What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week, held prior to the first day of classes, provides workshops and events to support first year and transfer students with their transition to Rutgers University-New Brunswick. There will be scheduled time to ride the buses, find classroom buildings, celebrate campus traditions, participate in spirited competitions, and make new friends. Welcome Week workshops and sessions are an extension of the information that will be introduced as part of New Student Orientation. With academic schedules in hand, new students will have the opportunity to connect directly with faculty, staff, and student leaders who will become resources to support personal and academic success and will also soon become friends and mentors. Whether living on campus, commuting from home, or living off-campus, students will attend meetings and programs designed specifically for them.

Starting in August, this site will be updated on a regular basis and will have the preliminary schedule, along with descriptions of sessions and events.

We look forward to welcoming our newest Scarlet Knights to campus!

Highlights From Last Year

Photo Salvador Mena


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August 26th – 28th

International Student Orientation

*Required Session*

Knights CallClick here for more details

Wednesday, August 28

Dining Halls Open

Click here to view the Dining Services 2019 Opening Weekend Schedule

Move-In Based on Housing Assignment

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Student Accounting & Financial Aid – “Pop-Up Stations”

12:00PM – 3:00PM

Meet with a Student Services Advisor to discuss personal financial aid questions; including financial aid awards and disbursement, tuition and fees, and payment options. Staff will be conveniently located on all campuses

Busch Student Center
Douglass Student Center
Livingston Student Center
Records Hall, College Avenue Campus – Open 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Alumni House Open House at Van Nest Hall – Welcoming Alumni Parents

2:00PM – 4:00PM

Come to the Rutgers Alumni House at Van Nest Hall for an open house and brief tour. Meet other alumni parents of new students. Light refreshments and a giveaway will be provided.

College Avenue Campus, Van Nest Hall

Parking –  Lots 26 and 30 (behind the Student Center) and the College Avenue Deck

Learning Centers Open

12:00PM – 5:00PM


Students who visit and participate during Welcome Week will have opportunities to enter raffles for prizes (1st prize – $500 gift card for second semester books, 2nd prize – study survival kit filled with snacks and supplies, 3rd prize – swag bag loaded with “tools” for the semester)

  • Learn about services.  Win Learning Center giveaways for correctly answering a quick quiz
  • Find out if study groups are being offered for your courses and receive preferential registration
  • Enjoy free food, refreshments, and swag!

Busch Campus – Science and Engineering Resource Center (SERC) Room 106
College Avenue Campus – Academic Building (West Wing) Room 1125
Cook/Douglass Campus – Loree Building Room 124
Livingston Campus – Tillett Hall Room 111

Office of Disability Services – Accommodations Workshop

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Register to attend a group workshop and learn how to implement services you may be approved for such as Letters of Accommodations, exam request forms or note taking requests. To register or learn more about services if you are unable to attend a workshop,  https://ods.rutgers.edu/accommodation-workshops

Livingston Campus – Tillett Hall Room 106J1