Welcome Week 2022 - September 1-10

Welcome Week

We are excited to welcome our first-year students to campus this fall! Welcome Week will set the foundation to support your academic and personal journey and will focus on providing you opportunities to foster connections, learn about Rutgers culture and learn to navigate the campus and all its resources.

Check out some of signature events below. The complete Welcome Week schedule will also offer School Academic Welcome Sessions, Student Success resources and Open Houses, and more! 

Starting August 15th, be sure to download the Rutgers NB app (available on the Apple and Google play stores) to access the full schedule. It’s the best way to keep track of all our events during Welcome Week.


September 6th

  • Classes Begin

September 7th

  • Career Exploration and Success Open House

September 9th

  • Football Eve at The Yard

Event Details

convocationConvocation & Carnivale
Sept. 2nd

The university’s official welcome for new first-year and transfer students is scheduled to take place in the Jersey Mike's Arena. Following Convocation, you will enjoy an outdoor, carnival-inspired event where you can win prizes, play boardwalk games, compete in laser tag, eat dinner, and so much more.

rec festScarlet Rec Fest
Sept. 3rd

Here is your chance to check out your on-campus Rec Center. See what Recreation has to offer across the university including open hours, fitness classes, adventure rec, aquatics, intramural and club sports and much more.

Yoga at The Yard
Sept. 4th

Check out outdoor yoga! Bring your own mats and your own water – beginners welcomed!


students giving a thumbs upCelebrate at the Gate
Sept. 4th

Join the Scarlet Council and the RUAA to learn more about the gate walk, take your photo in front of it, tour the Alumni House, and learn about some senior traditions you can look forward to!

Knight Party
Sept. 4th

Head over to the Livingston Lawn (outside the Student Center) for a night of dancing under the stars with live DJs and your fellow new Scarlet Knights!

movie nightMovie Night
Sept. 4th

Come see Spider-Man: No Way Home under the stars!


students in front of laptopHelp Me Find My Classes
Sept. 5th

Nervous about getting to in-person classes on time? Not to worry - do a practice run! Meet student leaders at each campus Welcome tent as they take you to different buildings around campus. Don’t forget your schedule!

Involvement Fair/Culture Fest
Sept. 5th

Don’t miss your chance to meet and connect with more than 500 different student organizations, sports clubs, fraternities and sororities, chaplaincies, and university departments at Rutgers! It will take place on the College Avenue Campus


Looking for more information or have questions? Please contact us at welcomeweek@rutgers.edu