Welcome Days

Incoming Honors College students are invited to participate in Welcome Days, a multi-day, early arrival experience full of academic and social programs.

Welcome Days programs have the following goals:

Connect students to staff and student leader support to meet health and wellness needs

Provide students with diverse and inclusive spaces to foster connections to enhance sense of belonging in the Honors College community

Introduce students to Changemaking Communities and programs focused on community service, social justice, and social change

Upcoming Events

This information is forthcoming...

First- Year Move In

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 - 8:00 AM

Welcome to Rutgers University and the Honors College!
Pick up your key from your Resident Assistants in the Druskin Lounge then head
to your assigned room to unpack, unwind, and meet your Changemaking Mentor,
roommate and floormates.
8:00 am-9:00 am - 3 South
9:00 am-11:00 am - 4 North & 4 East
11:00 am-12:00 pm - 4 South
12:00 pm-2:00 pm - 3 North & 3 East
2:00 pm-4:00 pm - 2 North & 2 East
4:00 pm-5:00 pm - 2 South

Parent and Family Welcome

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 - 11:00 AM

Join the Honors College deans and campus partners including Residence Life, Rutgers Police, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Dean of Students for an event to connect with parents and family members.

Parent and Family Welcome

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Join the Honors College deans and campus partners including Residence Life, Rutgers Police, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Dean of Students for a virtual event to connect with parents and family members.

Picnic Dinner at the HC

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 - 4:30 PM

Get to know your floor mates over dinner at the HC! Grab a to-go picnic dinner
from the Druskin Lounge and meet up with your Changemaking Mentor and
Resident Assistant in the Courtyard (Rain Location: separate into floor lounges
and main floor lounges).
5:00 pm - 4 South & 2 East
5:10 pm - 4 East & 3 North
5:20 pm - 3 East & 2 North
5:30 pm - 4 North & 2 South
5:40 pm - 3 South

Floor Meeting & Changemaking Community Kickoff for First Year Students

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 - 6:00 PM

Meet your Resident Assistant and Changemaking Mentor and head to your floor
meetings. During this mandatory meeting, you will learn about the residential
student experience, programs, and policies, as well as our Changemaking
Community Pillars.

Late Knight Programs

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 - 8:00 PM

Check out the various entertaining late night programs held by Changemaking
Mentors for First Year Students throughout the first floor!
 

Breakfast at the HC

Thursday, Sep 01, 2022 - 7:30 AM

Grab a to-go breakfast with your Changemaking Mentor before heading to the
Honors College Induction.

Honors College Welcome and Induction Ceremony

Thursday, Sep 01, 2022 - 9:00 AM

All new Honors College students will attend the Welcome and Induction
Ceremony! You’ll hear words of wisdom from the HC deans and students, write a
note to yourself in four years, and officially embark on this new adventure. We’re
so excited to share this journey with you!

Q&A Station

Thursday, Sep 01, 2022 - 10:15 AM

Late Knight Programs

Thursday, Sep 01, 2022 - 9:00 PM

Check out the various entertaining late night programs held by Changemaking Mentors for First Year Students throughout the first floor!

Brunch with your Community

Friday, Sep 02, 2022 - 10:00 AM

HC and Douglass Recruitment

Friday, Sep 02, 2022 - 10:00 AM

Meet Douglass Honors College students and hear about all of the amazing benefits through Douglass from your Mentor-In Residence. Not enrolled in Douglass yet? Join us to learn how you can become involved and gain access to special networking events, research, internships, and more. Don’t miss out-there will be food and giveaways!!!

Q&A Station

Friday, Sep 02, 2022 - 10:15 AM

Class Photo for 2026

Friday, Sep 02, 2022 - 12:30 PM

Don’t miss out on this historic opportunity to be a part of the Honors College class photo!

Convocation & Carnivale

Friday, Sep 02, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Meet with your Resident Assistant at a specified location to travel to the New
Student Convocation ceremony at 3:30 pm. Rutgers University--New Brunswick
invites all incoming students to New Student Convocation held on campus each
fall. This event formally welcomes our newest students to the Rutgers University
community and features speeches by students and administrators, as well as
performances by several performing arts groups including the Rutgers Glee
Club. Following the ceremony, students celebrate together at the Scarlet