Out-of-state Students

The following information pertains to new students at the Lawrenceville campus.

Westminster Choir College Students (Princeton campus), please contact Kate Shields, Director of Admission, at 609-921-7100 x8103 or Chris Botti, Assistant Dean of Students, at 609-921-7100 x8262

 Orientation and Placement Testing

You will not need to come to campus in advance for your placement testing or orientation unless you want to.  We understand that coming to campus during the summer can be costly and difficult.

Students who do not attend orientation will complete an online orientation program during the summer and can participate in other orientation activities during move-in weekend.

Visit www.rider.edu/orientation for more details.

Early Move-in to the Residence Halls

If you are enrolled in a program that has an early move-in time, please follow the instructions given to you by that program (i.e. RAP, GLASS-STEM, MSLI).

Freshman move-in day is Sunday, September 6, 2015

If you'd like to make arrangements to move into your residence hall earlier, please contact your admission representative about moving in on one of the following dates (between the hours of 10am-5pm or 7pm-11pm):

  • Thursday, September 3
  • Friday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 5

There will be resident advisors in each building to assist you in the check in process.  You are not required to stay in your room until the evening of Sunday, September 6th.  We offer this early access for your convenience.

If you plan to move in early, please be advised that your meal plan will not begin until dinner on Sunday, September 6th; but you can pay cash for meals in Daly's Dining Hall until that time. Meals cost $7-$12 per meal.

Please contact your admission representative to let them know what day you would like to gain access to your residence hall room so they can coordinate your arrival with the Residence Life Office.

Area Shopping

US Route 1 is a major highway near campus which has the following stores for you to purchase all of your residence hall needs -

Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, Shoprite, Wegman's, plus the shopping mall with Old Navy, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Sears, JC Penny and MANY restaurants

 Airports/Car Rental

Click here for information about transportation from airports

Airport Pick-Up

Limited shuttle service will be provided from JFK, Newark, and Philadelphia Airports. Fill out the Airport Pick-Up Request Form.

Area Hotels

The following hotels are 10 minutes from campus.  They provide guests of Rider a special rate.  Please request this rate when making your reservation.

Courtyard by Marriott in Ewing, NJ

Springhill Suites by Marriott in Ewing, NJ


Please ship all items to the following address.  UPS delivers to our mail room once a day.  The mail room is only open during the day Monday through Friday from 9 - 4pm.

Please mark your boxes clearly with your name and Bronc ID.

2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Admission Representative Contact Information

Susan Makowski
Senior Associate Director
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 896-5250
Cell: (609) 503-1350
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: smakowski@rider.edu
Territory: NJ - Hunterdon; NJ - Morris;  NJ - Somerset; NJ - Sussex; NJ - Warren;  Puerto Rico;   US Virgin Islands
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Counselor
Twitter: @RU_OnCampus
  Rose Richards
Assistant Director
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 896-5053
Cell: (609) 503-1356
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: rrichards@rider.edu
Territory: NY; CT; MA; RI; NH; ME
Eric Gurwitz
Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 896-5257
Cell: (609) 503-1351
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: egurwitz@rider.edu
Territory: NJ - Mercer; NJ - Middlesex; NY - Staten Island; NY - Manhattan; NY - Brooklyn; NY - Bronx; NY - Queens
  Marianne Kollar
Regional Recruiter
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 896-5042
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: kollar@rider.edu
Territory: California
Frank Zuccarini
Assistant Director of Admission
Office: Ciambelli Hall 205
Phone: (609) 896-5260
Cell: (609) 218-0528
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: zuccarini@rider.edu
Territory: Pennsylvania; Delaware; All other states
  Fay Rappaport
Regional Recruiter
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 896-5042
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: frappaport@rider.edu
Territory: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington DC
Matthew Metzger
Assistant Director
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 895-5767
Cell: (609) 203-3519
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: mmetzger@rider.edu
Territory: NJ - Monmouth; NJ - Ocean; NJ - Bergen
Twitter: @RU_StateofMind
  Ed Stone
Assistant Director
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 895-5627
Cell: (609) 503-1355
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Email: estone@rider.edu 
Territory: NJ - Burlington; NJ - Camden; NJ - Cape May; NJ - Cumberland; NJ - Gloucester; NJ - Salem; Florida