Housing and Dining

Discover why we think Rider is a great place to call home.

If you choose to live on campus, your college experience presents the opportunity for something very important in your life:  independence.  Living on campus offers you both the personal freedom and the responsibility of being part of a community.

Offering convenient access to your classes, the dining hall, recreation center, theater and library.  You're less than a 10-minutes walk from just about everything!

Lawrenceville Campus

13 residence halls plus six Greek houses for members of fraternities and sororities.

Princeton Campus

Music students attending Westminster Choir College (WCC) can choose from three residence halls.

Seven locations to satisfy your hunger!  For information on meal plans, menus, locations, hours, and catering visit:


For questions regarding meal plans or Bronc Bucks contact the Residence Life Office.

Housing Dates Keep updated on key housing dates

New Student Move-InSunday 8/31
Returning Student Move-InMonday 9/1 - Tuesday 9/2
Thanksgiving Closing
Tuesday 11/25
5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Halls Reopen
Sunday 11/30
2:00 pm
End of Fall semester/
Winter Break Closing
Tuesday 12/16
5:30 pm
Spring Semester Opening
Saturday 1/24
9:00 am
Spring Break
Friday 3/13
5:30 pm
Spring Break Halls Reopen
Sunday 3/22
2:00 pm
End of Spring Semester/
Spring Closing
Tuesday 5/12
5:30 pm

*updated for Fall 2014

All residences and dining facilities will be closed to students during the following periods:

  • Thanksgiving
  • End of semester
  • Spring break
  • and other designated periods when school is not in session.

Closing times will be set by the Residence Life Office. In addition, students must leave the residence unit within twenty-four (24) hours after their last examination, termination of enrollment, or release from the agreement.

Spring Opening
Saturday 1/24
9:00 am
Housing Portal Opens for AY 15/16 applicationThursday, 2/5
Housing Deposits DueSunday, 3/1
Spring Break Closing
Saturday 3/14
12:00 pm
Spring Break Halls Reopen
Sunday 3/22
2:00 pm
Premium Room Selection Group FormationWednesday, 3/25
to Monday, 3/30
Premium Room SelectionWednesday, 4/8
and Thursday, 4/9
Standard Housing Roommate MatchingWednesday, 4/15
to Monday, 4/20
Standard Room SelectionWednesday, 4/22
to Friday, 4/22
End of Spring Semester/
Spring Closing
Saturday 5/16
8:00 pm

*updated for Spring 2015