One of the best (but most intimidating) things about Rutgers is the sheer amount of events happening each day. From concerts, guest speakers, sporting events to career development, there’s something for everyone no matter what you’re interested in. It can be overwhelming to keep track of everything, but here is a list of the most notable events happening this September you should check out:
- September 9, 10, 11: Fall Career and Internship Mega Fair
Every semester, Rutgers hosts an enormous career fair with hundreds of employers, offering jobs and internships for nearly every major. This year, the career fair spans three days, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Louis Brown Athletic Center on Livingston campus. If you are hoping to get a head start on finding a job after graduation or securing an internship for the future, this is the perfect place to network and work on your elevator pitch. Remember to wear proper business casual attire and brush up on your resume beforehand!
- September 13: 80s Dance Party Silent Disco
Footloose students who love dancing and music should definitely register for the first ever free Silent Disco at the Yard on College Avenue from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Unlike a normal disco or dance club, you hear the music through your own individual headphones, and can choose from three different channels what to listen to while you dance. Be sure to bust out the neon and oversized accessories to really bring it back to the 80’s.
- September 20: Beats on the Banks ft. Cheat Codes (presented by RUPA)
Many notable events are held by Rutgers University Programming Association, or RUPA for short, one of which is Beats on the Banks. If you’re looking to go to a concert for cheap, Beats on the Banks is the way to go. Previous artists that have performed include Khalid, Chance the Rapper, Amine, Logic and Young the Giant. This fall, the band performing is electronic dance music trio Cheat Codes. Tickets are typically $15 for balcony and $25 for floor, which is a steal compared to concerts at other venues. Tickets are already on sale and sell out fast!
- September 28: Rutgers vs. University of Michigan Football Game
Besides Penn State, one of the largest competitors when it comes to football in the Big Ten Conference is the University of Michigan. Even if you’re not invested in sports, football games are fun because of the intense spirit and cheering and performances during halftime, such as dancing and the marching band. Though the exact time is to be determined, if you’re interested in school spirit definitely mark this on your calendar.
- September 28: RUPA Presents: Scarlet Day of Service
One of the biggest community service events at Rutgers is the semesterly Scarlet Day of Service, where students register as a group or individually to volunteer at sites around the state. Possible places to volunteer include libraries, senior centers, gardens and soup kitchens. The event not only promotes helping others and raising awareness about places in need in New Jersey, but also makes community service fun and a bonding activity.
There’s never nothing to do at Rutgers. With such a huge population and Rutgers’ location, there is enough variety for everyone to find something to do during their free time. The only question left to answer is, “where are you going to go?”