Scarlet Day of Service
Saturday, September 15, 2018


Scarlet Day of Service is the one of the largest service events of the year at Rutgers University planned by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and Rutgers Student Affairs. On this day, students and alumni come together as part of the State University of New Jersey to volunteer at different community organizations throughout central New Jersey. Scarlet Day of Service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018. This event provides over 1000 students and alumni the opportunity to serve New Jersey by cleaning up communities, revitalizing outdoor spaces, working with youth and senior citizens, and more.  Students must register prior to the event to participate.


On Scarlet Day of Service we aim to serve throughout the state of New Jersey and provide students an opportunity to give where they live and make meaningful connections with the community.


Students can sign up as individuals.  If you are interested in performing service with a group or organization you should still sign-up individually and note your group during the registration process. Students who register by September 10 will have the opportunity to choose their site in advance of the event, otherwise, will have a chance to sign-up for an available site with your group or individually.

Transportation, breakfast, lunch, and a T-shirt will be provided to all students.


Registration will open closer to the event..


9:30am Registration Begins (Deiner Park, 619 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
10:15am Kick-off and Welcome
10:30am Depart for service projects

**Ending times vary based on the project and location

Students will meet at Deiner Park at 9:30 a.m. to check in. All student volunteers are required to commit to participating in the full event from check in at 9:30am until their service project is complete.  Ending times vary based on the location and project. After registration, all volunteers will be bused to the sites or will walk to the sites and will not be permitted to drive themselves.


We encourage students to take the bus to the Student Activities Center bus stop and walking to Deiner Park or walk to Deiner Park located at 619 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  If you choose to drive, students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

What To Wear

We will provide you with a Scarlet Day of Service t-shirt.  Please wear old clothing and sneakers. Various activities for Scarlet Day of Service may include outdoor work, painting, and other activities in which your clothing will get messy.

Helpful Tips

1. All students should bring their own reusable water bottle.  We will have filling stations at the event.

2. If there is a certain site you have you heart set on visiting, we suggest you register early or we suggest that you arrive early since some of the smaller sites fill up quickly.


Site Leaders are students who are responsible for a group of 10-15 of their peers on the day of the event. Site Leaders guide students to and from the site location, manage contact with RUPA, site location, and bus driver, and lead reflection after the training. All Site Leaders are required to come to a mandatory training the morning of the event at 8AM.


RUPA Community Service
Phone: 848-932-7213

SDOS Sites

Confirmed sites will be added as they are confirmed. If you have questions about any of the sites, please contact