JULY: Welcome First-Year BFA Dance Students!

Welcome to the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University!

Welcome sign in front of Old Queens

We are excited to welcome you to the

Dance Department for the Fall 2019 semester!

During the summer and throughout the school year, the dance department sends weekly announcements to update students about important class changes, performance opportunities, and community news.  This will be your source of information for all things Dance Department! 

BFA Senior Sawyer Newsome & BFA/EdM Senior Abby Wolski show their Rutgers pride!

Save the Date! 

Mason Gross School of the Arts

New Student Orientation and BBQ

When: Friday, August 30th

Where: VJM/Nicholas Music Center

At orientation, you will meet with the dance department and fellow dancers to learn what to expect for the first 2 weeks of the semester. We look forward to meeting you all soon!

Important Items to Complete in July:

Submit pre-participation medical forms to Rutgers Student Health. All student dancers must be cleared to dance by the Rutgers Student Health sports medicine physician.

Forms MUST be FAXED to: 
Fax Number: 732-932-8255 
Subject: MGSA 2019 Dance Pre-Participation Forms 
Attention: Rose Bartley, Asst. Dir Health Information & Patient

Complete Writing and Math Placement tests. Please see the website for the Office of Testing and Placement here.

Fall Schedules have been emailed! Email Elaine Chu, Undergraduate Coordinator, to choose your dance elective by August 2. *Please note: Students will not receive their Fall 2019 schedule until the writing and math placement tests are completed. Ballet and Technique meet Monday – Thursday. 

Student TeamUp CalendarPerformance and Production calendars are set for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020! Block off dates for rehearsals, performances & make appropriate schedule arrangements for classes. Check Student TeamUp frequently for updates!

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SIGN UP- MGSA Mentorship Program The Mason Gross Mentorship Program (MGMP), aims to foster informal yet reliable and insightful peer mentor relationships that will, in turn, strengthen our vibrant artistic community.

ATTEND-2019 Mason Gross Summer Series

2018-2019 University DanceWorks Guest Artist Yin Yue Dance Company

VJM Theater
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Contemporary dance ensemble conveys powerful imagery by pushing bold athleticism within sensual and fluid movement. This event is FREE!


Meningitis Health Information from Rutgers Student Health

All Rutgers University–New Brunswick undergraduate students are strongly recommended to receive the meningitis B vaccine. Serogroup B meningococcal disease, sometimes referred to as “meningitis B”, can be deadly within hours or days of getting sick. It can also lead to severe disabilities, such as loss of limbs. Just this past year 2 undergraduate students were diagnosed and treated for meningitis B.

  • Vaccination recommendations are made by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and Rutgers University with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The meningitis B vaccine is different than the “ACWY” meningitis vaccine (such as Menveo® and Menactra®). The “ACWY” meningitis vaccine does not protect against the bacteria which causes meningitis B.
  •  Students can be vaccinated at many NJ pharmacies, their local healthcare provider, or through Rutgers Student Health. Make sure to bring your insurance card and prescription card with you.

Please discuss vaccination with your healthcare provider prior to arriving on campus. For more information on Meningitis

Attend Rutgers University New Student Summer 2019 Orientation


Welcome to the Scarlet Knight Family!  We’re looking forward to meeting you at an upcoming Orientation program!  Our primary goal is to ensure that every student walks away from their orientation program with the resources, tools and answers to make sure their first semester is a successful one.  All new students are expected to attend a summer orientation program.

Our summer sessions are designed specifically for domestic first-year, transferring, returning and non-traditional students enrolling at Rutgers for the fall semester of 2019.

First Year Sessions

Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monday, July 29 – Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 — NEW ADDED SESSION

Thursday, August 1 – Friday, August 2, 2019

Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Friday, August 9, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – NEW ADDED SESSION

Transfer Sessions

Wednesday, July 24

Thursday, July 25 – Friday, July 26 (Overnight Program/combined with STAR Day)

Wednesday, August 7

Monday, August 12 (Evening Consolidated Program)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – NEW ADDED SESSION

Orientation programs will take place at the Livingston Student Center on the Livingston Campus located at 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue in Piscataway, NJ 08854.  Additional information regarding parking arrangements and daily schedules will be provided to students via email after date selection.
Students can sign up now for a summer session through Enrollment Pathway.


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