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
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
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.

Ice Hockey vs. Penn State University
Loucks Ice Arena - The Lawrenceville School
8 p.m.

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.

Flip Schulke Photograph Exhibit (included in Rider’s annual “Unity Days” Celebration)
Student Recreation Center Seminar Room
Photographs of world renowned photographer, Flip Schulke, on display from his collection of the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family. Schulke’s photographs have been claimed to be among the most striking and memorable of the 20th century. Flip Schulke also created indelible images of President John F. Kennedy, boxer Muhammad Ali, and astronauts in the early years of the space program. Flip Schulke was a pioneer in underwater photography, traveling with Jacques Cousteau and other underwater explorers and continued to be an active photojournalist until his death on May 15, 2008 at the age of 77.


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.

Volunteer 1 Hour to Honor Veterans
Campus Mall Across from the SRC
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
More than 23 million brave men and women have selflessly served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms. Help us honor the vets who have sacrificed so much by creating a memorial of 12,000 flags on the campus mall. Students can sign up on GiveGab and are encouraged to bring their families. (The American Flag Memorial will be featured on Veterans Day, November 11, during a special ceremony at 11:00 AM.)

Place a Flag for Veteran's Day
Campus Mall (Lawrenceville Campus)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Families are invited to help our veteran and military students install American flags on the campus mall in preparation for our Veteran's Day Ceremony on Monday, November 9. Simply stop by the campus mall between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to help us place nearly 12,000 flags in the ground as we honor those who have served our country. No registration needed.

Open Forum with President Gregory G. Dell'Omo, Ph.D.
Fireside Lounge, Bart Luedeke Center
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Join us for an open Q&A with Rider University's president.

Path to a Profession: Engaged Planning for Career Success
Hosted by Kim Barberich, Executive Director of Career Services
Art Gallery (Lawrenceville Campus)
11 a.m.
Career Services at Rider University helps students as they explore their academic and professional interests,engage in the Rider community, experience hands-on experiential education, and develop and execute effective job-search skills that will lead to a fulfilling career. Join us today to learn about the support and resources that Career Services provides to students, hear from some terrific alumni about their professional paths, meet the Career Services team and find out what you can do to help your Rider student with his or her professional development.

Voice Master Class
Williamson Hall (Westminster Campus) 
11 a.m.
Observe students receiving individualized instruction focusing on performance technique with Kathy Price, Assistant Professor of Voice.

Family Luncheon
Student Recreation Center (Lawrenceville Campus)
Dining Commons (Westminster 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
Noon
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)
2 p.m.

Rider Family Food Drive
Cavalla Room, BLC
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Every year Rider University shares the spirit of the holidays with the local community by collecting food for the “Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive”. Students, faculty and staff create approximately 200 baskets to share with residents facing financial difficulties. Canned goods and other nonperishable items are combined with a $20 donation for turkey and pie. The contents are designed to assist with Thanksgiving dinner and a few meals while children are home from school over the long weekend. Please consider bringing one or more of the following items: Canned vegetables, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, juice, baked beans, canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, tuna, rice, or a $20.00 donation for turkey & pie. Checks can be made payable to Rider University Office of Campus Life

Piano Master Class 
Williamson Hall (Westminster Campus)
3 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 Nation Association's Teacher of the Year.

School of Fine & Performing Arts Showcase
Bart Luedeke Center Theater - Lawrenceville Campus
4 - 5 p.m.
Featuring performances from the Arts Administration Ensemble, Music Theater Practicum, Scenes from "Catch Me If You Can", "Ubu Roi," as well as highlights from the Fall Cabaret and the Dance Department.  Families are invited to gather in the Rider Art Gallery at 3:30 p.m. for light refreshments then be escorted to the BLC Theater.

Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game vs. University of the Sciences
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.

Ice Hockey vs. Lehigh University
Loucks Ice Arena  - The Lawrenceville School
4:20 p.m.

Fall Treats with the Greeks! 
BLC Upstairs Patio
​6 – 7 p.m. 
Join Greek students and their families for a get-together! The event will include fall festivities and treats while working together on a service project. We will be collecting and assembling Thanksgiving baskets. We encourage donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items for the cause. All are welcome to come and join in on the Fall fun!

Family Feud
Bart Luedeke Center (Lawrenceville Campus)
7 – 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.  Pre-registration for this event has closed. We will be accepting 2-3 walk-up teams at 7pm. Those families who would like to come spectate will also be entered into various raffles for prizes! 

Westminster Chapel Choir Concert
Richardson Auditorium (Princeton University) | Princeton University Parking
7:30 p.m.
Free Admission, but tickets are required.
Family members may reserve tickets by calling the Westminster Box Office at (609)-921-2663. Tickets can be picked up at the Family Weekend Headquarters at Westminster Choir College in the Associate Dean of Students Office in Scheide Student Center. There is a limit of 6 tickets per family.

Flip Schulke Photograph Exhibit (included in Rider’s annual “Unity Days” Celebration)
Student Recreation Center Seminar Room
Photographs of world renowned photographer, Flip Schulke, on display from his collection of the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family. Schulke’s photographs have been claimed to be among the most striking and memorable of the 20th century. Flip Schulke also created indelible images of President John F. Kennedy, boxer Muhammad Ali, and astronauts in the early years of the space program. Flip Schulke was a pioneer in underwater photography, traveling with Jacques Cousteau and other underwater explorers and continued to be an active photojournalist until his death on May 15, 2008 at the age of 77.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Brunch Available
Dining Commons (Westminster 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!

Flip Schulke Photograph Exhibit (included in Rider’s annual “Unity Days” Celebration)
Student Recreation Center Seminar Room
Photographs of world renowned photographer, Flip Schulke, on display from his collection of the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family. Schulke’s photographs have been claimed to be among the most striking and memorable of the 20th century. Flip Schulke also created indelible images of President John F. Kennedy, boxer Muhammad Ali, and astronauts in the early years of the space program. Flip Schulke was a pioneer in underwater photography, traveling with Jacques Cousteau and other underwater explorers and continued to be an active photojournalist until his death on May 15, 2008 at the age of 77.


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.