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…

RUPA Insider: Candle Holder Mason Jar Craft

This event took place on January 18, 2017 at the Livingston Student Center. Students came between classes and decorated mason jars with candles. It was a fun activity, where we put sand in mason jars and added some winter decorations. The candle in the Mason Jar acted as warmness to light up our winter nights.…

RUPA Insider: Denim Day

The Denim Day Fashion Show was a brand new event that the Traditions & Community committee put together this spring with the help of RUTGERS NO MORE and The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA.) Part of Rutgers’ participation in Denim Day, an international protest against rape, the event’s goal was to raise…

RUPA Insider: A Semester of Comedy

The name’s Rj and I love RUPA. One of the best opportunities I have received from RUPA is emceeing events. I’m a pretty fun guy, or so my imaginary friends tell me. By any means I was allowed to stage manage and introduce comedians like Pete Davidson and Chris Gethard this semester. It was freaking…