For New Students

We want to help you make the most of your Rutgers experience. Get involved in any of these programs at the start of your Rutgers experience!

Camp UKnightCamp UKnight

Camp UKnight is a post-orientation experience that is a three-day, two-night excursion in the Pocono Mountains for first-year and transfer students. It provides you with an instant community and bonds that will make adjusting to Rutgers much easier. You will be able to enhance your leadership skills and start your college career off right. Learn more.

Discovery Program

The Discovery Program is a three-day, two-night post-orientation opportunity for new students interested in learning about a topic you may feel passionately about immersing yourself in through service-learning in the New Brunswick Community.

Topics include:

  • Community Service (Start with Service)
  • Adventure Learning (Start with Adventure)
  • Social Justice (Start with Advocacy)
  • Sustainability (Start with Sustainability) 

This program is designed for incoming students interested in learning more about how to get involved immediately and stay involved in these interests when they arrive on campus. No previous experience is needed, just a desire to learn and explore. Learn more.

Leadership Living Learning Community 

This living learning community brings together like-minded students to establish support networks, explore leadership, participate in events, and access resources in a positive learning environment.

First-Year Fellowship

The First-Year Fellowship features a curriculum designed for emerging leaders to cultivate their skills and abilities to become the next generation of leaders on campus and beyond! Previous leadership experience not required. Learn more