either the Market C Store or the sit-down portion of our Dining Hall. Visitors may also purchase a voucher for lunch in the Dining Hall at the Market C Store (cash or credit) or at the Information Table (cash only).  In addition, we expect a couple food trucks to be parked on the perimeter of our campus.  Finally, there are a number of restaurants in Camden, which may be viewed at the dining guide here.


Visitors arriving by car may park for free in any campus lot except for lots C12 and C13 (see campus map here), which are reserved for dormitory residents.


If you are traveling by the River Line, please exit at the Cooper St. / Rutgers Univ. stop, which is next to our campus. 

National History Day

Learn more about National History Day.  Get this year’s resources for teachers and competitors, and much more!

New Jersey History Day

Learn more about the New Jersey state competition here.


For New Jersey-specific resources compiled by Rutgers-Camden’s Robeson Library, please click here.