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

Spring Semester Opening 1/25 at 9 am
Spring Break Closing 3/14 at 5:30 pm
Spring Break Opening 3/23 at 2 pm
Fall Housing Deposits Due3/1
Greek Room Selection 3/10
Premium Room Selection 3/12
Small Single and Double Single Selection3/13
Standard Room Selection 3/31 - 4/2
Summer Housing Application Open4/7
New Students Complete Housing Application and Deposit
Spring Semester Closing 5/14 at 3 pm
New student lottery number notification5/30
New Student Room Selection Learning Communities6/9 - 6/10
New Student Room Selection6/11 - 6/20
New Student Move-In8/31
Returning Student Move-In9/1 - 9/2

*updated for Fall 2013

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 Semester Opening1/23 at 2 pm
Spring Break Closing3/15 at 12 pm
Spring Break Opening3/23 at 2 pm
Fall Housing Deposits Due3/1
Room Selection3/31 - 4/2
Residence Halls Open for New Students8/27 at 8 am - 12 pm
Residence Halls Open for Returning Students8/28 at 10 am

*updated for Fall 2013