Rutgers University—Camden Alumni House

Designed to welcome you and make your campus visit comfortable, the Rutgers University—Camden Alumni House is your home away from home. It’s a place to reunite with friends, former classmates, and professors. It’s a place to build stronger ties with the university.


Built in 1809 by the wealthy iron merchant Edward Smith, this two-and-a-half-story, Federal-style building is one of the oldest structures in Camden’s Cooper Street Historic District. It has served a wide range of purposes over the years. From the 1950s until 2007, it housed the Camden branch of the Red Cross.

Thanks to a careful renovation, visitors can still enjoy many of the building’s original features, including fireplaces, mantels, wood trim and molding, and a decorative wood staircase.

Visitor Resources

Alumni relations and development offices are located in the building to assist you as soon as you arrive. Comfortable sitting areas are available for relaxing with friends and reminiscing over a cup of coffee. The first floor of the building is wheelchair accessible.

The alumni house is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. If you need help in planning your visit to the alumni house, please email

Meeting Space

Are you looking for a group setting that’s warm, friendly, and distinctive? It’s easy to reserve event space at the alumni house. If you represent a Rutgers alumni group or chartered organization, please email and be sure to include the dates you want to reserve. If you’re with a non-Rutgers group, please write to

Reservable spaces include a first-floor conference room, library, and entrance hall. Upon request, a screen, projector, podium, and microphone are available in the conference room. Alumni house staff will consider evening and weekend meeting requests on a case-by-case basis.

Contact the Rutgers University—Camden Alumni House

Rutgers University—Camden Alumni House
312 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Directions, Map, and Parking

The alumni house is convenient to reach from all major highways. This campus map will also help you plan your visit.

Reasonably-priced parking is available in the Camden County College deck at Broadway and Cooper Street, a short three-block walk from the alumni house. The garage entrance is accessible from Sixth and Penn Streets. Bring your parking ticket stub and pay in the lobby in order to exit the parking deck.

Other Spaces Dedicated to Rutgers Alumni

The Rutgers Alumni House at Van Nest Hall and the Rutgers University–Newark Alumni Center welcome visits from all Rutgers alumni.