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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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

Click here for more details

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