SAVE THE DATE: Rutgers Parent and Family Weekend 2016 is September 23-25

Parent and Family Weekend: October 16-18, 2015

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Friday, October 16

 

ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Hosted by the Asian American Cultural Center

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Asian American Cultural Center
Tickets: Free
Parking: Livingston Campus, Lots Green, 105, and 112 from 4:00pm-11:00pm

The Asian American Cultural Center invites you to our annual Open House for all students, faculty, staff and friends.  Please come attend the big day as we celebrate our dream together to stand in one unity for our community.  Join us for cultural cuisine, meet our staff and learn all about what the AACC has to offer the Rutgers community!

SKY WATCHING AT THE ROBERT A SCHOMMER OBSERVATORY
THE 7:00 PM REACHED CAPACITY ON SEPTEMBER 25. THE 7:45 PM SESSION REACHED CAPACITY ON OCTOBER 4. ALL RSVPS AFTER CAPACITY WAS REACHED WILL BE ADDED TO A WAIT-LIST.

Hosted by the Physics Department

7:00-7:45pm and 7:45-8:30pm
Robert A Schommer Observatory, Busch Campus (126 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: Free
Parking: Busch Campus, Lots 51 & 59, from 4:00pm-11:00pm

Observe the skies through the 8-inch telescopes of the Rutgers Astronomical Society from the roof of the Physics and Astronomy building on the Busch Campus.  (Our 20-inch telescope may also be available, schedule permitting).   Saturn and the Moon will be visible, though both are very low in the sky.  Better placed for viewing will be the binary star Albireo, the Ring Nebula, and the Andromeda.  This event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy.

FAMILY FEUD
Hosted by Rutgers Recreation

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY

7:00-8:30pm
College Ave Gym (130 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Advance Ticket Purchase Required.  $10 per team.
Parking: College Ave Gym, Lot 26, 30 or College Avenue Deck from 4:00pm-11:00pm

As you and your family celebrate Rutgers Parent & Family Weekend, come join us for the Rutgers Family Feud!  Teams of 3-4 will compete for prizes, socialize with other families and have fun!  Free food including pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided. Does your family have what it takes to win the Feud?  Cost is $10 per family.

SHABBAT DINNER
Hosted by Rutgers Hillel

7:30pm-9:00pm
Brower Faculty Dining Room (145 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: RSVP to Greg Yellin at greg@rutgershillel.org
Parking: College Avenue Campus, Lots 26, 30, or College Avenue Deck from 4:00pm-11:00pm

Spending the weekend with your Rutgers student? Come join Rutgers Hillel for their weekly Friday night Shabbat dinner at 7:30 PM in the Brower Faculty Dining room. The first 25 parents to RSVP will receive a complimentary dinner.

DID YOU KNOW? Rutgers University is home to the MOST Jewish College Students in the country! For information about services please contact Greg Yellin at greg@rutgershillel.org.

KARAOKE NIGHT WITH THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATION
Hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association and Dance Marathon

8:00pm-Midnight
Rutgers Zane, Livingston Student Center (84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Free
Parking: Livingston Campus, Lots Green, 105, and 112 from 4:00pm-11:00pm

Come sing your heart out to your favorite Disney tunes during karaoke night! Not only can you sing to your favorite classics but also enjoy some FREE appetizers and ice cream.

Saturday, October 17

CAMPUS WALKING TOURS
Hosted by the New Student Orientation and Family Programs

THESE EVENTS HAVE REACHED CAPACITY AS OF OCTOBER 12. ALL RSVPS AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE ADDED TO OUR WAIT LIST.

9:00am-10:00am
Busch Student Center (604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854); Douglass Student Center (100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901), College Ave Student Center (126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) or Livingston Student Center (84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: Free

Round up the family and join our Orientation Leaders for a fun walking tour of a Rutgers campus.  Attendees will get the chance to explore a campus while learning fun traditions and facts about our historical buildings!

YOGA AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Hosted by Recreation and CAPS (Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services)

THIS EVENT REACHED CAPACITY ON SEPTEMBER 27. ALL RSVPS AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE ADDED TO OUR WAITING LIST.

10:00am-11:00am
College Ave Gym – Upper Gym (130 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Free
Parking: College Avenue Campus, Lots 26, 30, and College Avenue Deck from 8:00am-11:00pm

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to de-stress? This introductory program will provide a gentle, guided exploration of yoga and mindfulness meditation for those of any level of experience or none at all.

