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Parent & Family Weekend 2017

For information about Yom Kippur services and the Break-the-Fast event, please note our Saturday night event and the Religious Services section.  We hope that our wide array of scheduling on Sunday will allow all families to participate in programming.

Welcome to Parent and Family Weekend 2017 at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. We are very excited that you and your family will be spending time on campus with us! Please be sure to check this page often for updates and additions to events advertised.

Many events offered do not require a reservation or the purchase of tickets, but please note that space is limited for some events. Events that require tickets (including Tailgate, Football Game, Family Feud) are marked appropriately throughout the schedule.

Share your experiences and memories using the hashtag #RUPFW throughout the weekend.

If you have any questions related to advertised events, please contact ruparents@echo.rutgers.edu. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Parent & Family Weekend 2017 Football Game Tickets Available Now

On Saturday, September 30th Rutgers Athletics invites students, their families and friends to enjoy a football game at High Point Solutions Stadium when the Scarlet Knights take on the Ohio State Buckeyes during Rutgers Parent/Family Weekend.  Rutgers undergraduate students will have access to special ticket pricing, $50 for 200 level seating and $75 in the lower end zone, for their friends and family!  There is a limited number of tickets available through this promotion, so don’t wait!  Game time is TBD and will be announced later this summer.

Students can simply log in through their myRutgers portal or click here to log into their ticket accounts.  The discounted prices are available now to students and their families.  Student season tickets as well as the student claim and lottery will again be available this fall.

Safe(R) Space Training

Hosted by Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
2-5PM
17 Bartlett Street
RSVP Required: http://socialjustice.rutgers.edu/safer-space-training-program/
Parking: Lots 30, 26, or College Ave Deck

Safe(R) Space is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty, parents, families and community members who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. This three hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students and those questioning their gender and/or sexuality.

 

“Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!”: New Jersey in the Great War at Alexander Library

Hosted by Rutgers Libraries
3:30-4:30PM
Alexander Library Lobby, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
RSVP Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heaven-hell-or-hoboken-new-jersey-in-the-great-war-guided-tour-registration-37731850982
Parking: Lots 26, 30 or College Ave Deck

Did you know that nearly 1200 Rutgers students and alumni proudly served in World War I? Learn more about Rutgers servicemen and life at the front on this exclusive guided tour of Rutgers University Libraries’ WWI centennial exhibit “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!”: New Jersey in the Great War. On this tour, you will be taken “Over There,” through one-of-a-kind documents, photographs, and artifacts from the vaults of Rutgers University Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives. Meets in the lobby of Alexander Library (169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ) at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited, please RSVP by using the link above.

Make Your Own Button @ Alexander Library

Hosted by Rutgers Libraries
4:00PM-5:00PM
Alexander Library Lobby, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Parking: Lots 26, 30 or College Ave Deck

Take a creative break and make your own wearable art at this button-making event at Alexander Library from 4 – 5 p.m. Choose from a variety of Rutgers images to show off your #ScarletPride or draw and color your own design and take home a one-of-a-kind memento.

48.6 Miles for a Cure Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Hosted by Dean Broggi, Associate Dean of Students
5-8PM
Livingston Student Center (84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854) – Livingston Hall
Tickets: $10 per person – cash only at the door
Parking: Lots 105, 101, or Yellow

Those of you who know me, realize my passion for helping. I started running three years ago because I thought it would be good for ME. It’s become much more than that:

In my work as Dean of Students at Rutgers University, I see wonderful students who have tremendous financial challenges. Students who are kicked out of their homes, students whose parents are laid off, students who experience fires where all their belongings are destroyed, and so many other tragic circumstances. These challenges should not be the cause that they can no longer attend school.

Rutgers is assisting me in putting together this spaghetti dinner. All funds raised will be split 50/50 – half will go directly to the Student Emergency Fund to support students who have a tremendous need due to an emergency circumstance and the other half will go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy to fund research for a Duchene’s cure.

If you cannot attend and would like to make an individual donation to either cause please visit the following websites:

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy: tinyurl.com/2018BroggiTeamDanny

Rutgers Student Emergency Fund: tinyurl.com/RUemergency

Thank you for your support!

Jeff

 

MidKnight Madness

Hosted by Rutgers Athletics
7:30-9PM
Louis Brown Athletic Center,
Free Admission
Parking: Lots 105, 101, or Yellow

MidKnight Madness is back! Come out and see the Rutgers Men’s Basketball and Rutgers Women’s Basketball teams kickoff the 2017-18 season. The event is free and open to the public!  Doors open at 6:30pm. Events Include: Dunk Contest; Scrimmage; 3-Point Contest; Dance Team Performance; Band Performance.  More info can be found here.

