Geek Week

Geek WeekStudents posing with Harry Potter themed items
Monday, March 18, 2024 - Friday, March 22, 2024

What is Geek Week? Geek Week is a nationally recognized annual week of events celebrating all things “geeky” at Rutgers University. From tabletop and video gaming, to music, cosplay, academic panels based on gender and ethnic diversity, and more. By focusing on the students and their passions, Geek Week seeks to make meaningful differences in students’ lives by providing opportunities for them to find community, be accepted, and gain exposure to non-familiar topics and experiences in geek culture.

Geek Week Events

Monday, March 18

Geek Week Kick Off ft. the College Cuber

Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Livingston Concourse
Rutgers University alumnus Dylan Sadiq, better known online as the 'College Cuber,' has been creating art out of Rubik’s cubes since April 2021. Sadiq solves 560 cubes in a period of only three hours to create his mosaics. Please join us as we kick off GeekWeek with a live performance from Dylan Sadiq, the College Cuber! 

Monday, March 18

Speed Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall
Get a team together to compete in our speed jigsaw puzzle competition. Who will finish their puzzle first? Puzzles, prizes and food will be provided! *Teams of up to 4 participants permitted. All participants must register at

Tuesday, March 19

Catan Tournament & Board Game Café (co-hosted with Unplugged)

Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: College Ave Student Center, MPR & Lounge 
Join us in the MPR for the Catan tournament for a chance to win prizes! Pizza will be served! All participants must pre-register for the Catan Tournament at Also, stop by the Main Lounge to play your favorite board games at the Board Game Café and enjoy yummy pastries and beverages.

Tuesday, March 19

Dune: Part Two Screening

Time: 10pm-1am
Location: Rutgers Cinema 
Join us at Rutgers Cinema as we screen Dune: Part 2. Free popcorn with every ticket! Reserve your tickets at

Wednesday, March 20

Barbie Night (co-hosted with Honors College) 

Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Honors College Radkin Family Courtyard & Druskin Lounge
Join us at the Honors College to geek out about all things Barbie at... Barbie Night at the Honors College! Check out guest faculty lectures analyzing the live-action "Barbie" movie, create your own doll, make friendship bracelets, fun giveaways, and more! PLUS, watch "Barbie" on the big screen! All Rutgers students are welcome to join us in the Honors College: Dreamhouse Edition!

Wednesday, March 20

Game On! Craft and Play (co-hosted with RUPA & Rutgers Women’s Gaming League)

Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Busch Student Center, MPR
Come play video games inside a video game truck and create awesome and geeky crafts! 

Thursday, March 21

TriWizard Tournament (co-hosted with Muggle Mayhem) 

Time: 4pm-7pm
Location: Livingston Student Center, MPR
Put your name in the Goblet of Fire and compete in the Triwizard Tournament to win awesome prizes! Participants will compete in trivia, minute-to-win-it games and more! Food will be served!

Thursday, March 21

Geek Trivia

Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: Livingston Student Center, Rutgers Zone 
Join us for our monthly trivia game series – this month’s theme is Geek! Play as a team or an individual and come out to have fun and win cool prizes!

Friday, March 22

Dungeons & Dragons: Night 

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Busch Student Center, The Cove 
Join us for a west marches-style D&D quest through minecraft! Free food and prizes!

Friday, March 22

Geek Week Finale Party 

Time: 9pm-12am
Location: College Ave Student Center
Join us to celebrate the end of Geek Week with a party featuring “Super Thrash Bros,” karaoke, a photo booth, retro arcade games, cosplay contest, and an opportunity to hang out with different geek orgs. The food bar will be appetizers and desserts. As always, Late Knight is free!


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Geek Week Flashback

Take a look back at past Geek Weeks and embrace the geek at Rutgers University!

Night of the Living Finale PartyGeek Week 2021

Geek Week 2021 included exciting Nintendo and Nerdology trivia games, Valorant team competitions, a Harry Potter-themed interactive role-playing story adventure, online board games galore, plenty of fun, and heated Hearthstone matches. 

Geek Week 2020Girl standing next to Hogwarts sign

Geek Week 2020 was filled with tons of fun events including trivia, an artificial intelligence expo, a Rubik’s Cubathon, Triwizard Tournament, Hunger Games event, and a Night of the Living Finale Party with Late Knight. 

Geek Week 2016

Geek Week 2016 included our annual Night of the Living Costume Dance Party, Trivia Night, a 3D Design and Printing night, laser tag, gaming panel, a cosplay costume contest, a movie night, and keynote speaker Gina Trapani. 

Two students cosplaying for Geek WeekGeek Week 2015

Geek Week 2015 included Trivia Night, the Rutgers Science Festival, a movie night, the Annual KnightSlash Fighting Game Tournament, Nerd Girl Panel, a lecture with NASA scientist Dr. H. Philip Stahl Lecture, and keynote speaker George Takei. 

Geek Week 2014

Geek Week 2014 included Trivia Night, the Scarlet Cross Renaissance Fair, the Rutgers Science Festival, a movie night, the Annual KnightSlash Fighting Game Tournament, The Ethical Crossroads Between Sci-Fi and Reality, 3D Printing Lecture with Fashion Designer Francis Bitonti, and MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Scenes with Kari Byron and Tory Belleci.