History and Legacy


Last updated on March 29, 2021

Delve into Livingston College’s rich history and continuing legacy, in words and images from alumni, faculty, and staff.  These resources include:

For alumni:

Top photo: Rutgers President Mason Gross with Livingston Dean Ernest Lynton, who is about to dig the ceremonial first shovel of soil to begin the construction of Livingston, April 28, 1967. Lynton’s educational ideas shaped Livingston, but planning for the new college could not have moved forward without the full commitment of Gross to those same ideas. Source: R-Photo, Buildings and Grounds, Box 33, Livingston College Building, Progress 3 of 4 folder, as published in the article, The early years of Livingston College, 1964–1973: Revisiting the “college of good intentions.” Courtesy of Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.

Bottom photo: From a brochure promoting the new college.

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