Rutgers Student Affairs offers a full week (10/10-10/15) of programs and activities that showcase annual events celebrating the Scarlet Knight spirit! Be a part of the Rutgers Homecoming tradition!

5th Annual Homecoming Kickoff Bonfire


DATE — Monday, October 10


LOCATION — Blue Lot [Near Yurcak Stadium, Busch Campus]

Let’s kick off Homecoming Week with the 5th Annual Bonfire! Enjoy music and a free BBQ for Rutgers students (while supplies last) and then get fired up for a fun week of Homecoming events kicked off with the official lighting of the bonfire.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt — Plank Contest

DATE — Tuesday, October 11

TIME — 5 – 6:30PM

LOCATION — High Point Solutions Stadium

Mark your calendars! In celebration of Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, Rutgers Recreation and Rutgers Athletics will be gathering at High Point Solutions Stadium to attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most people holding the abdominal plank position.

Homecoming Bed Race Decorating

Homecoming-Bed-Races-DecoratingDATE — Wednesday — October 12

TIME — 7PM – 10PM

LOCATION — Morrell Street, Rutgers Student Center

Stop by the bed race tent on Morrell Street for a fun night of decorating by members of student organizations competing in the Homecoming Charity Bed Race.


9th Annual Homecoming Charity Bed Races


DATE — Thursday, October 13


LOCATION — Morrell Street, Rutgers Student Center

Want to have a blast while helping a good cause? Don’t miss the 9th Annual Homecoming Bed Races at the Rutgers Student Center!

Student organizations will race decorated beds down College Avenue to benefit New Jersey residents in need. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest team, best decorated bed, best team costumes, and team that contributes the most diapers to charity! Click here to view the race’s rules and regulations.

Rutgers vs. University of Illinois Football Game

HomecomingDATE — Saturday, October 15

TIME — Kickoff at12PM

LOCATION — High Point Solutions Stadium

Join fellow students and fans as we pack the stadium and cheer on our Scarlet Knights!