We’re excited to have you visit our campus! Below, please find information about registration, parking, food, activities, and more.
For the day’s agenda, please click here.
When they arrive on campus, competitors should pick up their registration packets in the lobby of the Campus Center, which opens onto the main campus quad. The packets will contain the day’s schedule and room assignments, as well as instructions for accessing the Rutgers-Camden wireless network.
The Campus Center’s location may be viewed here: https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/pdf/CampusMap.pdf.
Parking for Cars
For our guests, free and secure parking will be available in Camden Technology Center Parking Garage (designated on this campus map as “Camden County Parking Deck”) located at 601 Cooper Street. Guests should take a ticket as they enter the garage and bring it with them for the day. Before they leave for the day, they will need to present the ticket to the customer service staff at the parking lobby desk. They can identify themselves as guests of Rutgers and the tickets will be stamped/validated.
For driving directions to campus please visit: https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/visit/driving-directions. To reach the parking garage, follow the driving directions to Cooper Street; once on Cooper Street turn right onto Sixth Street. At the stop sign, turn right onto Penn Street. The garage entrance is just ahead on the right.
Here are walking directions from the garage to the Campus Center, 326 Penn Street:
- Once you exit the garage, head west (toward the river) on Cooper Street.
- Walk two blocks to Fourth Street, bear right and walk straight toward the flag poles (you’ll be flanked by a glass sculpture and have to cross a small street).
- At the flag poles bear left.
- The entrance to the Campus Center will be on your left—look for the statue of Walt Whitman.
Free parking is also available in Lots C1 and C3, where visitors will not be ticketed.
Please direct any questions about accessible parking to the Rutgers-Camden Parking Office at 856-225-6137.
Parking for Buses
Buses should park in campus lot C2, located at 309 North 5th Street. Please click here to see this location on a map.
For more information on bus parking, please call the Rutgers University Police Department’s non-emergency line at 856-225-6890.
Food and Dining
Rutgers University-Camden will provide a free breakfast and a free lunch for competitors, teachers, and parents. The free lunch will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
The campus Starbucks and cafeteria, both in the Campus Center, will also be open.
In addition to the History Day competition, a number of activities for visitors will be available. All of this information will be included in the registration packets, so no need to memorize it!
Admissions Tours. The Rutgers-Camden Admissions Office will be running campus tours between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm.
History Student Panel. A panel of current and former Rutgers-Camden History majors will discuss how the study of History can help you and take questions from the audience from 12:30 to 1:00.