Geek Week

Geek WeekStudents posing with Harry Potter themed items
Monday, March 27, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 2023

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 27th

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 Geek Week with a live performance from Dylan Sadiq, the College Cuber!

Tuesday, March 28th

Adobe Workshop Series: Character Animator hosted by Adobe and Rutgers IT

Time: 12pm-1pm
Location: Livingston Coffeehouse
From beginners to experts, come and see how you can use Adobe’s Character Animator to create an avatar/cartoon character synced to your voice and movements.

Percy Jackson Night hosted by the Honors College

Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Honors College - Druskin Lounge
Are you a fan of the Percy Jackson series? Join the Honors College for a Percy Jackson-themed night filled with movies, crafts and food, plus a guest lecture on representations of ancient Greece and Rome in Hollywood and media!

Wednesday, March 29th

Adobe Workshop Series: Adobe Audio hosted by Adobe and Rutgers IT

Time: 12pm-1pm
Location: Livingston Coffeehouse
Join us to see what audio tools are available to you to easily record and create great sounding voice over tracks for podcasts and videos, from right in your web browser.

Catan Tournament hosted by Unplugged - The Board Gaming Club

Time: 5pm-9pm
Location: Trayes Hall
Join Unplugged – The Board Gaming Club for a Catan Tournament, a game in which players take on the role of settlers gathering and trading resources to create communities across an island. Players of all experience levels are welcome to compete for the chance to win prizes. Food will be served! Register to participate in the Catan Tournament on getINVOLVED by Tuesday, March 28.

Thursday, March 30th

Adobe Workshop Series: Adobe Express hosted by Adobe and Rutgers IT

Time: 12pm-1pm
Location: Livingston Coffeehouse
Adobe Express can handle many tasks that you previously had to use the more complicated tools like Photoshop, InDesign, and other solutions. From the web or your phone, you now can create web pages, videos, post, posters, and more. This session will show you how to access and use the Express tools.

Triwizard Tournament hosted by Muggle Mayhem

Time: 5pm-8pm 
Location: Livingston Student Center MPR
Put your name in the Goblet of Fire and compete in Muggle Mayhem’s Triwizard Tournament to win awesome prizes! Participants will compete in trivia, mazes, minute-to-win-it games, and more! Food will be served. RSVP to participate in the Triwizard Tournament on getINVOLVED by Wednesday, March 29.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Movie Premiere hosted by Student Involvement and Leadership 

Time: 10pm-1am
Location: Rutgers Cinema
Join Student Involvement and Leadership for the premiere of the new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie. Reserve your ticket on getINVOLVED. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Campus Programs Office located in the College Ave Student Center, Room 431 between Tuesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 30 between 9am-5pm. *Tickets are first come first served!*

Friday, March 31st

Geek Week Finale hosted by Late Knight

Time: 9pm-12am
Location: CASC MPR
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.