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Winter just could not wait its turn! Take in some scenes from the first snowfall of the season at #Rutgers. #RutgersPride #RURahRah
More first ❄️ vibes. #RUWinterWonderland #RutgersPride #RURahRah
Who’s enjoying the first ❄️ of the season? #RUWinterWonderland #RutgersPride #RURahRah
We miss the days when it was warm enough to chill outdoors ☕

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Every Wednesday we will be posting about a #rutgers legend or tradition that makes our university and history so great. This week we will be talking about the official Alma Mater of Rutgers, "On the Banks of the Old Raritan"! #waybackwednesday •
"On the Banks of the Old Raritan" was originally written by Howard Fuller (class of 1874) in 1873 after fellow student Edwind Colburn realized that Rutgers did not have an official college song like so many other schools in the country. The song was modeled after the popular Scottish hymn "On the Banks of the Old Dundee". The lyrics were changed to reflect the location of Rutgers-New Brunswick on the Raritan river, a transportation and shipping hub of central New Jersey. The Alma Mater was first performed in 1873 at a glee club concert held in nearby Metuchen. •
The song started to grow in popularity due to its catchy melody and, as Fuller stated, the song had a "martial swing for an effective college song". It was originally six verses long and the chorus which was sung in between each verse.  In 1914, however, it was shortened to five verses. Finally, in 2013 the song was cut down to the three verses we know today and was revamped to highlight the diverse student body that calls Rutgers their home. •
“On the Banks of the Old Raritan” is sung at the conclusion of any Rutgers athletic event and at all major university functions. Many events at Rutgers use the term "on the banks" to describe the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus. Rutgers-Camden signs a slightly different version at their graduation ceremonies, changing "the old Raritan" lyric to "the old Delaware" in order to reflect the school's location on the Delaware River. •
Whatever version of the song you sing it has united the university in song for over 145 years and will continue to do so in the future!
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#ICYMI: Congratulations to @RutgersWBB coach C. Vivian Stringer for achieving her 1,000th career victory! #RutgersPride #CVS1K #RURahRah #GoRU
Learning lights the way to your future 📖 • 📷 @deeduncker • 
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Did you know Rutgers classrooms are located all over the state? The Rutgers University Marine Field Station is located in Tuckerton, NJ and is a lab open all year for graduate and postdoctoral students! • 📷 @allie.snaps • 
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Please stand behind the white line while the bus is in motion 🚌 • 📷 @xl_95z1
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President Barchi joined @corybooker at the @ruveteran House to praise student and alumni veterans in honor of #VeteransDay. The senator announced legislations he will introduce to extend education benefits for student veterans and remove restrictions on the transferof education benefits to dependents for longtime service members and allow benefits transfer to future dependents. #RutgersPride #RURahRah
Did you know that Rutgers has been recognized as one of the top 5 #BestForVets colleges by Military Times for the seventh straight year? #VeteransDay #RutgersPride #RURahRah
On #VeteransDay, and every day, @RutgersU is honored to teach, learn from, and work with the brave individuals who have served our country. Thank you for your service.