What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week is traditionally held prior to the first day of classes and is designed to support first year and transfer students with their transition to Rutgers University-New Brunswick. This year, with the majority of classes being provided through remote instruction, we have a unique opportunity to spend more time introducing all that Rutgers has to offer, and we are extending the schedule. Information sessions will be starting August 20th and events and programs will continue well into the fall semester in coordination with the Scarlet Knight Challenge.

The sessions, workshops, and programs are all designed to help you learn about the resources and services that support success, find connections and community with other new students, and participate in spirited and prideful traditions and competitions while also learning about the Knight’s Call values.

Starting in early August, this site will provide a preliminary schedule and will be updated regularly to include descriptions of events and required sessions.

We are excited to welcome you to the Rutgers community. While the format for classroom instruction and campus life this semester is not as we all envisioned, we encourage you to fully participate in sessions and learn to navigate websites, online tools and resources. Developing an understanding of services, making connections with peers, faculty and staff, and discovering new interests will set you up for years of success.

Highlights From Last Year

Photo Salvador Mena


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