Rutgers Global Friendship Fridays


Friendship Fridays are a weekly event open to all Rutgers students, both domestic and international, from 4:00-5:00pm.  Each week there will be a different theme where attendees can enjoy games, activities, and conversation - all while making new friends from around the world.  

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

February 3: Story Stitch Coffee Hour

Friendship Fridays Story Stitch Coffee Hour

Location: Grad Student Lounge, CASC

Everyone at Rutgers has a story! For this Friendship Friday, spend the hour listening to other students' stories while sharing your own and building authentic connections. This activity is designed to help create understanding between students from different backgrounds.  

February 10: Cooking Demo

Friendship Fridays: Cooking Demo

Location: 30 College Avenue

Join us for a live cooking demonstration to learn how to make some easy and affordable, crowd-pleasing dishes for Sunday's big football game. Space is limited - attendees must RSVP here through the Get Involved event page

February 17: Art Class with Wes


Location: Collaborative Learning Center, LSC

This week, join us for an hour-long, still life sketch lesson with artist Wes Sherman.  Beginners and experienced artists are welcome.  Bring a pencil or other writing instrument and some paper.  

Artist and curator Wes Sherman has been involved in the arts since 1992. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. He is an adjunct professor of studio arts William Patterson University and Raritan Valley College, and the chair of exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey. Sherman has also been a visiting artist at many universities among them Temple, Rutgers, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011, he also received a fellowship for painting from New Jersey Council of the Arts. 

March 3: Game Night

March 3: Game Night

Location: Red Lion Cafe

Join Rutgers Global, the Graduate Student Association, and Unplugged - The Board Gaming Club for some fun and games.  Feel free to bring your favorite game to share with others or play one of the many games that we will have on hand. 

March 24: Movie Night


Location: Red Lion Cafe

Grab your popcorn and join us for a movie night! The Princess Bride, a beloved classic movie with a cult following, will be screened this week.  This film has it all: comedy, romance, sword fights, pirates, a giant, R.O.U.S.s, and a six-fingered man.  Come watch this entertaining little movie and learn the origin of some of its most memorable lines such as, “As you wish,” “Have fun storming the castle!”, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” and “Inconceivable!”

April 7: Trivia Challenge

April 7: Trivia Challenge

Location: Grad Student Lounge, CASC

Are you interested in earning some prizes for knowing random facts?  Then join us for a team trivia challenge.  Come solo or bring your friends to form a team.


April 28: Ice Cream Social

April 28: Ice Cream Social

Location: 30 College Ave

It's time to celebrate the end of the semester and the warmer weather! Stop by for some free ice cream treats and conversation.