Connect with the Rutgers University-Newark community and get involved in campus activities as we kickoff our Fall 2021 Weeks of Welcome!

Weeks of Welcome 2021 Calendar:

Event Guide:
(F) - First Year Students       (S) - Second Year Students        (T) - Transfer Students       

OISS International New Student Orientation

OISS International New Student Orientation (F)

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services invites all new international students to our orientation where you will learn about maintaining your F-1 student status as well as getting acclimated to student life at Rutgers-Newark and your time at university.

Date: Tuesday, August 31st
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMud-CrqjgjHt2Bt26pYlRCH0kb0DKUSY2X

Operation Orientation II

Operation Orientation II (F)(S)(T)

First, Second Year, Transfer Student Veteran Orientation.

Date: Tuesday, August 31st
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am; 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hybrid Location: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall;
Virtual Link: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/95662112971?pwd=cCtuOW9wYlJBR0ZoRllNN0x4dlZ0dz09

ru-n to hunt for health

RU-N 2 Hunt for Health (F)(S)

Calling all NEW and 2nd Year students!  Play our We R Wellness campus-wide scavenger hunt by competing fun challenges that explore RU-N's 10 Dimensions of Wellness. All participants will have a chance to win RU-N swag!

Date: September 1st - September 17th 
Location: Download the GooseChase app, and enter Game Code: 6DDEEV or search "RUN 2 Hunt 4 Health" 

Ask Me Anything Transfer Student Flyer

Career Development Center: Ask Me Anything - Transfers (T)

Are you a transfer student? Have questions in mind regarding your career? Stop by our in-person table or our virtual zoom room, ask questions, get information, and grab a giveaway! If you are visiting virtual, come by and pick up your giveaway at our office in Hill Hall Room 314. 

Date: TBA - POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER 

Meet OISS

Meet the OISS: Undergraduate International Students (F)(S)

Enjoy a free meal from the Empanada Guy food truck and pick-up your free gifts, compliments of the OISS! You'll also have the chance to meet with other Student Affairs departments from RU-N!

Date: TBA - POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness: Fun & Games

Join Health Promotion Division for a fun night of games, snacks, and music, with chances to win Apple AirPods Pro, gift cards, and other cool prizes. Free glow-in-the dark t-shirts for the first 500 students who attend.

Date: TBA - POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER 

Resource fair flyer 2021

RU-N for Resources Fair

Meet a variety of departments and receive information about the resources and services offered.

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 11:30am – 12:50pm
Location: Samuels Plaza
Rain Location: PRCC Essex Room

Ask Me Anything First Year Flyer

Career Development Center: Ask Me Anything - First Year Students (F)

Are you a first-year student? Have questions regarding your career? Stop by our in-person table or our virtual zoom room, ask questions, get information, and grab a giveaway! If you are visiting virtual, come by and pick up your giveaway at our office in Hill Hall Room 314. 

Date: Thursday, September 9th
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: PRCC, Student Street
Virtual Link: https://rutgers-newark.joinhandshake.com/

second year social

Second Year Social (S)

Join other second year students in a carnival-style social event filled with fun, interactive programs, carnival games, food trucks, giveaways and much more! 

Rescheduled Rain Date: Friday, September 10th
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: The Golden Dome - Tennis Court

9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial - 20th Anniversary

A memorial commemorating and paying tribute to the victims of 9/11. 

Date: Friday, September 10th; Saturday, September 11th 
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Samuels Plaza, Memorial Plaque

First Year Festival

First Year Festival (F)

Inviting all first-year students to join in this festival! Get to meet new people, enjoy carnival games, free food and giveaways!

Date: Friday, September 10th
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: The Golden Dome - Tennis Court

Student Organization Showcase

Student Organization Showcase

Come and learn how you can get involved and meet representatives from 100+ student organizations on campus.

Date: Monday, September 13th 
Time: 11:30am - 12:50pm
Location: Samuels Plaza 

Intercultural Resource Center Open House

Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) Open House

The Intercultural Resource Center invites you to meet our staff, learn about our upcoming events, and speak with identity-based student organizations.

POSTPONED: Date TBA

LGBTQ Mixer

LGBTQ Student Welcome

Join LGBTQ Student Services for music and an opportunity to connect with the RU-N LGBTQ+ community during our annual LGBTQ+ Student Mixer!

Date: Tuesday, September 14th
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Undocu Welcome

Undocu-Welcome Fall 2021

Undocumented students are invited to a virtual welcome to meet new students and faculty/staff!

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 2:30pm – 3:50pm
Location: Virtual
Zoom Link: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/8334724039

Codechella

CodeChella

Join us back on campus as we bring to you our 4th annual CodeChella. There will be games, music, giveaways and so much more while learning about the University Code of Student Conduct.

Date: Wednesday, September 15th
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Residence Life Lawn

Ask Me Anything Sophomore Flyer

Career Development Center: Ask Me Anything - Sophomores (S)

TIME FOR TAKE 2: Are you a sophomore student? Have questions in mind regarding your career? Stop by our in-person table or our virtual zoom room, ask questions, get information, and grab a giveaway! If you are visiting virtual, come by and pick up your giveaway at our office in Hill Hall Room 314.

 Date: Thursday, September 16th
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: PRCC, Student Street
Virtual Link: https://rutgers-newark.joinhandshake.com/

Meet the Greeks

Meet the Greeks

Celebrate Go Greek Week and witness what Greek Life on our campus is all about. Meet and learn about the Greek-lettered organizations on campus.

POSTPONED - DATE TBA

Ballot Bowl flyer

Ballot Bowl

Join us as we kickoff this year's New Jersey Ballot Bowl. We will be joined by special guests including The Honorable Tahesha Way, New Jersey Secretary of State. Learn about voter education resources, the voter registration process in New Jersey and volunteer opportunities.

Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room

Constitution Day Flyer

Constitution Day

Join the Student Government Association (SGA) and our esteemed keynote speaker, Tamika D. Mallory - Social Justice Leader and Movement Strategist, for an in-depth panel discussion on the U.S Constitution and its applications.

Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room

More events will be added soon!