General Information for Saturday Seminars

How to Register
Early registration is encouraged. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled.

Register Online
Please complete the online course application.

Register via phone
Registration may be made by telephone with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.   Call 609-924-7416.

Please allow two business days for process of your application and payment.  You will receive an email confirmation of your registration.

On-Campus Registration
Anyone who is planning to register on-site should call the Office of Continuing Education at 609-924-7416 the Wednesday before the workshop to make sure space is available, and to reserve a place in the class.

Class Schedule
Classes meet on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch and a 15 -minute break. Westminster reserves the right to limit the size of the class due to room restrictions or to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. Decisions regarding course cancellations will be made the Wednesday prior to the course.

Course Cancellation/Course Status
All courses are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. In case of cancellation, the Office of Continuing Education will attempt to contact all registered participants by phone or e-mail. Courses will be cancelled the Wednesday before the course is scheduled to begin. Participants are encouraged to register early in order to facilitate appropriate planning.

Check-In Procedure
Participant check-in takes place from 9-9:30 a.m. in the Thayer Lounge of the Scheide Student Center. Participants will be given a name badge for lunch admission along with an information packet and any supplied materials.

Tuition Cost

  •   Saturday Seminar Workshops $125 each

Tuition cost includes lunch

Organizational Group Discount Rate
Please contact the Westminster Office of Continuing Education Office at 609-924-7416.

Payment and Billing

  • Payment in full is due upon registration.

  • Payments can be made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express), online at Online Secure Payment Form or by calling our office at 609-924-7416 during office hours of 9a.m. – 4p.m.

  • Payment can also be made in the form of check or money orders payable in U.S. funds to "Rider University". Checks returned for insufficient funds will result in a fee.

  • Please allow two business days for your registration to be processed. You will receive an email confirmation.

  • Questions regarding payment should be addressed to the Office of Continuing Education at woce@rider.edu.

Refund and Withdrawal Policy
Participants enrolled in courses cancelled due to low enrollment are entitled to a full credit. Participants who need to withdrawal must do so before 4pm on the Monday before the workshop begins.  Participants who wish to withdrawal should contact the Office of Continuing Education.
Refunds for workshops with limited enrollments will be offered only if the space can be filled before the workshop begins. Therefore, if you must cancel, please let us know immediately so that someone else may take your place.

Grade Reporting
Grade reports (not official transcripts) will be sent to the home address of students taking the course for credit within 30 days after the seminar takes place.

Professional Development Hours
Participants will automatically receive a Professional Development Hours certificate mailed directly to them from the Westminster Office of Continuing Education within 30 days after the seminar takes place.

Transcripts
Official transcript forms are available at the Westminster Office of Continuing Education or by downloading the form (.pdf) here.  Workshop participants may request, in writing, official college transcripts to be sent to other institutions. To ensure that transcripts are complete, please hold your transcript request form until the end of all of your seminars. In addition, transcript requests cannot be processed until all outstanding balances have been paid.

Academic Credit
One graduate credit will be granted to participants who complete three seminars in one discipline (i.e. music education, voice or sacred music) within the same academic year. Two graduate credits will be granted to participants who complete five seminars in one discipline within the same academic year. No credit is offered for multiple classes from different disciplines.

Required Materials
Required music and textbooks will be available from Westminster Music and Books (a division of Follett Books) located in the Student Center. A large selection of music related books as well as choral, vocal, keyboard and hand bell music is available. In addition there is a large selection of souvenir and snack items. Your MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards are welcome in the store.

If you would like to order specific required or recommended books and/or music, you may call the bookstore directly at 609-921-1656.

For all other questions regarding course requirements and recommendations, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at woce@rider.edu.

Hotels
If you need housing the area hotels are less than 7 miles from campus.

  • Holiday Inn-US Route 1, Plainsboro
    (Ask about their shuttle service)
    609-520-1200
  • Nassau Inn, Princeton
    609-921-7500#
  • Days Inn-US Route 1, South Brunswick
    732-329-4555
  • Howard Johnson- US Route 1, Lawrenceville
    609-896-1100
  • McIntosh Inn-US Route 1, Lawrenceville
    609-896-3700