2013 Family Weekend

FAMILY WEEKEND HEADQUARTERS

Student Recreation Center Lobby
(Lawrenceville Campus)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Families can meet some of the Family Weekend staff, enjoy some light refreshments, and receive a schedule of the weekend events and tickets for Saturday’s Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game.
    
Associate Dean of Students Office
(Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus)
Friday, 8:30-5:00
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Westminster Families are invited to visit the Associate Dean of Students Office on the Westminster Choir College Campus on Friday for a printed schedule of events.

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Area Hotels
Spring Hill Suites Ewing Township/Princeton South
1000 Charles Ewing Blvd., Ewing, NJ 08628
609-530-0900

Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn
3499 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-452-2500

Comfort Inn Lawrenceville
3270 US Route 1 North, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-896-3700

Courtyard by Marriott
US Route 1 & Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-716-9100

Homewood Suites Princeton
3819 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-720-0550

Marriott Trenton at Lafayette Yard
1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
609-421-4000

Princeton Hampton Inn
4385 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-951-0066
For More Info
General Information
Office of Campus Life · 609-896-5327
barbati@rider.edu or keenand@rider.edu

On-Campus Dining
ARAMARK Dining Services · 609-896-5061

Rider Apparel and Gifts
Rider University Store · 609-896-5121
Westminster Music & Books · 609-921-1656

Athletic Events
Department of Athletics · 609-896-5054

Cultural Programs/Arts at Rider
Art Gallery · 609-895-5588
Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus Box Office · 609-921-2663
Lawrenceville Campus Box Office · 609-896-5303

Parking
Department of Public Safety · 609-896-5029

Westminster Choir College
The Associate Dean of Students Office
johnsonl@rider.edu · 609-921-7100 ext. 8263
All events are subject to change. Please check back for any changes and/or updates to all activities.

The listed programs are only highlighted programs; other programs are scheduled for Family Weekend.

Office of Campus Life
(Lawrenceville Campus), 609-896-5327 or the Associate Dean of Students Office (Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus), 609-921-7100 x8263

Highlighted Activities for Family Weekend | November 1-3, 2013

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 

Westminster Schola Cantorum Open Rehearsal
Bristol Chapel (Westminster Choir College, Princeton 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 Symphonic Choir Rehearsal
Playhouse (Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus), 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading choral ensembles, the Westminster Symphonic Choir has recorded and performed with major orchestras under virtually every internationally known conductor of the last 75 years.  The choir has performed more than 350 times with the New York Philharmonic.  Joe Miller is director of choral activities at Westminster.  As conductor of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Dr. Miller has collaborated with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, earning him critical praise: “Joe Miller's Westminster Symphonic Choir was subtle when asked and powerful when turned loose,” The New York Times.

Westminster Chapel Choir Open Rehearsal
Playhouse (Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus), 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 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.

Metamorphoses
Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus), 7:30 p.m.
Theater performance.  For ticket information, call 609-896-7775.

Bronc Bingo
Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus), 9:00 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 2, 2013

University Bookstore Hours Extended
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Get a 20% discount on all Rider apparel and clothing.
Stop into the bookstore and enjoy a 20% discount off any Rider apparel or gift item during these special hours. Do your holiday shopping early and enjoy the many products that the Rider University Store provides.

One day only, November 2nd.

Rider and Westminster Family Legacy Breakfast 
Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus), 9 to 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.

Study Abroad Overview 
Bart Luedeke Center 257 (Lawrenceville Campus), 10 a.m. 

Bronc Band Performance 
Outside of the Student Recreation Center, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Founder’s Day Program 
Bart Luedeke Center Theater (Lawrenceville Campus), 11 a.m.
Our Andrew J. Rider Scholars are honored for their academic achievements. Reception to follow in the Cavalla Room.


Family Luncheon 
Student Recreation Center (Lawrenceville Campus) and Dining Commons (Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus), 11:30 a.m. to 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 (Lawrenceville Campus), 1 p.m.

Voice Master Class
Williamson Hall (Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus), 1 p.m.
Observe students receiving individualized instruction focusing on performance technique with Kathy Kessler Price, Assistant Professor of Voice.

Discover Greatness Exhibit
The "Discover Greatness" exhibit from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City will be housed in the SRC Seminar Room through Thursday, November 7, 2013 (by reservation). Photographs showcasing the history of African-American Baseball from the late 1800s-1960s. Today it is open to the public.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m,

Piano Master Class
Williamson Hall (Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus), 2 p.m.
Observe students receiving individualized instruction with Ingrid Clarfield, Professor of Piano.   A nationally recognized teacher, clinician, pianist, and author , Professor Clarfield was the 2012 Music Teachers National Association’s Teacher of the Year.

Metamorphoses
Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus), 2 p.m.
Theater performance. For ticket information, call 609-896-7775.

Faculty/Student Showcase
Bristol Chapel (Westminster Choir College, Princeton Campus), 3 p.m.
A special Family Weekend concert that includes performances by faculty and students representing many of Westminster’s departments.

Men's Basketball Exhibition Game vs. East Stoudsburg
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.

Catholic Mass 
Gill Memorial Chapel
 (Lawrenceville Campus), 4 p.m. Reception to follow.

Westminster Chapel Choir Concert 
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton University, 7:30 p.m.
The Westminster Chapel Choir is composed of first-year students at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.  Conducted by Amanda Quist, it will present a concert entitled Lux Aeterna, featuring works about mortality, transfiguration, and perpetual light. The program will feature movements of the Fauré  Requiem, American music drawn from the Sacred Harp and spiritual traditions, and a beautiful hymn setting by Stephen Paulus.

Metamorphoses 
Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus), 7:30 p.m.
Theater performance.  For ticket information, call 609-896-7775.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013

Discover Greatness Exhibit
The "Discover Greatness" exhibit from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City will be housed in the SRC Seminar Room through Thursday, November 7, 2013 (by reservation). Photographs showcasing the history of African-American Baseball from the late 1800s-1960s. Today it is open to the public.  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Fairfield University
Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus) 1 p.m.

Metamorphoses
Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus), 2 p.m.
Theater performance.  For ticket information, call 609-896-7775.