Save the date! Parent & Family Weekend 2020: October 23-25

Welcome to Parent and Family Weekend 2020 at Rutgers University—New Brunswick. We are very excited that you and your family will be spending time with us! Check our schedule below for current event details. For a list of events that require prior registration, visit our ticketing website here. Be sure to check this page frequently for updates!

If you have any questions related to advertised events, please contact We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Friday, October 23rd


Rutgers Global–Study Abroad seeks to ensure that every Rutgers student has access to opportunities for global learning, which are academically rigorous, degree-relevant, culturally transformative, and empower students for impact in local and global communities. In celebration of Rutgers Parent & Family Weekend, we invite you to join us for a special meet and greet to learn more about global opportunities through Rutgers and how to support your student in the study abroad process. There will be a brief welcome and presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Sponsored by Rutgers Global and the Office of International Programs at SEBS (School of Environmental and Biological Sciences)

This event is free but requires prior registration. Reserve your tickets here.


Take a virtual tour of the College Ave, Cook & Douglass campuses! Explore The Yard, take a “stroll” through Passion Puddle, see the pigs on the Rutgers farm, and much more!

This event is free but requires prior registration. Reserve your tickets here.

Part 2 of this tour will be presented on Saturday, October 24th at 3pm and will showcase the remainder of the campuses.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please email to be added to the waiting list.

7pm & 8pm

It’s fun for the whole family! Join us for an hour-long virtual canvas painting session, where you’ll be guided live through the experience of crafting a Rutgers-themed work of art! We’ll provide all of the supplies you need and no artistic ability is required.

Tickets are required for this event. You can purchase tickets here.

This event is only open to Honors College students, families, and parents. 

Please join Honors College for our Parent & Family Weekend event, where participants will hear from a panel of student leaders who are engaged in various student organizations at the Honors College. Panelists will discuss their strategies for staying connected through student involvement and academic opportunities in a virtual college environment. The panel will also include Dean Klein, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Dean Sanon-Jules, Senior Director & Assistant Dean for Advising and Academic Services; and Mr. Wilder, Academic Adviser, to provide resources to family members about academic and student affairs engagement.

Registration is required:

Saturday, October 24th


Take a virtual tour of the Busch, Livingston & College Ave campuses! Did you know the Livingston campus was once the site of Camp Kilmer, a US Army camp where Joe DiMaggio was once assigned? Or that Busch is home to Rutgers’ high-tech health schools and research centers, as well as SHI Stadium and an Olympic-sized swimming pool at Werblin Recreation Center? Explore these campuses and learn more through our guided virtual tour!

You do not need to have participated in Part 1 to participate in Part 2.

This event is free but requires prior registration. Reserve your tickets here.

Sunday, October 25th


Gather around your dining room table with your family to celebrate Rutgers Parent & Family Weekend by playing Rutgers Family Feud. Teams of 3-4 will compete for prizes, socialize with other families virtually and have fun! Does your family have what it takes to win the Feud?

To sign up a team, click here.

Explore Rutgers On Your Own

Whether you are a first timer or not, we have prepared a short Buzzfeed Quiz for you to complete. With Rutgers On Your Own, we hope you are able to find many answers to your lingering questions on the resources and services Rutgers offers, despite being remote. Feel free to check out the list of links at the conclusion of the Buzzfeed Quiz!

Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 12pm
Michigan State vs. Scarlet Knights Football
Visit Athletic’s website for game day information.

Kick off the 2020 Rutgers Football season with a watch party from home with your family!  The Scarlet Knights take on Michigan State at 12noon ET on the Big Ten Network. Tune in with family and friends, and get all in as Greg Schiano leads the team in his first game back as Head Coach! Visit to submit a video from home for a chance to be featured by Rutgers Football on social media and inside SHI Stadium on the videoboard during our home games this season! Although fans can’t attend games this fall, YOU are vital to helping us win on Saturdays!  

Get hyped for the game by showing your Scarlet Pride with the videos below! RU RAH RAH!

Although the Zimmerli remains closed to the public and in-person programs are suspended, the museum invites you to an array of virtual experiences and opportunities to interact with other art lovers!

  • Learn more about the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in this virtual highlights tour created for the Fall 2020 Rutgers Parent and Family Weekend.
  • Zimmerli at Home invites you to experience the museum, wherever you are and whenever you want!
  • Art + Music – Expand your personal playlist with song compilations recommended by the Zimmerli’s student guards, inspired by their favorite artwork.
  • eMuseum – Search more than 7,000 images of artwork from the institution’s multifaceted collections.
  • Book Launch – Although the exhibition Angela Davis—Seize the Time is postponed due to the pandemic, the exhibition catalogue is now available and was celebrated with a virtual book launch on October 1. Zimmerli interim director Donna Gustafson, who co-curated the exhibition, was joined for a conversation by co-curator Gerry Beegan, an associate professor in Design at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, as well as catalogue contributors Nicole Fleetwood, professor of American studies and art history at Rutgers, and Lisbet Tellefsen, who compiled the private archive that inspired the exhibition.
  • Virtual Events – Find out how to participate in upcoming virtual programs – most of which are free!

Friday, October 23, 2020 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM via Zoom
Click here to access.

Join Rutgers Global for this weekly virtual “pop-up lounge” open to all Rutgers students, Fridays from 9:00–11:00 a.m. EST and 4:00–6:00 p.m. EST. Enjoy games, activities, and conversation—and make new friends from around the world!

Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM On Zoom
Click here for more information.

In this workshop led by Wes Sherman, you’ll explore various techniques for rubbings to capture different textures and forms, and then use those to create a collage. This workshop, inspired by our exhibition The Natural World in the Anthropocene, includes a brief discussion of several works in the show.

  • Watercolors: At Sea
  • Fee – $15-40

R Family Long Sleeve Shirts

Purchase your exclusive Rutgers – New Brunswick “R FAMILY” long sleeve shirt through November 1st!