Spring Welcome Week

Spring Welcome Week 2024

Tuesday, January 16th – Wednesday, January 31st

Our Spring Welcome Week contains programs and events designed for Scarlet Knights to find connections and community, navigate campus, participate in traditional events and prepare for the upcoming semester. These opportunities are open to all students, as we welcome our new and returning Scarlet Knights back to campus. 


event icon FEATURED EVENTS 

All details for each event is below under the respective event date. Registration if required for some events below.

New Year, Same Me

Thursday 1/18 6-7PM, HOPE (8 Lafayette Street, New Brunswick)

LateKnight Events

Friday 1/19 9PM-12AM, Livingston Student Center
Friday 1/26 9PM-12AM, College Avenue Student Center (MPR)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Event

Wednesday 1/24

Scarlet$ense Events

Thursday 1/25 4-5PM, Livingston Student Center (CLC)
Tuesday 1/30 6-7PM, Virtual

Commuter Transfer Mixer

Thursday 1/25 5-7PM, Livingston Student Center (Gathering Lounge)

Career Fair Prep Events

How to Prep for a Career Fair Thursday 1/25  6:30-8PM, Virtual
Resume Clinics Friday 1/26 10AM-12PM and Wednesday 1/31 4-7PM, Virtual and Tuesday 1/30 1-4PM, In-Person


calendar icon Calendar of Events

Recurring Events

RU Express Trivia Cab

Be on the look out during Welcome Week. Students can enjoy a fun game of trivia and opportunity to win prizes as they get direct drop off service to their classes! Sponsored by Student Centers & Activities

getINVOLVED 

Discover great opportunities to become involved at Rutgers! This online engagement platform is a great way to learn more about the 700+ student organizations and opportunities for engagement at Rutgers-New Brunswick. It’s also the place to find out more about the events and programs hosted by student organizations and various departments on campus. Please log on to your getINVOLVED profile (rutgers.campuslabs.com/engage/) to become more involved and connected today! 

Recreation Centers are open for Spring Semester Hours 

There is something for everyone at Recreation, check out our hours of operation at recreation.rutgers.edu/, or on the RUREC2GO APP

Fitness & Wellness Spring Class Schedule

Take Zumba, Body Pump, Spinning and so much more - all free and no registration is needed.  This semester we are offering 2 new classes: YOGA SCULPT and BOLLYSHAPE. Check out our class schedule at recreation.rutgers.edu/, or on the RUREC2GO APP

Intramural Registration Open 

Spring Intramural competition is about to begin.  All participants must register, as a team or a free agent. Intrumurals include - Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket, and Soccer. Register on line at recreation.rutgers.edu/, or on the RUREC2GO APP by 01/23/2024

Thursday January 18

New Year, Same Me: Shifting from New Year Resolutions to Sustainable Change

6:00pm-7:00pm at HOPE 8 Lafayette Street in NB, for more information and to register: LINK

New Year’s resolutions are a tool used for personal growth, but we find that people generally throw in the towel early on. Join us as we talk about the ins and outs of behavior change, share some tips for creating resolutions, and explore day-to-day changes that can help you achieve your goals; all while prioritizing your mental well-being. Sponsored by HOPE

Rutgers Zone Trivia

7:00pm at the Livingston Student Center Rutgers Zone, for more information: sca.rutgers.edu/

Join us for our monthly trivia game series Thursday nights at 7 pm in the Rutgers Zone. This series takes place throughout the spring semester on select Thursdays. Trivia covers a variety of topics including pop culture, music, history, and more for all audiences on campus. Play as a team or individual and come out to have fun and win some cool prizes! Sponsored by Student Centers & Activities

Friday January 19

Late Knight: Frozen Friday

9:00pm-12:00am at the Livingston Student Center, for more information: rupa.rutgers.edu/

Come to Livingston for a Frozen Friday! Late Knight is collaborating with RUPA to bring you ice skating INSIDE the Livingston Student Center, airbrush hats, and photo snow globes. Visit the Rutgers Zone for arcade games, free drinks, & a FREE scoop of Thomas Sweets' Ice Cream! Tonight's food bar will feature chili (vegan options available) and hot cocoa! As always, Late Knight is free! Sponsored by Student Centers & Activities and RUPA

