RUPA Insider: Hot Dog Day

As the Assistant Director of RUPA’s Traditions & Community committee, I had the chance to lead one of the most anticipated events of the year, Hot Dog Day! I remember how much fun I had working this event last year as a general member and leading it this year was such a wonderful experience. There…

RUPA Insider: Beats on the Banks ft. Metro Boomin

Last Friday marked my committee’s last event of the year, our spring semester’s Beats on the Banks ft. Metro Boomin. As the Marketing Assistant Director for Concerts & Coffeehouses, it is my responsibility to assist in the planning, execution, and promotion of music-related campus, including our large-scale concerts and smaller showcases of student musicians. The…

RUPA Insider: Calligraphy Workshop ft. Rajiv Surendra

As the Marketing Assistant Director (MAD) for the RUPA Arts & Culture committee, I’m responsible for promoting events related to the arts, such as passerby crafts, Broadway trips, and lectures, using social media and print marketing. This means I collaborate with the Media Team to create flyers, draft supporting posts on Facebook and Twitter, and…

RUPA Insider: World Planting Day

Community Service events are unique in the fact that their mission is to not only connect the Rutgers community but also the New Brunswick and New Jersey ones as well. With World Planting Day, we partnered with Sandra from Rutgers Gardens to help educate students about the environment and plants around us. Activities included a…

RUPA Insider: Interest Meeting

RUPA invited Steven, a LEx Leader, to our very last interest meeting of the Spring semester to present to students about leadership. They played the activity True Colors to determine their leadership styles and split off into groups to plan our Traditions & Community event Hot Dog Day. This was one of our many themed…

RUPA Insider: Senior Citizen Prom

Rutgers University invited volunteers to serve their community while getting their groove on a day filled with food, music, games, and dancing! They dressed up, learned how to salsa, made some crafts, and created memories with some local senior citizens!   Senior prom is one of the most heart-warming events we have throughout the semester. We started thinking…

RUPA Insider: Morse Code Bracelet Craft

The Morse code craft was one of the Arts & Culture committee passerby event during the spring semester outside of the Douglass Student Center. Students were able to make bracelets using dotted and dashed beads to create unique messages that could only be decoded by the creator. The event had an amazing turn out and…

RUPA Insider: Trip to Washington D.C.

While RUPA conducts several trips every semester, very rarely have they been to cities further than New York or Philadelphia. This year, in an effort to further RUPA’s range, a trip to Washington D.C. was created. The trip left early in the morning and arrived at Washington around noon, meaning students had almost a full…

RUPA Insider: 1000 Cranes Project

The 1000 Cranes Project was new for RUPA this year. We were in the process of coming up with ideas for a huge art installation for the Rutgers community to enjoy, but the moment the idea of cranes came up, we knew this could reach far beyond the walls of this community. The idea behind…

RUPA Insider: Geek Week VR Experience

The VR Experience was a RUPA partnership with Geek Week to present the new technology of Virtual Reality to Rutgers. With the help of Arcane Reality, RUPA was able to bring six computer based headsets and numerous mobile phone headsets to campus for students to enjoy. Students were able to enter the world of VR…