Celebrate Rider Tradition at University Day on April 7

Rider University will celebrate its colorful heritage at the 18th annual University Day festivities on Thursday, April 7, with a daylong series of events on both campuses.
Friday, April 1, 2011

Rider University will celebrate its colorful heritage at the 18th annual University Day festivities on Thursday, April 7, with a daylong series of events on the Lawrenceville and Westminster Choir College campuses commemorating the anniversary of the day Rider was granted university status by the state of New Jersey in 1994. University Day is celebrated every spring on the Thursday closest to April 13, the proper anniversary of Rider’s elevated status.

The University Day schedule is as follows:

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

University Day Morning Greeters with Muffins and Coffee

Academic Quad

Sponsored by Association of Commuting Students

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

University Day Luncheon – Lawrenceville Campus

Daly Dining Hall

Includes personal cake decorating, DJs by student Kevin Boone, sand art, photo booth, a prize crane, and a menu of grilled salmon with lemon grass dill sauce, roasted carved bourbon glazed New York strip, and mushroom ravioli with sun-dried tomato basil cream sauce.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

University Day Picnic – Westminster Campus
Front Lawn in front of Williamson Hall

(Rain location will be the Dining Commons)

A Great Gatsby-esque, 1920s-themed picnic and lawn party featuring bocce ball and croquet. Be sure to bring your picnic blankets!

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Transgressions: Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium
Clothesline Project

Daly Dining Hall Mercer Room

1:10 to 6:45 p.m.

Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium

Student Panels and Awards Ceremony

Sweigart Auditorium, Room115

3 p.m.

Men’s & Women’s Tennis vs. Wagner College

Tennis Courts

5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Pub Night – University Day Theme

Must be 21 to enter

The Pub

7 to 9 p.m.

Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium

Yellow Rage “spoken word” performance

Sweigart 115

8 to 10:30 p.m.

Java ‘n’ Jive
WCC Dining Commons

Sponsored by Student Activities Committee, Brownwater, and Student Eco Reps

Enjoy a variety of live musical performances by students, as well as coffee and treats.

For more information, please contact Nick Barbati, Office of Campus Activities, at 609-896-7727, or via e-mail at barbati@rider.edu.

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Rider students enjoy lunch at University Day