While most students living on-campus at Rutgers University—New Brunswick occupy traditional residence halls, some live at one of its Living-Learning-Communities (LLCs) that group students based on their academic interests, cultural identities, and/or professional aspirations.
Students & Community
We are committed to creating a community that encourages and practices civility, compassion, and care for others. We understand that how we work and provide services directly impacts the student experience. We therefore strive to work together to create connections and relationships that help us respond to the needs of our students.
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).
Every year, when transfer and first-year students enroll at Rutgers University—New Brunswick for the first time, departments engage them to ensure that they know about the resources and opportunities available at the university.
Though maintaining student engagement and success is crucial, of course, there is also another group crucial to this transition: those students’ parents.
With everything that Rutgers students have going on—classes, part-time jobs, and extra-curricular activities—it can be difficult to find the time to take care of themselves. To help meet that need, free group fitness classes are available to students at four out of the five Recreation Centers at Rutgers University—New Brunswick.
Black History Month honored through the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and other departments at Rutgers University
This February, as students, staff, and faculty across Rutgers University—New Brunswick honor and celebrate Black History Month, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC), in the Division of Student Affairs, continues to take a leading role in supporting Black life at Rutgers.
On Sunday, November 6th, generations of Rutgers Ultimate alumni returned to play in the annual alumni-student game—and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team’s first game. As usual, the alumni won. For many, though, the game itself was less important than what it represented.
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.
As part of the Rutgers Alternative Break Program, a group of students traveled to Pipestem, West Virginia to provide housing repair services to the community. Learn more about Alternative Breaks
Each year, the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) hosts a free clothing swap. Open to everyone, the clothing swap is a place for those who have outgrown or outgendered their clothes and who may not have the means to purchase new items to pick up new threads. All clothes that are not taken at the end of the event are donated to the Trenton Rescue Mission, which gives them directly to families in need. For more information, visit socialjustice.rutgers.edu.
April is a busy month for Kyra Boss. When she isn’t serving the community with Omega Phi Alpha or serving as a Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) captain, she is working with the animals at the Rutgers Farm. We caught up with her this week about what it was like to supervise the Animal Fitting, Handling, and Exhibition class.
View Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) through a new perspective. A four-year old with neutropenia, Joey and his family were paired with Rutgers UNICEF through RU4Kids. A joint program between the Embrace Kids Foundation and RUDM, RU4Kids connects student organizations with patient families in hopes that college students can help provide comfort, friendly faces, and fun during trying times. Cameras were rolling as Joey and Rutgers UNICEF took in the sights and sounds of the 2019 edition of RUDM. For more information about RUDM and Embrace Kids, visit marathon.rutgers.edu.
Juniors living in the Livingston Apartments, Oyinade and Sandra talk about how they met, adjusting to living together, and answer questions about one another in the first episode of the Roommate Game. Learn more about living on campus and the housing selection process.