Senior Days 2017: May 10 – May 13
Senior Days Information Overview
Tickets will be sold ONLINE starting April 25, 2017 at 2:00PM. Tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis until sold out. Methods of Payment: Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please keep the following ticket policies in mind before purchasing tickets:
- Please arrive at all events and trips promptly. Late entry or arrival may not be possible at some events.
- Only New Brunswick/Piscataway UNDERGRADUATE Seniors that graduated in October 2016 or January 2017 or are scheduled to graduate in May 2017 or October 2017 are eligible to participate in events. Senior Days is paid for with students fees associated with your class year.
- Rutgers students participating in a five year program may participate in Senior Days during their 4th year ONLY. Students in these programs are considered undergraduates through their 4th year until their 5th and/or 6th year when they are considered graduate students in terms of fees. Students in their 5th and 6th year cannot participate in Senior Days.
- A valid Senior student ID and your online ticket will be verified at each event. Rutgers Student Affairs reserves the right to deny entry to non-Seniors attempting to use Senior tickets without a refund.
- Guests must be accompanied by a current Rutgers Senior and have a valid state-issued photo ID for identity and age verification. Guests are only permitted to attend events listed on the website with a guest ticket price listed.
- Seniors may transfer their ticket to another senior if they can no longer attend. If you have received a transferred ticket, you will need the confirmation email (with the ticket) and you should check in under the name on the ticket.
- Participants must present valid state-issued photo ID for age verification to be served alcohol at any event. Rutgers Student Affairs reserves the right to deny entry to any Seniors or Guests that arrive at events under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
- NY YANKEES BASEBALL GAME, MEDIEVAL TIMES & NY CITY YACHT CRUISE: Participants are required to travel to and from the event location with the group on the provided bus transportation.
- Changes to events due to weather or other emergency’s will be announced using the email address provided at ticket purchase and listed on the this website.
- All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
By clicking on the ticket and adding it to your shopping cart link, you are agreeing to adhere to the ticket limit and policies. Please note we may cancel any ticket orders that exceed the published ticket limit or do not adhere to Senior Days Policies.
University Ticket Policies: You must bring a valid Senior student ID to each event. Participants must present valid state-issued photo ID for age verification to be served alcohol. Guests MUST present other valid federal/state issued photo ID as proof of age at the event. Failure to do so will result in denied entry. ALL attendees (guests included) MUST be 18 years of age or older and comply with all Rutgers University policies.
During Senior Days students participating in the events are allowed to park in the student lots (Lots: 20, 26,30, College Ave. Deck, 98A or 98B) without a permit beginning Thursday, May 12th through Saturday, May 14th. You may use any vehicle as long you there are no outstanding tickets on the vehicle.
Parking the day of Commencement (May 14th) is by permit only. This needs to be obtained through the Commencement website. Online registration for free Commencement parking hangtags will begin on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 10 a.m., and will end on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 9 a.m. Additional hangtags will be available for purchase on the site from April 17 at 10:00 through May 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Beginning on May 12, the Department of Transportation Services will begin operating buses on the summer bus schedule. For more information on busing, check back at a later date.
Knight Mover Service
The Knight Mover provides individual transportation on or between all the Rutgers New Brunswick & Piscataway campuses after the inter-campus transit system ceases to operate for the evening. Call the Knight Mover phone number below during the hours listed below to request transportation.
Knight Mover Phone Number: 848-932-RIDE (7433)
Dining Hours & Information
|Thursday, May 11||Friday, May 12||Saturday, May 13||Sunday, May 14||Monday, May 15|
|Busch Campus Center||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM-5:00PM||8:00AM-5:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM|
|Moe’s Southwest Grill||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM-4:00PM||Closed||10:00AM – 3:00PM||10:00AM – 3:00PM|
|Gerlanda’s Pizza and Café||8:00AM – 3:00PM||8:00AM-3:00PM||Closed||8:00AM – 2:00PM||8:00AM – 3:00PM|
|Szechwan Ichiban||11:00AM – 4:30PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||Closed||10:00AM – 4:00PM||11:00AM – 4:30PM|
|Burger King||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM-4:00PM||Closed||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM – 4:00PM|
|Convenience Store||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM-4:00PM||Closed||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM – 4:30PM|
|Cook Campus Center||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM||Closed||Closed||8:00AM – 5:00PM|
|Cook Café||8:00AM – 3:00PM||8:00AM – 3:00PM||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Deli and Grill||8:00AM – 3:00PM||8:00AM – 2:00PM||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Douglass Campus Center||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM-2:30PM||Closed||8:00AM – 5:00PM|
|Dunkin Donuts||8:00AM – 2:30PM||8:00AM – 2:30PM||8:00AM – 2:30PM||Closed||8:00AM – 2:30PM|
|Livingston Student Center||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM-5:00PM||8:00AM-7:30PM||8:00AM – 6:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM|
|Dunkin Donuts||8:00AM – 2:00PM||8:00AM-2:00PM||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Convenience Store||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM-4:00PM||Closed||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM – 4:00PM|
|Rutgers Student Center||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM – 8:00PM||8:00AM – 8:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM|
|Au Bon Pain||7:00AM – 6:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM||7:00AM – 6:00PM||7:00AM – 8:00PM|
|Gerlanda’s||8:00AM – 3:00PM||8:00AM – 3:00PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||8:00AM – 2:00PM||8:00AM – 2:30PM|
|King Pita||10:00AM – 3:00PM||10:00AM – 3:00PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||10:00AM – 3:00PM|
|Subway||9:00AM – 3:00PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM|
|Currito’s||9:00AM – 3:00PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM|
|Wendy’s||9:00AM – 3:00PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||9:00AM – 8:00PM||9:00AM – 3:00PM|
|Spirit Shop||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM – 4:00PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM – 4:00PM|
|Computer Lab||8:30AM – 4:00PM||8:30AM – 4:00PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||11:00AM-4:30PM||11:00AM-4:30PM|
|Student Activities Center||8:00AM – 5:00PM||Closed||Closed||8:00AM – 5:00PM||8:00AM – 5:00PM|
|SAC Convenience Store||8:00AM – 11:00PM||8:30AM – 4:00PM||8:30AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM – 4:00PM||8:00AM – 4:00PM|
Meal Plans & RU Express
The last student meal in the Dining Halls will be dinner on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Students who will not be taking classes in the coming summer and fall semester should fill out an RU Express refund request form if they have at least $25 remaining in RU Express balance.
