Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) is one of Rutgers’ longest-running traditions of service, leadership, community, spirit, and pride! Over 10 million dollars in funds have been raised to support Embrace Kids Foundation, which provides for the non-medical needs of children with cancer and other blood disorders in the New Jersey/New York area.


We started our journey as the RUDM 2022 Central Planning Team last May, inspired by the dedication of 23 years of past student leaders, particularly those from RUDM 2020 and RUDM 2021. As we enter our final months of planning for RUDM 2022, different challenges from COVID variants have caused us to pause and consider our “why” – celebrating and serving the children and families of Embrace Kids Foundation.



This decision enables us to unite the entire Rutgers community safely, bringing together students, patient families, alumni, and friends to dance and play in person.


We look forward to a return to our home at Jersey Mike’s Arena in the future, but for now we are excitedly planning a safe, memorable, and FUN Dance Marathon. We hope you will join us and help reinvigorate our campus community around our credo –  Families First, Everything Counts, Surrender Yourself – FTK!  


For The Kids, 

The RUDM Board of Directors


Champion and Event Staff Registration closes on March 1 

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs

Days Until #RUDM2022
2022/04/02 16:00:00

Families First. Everything Counts. Surrender Yourself.

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Meet the children and families supported by Embrace Kids Foundation and see how EKF has changed their lives.

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Learn about the RUDM’s beginnings and how it became the Rutgers tradition it is today.

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RUDM doesn’t end when you graduate. All Dancers & Volunteers are eligible to join the RUDM Alumni Association!