What is Convocation & Carnivalé?

Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta invites all incoming students to New Student Convocation held on campus each fall. This event formally welcomes our newest students to the Rutgers University community 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 celebrate together at the Scarlet Carnivalé – a huge outdoor event where they can win prizes, play boardwalk games, compete in laser tag, race one another on giant tricycles, enjoy delicious snacks and drinks, and so much more. Convocation and Scarlet Carnivalé is for first-year students and new transfer students ONLY. The date for the 2018 New Student Convocation and Scarlet Carnivalé is to be determined.