Virtual Activities and Programs

NJCU's Digital and Virtual Programs

The Center for Leadership and Engagement and The Office of Housing and Residence Life, along with our other university partners, are committed to continuing to offer opportunities, programs, and more! See below for some events and resources.

Weekly Gatherings

Join us for our weekly series of events. Social Distancing doesn't mean isolation. Let's get together as a group virtually!  Stay consistent with social events, moments of chill, leadership, and more!


Netflix Parties
We will be hosting a series of Netflix parties. Get a chance to watch movies with us and chat about it!  All you have to do is have a Google Chrome Browser to add the app to your computer. Sign up via Instagram or email Chantell Rivera ( CRivera1@njcu.edu ), and we'll send you the sign in information.

April 2: STUDENT SELECTION
April 14: TBA


Home Meditation Sessions
Wednesdays at 11am

During this time off, resetting and recharging is key. Take some time to listen in for these guided meditations. It's a great midday break. GO to the NJ


Community Hour: A Virtual Connection
Presented by the Speicher Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity
Thursday's from 2-3pm

Need a place of E.A.S.E. During this time? The Women's Center is still here for you! Still Educating, Advocating, Supporting, and Empowering our Community. Join the event on Zoom via online or call in from any phone. 

Zoom Link: HTTPS://NJCU.Zoom.US/J/754567976

Be sure to follow the Women Center on Instagram: www.Instagram.com/njcuwomensctr


Leadership Lunch
12:30 pm on Zoom and IG Live

Join our Director of CLE, Jeff Dessources, for conversations around leadership during your time away from a physical campus. Conversations about topics that matter and will help you succeed in any climate. 
April 13 - Practicing Gratitude
April 27 - Is Your Passion working
HOSTED ON INSTAGRAM LIVE. @NJCUCLE


Trap Yoga
When: April 1, April 9 and April 15 at 7pm

Need to destress, break up the monotony of social isolation and online classes, or maybe just need to have a little fun? Join Caitlin Fair via Zoom for her Trap Yoga Class.

Where: https://NJCU.zoom.us/j/340443689
Zoom Meeting ID: 340-443-689


CONVO SERIES
These are Conversations you'll want to hear and also be a part of! We bring some amazingly talented performers, speakers, and educators into the IG LIVE Space.

Convo Series: Mood-Boosting Powers of Fashion with Kurie Fitzgerald
March 30 at 2pm

Amanda Uprichard's Social Media and  Public Relations Manager Kurie Fitzgerald sits down with Housing & Residence Life's Assistant Director Chantell Rivera to discuss all things fashion and how to use fashion to boost your mood. 

Be sure to follow Housing and Residence Life Instagram
www.instagram.com/NJCUReslife 

Convo Series: Poetry Night with Rashad Wright
April 7 at 7pm

NJCU Alum and Jersey City's Poet Laureate Rashad Wright sits down with CLE Director Jeffrey Dessources to perform pieces from his new book, Romeo's Whiskey, and to talk about his process and poetry. Be sure to follow CLE on Instagram to watch the event www.instagram.com/njcucle

Convo Series: Tiffany Tattooz 
April 8 at 1pm

Award-winning Celebrity Tattoo Artist Tiffany Tattooz sits down with CLE Leadership Engagement Coordinator Melissa Gutzmore to discuss her journey as a Tattoo Artist via IG Live. Be sure to follow Residence Life on Instagram. 
www.instagram.com/njcureslife  

Convo Series: Hazel Cerra
TBA
NJCU Alum and Senior Special Agent for the United States Secret Service sits down with CLE Leadership Engagement Coordinator Melissa Gutzmore to discuss her journey to her current position, how NJCU has helped her and how the current climate impacts her position. 
Where: https://NJCU.zoom.us/j/550876993
Zoom ID:550-876-993 


STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD
Both our SGA and SAB Teams are currently working on ways to support our students in need during these current times. Stay tuned for more prizes, events, scholarship opportunities and more.

Student Government Association Scholarship Program
SGA's annual scholarship program was designed to address particular needs. Awards topics include Parents, Dreamers, Veterans, First Generation, Academic Excellence, Resident Students, Future Graduate Students, and more. 
Click Here for the Application Info sheet.
Once reviewed, apply through the link below.
APPLICATION LINK
 

Email our SGA Executive Vice President, Sunky Chang ( SChang2@njcu.edu )  for any additional questions
Applications are due Friday, May 1, 2020, at 5pm.


FOR STUDENTS BY STUDENTS
Our NJCU Students are showing off their talents and sharing their expertise and passions through various platforms. If you want to join in, let us know!

KINKY CURLY MARY NATURAL HAIR CARE: AT HOME EDITION 
April 9

Join NJCU student and Youtuber Mary, aka Kinky Curly Mary, for all the natural hair tips you might need while you are home. From techniques to product choices, get some cool insight!

LIVING YOUR BEST HOME LIFE featuring LEE MIRANDA on Youtube
Date TBA

Our own NJCU student and Youtuber Leandra, aka Lee Miranda, will be dropping some gems about how to stay active, focused, and not bored while you're at home.

DIGITAL ART SHOW with Kola
Date TBA

Our own NJCU student and Artist, Kola, will lead a digital art experience online. Watch her create digital artwork and discuss the process for all the viewers.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS 
These Social Media Campaigns are a great way to share ideas and win prizes. Check us out on Instagram, Tik Tok, and more!

KINDNESS CAMPAIGN 
During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 global health pandemic, we are hearing from so many individuals about things they are doing -- large and small -- to care for loved ones, help those in need, or simply do their part to follow CDC guidelines.  
 
If you have a story to share about kindness that has been shown to you or a way that you are helping someone in your family or community, we'd love to hear from you.  We ask each of you to consider one small act of kindness that you might make today -- a phone call or text to a loved one, a trip to the grocery store for a high-risk individual -- anything that helps lighten the burden for someone you know.
 
Send your story, photo, or video link to magazine@njcu.edu, and remember, every act of kindness counts!

TIKTOK CHALLENGE
Students will have the chance to send in their best TikTok videos for a chance to win a virtual gift card. Tiktok is the destination for short-form mobile videos, where members can capture and present their creativity. 

PLAYLIST FRIDAY
Every Friday, we'll post our top 5 in various categories (podcasts, songs, books, movies, tv and more) Add to our playlist and share your favorites! Be sure to comment and for a chance to win a prize


Community Engagement 

Below are some resources on how to stay engaged with the community virtually

Comprehensive list of food pantries throughout North Jersey

State Division of Human Services Update

Hudson County Drive Through Covid 19 Testing

Volunteer Match - Search for opportunities virtually or by zip code
Click Here to Read More

Jersey Cares - searchable opportunities
Click Here for More 

DoSomething.org - 9 Places to Volunteer Online
Click Here for More

College Pen Pal
As classes go online, and we try to isolate socially, we are craving human connection! Students across the country are all in the same boat, and we want to help you connect. Fill out this form, and we'll match you with another college student. We'll only share your email address with one other person (your pen pal!), and then you two can decide how you'd like to communicate. Happy pen pal-ing! 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3vcbdOXi30aNZ4Jgffn…;
 
 
Be sure to follow NJCUCLE and NJCURESLIFE to keep up with more programs, resources, prizes, and updates!
www.instagram.com/njcucle
www.instagram.com/njcureslife

For any questions, please email Melissa Gutzmore MGutzmore@njcu.edu or Chantell Rivera CRivera1@njcu.edu