Rider to Celebrate Family Weekend

The Lawrenceville and Princeton Campuses get ready to celebrate Family Weekend 2010. Festivities will take place Friday, November 5, through Sunday, November 7, on the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses.
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rider University students and their families are warmly encouraged to take part in the array of activities planned for Family Weekend 2010. The festivities will take place Friday, November 5, through Sunday, November 7, on the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses.

Family Weekend activities include the crowning of the new Cranberry King and Queen, a Family Weekend luncheon, choir performances and basketball games.

A special highlight of Rider’s Family Weekend is the Founder's Day Program, a tradition that honors the University’s top students as Andrew J. Rider Scholars. The award, named for the University’s founder and first president, honors the top one percent of sophomores, juniors and seniors in each of Rider’s academic colleges and schools.

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The 2010 Family Weekend schedule includes:

Friday, November 5

Westminster Schola Cantorum Open Rehearsal
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus)

Rider University Chorale Open Rehearsal
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Gill Chapel (Lawrenceville Campus)

Westminster Symphonic Choir Rehearsal
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Playhouse (Princeton Campus)

Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Commons (Princeton Campus) and Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus). The cost is $8 per person.

Westminster Chapel Choir Open Rehearsal
1:10 to 2 p.m., Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus)

Westminster Choir Open Rehearsal
4:30 to 6 p.m., Playhouse (Princeton Campus)

Westminster Williamson Voices Open Rehearsal
4:30 to 6 p.m., Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus)           

Dinner is available from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Dining Commons (Princeton Campus) and Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus). The cost is $9 per person.

Cranberry King and Queen Competition
7 p.m., Bart Luedeke Center Cavalla Room (Lawrenceville Campus)

Westminster Schola Cantorum and Westminster Williamson Voices Concert
8 p.m., Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus)
Tickets available at the Westminster box office.

Ice Hockey vs. The College of New Jersey
8:15 p.m., Loucks Ice Center (The Lawrenceville School)

Bronc Bingo

9 p.m., Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)

Saturday, November 6

Family Welcome Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Cranberry’s (Lawrenceville Campus) and Thayer Lounge (Princeton Campus)

Rider and Westminster Legacy Family Breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m., Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)

Alumni who are the parents or grandparents of a Rider or Westminster student are invited to celebrate their dual connection to the University.

Bronc Band Performance
10 to 11 a.m., Outside of Bart Luedeke Center (Lawrenceville Campus) 

Leadership Development Program Induction Ceremony
10 a.m., Sweigart Auditorium (Lawrenceville Campus)

The Center for the Development of Leadership Skills formally inducts new members into Rider’s Leadership Development Program.

Founder’s Day Program

11 a.m., Student Recreation Center (Lawrenceville Campus)The University’s Andrew J. Rider Scholars are honored for their academic achievements.

Family Weekend Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bart Luedeke Center Cavalla Room (Lawrenceville Campus) and Dining Commons (Princeton Campus)

A complimentary lunch, provided by the Residence Hall Association, for students and families with entertainment for the Little Broncs

Fun for the Little Broncs, including hayrides, face-painting and kettle corn

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Outside Ciambelli Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)

Rider Volleyball vs. Saint Peter’s College
Noon, Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)

Piano Master Class
1 p.m., Williamson Hall (Princeton Campus)

Voice Master Class
2 p.m., Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus)

Phi Sigma Sigma Chapter Lunch
Phi Sigma Sigma Chapter  will have lunch and a basket auction for the families to enjoy.
1 to 3 p.m. Phi Sigma Sigma Chapter House

Delta Phi Epsilon Family Luncheon
Delta Phi Epsilon Family Luncheon followed by a sisterhood event in the Delta Phi Epsilon
house
2 to 5 p.m. Delta Phi Epsilon Chapter House

Rider University Chorale Performance
2 p.m., Gill Chapel (Lawrenceville Campus)

Faculty/Student Showcase
3 p.m., Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus)

Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game vs. The College of New Jersey
4 p.m., Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)

Catholic Mass
4 p.m., Gill Memorial Chapel, Reception to follow

Brown Water Coffee House
5 p.m., Rider Pub (Lawrenceville Campus)

Families and students are welcome to share their artistic and literary talents in an open mic coffee house atmosphere.

Westminster Chapel Choir Concert
7:30 p.m., Princeton High School
No tickets are required.

Striking 12 Scenes, Open tech rehearsal directed by Trent Blanton
7:30 p.m., Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)

Sunday, November 7

Brunch
Brunch is available starting at 11 a.m. in the Dining Commons (Princeton Campus) and Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus). The cost is $8 per person.

Rider Ultimate Frisbee Alumni Game and Reception
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Daly Intramural Field (Lawrenceville Campus)
Reception to follow

Women’s Basketball Exhibition Game vs. West Chester University2 p.m., Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)
Obtain your tickets at Family Weekend Headquarters.

Family Weekend Headquarters, located in the Bart Luedeke Center Lobby (Lawrenceville Campus) and Thayer Lounge (Princeton Campus), will be open on Friday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 6, from 8:30 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 specific performances.

For more information, please call the Office of Campus Life (Lawrenceville Campus), 609-896-5327; or the Associate Dean of Students Office (Princeton Campus), 609-921-7100, ext. 8263 

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