Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2023

Wednesday, August 30 – Friday, September 8, 2023

Welcome Week is a week of programs and events designed to help new Scarlet Knights find connections and community, navigate campus, participate in traditional events and prepare for the upcoming semester.  Welcome Week will begin on Wednesday, August 30th with campus-based programming with the first all first-year and transfer event being New Student Convocation and Carnivale on Thursday, August 31st on the Livingston Campus. 


STEP #1: Download the Rutgers–New Brunswick app via the Apple or Google Play Store 

STEP #2: Search and Download the “2023 Welcome Week” guide

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Featured Events

convocation New Student Convocation 
 Thursday, August 31

 4:00pm-6:30pm at Jersey Mike's Arena, for more information:  http://convocation.rutgers.edu/

New Student Convocation is Rutgers University’s official welcome for first-year and transfer students, and is scheduled to take place at the Jersey Mike’s Arena on the Livingston Campus on Thursday, August 31, 2023. The program will include important messaging, performances from student organizations, and a formal University address. During the formal program, students will hear remarks from the University President Johnathan Holloway, Rutgers – NB Chancellor Francine Conway, and the Student Body President and become official Scarlet Knights. Immediately following formal Convocation, students will meet members of the Rutgers Athletic Team for a Spirit Rally including Head Football Coach Greg Schiano.


carnival Scarlet Carnivale
 Thursday, August 31

  6:30pm-10:30pm at Livingston Lawn (Directly across Jersey Mike's Arena)

Following Convocation, you will enjoy an outdoor, carnival-inspired event where you can win prizes, play boardwalk games, compete in laser tag, eat dinner, and so much more.


Rumble Scarlet Rumble
 Friday, September 1 & Saturday, September 2

1:00pm-5:00pm – Various campuses

For new first-year and transfer students. Enjoy relay races, a spirit contest, dance battles, and more!


knights on the banksKnights on the Banks: Late Knight Preview
Friday, September 1

9:00pm-12:00am at Livingston Student Center

Come get a preview of Late Knight, a program that provides fun, safe, and engaging opportunities for students on Fridays in one of our Student Centers. Tonight’s event will include giveaways, drawings, stuff-a-plush, bamboo art, and sign making for your rooms. All while supplies last!

Rutgers football players Rutgers Football vs. Northwestern 
 Sunday, September 3


Come out for the Rutgers Football 2023 season opener for our Back to the Birthplace game!


silent discoKnights on the Banks: Knight Party
Sunday, September 3

8:00pm-11:00pm at Deiner Park

After the big game, come down to Deiner Park to put on a pair of headphones and dance the night away. Tonight’s event will feature 3 DJs including Rutgers’ own, DJ VC, Dr. Salvador Mena, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. This is an event you do not want to miss! If you dance too much, we’ll have ice cream to cool you down!


Involvement Fair, CultureFest, Meet the Greeks
 Monday, September 4

 3:00pm-6:00pm on the College Avenue Campus

Don’t miss your chance to meet and connect with more than 500 different student organizations, sports clubs, fraternities and sororities, faith-based organizations, and university departments to learn about the opportunities for involvement, membership, and leadership at Rutgers!