Weeks of Welcome 2020

Monday, Aug. 24


Come and celebrate the start of the Fall semester! Virtually meet hundreds of students at Convocation! Hear from student leaders, community builders and campus administrators!

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Tuesday, Aug. 25


6pm - 8pm
Join this workout event and test your endurance


Wednesday, Aug. 26- Friday Aug. 28

Peer connection Kick-off

Are you a new student who wants to learn about how to get involved on campus? Meet other students? Attend trips and events? Become aware of all our campus resources? If so, the Peer Connection program is for you.

The Peer Connection program offers support for new incoming, first-year and transfer students by helping with the transition to Rutgers University-Newark. Attend one of the kick-off sessions to meet your PC and hear all about what we have to offer.

Session 1 | Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Session 2 | Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Session 3 | Friday, August 28, 2020 | 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Thursday, August 27

Pre-Professional Services Welcome

2pm - 3pm
Come and meet the Pre-Professional Services team and find out how to begin your journey on becoming a health professional, engineer, lawyer, and so many other fields.


Wednesday, Sept. 2

 RU-N for Resources Fair

2:30pm - 4pm
Explore resources and services provided by departments across campus, interact with staff members and learn about all the benefits you have from being a RU-N student.



Thursday, Sept. 3

Midnight Movie with Health Promotion Division

8pm - 11pm
Pizza and a movie? A chance to have a pizza delivered to you? Vote for your movie and watch it with us.


Tuesday, Sept. 8

Raider Scavenger Hunt

5pm - 6:30pm
Join HPD on the Goosechase app and have the chance to win $25 Amazon gift cards.


Wednesday, Sept 9

Student Organization Showcase

2:30pm - 4pm
Come and learn about the 100+ student organizations on RU-N’s campus including academic, pre-professional, cultural, religious, special interest, media groups, fraternities and sororities, and much more. Learn how you can get involved and meet representatives from student organizations on campus.



Undocumented Students Welcome

We are celebrating and welcoming our Dreamers to campus. Students and their families are invited to learn about RU-N's services and support and connect with your peers and allies.



Thursday, Sept 10

Welcome Back Party

8pm - 11pm
Join other students as we virtually celebrate the start of the semester. Tune in and listen to your favorite DJs while enjoying the good vibes with your other students.


Friday, Sept. 11

 9/11 Memorial Event

8:30am - 9:30am
Join our Office of Veteran Affairs and Rutgers Police Department as they honor the members of the RU community who we lost that day and commit to moving forward in serivce.



On Campus Opportunities Expo

1pm - 4pm
Join the Career Development Center to learn about on-campus opportunities that will help you grow professionally and within your career.


Saturday, Sept 12 & Sunday, Sept. 13

Brick City Classic Athletics

12pm (start time for both dates)
Show your Scarlet Raiders spirit at this men's soccer doubleheader


Monday, Sept. 14

Greek Week Kick-Off

11:30am - 1pm
Join the IFSC and all our Fraternities and Sororities on campus as they start their week of events and raise awareness and showcase what Greek Life is about.

LGBTQ Student Mixer

2:30pm - 5pm
Join LGBTQ Student Services for music, giveaways, and an opportunity to connect.



Tuesday, Sept. 15

Community Standards Open House

12pm - 1pm
Join us as we go live on Instagram to learn about the office and see what we have planned for the Fall Semester



Wednesday, Sept. 17

Know your Code

4pm - 6pm
Join us for a virtual trivia game and learn about the University Code of Student Conduct.



Racial and Ethnic Panel

6pm - 7pm
Join and engage within community on how racial and ethnic identity guide local panelists towards their career aspirations.


Thursday, Sept. 17

Constitution Day

6pm - 8pm
A panel discussion on U.S. Constitution and its applications

RU-iN Dialogue

4pm - 5:30pm
Engage with fellow colleagues on honest, brave, and difficult dialogues about diverse identities, experiences, and social justice issues through the RU-iN Dialogue series.

Meet the Greeks

7pm - 10pm
Celebrate the end of Greek Week and see what Greek Life our campus is all about. Meet and learn about all the Greek-lettered organizations on campus.


Friday, Sept. 18

RU Smarter Than a College Student?

6pm - 8pm
It's trivia and game night with HPD! Join for your chance to win Raider $$ while learning insider peer tips about getting the most out of your RU-N experience.