Family Weekend, 2014


Families can meet some of the Family Weekend staff, enjoy some light refreshments, and receive a schedule of the weekend events and tickets for specific performances.

Associate Dean of Students Office (Westminster Campus)

Student Recreation Center Lobby (Lawrenceville Campus)


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General Information
Office of Campus Life · 609-896-5327

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

Department of Public Safety · 609-896-5029

Westminster Choir College
The Associate Dean of Students Office · 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 7-9, 2014

 Please check back for any changes and/or updates to all activities.


Westminster Schola Cantorum Open Rehearsal
Bristol Chapel (Westminster Campus), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The 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 Choir prepares students for the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which performs and records with the world’s great orchestras.

Westminster Symphonic Choir Open Rehearsal
Hillman Hall Performance Hall, Marion Buckelew Cullen Center (Westminster Campus), 11:30 a.m. to 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 from “Joe Miller’s Westminster Symphonic Choir was subtle when asked and powerful when turned loose,” The New York Times.

Westminster Chapel Choir Open Rehearsal
Hillman Hall Performance Hall, Marion Buckelew Cullen Center (Westminster Campus) 1:00 p.m. to 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.

Westminster Choir Open Rehearsal
Hillman Hall Performance Hall, Marion Buckelew Cullen Center (Westminster Campus) 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Setting the standard for choral excellence for 94 years, the Westminster Choir is one of five auditioned ensembles at Westminster Choir College.  It has been the chorus-in-residence Spoleto Festival USA since 1977, performing both in concert and as the opera chorus. The ensemble’s 2014-2015 season includes a concert tour of California, performances and broadcasts at its home in Princeton and its annual residency at the Spoleto Festival USA.

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.


Guinness Book of World Records Attempt
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us as the Rider University Community attempts to break the existing Guinness Book of World Records' longest line of fruit record.

University Bookstore Hours Extended (Lawrenceville Campus)
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 8th.

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.


Study Abroad Information Session
Bart Luedeke Center 257 (Lawrenceville Campus), 10:30 a.m.
The Center for International Education will hold a study abroad information session for families whose student is either planning to study abroad or has already been accepted to study abroad with Rider University.  We look forward to meeting you and discussing your student’s study abroad program.

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.

Westminster Chapel Choir Concert
Hillman Performance Hall, Marion Buckelew Cullen Center, 3 p.m. and 8 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 perform classic and contemporary choral works in Westminster’s new Hillman Performance Hall.

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.