For Immediate Release
October 3, 2003

Contact:  Robert Florida
                Public Relations
                (973) 596-5203

NJIT Hosts Homecoming Weekend: A Parade, A Bicycle Race, A Barbeque Just Part of the Fun

WHAT:New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts a homecoming weekend for students, alumni, faculty and staff.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 3 Ė Sunday, Oct. 5

WHERE: The NJIT Campus, Newark


  • Friday at 8 p.m., NJIT students assemble on the campus green to build floats for the homecoming parade.
  • Saturday at 11:30 a.m., students meet on the green for the homecoming parade, a short loop around campus. Thereís a barbecue starting at noon on the green; an NJIT womenís soccer game, noontime, at the soccer field, Warren and Lock Streets; a womenís volley ball game at noon in the gym; and a menís soccer game at 2 p.m. on the soccer field. Alumni reunions are scheduled throughout the day.
  • Sunday at noon, NJIT students, faculty staff and alumni compete in the annual Tour De Tech Bike Race. Cyclists, in teams of four, will do 50 laps around, and through, the NJIT campus. The winning team will get $500. A barbecue follows.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. NJIT ranks in Tier 2 of U.S. News & World Reportís list of national doctoral universities.

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