Family Feud

Hosted by Rutgers Recreation
8-10PM
Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tickets: $10 per team – a limited number of tickets will be available at the door, cash only
Parking: Lots 70, 76, or Douglass Deck

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.

Rutgers Football Tailgate Party

Hosted by New Student Orientation and Family Programs
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Werblin Recreation Center Lawn
Tickets: Sold Out
Parking: Livingston/RAC or College Ave Parking Deck- $20 cash lot per vehicle; free shuttles are provided from Livingston RAC/College Ave Deck to the stadium every 20 minutes. Please use this link for more detailed information about gameday parking and to access maps.

Come join our tailgate surrounded by your Rutgers friends and family members. Admission includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, music and giveaways. There will be contests and games for fans of all ages! (Please Note: This ticket does not include admission to High Point Solutions Stadium to view the Rutgers vs. Ohio State Football Game.  To purchase your game ticket, please see details under Rutgers Football Game event).

Rutgers Football Game

Hosted by Rutgers Athletics
Time: Kickoff 7:30pm
Location: Highpoint Solutions Stadium (1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway, NJ 08854)

Tickets: Football game tickets can be purchased here. Tickets are $50 for 200 level seating and $75 for the lower end zone. (Please note: student tickets only allow access for students to sit in the student seating section. If you would like your student to sit with your family during the game, please be sure to purchase an extra ticket).

Parking: Livingston/RAC- $20 a vehicle; free shuttles are provided from Livingston RAC to the stadium every 20 minutes. Please use this link for more detailed information about gameday parking and to access maps

On Saturday, September 30th Rutgers Athletics invites students, their families and friends to enjoy a football game at High Point Solutions Stadium when the Scarlet Knights take on the Ohio State Buckeyes during Rutgers Parent/Family Weekend.  Rutgers undergraduate students will have access to special ticket pricing, $50 for 200 level seating and $75 in the lower end zone, for their friends and family!  There is a limited number of tickets available through this promotion, so don’t wait!

Best Seat in the House- One lucky student and their family will be selected on Friday, September 29th to win a special on-field experience during the Ohio State game.  This will be drawn from the list of students who have purchased the Parent/Family Weekend football game ticket.

 

Yom Kippur Break the Fast

Hosted by Rutgers Hillel
7:30PM
70 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tickets: Rutgers students: Free; $10 per parent/family member. Tickets can be purchased here.
Parking: Lot 11, 1, or 16

Come to Rutgers Hillel to join our Break-the-Fast meal for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Free for all RU students! $10 for guests.

Stargazing at the Observatory (weather permitting)

Hosted by Rutgers Physics Department
Time: 8:00PM & 8:45PM
Location: Robert A Schommer Observatory, Busch Campus (126 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: Sold Out
Parking: No Open Lots

Please check our website by 6:30PM for any weather related announcements. 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). This event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy.

 Sibling Climb

Hosted by Recreation
10AM-12PM
College Ave Gym Rock Wall (130 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Parking: Lots 30, 26, or College Ave Deck

It’s fun for the whole family! Join us at the Rutgers Rock Wall for some vertical adventures during our siblings climbing day.  We’ll provide all of the equipment you need, no experience necessary. Participants must be 18 years old and older!

Brunch Fundraiser to Support Rutgers University Dance Marathon

Hosted by New Student Orientation and Family Programs and Dance Marathon
11AM-1PM
Busch Student Center MPR (604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854)
Tickets: $5 per person. Limited number of tickets available at the door the day of event.
Parking: Lots 51, 59, 60B, & 67

Join Rutgers students and staff for a delicious brunch, prizes and photo booth and decorate a picture frame, 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 $1,000,000 for the Embrace Kids Foundation in 2016 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 to educate guests about this great cause at noon.

Escape the Room

Hosted by Leadership & Experiential Learning
1:30PM-4:30PM
College Ave Student Center MPR (126 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Sold Out
Parking: Lots 30, 26, or College Ave Deck

Test the teamwork of your family by racing the clock in this interactive and collaborative  challenge. Families/teams of up to 9 people can choose their level of difficulty as they try to solve the clues to Escape the Room (smaller groups may be combined).

Art Together

Hosted by Zimmerli Art Museum
1PM-3PM
Zimmerli Art Museum (71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Free Admission
Parking: Lots 30, 26, or College Ave Deck

Take a family trip to the Zimmerli Art Museum on Sunday, October 1st from 1-3pm and participate in Art Together! This free, drop-in program enables children and parents, grandparents, or guardians to work side by side while exploring their artistic talent. Families have a brief, instructor-led experience through one of our galleries and then create a related art project. Art Together is led by Mason Gross MFA students and teaching artists who enjoy interacting with artists of all ages and skill level.