For additional information regarding Dining Services, meal plans or RU Express contact the RU Express/Board Plan Office at (848) 932-8041 or go to food.rutgers.edu.
Graduating Seniors who plan on staying in on-campus housing during Senior Days will be permitted to stay in their current residence for the duration of the exam period. The “Move Out within 24 Hours of Your Last Final” rule does not apply to this group of Seniors. During this time, Seniors are expected to continue to adhere to residence hall policies and not serve as a distraction for other students preparing for final exams.
Senior Days Housing
The application to register for Senior Days Housing can be found here.
The last final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10. All students, with the exception of Seniors who are remaining for Senior Days, are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final exam and no later than 10:00AM on May 11. All halls/suites/apartments (except for Rockoff Annual Students), will close at 10:00AM on Thursday May 11. Graduating seniors living in University Center (Easton Avenue), Rockoff Hall and Livingston Apartments can stay in their assignment during senior days.
Only those students who graduated in January 2017 or are eligible to graduate in May or October 2017, AND who have been living in campus residence halls during the Spring 2017 semester will be eligible to live on campus during Senior Days. When all regular residence halls/suites/apartments close at 10:00AM on Thursday May 11, Seniors will be permitted to stay in their current residence halls during the transitional hours until the halls designated for Senior Days are ready. This allows for appropriate cleaning between the closing of the halls/suites/apartments and the opening of Senior Days housing.
The residence halls to be used for Seniors will be Metzger, Hardenbergh, and Katzenbach. All policies that are applicable during the year are still applicable during Senior Days. There will be staff monitoring the building. Students WILL be charged for any damages that may occur in the space.
Seniors choosing to stay in Senior Days housing will be assigned to traditional residence halls on the campus where they lived during Spring 2017. Seniors will pick up their keys for Senior Days housing at the building they will be moving into between 3pm – 5pm on Thursday May 11. At that time, they will also be able to drop off their key from their Spring 2017 housing assignments.
Seniors must vacate this housing no later than 10:00am on Monday, May 15.
For more information on residence halls or housing options, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
Your graduation experience involves two major events this year. Join your fellow graduates, faculty, and staff at the University Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14 at High Point Solutions Stadium! You can also celebrate your achievement at your school’s smaller convocation ceremony.
At University Commencement, you will see your name in lights on the stadium-wrapping ribbon boards. Be sure to watch the jumbotron where you might see photos of you and your friends that have been posted on our facebook page and see video shout-outs recorded by graduating seniors at one of the Rutgers Day University Commencement booths (CAVM2-358 or CDROL-362)
The stadium opens at 10:30 a.m. and the procession begins at 12:30 p.m. Following the procession, the ceremony will last one hour. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate your fine achievement surrounded by your family and friends.
Every graduating student can register for 2 free parking hangtags to be used on our New Brunswick campuses on Sunday, May 14. Please note that parking permits issued by Rutgers Department of Transportation for use during the year will not be valid for parking on that day. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, go to commencement.rutgers.edu to register for your hangtags, through April 17 at 9:00a.m. Additional hangtags will be available for purchase on the site from April 17 at 10:00a.m. through May 1 at 10:00a.m. Rutgers campus buses will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from campus parking zones every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening. If you did not obtain a Commencement parking hangtag, you may park on the College Avenue Campus in one of the paid public parking lots or purchase a $5.00 parking hangtag on-site on the Livingston Campus and be directed to parking there. The shuttle buses from College Avenue, will drop off at Lot 48 across the street from the Visitors Center. The shuttle bus from the Livingston campus will drop off passengers at the practice bubble at the north end of the stadium. While changes have been made in the parking and transportation plan to improve the flow of traffic to the stadium, traffic will still be heavy on commencement day so please allow ample travel time.
Please visit commencement.rutgers.edu for more information about the commencement ceremony and to learn about the graduation convocations taking place on each of our campuses. You can also visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/RutgersUniversityCommencement.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who can take part in Senior Days activities?
Only those students who graduated in October 2016, January 2017 or those who are eligible to graduate in May or October 2017, will be able to participate in Senior Days activities.
Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway undergraduate student may participate in Senior Days. Senior Days is paid for with students fees associated with your class year.
Rutgers students participating in a five year program may participate in Senior Days during their 4th year ONLY. Students in these programs are considered undergraduates through their 4th year until their 5th and/or 6th year when they are considered graduate students in terms of fees. Students in their 5th and 6th year cannot participate in Senior Days.
Do I have to live in on-campus housing to take part in Senior Days activities?
No. All Seniors who fit the criteria above are welcome to purchase tickets for and participate in Senior Days events.