What to know about #RUDM2020

Why should I get involved with Rutgers University Dance Marathon?

RUDM is the largest student run philanthropic event in the state of New Jersey. Since 1999, RUDM has raised over $9 million for Embrace Kids Foundation. Located in New Brunswick, Embrace Kids Foundation exists to lighten the burden and improve the quality of life for children with cancer, sickle cell and other serious disorders in the New Jersey/New York City metropolitan area.

When is RUDM 2020 taking place?

Rutgers Dance Marathon is taking place on Friday, April 3 from 6:00 PM-6:00 AM and Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM.

  • Friday session: check-in on Friday at 4:30 PM, session concludes Saturday, 6:00 AM
  • Saturday session: check-in on Saturday at 7:30 AM, session concludes Saturday, 9:00 PM
  • Closing Ceremonies (open to Friday and Saturday session Dancers) begins Saturday, 8:00 PM

Who can participate?

RUDM is open to all Rutgers community members (undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and alumni).

Do I have to be a member of an organization to participate?

No! It’s easy to find someone to dance with whether it be one of your floor-mates or a friend from class. If you’re not part of an organization, there are teams like Carpe DM! that students can join specifically for marathon weekend. RUDM is something every single person at Rutgers can be a part of!

COVID19 Update for RUDM 2020

The Rutgers University Dance Marathon planning team has been closely monitoring the COVID19 updates from Rutgers University. We are also in close contact with Embrace Kids Foundation. At this present time, RUDM 2020 is still scheduled to occur on APril 3-4, 2020. 

The planning team is actively considering and implementing additionial strategies for ensuring increased safety and hygiene for all participants. This includes COVID19-related signage, mobile hand washing stations, and modifications to some activities to reduce interpersonal contact.  

We will remain in close contact with the Rutgers University COVID19 Task Force and Embrace Kids Foundation and will share additional updates as they become necessary and available. 

All students are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines to take care of your health and safeguard others by following the CDC’s basic protective measures including:

  • Washing your hands often
  • Covering your cough or sneeze
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home when you are sick

More information is provided on the Prevention/Care page.

We also remind everyone to avoid assumptions about who may or may not have come into contact with someone carrying the virus based on their identity.

Any additional questions? Send us a note at info@marathon.rutgers.edu.