The 2020 Rutgers fall application is open.


Welcome interested First-Year students! This page will help you learn about key student applicant centered experiences that help you get to know the Rutgers University-Newark communnity in an up close and personal way. 

Checkout Our NEW Financial Aid Webinar

The RU-N Paying for College Webinar

If you missed our live Admissions webinar, Paying for College, you can check out our rebroadcast by clicking the link below to view our informative session with our admissions and financial aid experts. We share the step-by-step financial aid process

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the campus of Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N). The conference is organized annually by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at RU-N “The Space Between the Notes: The Social Life of Music in Black History.”  This year’s keynote speaker will be Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and recently named MacArthur Fellow.

All Rutgers University-Newark students and the community are encouraged to participate in the The Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series. The lecture series was co-founded in 1981 by Dr. Clement Price, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at Rutgers University, and Giles R. Wright, New Jersey Historical Commission. The annual lecture series was named for East Orange native, Dr. Marion Thompson Wright, a pioneer in African American historiography and race relations in New Jersey, who was the first professionally trained woman historian in the United States.  Learn more here

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New First-Year Students: Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration Day

New Student Orientation is one of the most important programs on the university calendar. The program is designed to provide an overview of the Rutgers University-Newark community and connect you to the resources and services that we has to offer.

Admitted Student Day 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020
This mega campus event provides admitted students the insider’s view of life as a Rutgers University—Newark student. The Admitted Student Day features informative sessions from our schools and colleges on various academic programs, one-on-one sessions and live chats with our Office of Financial Aid, student services meet and greet, student and residence life info, campus tours, and lots of exciting activities at our RU-N carnival.

Choosing the right university is a big decision for you and your family and this informative day spent with us helps you determine how you see yourself learning, leading, making a difference, and thriving at Rutgers University-Newark.

RU-N Community Engagement Day

Each year, the Office of the Dean of Student Life host RU-N Community Engagement Day with over 100+ students, staff, faculty, and alumni, who volunteer hundreds of hours of community service at ten local Newark organizations. Upon your arrival to RU-N, join us as we continue our commitment to positively impact the Newark community.

Current local CED partners include Court Street Farm, Branch Brook Park Alliance, Jersey Cares: Newark Farmer's Market, Academy Street Firehouse, Newark Museum, and Yendor Arts, to name a few.


LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center

The Rutgers University-Newark community invites you to visit the LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center. Share some time with the members, while simultaneously learning more about their new and exciting programs, services and special campus and community events.


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Need to Defer Your Admissions to Rutgers University-Newark? In certain circumstances, a deferral of admission may be granted.