New Student Welcome Days

Welcome Days

The Welcome Days are for ALL new students (transfer, residential, commuters) and there is no registration required. Please note we do not provide overnight accommodations for commuters during Welcome Days. 


New Student Move-In for NEW STUDENTS ONLY (includes new transfer students) is on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at your assigned residence hall. Following move-in, there is a 2-day Welcome Days event for new Douglass students (residential and commuters). 

Fall Orientation Days (August 30 & 31)

Welcome to the Douglass family! Make Douglass feel more like your “home away from home” by joining us for Douglass Convocation & Fall Orientation, designed by students for students. This 2-day event (following move-in) includes a convocation ceremony for you and your family, which formally welcomes you to the community, academic planning sessions, new student bingo and several other fun activities! Meet your peer advisers and resident assistants while participating in special programming for residential, commuting and non-traditional students.

Parents/Family/Friends/Loved Ones

As part of the Douglass family, you're invited to join us on Thursday, August 30, 2018, for our Convocation Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. in Voorhees Chapel. A Parent & Family Welcome Session will be held from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Hickman Hall, Room 138. Find out how Douglass parents fit into their students' lives at college. Meet key campus administrators from Douglass Residential College, Residence Life, Rutgers University Police Department and the Dean of Students.

Click here for the Welcome Days Schedule of Events