LUNCH AND LEARN W/RUTGERS PROFESSORS
Hosted by New Student Orientation and Family Programs  

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY

11:30am-1:30pm
Busch Faculty Dining Room (608 Bartholomew Road Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: Advance ticket purchase required.  $10 for Parent and Family Member; $5 for children under 10; $5 for current Rutgers students (w/valid ID).
Parking: Busch Campus, Lots 51 or 59 from 8:00am-11:00pm

Experience a taste of academic life here at Rutgers University with three mini-lectures presented by some of Rutgers most distinguished faculty members. Learn about fascinating topics like the science of candy and modern business marketing; all while enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by Rutgers University Dining Services. Participating faculty members will include:

Dr. Richard Ludescher, Professor of Food Science; Dr. Kevin Lyons, Professor of Supply Chain Management & Marketing Sciences, and Dr. Sarah Novacich Professor of Medieval Literature.

RUTGERS FOOTBALL vs INDIANA TV TAILGATE & WATCH PARTY
Hosted by New Student Orientation and Family Programs & Major Programs and Events

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY

3:00pm-End of Game
Livingston Student Center (84 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: Advance ticket purchase required.  $15 for Parents and Family Members; $10 for children 10 and under; $10 for current Rutgers students (w/valid ID).
Parking: Livingston Campus, Lots Green, 105, and 112 from 8:00am-11:00pm

Don’t miss your chance to watch the Scarlet Knights tackle the Indiana Hoosiers at a TV Tailgate Party on The Banks! Enjoy the game on a giant screen surrounded by your Rutgers friends and family members.

Admission includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, a cash bar, music and giveaways. There will be contests and games for fans of all ages! Menu will include your favorite tailgate foods such as burgers, hot dogs, chili, mac & cheese and more!

GAIA CENTERS PRESENTS AN INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MARKET
Hosted by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

6:00pm-10:00pm
Livingston Student Center Rear Patio (84 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: Free
Parking: Livingston Campus, Lots Green, 105, and 112 from 8:00am-11:00pm

Travel the world with your taste buds and enjoy a sampling of cuisines from around the globe at the International Night Market sponsored by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers)! Enjoy FREE food and entertainment and learn more about the GAIA Centers and its many opportunities for students. Contact Stephanie Perez sperez@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu for more information.

Sunday, October 18

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY DANCE MARATHON
Hosted by New Student Orientation and Family Programs & Dance Marathon

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY

9:30am-11:30am
Livingston Student Center (84 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: Advance ticket purchase required. $5 for Parents and Family Members; $5 for Children 10 and Under; $5 for current Rutgers students (w/Valid ID).
Parking: Livingston Campus, Lots Green, 105, and 112 from 8:00am-8:00pm

Join Rutgers students and staff for a delicious breakfast and great conversation in support of the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of New Jersey, our own Rutgers University Dance Marathon. Learn about this annual event that raised over $600,000 for the Embrace Kids Foundation in 2014 supporting the non-medical needs of children and families struggling with cancer and blood disorders in our area. A brief presentation about Dance Marathon and the Embrace Kids Foundation will occur from 10:15am-10:45am.  Please note that breakfast will only be served until 11:00AM.

SPOKEN WORD & POETRY SHOWCASE
Hosted by Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University & Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective

1:00pm-2:30pm
Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the Gateway Center (100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Free
Parking: College Avenue Campus, Lots 26, 30 and College Avenue Deck from 8:00am-8:00pm

Be amazed by some of the University’s most talented poets and spoken word artists while enjoying complimentary coffee and refreshments courtesy of Barnes & Noble (while supplies last). You will not want to miss this inspiring event on the second floor of our flagship University bookstore overlooking College Avenue. Also a great opportunity to take advantage of the Parent and Family promotions offered by the bookstore.

ROCK WALL CLIMBING
Hosted by The Department of Recreation

1:00-4:00pm
College Ave Gym (130 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Free
Parking: College Ave Campus, Lots 26, 30 and College Ave Parking Deck from 8:00am-8:00pm

Challenge yourself to reach new heights in the Rutgers Rock Wall!  Our indoor climbing wall features over 50 routes suitable for all skill levels.  No experience is necessary, and our knowledgeable staff will provide personal assistance and instruction.  Find out for yourself why indoor climbing is one of the fastest growing urban sports.

Weekend Deals

Rutgers Dining
$10 flat fee per All-You-Care-to-Eat meals per person at all dining hall locations. Students can also use guest swipes for guests. For more information visit food.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Recreation
Free access to campus Recreation Centers on October 17 and 18 (18 and over only; guests must be accompanied by their Rutgers student). For more information visit recreation.rutgers.edu.

