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We foster the development and preservation of an inclusive community characterized by cultural understanding and student engagement. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff that reflects the students we serve and are dedicated to providing intentional experiences where students learn from each other.

Students eat at Busch Dining Hall during New Student Orientation

At Rutgers—New Brunswick, like other universities across the nation, many students suffer from food insecurity. To begin addressing this issue, the Dean of Students—Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, offers a Student Food Pantry that students can use when necessary, as well as the No Hungry Knights Scholarship, which offers free meal swipes for on-campus dining halls. 

Rutgers personal trainer works with a client in a gym

Students have busy lives, and it can be difficult for them to balance their classwork, extracurricular activities, and on- or off-campus jobs, along with their personal lives and any other obligations. As a result, many of them need help creating the best exercise routine for their own specific situations. 

That's where the Exercise is Medicine program, which has helped hundreds of clients engage in healthful exercise, comes in. 

The Engagement Hub, flanked by balloons and merchandise

At Rutgers University—New Brunswick, students have plenty of chances to get involved in intramural sports teams, student organizations, or employment opportunities in departments like Recreation and Dining, among many others. As of spring 2023, they have one more resource to connect them with these involvement opportunities: the Engagement Hub in the Student Activities Center (SAC).

Rutgers Day 2018

The university’s flagship event, on Saturday, April 29, boasts a slew of activities. Here are itineraries for students, alumni, parents and families with children.


On an unseasonably warm December morning, more than 2,000 runners participated in the Rutgers Big Chill 5K to benefit Winter Wishes, an annual holiday-themed event that provides clothing and toys to children ages 3-5 in New Brunswick preschool programs, and the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which provides food to Rutgers students experiencing food insecurities.