Senior Days 2021: May 4 – May 13
Rutgers 2021 Senior Days
Seniors are encouraged to participate in any or all of these virtual events occurring in May. Come online with your friends and classmates to make a few more memories before Commencement. Events and giveaways are limited to Rutgers-NB graduating seniors and will be provided while supplies last.
Digital Caricatures and Cap Decorating Mixer
Friday, May 7
Attend this social to mix and mingle with your fellow Senior Scarlet Knights! Come together on Zoom to decorate your own caps while waiting to get your portrait drawn in caricature form in a personal breakout room. The caricature drawing will include the Rutgers Class of 2021 logo and will be sent to you after the event! All event attendees will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Visa gift card.
Senior Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, May 11
12PM-8PM (choose your own start time, event runs continuously)
RU Ready to test your knowledge of Rutgers?!? Calling on all Senior Scarlet Knights to participate in this virtual scavenger hunt to see who can solve these virtual challenges the quickest!
It’s a simple experience where Scarlet Knights can scan a QR code to begin the “hunt”. You can choose to compete in a variety of challenges, earning points for each one you complete. As the game continues, you will be able to track other teams’ activity on the live leaderboard! This virtual scavenger hunt is available from 12PM-8PM and the quickest to complete the “hunt” throughout the day will be on top! You are racing against the clock so it doesn’t matter when you start – what matters is how quickly you can finish! The minimum limit for a team is 2 people and the maximum limit is 4 people. The top two teams will win a Visa Gift Card for each team member! Prizes are $100 each for First Place and $50 each for Second Place.
Teams will receive an email the day before the program with all the details on how to access the scavenger hunt platform.
Thursday, May 13
Come together with your friends and classmates for a virtual experience in the art of mixology. We will explore the basics of networking and socializing in professional settings when alcohol is involved, while learning how to make a Moscow Mule and a Bay Breeze from a professional bartender. A list of ingredients and suggested supplies will be available prior to the event so that you can participate from a safe location of your choice. Students who consume alcohol as a part of this event should be 21 years of age or older and should do so responsibly. All event attendees will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Visa gift card.
We know commemorating the culmination of your senior year is important. While we can’t gather together for our favorite Senior Days events, we do want to provide you with opportunities to take photos and participate in some of our time-honored traditions for graduating seniors. Since we are unable to host the Old Queens Senior Reception this spring, we are making clay pipes available for pick-up, while supplies last.
If you visit the Old Queens area of campus you will find the Welcome Alumni banner hung across the front of Winants Hall for a photo op. We encourage you to celebrate responsibly by maintaining safe social distance and wearing masks when not actively taking photos or video. If you choose to break your clay pipe on the cannon, please be sure to clean up after yourself so the space remains free of debris. Photo ops are also available at SHI stadium, but require advance registration. See below.
Clay Pipe Giveaway
The custom of breaking clay pipes symbolizes a “breaking of fellowship” for the college students who have spent hundreds of hours together at Rutgers, and marks the beginning of the next step in their lives. This tradition takes place on the lawn of the historic Old Queens Campus, with seniors smashing their pipes on the cannon in front of Old Queens.
Graduating seniors who wish to pick up their free clay pipe can sign up for a timeframe to do so on either Thursday, May 6 or Friday, May 7. Pick-up will take place in the College Avenue Student Center. RUID and mask are required for entry.
Senior Photos at SHI Stadium
May 4, May 6, May 10
Join your friends and classmates for pictures on the field at SHI Stadium. Wear your cap and gown, and of course a smile! You will enter through the West Gate entrance where you will present your proof of registration before advancing to the field. Masks are required at all times except for when actively posing for photos, and social distancing must be observed per Rutgers University campus policy.
Spaces are limited and you supply your own phone/camera. You must pre-register for this opportunity and are limited to one day, per senior. Available dates are Tuesday, May 4, Thursday, May 6, and Monday, May 10 from 1PM-4PM each day.
And even though you will be graduating from Rutgers, we want to make sure you get one last chance to experience game day in the student section. We missed having you at games this season, so Rutgers Football has extended your eligibility one full season!
To lock in your spot in the student section and spend game days back on campus this fall, log into your student account to purchase student season tickets for 2021 today!
Virtual Tri-State Career & Internship Fair Series
Friday, April 30, 2021, 11AM – 4PM
Open to All Rutgers Students & Alumni
The Virtual Tri-State Career & Internship Fair Series Hosted by Rutgers provides the opportunity to directly network and discuss part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities with employers. These fairs are open to current students and alumni from all academic disciplines and Rutgers University campuses (New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, and RBHS) and non-Rutgers affiliates with access to a Handshake account. Each fair has different employers available for 1-on-1 and group sessions! We encourage students and alumni to schedule multiple sessions in at least two of the fairs (STEM, Non-STEM, Both, Student Campus Jobs-RU ONLY!). To register for the last fair of the semester visit careers.rutgers.edu/fairseries.
Seniors are encouraged to share their upcoming post-graduation plans with Career Exploration and Success (CES) and in doing so will be entered into a raffle to win a choice of Apple Air Pods or a $100 Amazon gift card! This is the official New Brunswick survey you should complete prior to graduation. Even if a student has not decided on their next steps can still complete this survey prior to graduation.