Barnes and Noble
20% discount on select products (College Ave Location ONLY). Shop and learn more about the Barnes and Noble on College Avenue here. View flyer here.

Hours:
Friday — 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday — 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday — 11:00am – 6:00pm

Qdoba
$20 Dinner for 2 after 4:00pm. This promotion includes two entrees, two regular drinks, and the choice of Chips and Queso, Chips and Guacamole or Chips and Salsa. View Qdoba menu online at qdoba.com.

Starbucks
10% discount on all purchases (Livingston Plaza Location ONLY). Learn more about the Livingston Plaza at theplaza.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers On Your Own

In addition to our line-up of events, we encourage you to take advantage of these “on your own” offerings and promotions on campus this weekend!  Please note that parking arrangements are not prearranged for these events, please use metered parking spaces or see event description for parking instructions.

RUTGERS INTERCOLLEGIATE DIVISION OF ATHLETICS

Rutgers Field Hockey

Friday, October 16 at 3:00pm
Bauer Track and Field Hockey Complex – Hospital Road, Piscataway, N.J. 08854
Tickets: Free Admission to the General Public
Parking: Busch Campus, Lots 51 & 59, Livingston Campus, Green Lot from 4:00 pm – 11:00 PM on Friday and 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Sunday from 4:00pm-11:00pm

The Rutgers Field Hockey team is having a B1G weekend at Bauer Track and Field Hockey Complex!

On Friday, October 16, the Scarlet Knights open their action-packed weekend by welcoming conference foe Penn State to The Banks for the annual Blackout Game! The first whistle will blow at 3:00 PM but be sure to arrive early to get your free blackout t-shirt.

Conference competition continues on Sunday, October 18 at 12:00 PM, as the Scarlet Knights host Maryland for their final home regular season game of the year.  Prior to the start of their competition, Rutgers will recognize and honor their senior class.

For more information on Rutgers Field Hockey, click here.

Swimming and Diving

Friday, October 16 at 4:00pm and Saturday, October 17 at 9:00am
Werblin Recreation Center/Rutgers Aquatic Center- 656 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, N.J. 08854
Tickets: Free, open to the general public. More event details can be found here.
Parking: Busch Campus, Sony Werblin Recreation Center

The Rutgers Women’s Swimming and Diving team opens their 2015-2016 home season during Parent and Family Weekend, hosting the Sony Werblin Invitational.  Bring the entire family to cheer on the Scarlet Knights.  Returning sophomore, Addison Walkowiak, who placed in the top-five twice at her first Big Ten Championship last year will be taking the platform.  Come out and support your Scarlet Knights!

STRESS FACTORY

Comedy Show
The Christina S. Walsh Breast Cancer Foundation presents their 11th Annual Comedy Benefit at the Stress Factory on Sunday, October 18th at 5:00pm.  Join us for an evening of laughter to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer patients. $45 per person, includes dinner, comedy show, and door prizes. Ticket info can be found here.

RUTGERS GARDENS

Farmers Market
Friday, October 16 from 11:00am-5:00pm
130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ

Walk and Talks
Saturday, October 17; 2:00pm Walk, 3:00pm Talk
130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ

Tickets: $5 or free to Rutgers Gardens Members. Tickets to Walk and Talks can be purchased here.

A walk at 2:00pm will showcase what’s in bloom this season. A 3:00pm talk will discuss Extending the Vegetable Season with Low Tunnels with Theresa Lam. Learn how to set up a low tunnel to keep cool season vegetables growing well into the fall and even through the winter! This includes a discussion of the best crops to grow in a low tunnel and a demonstration of building a low tunnel made from metal conduit and other easy to source materials.

To learn more, visit the Rutgers Garden website.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY GOLF COURSE

Looking to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and hit some golf balls at the Rutgers Golf Range during your visit to campus?  The Rutgers University Golf Range will be open after 10:30 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the general public.  Wear your Rutgers Parent and Family Weekend Long – Sleeve Shirt, distributed at a Rutgers Parent and Family Weekend ticketed event, to receive a special Parent and Family Weekend offer!  When you purchase two buckets of golf balls, you will receive the third FREE!  Just be sure to wear your Parent and Family Weekend Shirt!

For more information on the Rutgers Golf Range, click here.

Please note, the Rutgers University Golf Course will be closed all day on Friday and until approximately 3:00 PM on Saturday, due to the Rutgers Women’s Golf Invitational.