Tuesday January 23

International Student Orientation Makeup Event

1:00pm-3:00pm at the International Student Services Office on College Ave, for more information: global.rutgers.edu/ISO

Are you an international student who missed the Spring International Student Orientation? Come to the ISO Makeup Event to meet the ISSS staff, connect with other students, and learn important information about being an international student at Rutgers. Sponsored by Rutgers Global

Wednesday January 24

Aromatherapy with RUPA 

12:00pm-2:002m at The Cove in the Busch Student Center, for more information: rupa.rutgers.edu/

Come check out who RUPA is! We're the Rutgers University Programming Association and we plan fun, engaging, social events all over campus. Come design your own scents at this aromatherapy event and ask how you can get involved with RUPA.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Event 

Evening at TBD, for more information: socialjustice.rutgers.edu/

Sponsored by The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities

Thursday January 25

Scarlet$ense - Savings + Budgeting + Investing

4:00pm-5:00pm at the Livingston Student Center: Collaborative Learning Center, for more information and to register: go.rutgers.edu/xacsxjq

Managing your personal finances can be challenging at times. Let’s discuss the importance of budgeting, saving, and investing. All, while teaching you how to manage your money and make your money work for you. Sponsored by One Stop - Financial Aid 

Commuter Transfer Mixer

5:00pm-7:00pm at the Livingston Student Center: Gathering Lounge, for more information: rcsa.rutgers.edu/

Join us for free food and fun while chatting with other transfer students and building new connections. Learn more about the resources available for a smooth transition to Rutgers. Sponsored by the Commuter Student Association

Fair Prep: How to Prep for a Career Fair

6:30pm-8:00pm Virtual, for more information and to register: LINK

Setting yourself up for success at an in-person career fair requires preparation. Learn how to stand out at the Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair (Thursday, February 1 – Friday, February 2 from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM at Jersey Mike's Arena (Livingston Campus)). During this virtual workshop, we will outline the steps to effectively introduce yourself and present your skills and interests to potential employers for internships and full-time positions. Sponsored by Career Exploration and Success

Friday January 26

Fair Prep: Resume Clinic (Virtual)

10:00am-12:00pm Virtual, for more information and to register: LINK

Bring a digital copy of your resume to this virtual resume clinic and receive a personalized resume critique to help you polish your resume for the Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair. Attendance at this event earns you a #MegaFastPass for the Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair. Sponsored by Career Exploration and Success

Friendship Fridays:  Hot Cocoa & Conversation

4:00pm-5:00pm at the Livingston Student Center:Coffeehouse, for more information: global.rutgers.edu/friendship-fridays

Welcome back! Stop by and check out our hot cocoa bar and stay a while to meet someone new. Sponsored by Rutgers Global

Late Knight: ThinkFast Trivia

9:00pm-12:00am at the College Avenue Student Center: MPR, for more information: rupa.rutgers.edu/

Gather a team of 4 to compete or come meet new friends and join an existing team! Trivia will start at 9:30PM and include a $200 cash prize plus opportunities to win Rutgers swag. Tonight's food bar will be appetizers. As always, Late Knight is free! Sponsored by Student Centers & Activities and RUPA

Tuesday January 30

Fair Prep: Resume Clinic (In-Person)

1:00pm-4:00pm at the Busch Student Center: Room 116ABC, for more information and to register: LINK

Bring a hard copy of your resume to the Resume Clinic at the Busch Student Center and receive a personalized resume critique to help you polish your resume for the Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair. Attendance at this event earns you a #MegaFastPass for the Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair. Sponsored by Career Exploration and Success

Scarlet$ense - College & Money

6:00pm-7:00pm Virtual, for more information and to register: go.rutgers.edu/ys29oifj

How do your finances affect your academic success? Many students suffer with financial stress/anxiety due to personal financial situations. Let’s discuss how there is a direct correlation between financial literacy and student success. As well as how Scarlet$ense Financial Literacy program is a great resource that promotes financial literacy and provides a wealth of information on personal finance topics. Sponsored by One Stop - Financial Aid

Wednesday January 31

Fair Prep: Resume Clinic (Virtual)

4:00pm-7:00pm Virtual, for more information and to register: LINK

Bring a digital copy of your resume to this virtual resume clinic and receive a personalized resume critique to help you polish your resume for the Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair. Attendance at this event earns you a #MegaFastPass for the Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair. Sponsored by Career Exploration and Success