Scarlet Day of Service
Saturday, April 22, 2017


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 come together as part of the State University of New Jersey to volunteer at different community organizations throughout central New Jersey. This Spring, Scarlet Day of Service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This event will provide 500 students 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.  The day of the event you should come to registration together, after registering you will have a chance to sign-up for a site with your group.

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


In order to be a student participant on the Scarlet Day of Service, the following requirements need to be met:
– Be a student at Rutgers University-New Brunswick
– Fill out an Online Participation Form
– Maintain a fun, positive attitude and a strong desire to say thank you to the New Brunswick and New Jersey communities!


Register for Scarlet Day of Service here.


9:00am Registration Begins (Morrell Street, College Avenue Student Center)
9:45am Kick-off and Welcome
10:00am Depart for service projects

**Ending times vary based on the project and location

Students will meet at the College Avenue Student Center at 9:00 a.m. to check in. All student volunteers are required to commit to participating in the full event from check in at 9:00am until their service project is complete.  Ending times vary based on the location and project.  At check-in, volunteers will select their service sites. To ensure you get the site you want, we suggest you arrive early.  After registration, all volunteers will be bused to the sites and will not be permitted to drive themselves.


We encourage students to take the bus to College Avenue or walk to Morrell Street which is located next to the College Avenue Student Center.  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. To prevent waste, we are asking all students to 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 get there early since some of the smaller sites fill up quickly.


RUPA Community Service
Phone: 848-932-7213