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM

Music at the Museum
Sunday, October 18 at 1:00pm
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Tickets: Free admission, space is limited.

The Zimmerli hosts a monthly weekend concert series organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division and featuring artists from Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division and Collegiate Music Department. More event details here.

GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE

Murder for Two
Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
9 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ.
Tickets: Starting at $22, use coupon code WELCOME20 for a 20% discount that can be used online or by phone. Tickets can be purchased here.

Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. More event details here.

BEST OF NEW JERSEY FILM FESTIVAL

Rutgers Film Co-Op & the New Jersey Film Festival
Friday, October 16 at 7:00pm, and Sunday, October 18 at 7:00pm
Voorhees Hall 105 – College Avenue Campus (71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: $10 General Admission & $9 Students/Seniors. Tickets are first come, first serve. Box Office opens at 6:30pm. Advance Purchase recommended for groups 2 or more (fee applies). More information about films and ticket sales click here or or call 848-932-8482.

Watch three great films including The Cat’s Cradle, Keeper of the Past & When Things Go Wrong: Robin Lane Story – winners of Best Short Film, Best Student Film and Best Documentary respectively.

RUTGERS SYMPHONY BAND

Rutgers Symphony Band: “Heroes”

Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 PM
Nicholas Music Center
Tickets: General Public $15 / Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10 / Students $5

For more information on tickets, click here.

Parking: Cook / Douglass Campus, Lots 76, 99C, 70 (after gate is lifted at 4:00 PM) and the Douglass Deck from 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Join Mason Gross School of the Arts’, Rutgers Symphony Band for a magical evening.  Comprised of all students, both music and non-music majors, the Rutgers Symphony Band will be preforming LoPresti, “Elegy for a Young American”, Gillingham, “Heroes Lost and Fallen”, Rodgers and Bennett, “Victory at Sea”.

Parking & Hotels

PARKING ON CAMPUS

General Campus Visit Parking: If you’re attending an event on campus with us this weekend, please see the event details for the designated visitor parking lots. Parking in those lots during the time of the events does NOT require a permit. If you are planning on visiting a campus outside of a designated event time or to a campus not hosting an event, a one-day visitor parking permit is required. The permit requirement applies to campus visits during Parent and Family weekend as well as any other time you visit campus during the academic year. One-Day visitor permits and parking enforcement are managed by the Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services. One-Day visitor permits can be purchased for $5 online here.

Note: Parking permits are monitored 24/7/365 in order to accommodate the needs of our population of 40,000+ students and 12,000+ faculty and staff. Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

Campus Map: A campus map with all buildings and parking lots can be found here.

Friday, October 16 Parking Lots
From 4:00pm-11:00pm

  • Busch Campus — 51, 59
  • Livingston Campus — Green, 105, 112
  • College Avenue Campus — 26, 30, College Avenue Deck
  • Cook/Douglass — 76, 99C, 70 (after gate is lifted at 4:00pm), and Douglass Deck

Saturday, October 17 Parking Lots
From 8:00am-11:00pm

  • Busch Campus — 51, 59
  • Livingston Campus — Green, 105, 112
  • College Avenue Campus — 26, 30, College Avenue Deck
  • Cook/Douglass — 76, 99C, 70 (after gate is lifted at 4:00pm), and Douglass Deck

Sunday, October 18 Parking Lots
From 8:00am-8:00pm

  • Busch Campus — 51, 59
  • Livingston Campus — Green, 105, 112
  • College Avenue Campus — 26, 30, College Avenue Deck
  • Cook/Douglass — 76, 99C, 70 (after gate is lifted at 4:00pm), and Douglass Deck

HOTEL INFORMATION

The following hotels have confirmed discounts for Parent and Family Weekend for Thursday October 15 through Monday October 19:

Radisson
21 Kingsbridge Rd, Piscataway NJ 08854
Phone 732-980-0400
Rate: $101; code: 12383

Embassy Suites
121 Centennial Ave, Piscataway NJ, 08854
Phone 732-980-0500
Rate: Sunday-Thursday $145/night, Friday/Saturday $109 King, $119 two double beds. Mention Rutgers when making reservation.

Quality Inn
21 Courtland St., Edison, NJ 08837
Phone 732-548-7000
Rate: $75/night. Mention Parent and Family Weekend when making reservation.

The Heldrich
10 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone 866-609-4700
Rate: 15% Rooms booked for Friday October 16-Monday October 19 (dependent on availability), click here for 15% best availability.