Scavenger Hunt

Hosted by Zimmerli Art Museum
2PM-4PM
Zimmerli Art Museum (71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: Free Admission
Parking: Lots 30, 26, or College Ave Deck

Discover some of the Zimmerli’s Art Museum’s most popular works as you use a scavenger hunt to guide you through the galleries, allowing you to explore all the museum has to offer at your own pace. When you have finished the scavenger hunt, be sure to return it so you can claim your prize!

 

 

Deals

Dining Services

All campuses
Please enjoy a special $10 all-you-care-to-eat pricing per meal at Rutgers dining halls during Parent and Family Weekend.  All four dining halls will be open as follows:
Friday, September 29 – 7:00am to 9:00pm; Saturday, September 30 – 9:30am to 8:00pm; Sunday, October 1 – 9:30am to 8:00pm (Please Note: these are the regular hours of operation).

Recreation Services

All campuses
All weekend long (Friday-Sunday) we will offer free use of our recreation centers and fitness & wellness classes to parents and siblings (18 and over).  Guests will need to be sign in provide a photo ID and be accompanied by their student when checking in.  You can view more details about the rec centers and fitness centers here.

Rutgers Cinema

Livingston Plaza, Livingston Campus
Enjoy a night at the movies with your family at Rutgers Cinema! During Parent and Family Weekend, come see a movie and get one small popcorn and soda ALL for just $10 per person. Rutgers Cinema is a state-of-the-art digital theater that provides first-run movies at a discounted rate. The cinema is located at the Plaza at Livingston Campus at 105 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway. Check out what’s playing by visiting rutgerscinema.com. Purchase tickets at door to receive discounted rate for Parent and Family Weekend.

kite + key

Livingston Plaza, Livingston Campus
Get a great deal on your favorite tech accessories during Parent and Family Weekend.  kite+key, Rutgers Tech Store and Tekchek, Rutgers Computer Repair will be open during Parent and Family Weekend AND will offer a 15% off discount on in-store tech accessories (excluding Apple, Safeware and Beats).  Rutgers Tech Store and Computer Repair is located at the Plaza at Livingston Campus, 55 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway.  To view a complete list of store hours, please visit kiteandkey.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Golf Course

777 Hoes Lane West in Piscataway, NJ 08854
Parent and Alumni discount: Friday- Green fee: $36; Saturday & Sunday – $47 after 12pm. Golf carts: $18 per person and $23 for a single rider.  2 for 1 range token price.

Notes: Please mention “Parent & Family Weekend” when checking in or buying tokens.  For more information on the golf course, please visit their website.

Rutgers Intercollegiate Athletics

Friday

Rutgers Women’s Soccer vs. Minnesota
7:00pm
Yurcak Field, Busch Campus
Tickets can be purchased here
Notes: R Soccer Magnet Giveaway

Rutgers Volleyball vs. Northwestern
7:00pm
College Avenue Gym, 130 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
FREE ADMISSION

5th Annual Unger-DeBlasio Cup, Celebrating 40 years of Rutgers Women’s Golf
Event details can be found here

Saturday
Rutgers Volleyball vs. Illinois
7:00pm
College Avenue Gym, 130 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
FREE ADMISSION

Sunday-
Rutgers Women’s Soccer vs. Wisconsin
1:00pm
Yurcak Field, Busch Campus
Tickets: Free admission w/Rutgers vs. Ohio State football tickets; Tickets can be purchased here
Notes: Pink Game, Alumni Day

Rutgers Men’s Soccer vs. Wisconsin
3:30pm
Yurcak Field, Busch Campus
Tickets: Free admission w/Rutgers vs. Ohio State football tickets; Tickets can be purchased here
Notes: Mini soccer pennant giveaway; double header (one ticket entry both Men’s and Women’s soccer)

 

Livingston Plaza

Livingston Campus
Kick off the fun weekend by enjoying free, live music at the Plaza at Livingston campus.  The Pasta Sauce Exchange, a dynamic group of musicians from funk, reggae, jazz and metal backgrounds fused together, will be performing on the lawn at the Plaza at Livingston Campus on Friday, September 29 from 3-5pm.

Located at 55 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, The Plaza at Livingston Campus is home to nine retailers: Henry’s Diner; Kilmer’s Market; Hoja Asian Fusion; kite+key, Rutgers Tech Store and TeKCheK, Rutgers Computer Repair; The Wright Cut; Qdoba; Starbucks; 16 Handles Frozen Yogurt; and Rutgers Cinema.

