A majority of the employees and clients of Hurricane Productions are Rutgers University alumni. They understand the needs of the staff and the desires of students when it comes to providing entertainment for special events. If you’ve been to a Rutgers University event in the last decade, odds are that you’ve seen what Hurricane Productions brings to the table: quality, commitment, and fun.
From fundraisers and concerts, to Greek life and Athletic events; Hurricane Productions has a hand on the pulse of the Rutgers student body. Hurricane doesn’t only provide talent and equipment for these events, they innovate. They will often create custom made graphics and unique features for almost every occasion, they treat each event with the utmost care and consideration.
The next time you’re at a Rutgers event, make special note of the entertainment, photography and videography, and ambiance. You might just recognize some familiar faces!
Here are just a handful of events Rutgers has produced with the help of Hurricane Productions:
Hot Dog Day
This annual Rutgers tradition marks the middle of the spring semester. Students are invited to the Rutgers Student Center to enjoy free hot dogs and other treats, entertainment by Hurricane Productions and others, and all sorts of goodies and giveaways courtesy of the Rutgers University Planning Association (RUPA). Hurricane Productions has provided DJ entertainment for the wildly successful event since 2012.
#RB1GParty (Rutgers inducted into Big Ten)
In 2014, Rutgers celebrated its induction into the Big Ten conference with a monumental party held in High Point Solutions Stadium. Tons of Rutgers dignitaries and figures from the Rutgers community were present, including Athletic Director Julie Hermann and Football Coach Kyle Flood. Hurricane Productions was there to capture all the day’s festivities.
Rutgers Alumni weekend is one of the busiest times of the year. Not only for RAA (Rutgers Alumni Association) and its affiliates, but for Hurricane Productions as well. They provide full-service entertainment for numerous events over the weekend, including the annual Alumni BBQ, Alumni Dinner at the Audi Club, and the Rutgers Senior Days Luau.
A tradition for both Hurricane Productions and Rutgers students and alumni alike; Rutgers Dance Marathon is the most involved event of the year. New Jersey’s largest student-run philanthropic event, RUDM and Hurricane Productions have grown together. Each year brings more production, more students volunteering and raising money, and more awareness for all that Embrace Kids Foundation does. Since 1999, Rutgers Dance Marathon has raised over $4.2 million for Embrace Kids Foundation
One part of what makes Hurricane Productions’ relationship with Rutgers so special is that they recruit within. Talent is recruited, often from Dance Marathon, to be a part of the Hurricane team. This allows young DJ’s, emcees, photographers, and videographers the opportunity to work alongside professionals on common ground.
An idea of one of Hurricane’s own DJ staff, ImposteRave was the first ever student life event to take place inside the Rutgers Football practice bubble. As part of the 2013 Senior Days series of events, students were talking about the successful event months after graduation.
Hurricane Productions and Rutgers Greek Life go hand-in-hand. Since Hurricane’s inception in 2005, they have been a part of the great events the Greek community creates. From Sigma Chi’s wildly successful Derby Days to the annual Greek awards; if there’s a Greek life event at Rutgers, you can bet Hurricane is there behind the scenes.
And let’s not forget Hurricane’s bread and butter: Weddings
Hurricane’s involvement with Rutgers University and its affiliates continues beyond graduation. After witnessing firsthand the quality of work Hurricane brings to the table, numerous graduates had only one vendor in mind for their weddings: Hurricane Productions. Alyssa and Ryan are both alumni who were involved with RUDM. You can read all about Alyssa and Ryan’s unforgettable wedding here.