Welcome Days Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 30, 2018

8:00 am – 12:00 pm | New Student Move-In for On-Campus Students!

Welcome to Douglass Residential College and Rutgers University! Let our DRC Greeters (in red t-shirts) help you unload. Meet Rutgers and Douglass administrators who will join us in welcoming you to your new home.

Location: Assigned Residence Halls


9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Brunch and Lunch at the Dining Hall

Head to Neilson Dining Hall with friends and family for an all you can eat buffet. Use your Rutgers ID & swipe for a meal or bring $10 cash.

Location: Neilson Dining Hall


CANCELLED, DUE TO EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Douglass Residential College Convocation

All new students along with family members are welcome by the Dean of Douglass Residential College. Dr. Jacquelyn Litt during the Fall Convocation Ceremony, which officially welcomes you to the Douglass community.

Location: Voorhees Chapel


2:00 pm – 2:20 pm | Centennial Class Photo

Start your memories now! Take a class photo on the steps of Antilles Field.

Location: Antilles Field (next to Voorhees Chapel)


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Meet the Deans

Meet the Assistant Deans of Douglass Residential College and find out how Douglass is designed to help you succeed at Rutgers and beyond.

Location: Hickman Hall, Room 101


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Information Sessions

  • Douglass Stories and Course, Room 101
  • Parents and Safety, Room 138

Location: Hickman Hall


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt

On-Campus Students: Join us for a guided walking tour of Douglass Residential College and learn about Douglass’s history, legends, programs and community.

Commuter Students: Join us for a Scavenger Hunt to learn more about Douglass' history, and traditions!

Location: Tours leave from the Douglass Student Center


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Meet Your Resident Assistant and Unpack and Unwind 

Take the time to meet your resident assistant, get to know your roommate and prepare for a fun year!

Location: Assigned Residence Hall


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Douglass Orientation Committee Presents: Bingo Night!

Relax, socialize, eat dinner and win great prizes during this fun (and loud) event!

Location: Neilson Dining Hall


Friday, August 31, 2018


10:00 am – 11:00 am | New Students Living on Campus: Enjoy breakfast with Douglass Orientation Leaders!

Remember to bring your Rutgers ID to swipe for a meal.

Location: Neilson Dining Hall


10:00 am – 11:00 am | Information Sessions and Brunch

Information sessions for Bunting, Commuter, and International students.

Location: Kathleen Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center


11:30 am – 12:45 pm | Douglass Orientation Committee Q&A

Ask Douglass Orientation Committee Members what it's like to be a Douglass student and what you can expect from your first year here!

Location: Hickman Hall, Room 101


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Lunch

Remember to bring your Rutgers ID to swipe for a meal. Commuters, grab a meal ticket from a DOC member at Neilson Dining Hall.

Location: Neilson Dining Hall


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Ice Cream Social

You are cordially invited to an ice cream social at the Dean's residence. Meet, mix, and mingle with other Douglass Deans and staff while enjoying delicious desserts, lawn games, music, and new friends.

Location: Dean's Residence, 23 Nichol Avenue (across from the Douglass Student Center)


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Lawn Games

Location: Antilles Field


5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Rutgers New Student Convocation

Location: Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), Livingston Campus


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Scarlet Carnivalé

Meet other Rutgers students at this huge outdoor event where you can win prizes, play boardwalk games, compete in laser tag, race on giant tricycles, enjoy delicious snacks and drinks, and more.

Location: Livingston Campus


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Movie Night!

Hidden Figures

Location: Kathleen Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center