 

Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Cook Campus (124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ)

The mission of the Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is to provide the local community, including residents, students, university faculty and staff, University Dining, and restaurants the opportunity to experience and purchase fresh, locally grown and/or prepared food products.

New Jersey Film Festival

Rutgers Film Co-Op & the New Jersey Film Festival
Sunday, October 1st at 7pm
Voorhees Hall 105 – College Avenue Campus (71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Tickets: $12 General Admission & $10 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.

Two amazing films are offered each day including Siamo La Fine Del Mondo (We Are At The End Of The World) and Life by the LandfillPlease view the website for full offerings and film descriptions

Parking Information

The following lots are available to park in on Parent and Family Weekend:

Friday, September 29

Busch lots 51, 59, 60B & 67
College Ave lots 30, 26 & the deck
Cook/Douglas lots 70, 76 & the deck
Livingston lots 105, 101, yellow

Saturday, September 30

NO open lots on Busch.
College Ave lots COMING SOON
Cook/Douglass lots 70, 76 & the deck
NO open lots on Livingston

Sunday, October 1

Busch lots 51, 59, 60B & 67
College Ave lots 30, 26 & the deck
Cook/Douglass lots 70, 76 & the deck
Livingston lots green & yellow

 

Hotel Information

The following hotels have confirmed discounts for Parent and Family Weekend for Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1:

Courtyard by Marriott Edison
3105 Woodbridge Avenue,
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: 732-738-1991
8.5 mi
Rates: $119-$129
Reservation Website: Book your group rate for Rutgers Parent & Family Weekend

Notes: Please mention “Rutgers Parent and Family Weekend” when calling. Newly renovated. Complimentary parking provided.

Hyatt Regency
2 Albany St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 873-1234
3.0m
Rates: Single/Double Occupancy – $189; Triple Occupancy- $214; Quadruple Occupancy- $239

Reservation Website: https://aws.passkey.com/go/rutgersparentsfamilyweekend

Notes: Please book your room by no later than 9/12 to ensure availability at the group rate.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tower Center – New Brunswick
4 Tower Center Blvd
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 800-315-2621
5.6m
Rutgers Rate: $99/night

Notes: When you call to make a reservation, please mention that you are booking for Rutgers Parent and Family Weekend

Radisson
21 Kingsbridge Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-980-0400
4.8m
Rates: $101/night

Notes: Rooms are only available for October 1.  When you call to make a reservation, please mention that you are booking for Rutgers Parent and Family Weekend

Yom Kippur Services

Evening Service: Friday, 9/29 @ 6:15pm
Location: Rutgers Hillel, 70 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Morning Service: Saturday, 9/30 @ 10am
Location: Rutgers Hillel, 70 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Afternoon Service–Saturday, 9/30 @ 5:45pm
Location: Rutgers Hillel, 70 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hillel services are free for students with Rutgers ID, $125 for all others.  For Rutgers faculty and staff, the ticket price is a suggested donation. Students should show ID at the door. All others must purchase tickets in advance either in person at Hillel or by mailing a check to High Holiday Tickets; Rutgers Hillel; 70 College Avenue; New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Requests by mail must be received by Friday, September 15. Tickets will be available at the front desk of Hillel when you arrive for services.

Calvary Chapel Old Bridge

Morning Service: Sunday, 10/1 @ 10:30am
Location: Calvary Chapel Old Bridge, 123 White Oak Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857

All students are welcomed to attend our weekend services at our Church, 123 White Oak Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857.

Catholic Center

Friday, 9/28 @ 1:10pm
Location: 94 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Our main Mass on Sunday, October 1st, at 11 am. It will be a wonderful time for the Catholic community at Rutgers to meet family members of our new and current students.

Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University

Afternoon Service: Sunday, 10/1 @ 5:30pm
Location: Cooper Dining Hall (Douglass Campus). 18 Jones Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Friday (Jummah) Congregational Prayer is organized by Muslim students at Rutgers University. Chaplain Kaiser Aslam, the Muslim Chaplain at RU, will be giving the first khutbah of the semester. Jummah prayer takes place each Friday at 1:10pm in the Cooper Dining Hall on the Douglas Campus.

Episcopal Church at Rutgers (The Canterbury House)

Afternoon Service: Sunday, 10/1 @ 5:30pm
Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join us for Holy Eucharist at historic Christ Church with a student delivering the sermon. A reception will follow.

Cru

Evening Service: Friday, 9/29 @ 8pm
Location: Beck Hall Auditorium, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Join a gathering of students dedicated to growing in Christ, sharing Him with others and leading on campus.