Talking About Giving Days
Now in its eighth year, Talking About Giving (TAG) Days educates students about the importance of alumni donor support for Rutgers. TAG Days is a great opportunity for you to share with students how your school or program is directly impacted by alumni and friend donor support.
Why Participate in TAG Days?
Many students are not aware that tuition, fees, and state funding alone do not cover the cost of their education. Combined, these sources cover only about 50 percent of the cost of an academic year at Rutgers. TAG Days helps students understand how financial support from Rutgers’ alumni and friends bridges that gap.
It’s essential to educate students—future Rutgers alumni—that alumni support is critical to provide access to a college education and to empower the next generation of leaders and innovators who will better the world.
Alumni are giving back to causes at Rutgers that they care about the most, including:
- Scholarships and emergency support
- Diversity and inclusion
- Schools and college academic programming
- Leadership and professional development
- Health and wellness
- College access
- Student organizations and clubs
- Research and community programs
When are TAG Days?
- Tag days occur in the fall of each academic year.
What Takes Place During TAG Days?
TAG Days educates students through activities, contests, and giveaways.
How can my school or program take part in TAG Days?
Students can join us all week as we highlight various funds and thank alumni donors for their support for Rutgers. They’ll learn about the impact of alumni support, win some great scarlet swag, vote for a university wide cause to win award money, show off their trivia skills, and join in the fun!
- Share “save the date” and “day of” details about TAG Days events. Find it in the toolkit link below.
- Use the suggested templates to create a message about how alumni donor support has impacted your school or program. Find it in the toolkit link below.
- Spread the word about the student activities listed below.
- Make sure to use #TAGDaysRU and tag @ruaascarletcouncil in all posts.
|TAG Days Event Schedule and Messaging|
|Date and Time||Location||Message to Students||Image to Share|
|Thursday, November 11,
|Busch Student Center–The Cove||Join the Scarlet Council for TAG Days Carnival at The Cove in the Busch Student Center and try to win a TAG Days T-shirt as you learn about all the ways Rutgers alumni and donors are supporting your student experience. There will be games, treats, swag, and photo opportunities, so stop by today! You will also have the chance to vote on a fund to win $1,000.|
|Friday, November 12,
|Douglass Student Center||If you missed out on the first day of TAG Days Carnival, fear not! The Scarlet Council will be inside the Douglass Student Center with games, treats, and the opportunity to win a TAG Days T-shirt. Stop by and learn how alumni and donors are giving back to make your college experience a great one. You can also cast your vote for the fund that you would like to win $1,000.|
|Monday, November 15,
|Livingston Student Center–Livingston Gathering Lounge||Happy Monday! To start the week off on a great note, the Scarlet Council is hosting one last TAG Days Carnival. It’s an afternoon of games, treats, and fun. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to win a TAG Days T-shirt. It will also be your last chance to cast your vote for a fund to win $1,000.|
|Tuesday, November 16,
|College Avenue–Brower Dining Hall||Join the Scarlet Council on the final day of TAG Days as it highlights donor gratitude. Students will play games to win prizes and can record a thank-you video message for alumni donors. Now is your opportunity to give thanks to the Rutgers alumni who support your student experience.|