Welcome New Students!


Welcome to Rutgers Recreation

Thank you for visiting! Please stop by our table at the Resource Fair this summer. We will have giveaways, treats and valuable information about Rutgers Recreation.

Rutgers Recreation, New Brunswick supports the health and wellbeing of its students with a full-service recreational facility on each campus. Programs include over 100 fitness & wellness classes, 50 intramural sports leagues and 57 club sports, as well as instructional classes and outdoor trips. The Recreation department hosts some of the most popular events, such as RU Muddy, The Tower Jump, Yoga in the Park and The Big Chill, the largest 5k charity run/walk in New Jersey.


  • To view our Recreation Centers, please click here.
  • To check out our Fitness & Wellness Class schedule, please click here.
  • To check out our Sport Clubs, please click here.
  • To find out more about Intramural Sports, click here.
  • Are you looking for employment with Recreation while you are in school? Please click here.
  • Would you like to meet other first year students during our Outdoor Adventure Retreat? Then click here.

Rutgers Recreation Go Outdoor program offers adventure retreats for first year students.

New students will have the opportunity to interact with staff, faculty, and each other all under the specialized direction of our undergraduate student facilitators and trip leaders.  R.O.A.R. includes three days and two nights of action-filled opportunities for Outdoor Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Camping, and more team building activities.

To check out photos from past trips, click here.

To register, click here.


F.A.Qs – Contacts

Marian Kapp – Assistant Director of Marketing (general questions) – marian.kapp@rutgers.edu

Steve Wagner – Rutgers Crew Head Coach – swagner@rutgers.edu   Crew Website:  Click to visit Crew Website

Stephen Pappas- Director of Sports  – stpappas@rci.rutgers.edu

Jeff Zeszotarski – Aquatics Coordinator – (Lifeguards) – jeff.zeszotarski@rutgers.edu

Jesse Stratowski- Outdoor Recreation Coordinator- (R.O.A.R, Outdoor, Facilitator Program)-  stratowj@rci.rutgers.edu

Steffanie Gallante- Fitness Coordinator- (Certifications, Workshops, Classes and Instructor Employment)- steffanie.gallante@rutgers.edu 

Anne Finetto- Assistant Director of Recreation- (Personal Training)- anne.finetto@rutgers.edu