Why Welcome Weeks?

We are excited to welcome you to the Rutgers community! While the format for classroom instruction and campus life this semester is different than what we all envisioned, Fall 2020 provides us with a unique opportunity to spend more time introducing all that Rutgers has to offer.  We have expanded our traditional Welcome Week into Welcome Weeks! We encourage you to make the most of your experience by fully participating in programs and sessions. Utilizing and becoming familiar with the many online tools, resources and websites is essential. Use this time to set yourself on the pathway of success by:

  • developing an understanding of the services at Rutgers
  • making connections with peers, faculty, and staff
  • exploring opportunities for involvement
  • discovering the breadth of course offerings
  • asking questions
  • learn about yourself and others

Welcome Weeks will begin on August 20th, 2020 and will include academic advising sessions, programs, and events connected to five themes through October 30th, 2020. This unique program series is designed to help set the foundation to support your academic and personal journey; take pride in being a Scarlet Knight, embrace the values of the Knight’s Call; and win some amazing prizes through the Scarlet Knight Challenge!!

Fall 2020 Themes

Academic Success

Civic Engagement and Service

Connections and Community Engagement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Health and Wellness

Scarlet Knight Challenge

Each theme will have a connection to one of the Knight’s Call values to be: Authentic, Inclusive, Responsible, Resilient and Engaged.

Highlights From Last Year

Photo Salvador Mena