Weeks of Welcome

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New student on campus? Just getting acclimated to Rutgers-Newark? Returning student but want to be more involved? Want to experience first-hand our campus culture and learn about all the campus resources?

Come to our Weeks of Welcome Events!

Convocation 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020 | 3:00PM to 3:30PM

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!

Link: myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/convocation-1


R.U. F.I.T.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Come workout with us and join this fitness event to see if you can endure it!

Register by clicking here

Peer Connection Kick-off (Choose one session)

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 | Link: https://tinyurl.com/PCKickoff1 
Session 2 | Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 4:00PM to 6:00PM | Link: https://tinyurl.com/PCKickoff2 
Session 3 | Friday, August 28, 2020 | 10:00AM to 12:00PM | Link: https://tinyurl.com/PCKickoff3 
Pre-Professional Services Welcome
Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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

ELC Recognition
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Join us as we recognize our participants of the 1st ever Summer Ethical Leadership Certificate program via IGTV at 12:00pm.

RU-N for Resources Fair
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 2:30PM to 4:00PM

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.

Event Link: https://tinyurl.com/RUNresource2020

Midnight Movie with HPD
Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Pizza and a movie sound good?  Pre-register for your chance to win a large pizza delivered to your house during the event!  Vote for the movie of your choice on IG @hpd4run, and join Health Promotion Division (HPD) in watching together with a short intermission of games and prizes.

Raider Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Join Health Promotion Division (HPD) on the Goosechase app, and fulfill as many challenges as you can before the clock runs out.  The top players will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, while connecting with new and familiar faces.

Undocumented Students Welcome
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 11:00AM to 1:00PM

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.

Click on the Zoom Link to access: tinyurl.com/mariazamora

Student Organization Showcase
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 2:30PM to 4:00PM

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.

Welcome Back Party
Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 8:00PM to 11:00PM
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.
9/11 Memorial Event
Friday, September 11, 2020 | 8:30AM to 9:30AM

Join the Office of Veteran Affairs and Rutgers Police Department as they honor the memory of those members of the RU community who we lost on that tragic day and commit to moving forward in service.

On Campus Opportunities Expo
Friday, September 11, 2020 | 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Learn about all the opportunities on campus to grow yourself professionally and career-wise.

More information via: https://go.rutgers.edu/7wiv3rv5


Greek Week Kick-off
Monday, September 14, 2020 | 11:30AM to 1:00PM 

Join the IFSC and all the Greek-Lettered organizations on campus as they start their week of events and raise awareness to what being Greek means and showcase what Greek Life is all about!

LGBTQ+ Student Mixer
Monday, September 14, 2020 | 2:30PM to 5:00PM

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

Register: https://tinyurl.com/RUNLGBTQmixer

Community Standards Open House
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Join us as we go LIVE on Instagram @RUN_CSSD to learn more about the Community Standards Office and get a preview of the programs and events that we have planned for the fall semester.

Know Your Code
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Join us for a virtual trivia game to learn more about the University Code of Student Conduct.  Students that attend a minimum amount of trivia and workshops offered by Community Standards can become eligible to earn the Ethical Leadership Certificate. 

To register: https://tinyurl.com/ELC2021

Racial and Ethnic Panel
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Join and engage within community on how racial and ethnic identity guide local panelists toward their career aspirations.

Constitution Day
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | TIME TBA

A panel discussion on U. S. Constitution and its applications.

RU-iN Dialogue
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 4:00PM to 5:30PM

Engage with fellow colleagues on honest, brave, and difficult dialogue about diverse identities, experiences, and social justice issues through the RU-iN Dialogue series

Meet the Greeks
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 7:00PM to 10:00PM
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.
RU Smarter Than A College Student
Friday, September 18, 2020 | 6:00PM to 8:00PM 

It’s trivia and game night with Health Promotion Division (HPD)!  Join for your chance to win Raider $$ while learning insider peer tips about getting the most out of your RU-N experience.

Key Contacts

Paul Robeson Campus CenterRoom 352
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. BoulevardNewarkNJ07102

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