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0.7sec-main-ra-web-img-1600x700.d2Resident Assistants and Apartment Assistants (RA/AA) form the face and the voice of Residence Life at Rutgers. As such all RA/AAs must be committed to our mission, which is to foster and inspire strong, inclusive communities; encourage and support students in their academic, social and personal growth; help students develop skills to succeed in a diverse, global society; and promote the appreciation of diversity. Recruitment begins Nov. 7 Learn more…

IMG_6653The Rutgers Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted its annual Fall Leadership Development Day at the Busch Student Center on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The largest student organization at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the largest of its kind in the country, Rutgers RHA represents over 16,000 on-campus residents. This year, over 275 students participated in the annual one-day conference. Learn more…

8New Brunswick recently hosted its second annual Campus Safety Week during National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). Running from Sept. 26-29, this year’s events included a Safety Week Resource Fair, Cupcakes with a Cop (held on all four campuses), and the Party Like a Knight campus safety celebration. Learn More…

homepage headerOver 250 students attended the Voter Information Fair and Debate Watch hosted by Residence Life on Sunday, Oct. 9 at The Yard on College Avenue. Participants were offered an opportunity to learn more information about the presidential candidates and their respective parties as well as voter registration and polling locations. Learn More…


storysliderFailure is one of the most difficult topics to discuss amongst students, especially those who are typically high achieving. But that was precisely what resident assistant and Honors College student Sweta Patel decided to set out to do earlier this month  inviting successful student leaders across Rutgers-New Brunswick, to sit on a panel to discuss their failures and, more importantly, the lessons they learned and how they overcame those challenges. Learn More…

Thanksgiving Break Hall Closing – 11/23
By specific hall
All campuses (7pm)

Frelinghuysen Thanksgiving
Frelinghuysen Hall
College Avenue Campus (1:30pm)

Residence Halls Re-Open – 11/27
By specific hall
All campuses (9am)

Bystander Intervention Training – 11/28 & 12/2
Frelinghuysen Hall
College Avenue Campus (4-7pm)

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Courtland JamesCourtland James
Residence Life Coordinator – Busch Campus
Since arriving on the Banks in August of 2015, Courtland James has dedicated his time and energy to improving and positively impacting the lives of his residents. At the 2016 MACUHO Conference, James earned recognition for his tireless efforts by becoming the first Rutgers-New Brunswick representative to lay claim to the organization’s Ann Webster New Professional Award.

Read more about Courtland here…

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