Upcoming Events

Mission Statement

The Office of Graduate Student Life at Rutgers University – New Brunswick advocates and supports holistic services that advance a vibrant graduate student experience. The Office encourages the intellectual exchange of ideas to enrich personal development, life skills, leadership and global citizenship while cultivating partnerships across disciplines where wellness, academic excellence, identities, and life pursuits intersect. 

Upcoming Event


The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) kicks off this year’s Turn the Campus Purple event with:

“A Scream Theater Performance Dedicated to Childhood Sexual Trauma.”

VPVA’s annual Awareness week starts October 6th – October 11th.

Turn The Campus Purple is a week-long campaign to raise awareness of dating and domestic violence. We encourage everyone to wear purple throughout the week, decorate your buildings and spaces in purple, and to participate in any and all of the week’s events.



The VPVA office presents, A Scream Theater Performance Dedicated to Childhood Sexual Trauma. Monday Oct. 7th, 2019. Located at the Academic Building, Room



RU Voter Registration


RU ready to use your voice in the next election?

The Voter Registration deadline is October 15th. Find your nearest student center and pick up a Voter Registration form today.

Follow the following link to get more information on how to register and Rutgers’ voting efforts!


RU Voting. New Jersey Voter Registration Forms Available here. Drop off completed forms by October 14th at 12:00pm to your campus student centers



The Knight At The Museum 2 is a Welcome Reception for ALL Graduate and Professional students and those that work with them. Come enjoy music (by the “Deans of Love”), food, tours of the museum and special exhibits.

Friday, September 13th at 4-7pm @ the Zimmerli Arts Museum.

Please register now for a free ticket at the following link:







Staff Office Hours

Mark S. Schuster

Dean for Graduate Student Life

During the summer, please call for appointment:

Call (848) 932-0614.

Location: 126 College Ave Student Center, Graduate Student Lounge, Room 207.

OR email:

Kadyann Ressaissi

Coordinator for Graduate Student Life

Location: 126 College Ave Student Center, Graduate Student Lounge, Room 207A

Call: (848) 445-4070