Information for Admitted Students (Pre-Arrival)

Welcome to Rider University!
We are happy to welcome you to our community! Please read this information carefully as it will help you plan for your arrival at Rider.

Important Dates

2014 Fall Semester
2015 Spring Semester

May 1
Deadline for housing application 

July 15
Deadline for tuition payment

August 1
Deadline for Health forms & Airport pick-up forms

August 26 & 27
Airport arrival

August 28 - September 2
New International Student Orientation

September 3 
First day of classes

November 1 
Deadline for housing application

December 15 
Deadline for tuition payment

December 15 
Deadline for Health forms & Airport pick-up forms

January 21 
Airport arrival

January 22 - 26
New International Student Orientation

January 26 
First day of classes

International Student Orientation

Each new term, prior to move-in days, the Center for International Education hosts an orientation for international students. Participants are welcomed to campus, assisted in practical tasks such as purchasing items for your residence hall and opening bank accounts. They are also introduced to other international students, as well as Rider staff members and administrators. Social events, outings, and other activities are also organized during orientation.

In order to attend the International Student Orientation, the earliest you may arrive on campus and move into your room is check-in day. See Important Dates above to know when you can check-in. Important: If you intend to arrive at Rider earlier than the scheduled check-in day, you will need to seek alternate accommodations as you will not be able to move into your room on campus. Please refer to the hotel listings.

All international students are required to attend the International Student Orientation.
If you think you will not be able to attend it due to problems booking a flight or other personal reasons, please contact the Center for International Education at cie@rider.edu to let us know.

Lawrenceville Campus - Orientation Schedule