ConvocationCarnivale

What is Convocation & Carnivalé?

Chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Deba Dutta, will address incoming students and formally welcome all to the Rutgers University community at Convocation on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The event will take place at the Rutgers Athletics Center on the Livingston Campus and features speeches by students and administrators, as well as performances by several performing arts groups including the Rutgers Glee Club. Following the ceremony, students will return to their home campus for dinner and an indoor carnival event where they can win prizes, play boardwalk games, race one another in human hamster balls, compete in laser tag, sample delicious snacks and drinks, and so much more. Convocation and Scarlet Carnivalé is for first-year students and new transfer students ONLY.

 

Schedule Overview:

Entering The RAC:

  • Students will arrive at the RAC grouped by residence hall and will be seated together
  • Commuter students should plan to arrive at the Livingston Student Center for an informal gathering from 2PM-4PM before walking to the stadium for the ceremony
  • Groups with a student who has a hearing or visual impairment will be accommodated in reserved sections

After Convocation:

  • Livingston and commuter students will enjoy dinner at the Livingston Dining Commons and Carnivale at the Livingston Student Center
  • All other students will get back on buses to return to their respective campuses
    • Cook/Douglass = Livingston Student Center bus stop
    • College Avenue/Busch = Hospital Road behind the RAC
  • Cook/Douglass students will enjoy dinner at Neilson Dining Hall and Carnivale at the Cook Student Center
  • Busch students will enjoy dinner at Busch Dining Hall and Carnivale at the Busch Student Center
  • College Avenue students will enjoy dinner at Brower Commons and Carnivale at the College Avenue Student Center