Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Black History Month with a wide range of cultural and educational activities across the university, including screenings, performances and lectures, some hosted virtually in addition to being held in-person.

New Brunswick

February 1, 5 p.m. Join Jeffrey Robinson, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers-Newark, as he discusses the book he coauthored with Randall Pinkett, Black Faces in High Places: A Roadmap for Success. Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. 

February 2, 5:30 p.m. Join From Africa to its Diaspora - Celebrating Black History Month, hosted by the Zimmerli Art Museum and New Brunswick Cultural Center. Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ. 

February 2, 8 p.m. Join Silent Disco: BHM Edition, hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA). Busch Student Center Multipurpose Room.

February 3, 6 p.m. The Center for African Studies and the Department of History invite you to Friday Night at the Movies for a viewing of The Woman King. Academic Building-East Room 1180, College Avenue Campus.

February 3, 6 p.m. The Council of Black Graduates hosts their general body meeting in conversation with Brittney Cooper about life as a Black faculty member, public-facing work and presence and how to build and sustain community. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Main Gathering Room.

February 5, 11 a.m. Mason Gross School of the Arts invites you to a celebration of Black History Month featuring a special exhibition and presentations by student artists across the African and Black Diaspora: Jocelyn Dow, Belinda Julien and Justyn Morris. The Rutgers Club, 85 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ.

February 6, 6:30 p.m. Join the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, NAACP and the Office of Career Exploration and Success for an engaging conversation on what "professionalism" means and what being a Black professional might involve. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Main Gathering Room.

February 7, 6:30 p.m. Rutgers University Honors College hosts Food Culture & Black Freedom Movements: ‘Cue and the Blues. Honors College, 5 Seminary Place, Seminar Room E-128 or Zoom Information.

February 13, 9 a.m. The Council of Black Graduates hosts service at the Replenish Food Bank, an organization dedicated to helping achieve food security and providing access to nutritionally adequate food and basic necessities. Register to participate

February 15, 6 p.m. The Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities hosts an evening with Leah Vernon, a plus-size model and body positivity influencer. She is also the author of Unashamed:  Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Main Gathering Room.

February 17, 8 p.m. The West Indian Student Organization hosts Culture Shock, an event that allows minority cultures to celebrate the inclusivity/unification of minority organizations within the Rutgers community through the appreciation of culture and music. Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center. 

February 21, 10 a.m. The Access Week 2023 Student Success forum will bring together faculty and staff who engage in student support programming for an equity data walk illustrating the outcomes of first-generation, limited-income, and underrepresented student populations. College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room. 

February 21, 5 p.m. The Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement hosts the James Dickson Carr Lecture, where Torie Weiston-Serdan will deliver the talk entitled "It's the Action Fa' Me".

February 22, 5:30 p.m. The Paul Robeson Cultural Center hosts Dinner with the Director to celebrate the impact of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center on students of the African diaspora. Advanced registration required, visit the event website for more information.

February 22, 6 p.m. Alumni and current students are invited to attend the Alumni Mixer with McNair Research Symposium at the Zimmerli Museum, with a keynote talk from young alumni speaker Ryan Webb.

February 22, 7 p.m. Take a load off, paint and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Council of Black Graduates. Registration is required. Above Art Studios, 55B Morris St, New Brunswick, NJ.

February 22, 8 p.m. Alpha Phi Alpha hosts a game night. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Main Gathering Room.

February 23, 5 p.m. Thrive Student Support Services team hosts Colleen Georges for a workshop helping students work through how to change their internal dialogue to transform their lives. Registration is required. College Ave Student Center Multipurpose Room. 

February 24, 12 p.m. The Office of Career Exploration and Success hosts Virtual Jobs Showcase: Diverse Talent Recruitment. Visit the site for more information.

February 24, 4 p.m. The GSAPP Black Graduate Student Association hosts Black History Month Forum: Passing the Torch, highlighting the work and achievements of Black psychologists. Location TBA.

February 26, 6 p.m. The Minority Engineering Educational Task hosts their first annual Mr & Ms Ubuntu Pageant in celebration of Black History Month. Trayes Hall B, Douglass Student Center. 

February 28, 1 p.m. Join the Eagleton Institute of Politics for a conversation about justice and citizenship modern America. Visit the website for more information.

February 28, 6 p.m. The Paul Robeson Cultural Center hosts the My Black Health is Beautiful Health Fair, which will center health concerns in the Black Community and provide free health screenings, giveaways, and more. College Avenue Gym Annex. 


February 1, 2:30 p.m. Join the Intercultural Resource Center for the Black History Month: Kick-off on Student Street to raise awareness about student organizations and health disparities.

February 1, 7 p.m. Join the Intercultural Resource Center for a screening of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the Essex Room for the opening of Black History Month.

February 7, 4 p.m. Join Rutgers Law School for Refraining the Narrative of Crime: From an Anti- Racism Perspective, a talk with Olayemi Olurin and Kristina Kersey. Registration is required.

February 7, 6:30 p.m. Join Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for a panel discussion about the history of Divine Nine organizations and Black Greek Life. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Bergen Room 256.

February 8, 6:30 p.m. The Haitian Association of Students at Rutgers will facilitate an in-depth discussion about Black self-care. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Dance Theatre.

February 9, 6:00 p.m. The Black Organization of Students and Organization of African Students invite students to connect during a speed networking event. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Dance Theater.

February 10, 7:00 p.m. Discover the art of stepping and strolling in Divine Nine organizations with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Donations will be collected for the Youth Leadership Institute. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room.

February 15, 2:30 p.m. The National Association of Black Accountants invite Rutgers Business School students to build community at the indoor cook-out. Rutgers Business School, 2nd Floor Lounge.

February 16, 8:00 p.m. Take part in a celebration of 70's throwback music and dancing hosted by the Black Organization of Students and Program Board. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room

February 21, 6:00 p.m. Join Dominican Talks for “Diaspora Fest” to celebrate the past, present, and future of Black culture. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Bergen Room.

February 24, 1 p.m. Join a three-part open discussion entitled “Understanding Law & Activism as a Tool for Social Justice and Change: A Journey from the South to Newark” featuring distinguished members of the law school faculty and Newark community, such as Bob Holmes, David Troutt, King Downing, Marjorie Crawford, Alaina Thomas, Zayid Muhammad, and Amaris Mitchell. Baker Courtroom.

February 28, 2:00 p.m. Experience a culinary showcase of Black American, African and Caribbean cuisine. Paul Robeson Campus Center, JBJ Soul Kitchen.

February 28, 6:00 p.m. Partnering with Columbia Bank and Provost Robinson, students will be able to network with other Black professionals and enjoy delicious food. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room.


February 1, 10 a.m. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum Exhibit: Hip Hop at 50 features over five decades of hip hop culture with artifacts from Africa, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Arts Movement. Campus Center MPR.

February 2, 6 p.m. Join the Black History Month Kick Off event featuring a keynote from Vanessa Holden, who will speak about how she found the stories of Black women and their experience of the Southampton Rebellion. Campus Center MPR.

February 9, 12:45 p.m. Author Michael Dickinson gives a talk on his new book Almost Dead, where he will describe how urban environments provided unique barriers to and avenues for social rebirth. South ABC Conference Room.

February 13, 4 p.m. Why Black Cemeteries Matter, lessons from a student preservation activist, is an informative talk/workshop with Dolly Marshall, historian, preservationist and Rutgers-Camden student, as she shares how her personal journey to discover her family's history led to a career change and exciting family discoveries. Campus Center MPR.