Highlighted Activities for Family Weekend | November 6-8, 2015


Friday, November 6, 2015

Westminster Schola Cantorum Open Rehearsal
Bristol Chapel (Westminster Campus)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Westminster Schola Cantorum is one of three curricular choirs that form the core of the Westminster experience.  Composed of students in their second year of study at Westminster, the ensemble prepares students for the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which performs and records with the world’s great orchestras.

Westminster Chapel Choir Open Rehearsal
Hillman Hall (Westminster Campus)
1 – 2 p.m.
The Westminster Chapel Choir is composed of first-year students at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Each fall the ensemble performs at Westminster’s Family Weekend Concert and at “An Evening of Readings and Carols.” Founded in 1949, the Westminster Chapel Choir takes its name from Westminster’s rich history of leadership in the field of sacred music and from the time when the choir sang in campus chapel services.

Westminster Williamson Voices Open Rehearsal
Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus)
4:30 - 6 p.m.
The Westminster Williamson Voices is a highly select ensemble that emphasizes world music and the music of our time.  It is named for Westminster’s founder, John Finley Williamson, who believed that choral music performed at the highest level should be accessible to all.

Bronc Bingo
Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)
10 p.m.
For Family Weekend a special version of the game has been designed.  Families and students can play to win prizes and enjoy this exciting weekend activity. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Rider and Westminster Legacy Family Breakfast
Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Alumni who are the parents or grandparents of a Rider or Westminster student are invited to celebrate their dual connection to the University.

Leadership Development Program Induction Ceremony
Bart Luedeke Center Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)
9 a.m.
The Center for the Development of Leadership Skills formally inducts new members into Rider’s Leadership Development Program.

Rider Recreation Programs hosts the Special Olympics New Jersey – Athlete University
Student Recreation Center Seminar Room (Lawrenceville Campus)
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Rider University Unified Sports Club and Emerging Leaders programs have teamed up with Special Olympics New Jersey to host local athletes for a series of educational sessions on various topics such as Public Speaking, Resume Writing, Leadership, etc. Today’s session will cover Exercise and Nutrition. Come join us for this informative session as we highlight the amazing partnership we’ve formed with SONJ.

Family Luncheon
Student Recreation Center (Lawrenceville Campus), Dining Commons (Princeton Campus)
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A complimentary lunch for students and families with entertainment for the Little Broncs provided by the Residence Hall Association.

Volleyball vs. Quinnipiac University
Alumni Gym
1 p.m.
Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Bobcats!

Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team Performance
Bart Luedeke Center Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)
2 p.m.
The Student Entertainment Council presents this awe-inspiring performance from the amazing acrobatic group best known as semifinalists on America’s Got Talent.

Westminster Student Composition Concert
Bristol Chapel (Westminster Campus)
3 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game
Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)
4 p.m.
Experience the marvel that is the Rider Men’s Basketball team as they compete in an exhibition game for the Rider community.  Obtain your tickets at Family Weekend Headquarters.

Family Feud
Bart Luedeke Center (Lawrenceville Campus)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
100 Rider students were asked….“What are you going to do with your family during Family Weekend?” Survey says… “Win prizes during Family Feud!” That’s right…Recreation Programs is hosting another game show to add to our repertoire (Price is Right, Minute to Win It, etc.) and we’re asking Rider families to come have a great time with us while competing in this popular game show. All you need is 3-5 “family/friends” to enter into the game and we’ll take it from there.

Westminster Chapel Choir Concert
Richardson Auditorium (Princeton University)
7:30 p.m.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Brunch Available
Dining Commons (Princeton Campus), Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)
11 a.m.
Families can "pay at the door" and enjoy a meal in the Dining Commons or Daly Dining Hall.

Volleyball vs. Fairfield University
Alumni Gym
1 p.m.
Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Stags!


The listed programs are only highlighted programs; other programs are scheduled for Family Weekend.
All events are subject to change. Please check back for any changes and/or updates to all activities.