Rutgers Global Friendship Fridays


Join Rutgers Global for this weekly “pop-up lounge” open to all Rutgers students and scholars, Fridays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT. Enjoy games, activities, and conversation—and make new friends from around the world!

For other programs and events organized by Rutgers Global, see our event calendar.

Speedfriending -  September 17 

Speed Friending, two women smiling while facing each other

Location: Morrell Street, College Avenue Student Center

Join us to meet other Rutgers students! Each attendee will quickly introduce themselves to one other person, sharing a little about themselves before moving on to the next attendee. 

Scavenger Hunt -  September 24 

Scavenger Hunt, two women crouching in a grassy area in front of landmark

Location: 30 College Avenue

Join us for a scavenger hunt across College Avenue Campus!

Football 101 -  October 8 

Football 101, closeup of helmet and football on football field

On Zoom

Curious about the rules of American football? Join us to learn how the game is played and how RU fans cheer on the Scarlet Knights on the field - just in time for Homecoming Weekend!

Rutgers Crafternoon -  October 15

Rutgers Crafternoon, tie dye shirt hanging on clothes line with a "pop out" of a white shirt with the Rutgers "R"

Location: 30 College Avenue

Stop by to make your own Rutgers Global tie dye t-shirt!  Arrive on time as supplies are limited.  Since we will be working with dye, make sure you wear appropriate clothing and shoes.  

Rain Date:  Friday, October 22nd (4-5pm)

Game Night  - October 29

Game Night, people sitting around a board game on the floor

Location: 30 College Avenue

It's game time! Join us for board games, conversation and fun!   

Co-sponsored by RU Unplugged, The Rutgers Board Game Club. 

Art Class with the Zimmerli - November 5

Art Class, still-life sketch of pots and fruits

Hybrid Event: 30 College Avenue & Virtual on Zoom

Join Rutgers Global and the Zimmerli Art Museum for an hour-long, still life sketch lesson with artist Wes Sherman.  Bring a pencil or other writing instrument and some paper.  

Thanksgiving Cooking - November 19 

Thanksgiving Cooking, cooked turkey with sides on a table

Location: 30 College Avenue

Have you been invited to someone's home for Thanksgiving or R U looking to prepare a dish for your family gathering? Join us to learn how to make some delicious dishes to bring to a Thanksgiving feast!

Holiday Celebration  - December 3  

Holiday Celebration, hot chocolate in blue mug with marshmallows

Location: 30 College Avenue

Join us to celebrate the Holiday season by making a winter craft!