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…

RUPA Insider: Masquerade Ball Mask Craft

To get students excited for the Masquerade Ball, RUPA held this mask craft. Initially, RUPA wanted an artist to come to Rutgers and teach students how these Venetian style masks are created, but we could not secure an artist in time. RUPA purchased blank masks and decorations for students to add to their masks. These…

RUPA Insider: Waitress on Broadway

Broadway trips are one of many events organized by the Arts and Culture committee. On Saturday February 4th, RUPA took a trip to NYC to see Waitress on Broadway, a show nominated as the Best Show Of 2015 and described as “an empowering musical to the highest order” by the Chicago Tribune. Based on a…

RUPA Insider: Scarlet Day of Service (Spring 2017)

Scarlet Day of Service is a day-long event held semesterly for students to give back to their community by engaging in meaningful service, and it is also the largest community service event in all of New Jersey. Get the inside scoop from two of our assistants directors who were in charge of the site leaders and community…

RUPA Insider: Party At The Puddle

Hey friends! My name is Bill Nye… jk lol, my real name is Tray’von Norwood and I am an Assisstant Director for Traditions and Community. You may be wondering “what is that and what do you do?” Well I’ll tell you. RUPA’s Traditions and Community, otherwise known as T&C, is in charge of planning the…

RUPA Insider: Hot Dog Day

As a member of the Traditions and Community committee, I am tasked with planning traditional, community building events around Rutgers. Going to such a large university has its ups and downs. Despite the huge population of students it’s very easy to feel alone. That’s where Hot Dog Day comes in. It is one of RUPA’s…

RUPA Insider: Chicago on Broadway

It was a decent trip to Manhattan on the first Saturday in April. Rachel and I were the lead for the day and were joined by 50 Rutgers students and two staff members from Rutgers. We arrived around 12:30pm in front of the Administer Theatre, and after grabbing lunch on our own, relaxed and enjoyed…