Miscellaneous Information

Meals

There are two main dining venues on the Lawrenceville campus and one on the Princeton campus. Students living on-campus are automatically enrolled in the meal plan. This plan offers:

  • All-you-can-eat dining in Daly Dining Hall
  • Guest Passes - Five per semester to share with a friend or family member
  • $175 Bronc bucks per semester – Bronc Bucks work just like a debit card. They can be used at on-campus stores such as Starbucks and Subway, for example.

The dining halls offer a variety of dishes, such as:  hamburgers, grilled chicken, vegetarian options, steamed vegetables, pizza, soups, salads and much more.

Students who live off-campus can buy a meal plan or Bronc Bucks, or to pay cash at any dining venue. View more information.

Safety and Security

At Rider, the safety and security of our students is always a top concern. Our Office of Public Safety provides 365 days, 24-hour campus patrol, student escort services, life and safety checks, emergency medical services, crime and prevention programs and building security.

Rider has adopted a new emergency notification system: www.rider.edu/rideralert. More information will be provided during your orientation.

Local Transportation

Rider offers many student-friendly transportation options that allow you to make the most of our great location! These programs include a free campus shuttle system, on-campus car rental service, and easy access to public transportation. To learn more please visit www.rider.edu/transportation.

Climate

Students should come prepared for variable weather: very cold winters, hot summers, and pleasant days in between. The temperature frequently drops to between -10 to 0 degrees Celsius in the winter, with high temperatures of 32 to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity in the summer. Students should plan to have warm clothing for the cold months (November through April), including sweaters, a heavy overcoat (preferably a lined storm coat or jacket), hat, gloves, scarf, and good shoes; a raincoat also is recommended.

Most students do not dress formally for class. On campus, informal wear such as slacks, zippered jackets, blouses, blue jeans, and shirts are acceptable for women as well as for men.

SEASON MONTHSTEMPERATURE, CENTIGRADE
SummerJune - September30 to 36 degrees
FallSeptember - November10 to 15 degrees
WinterDecember - March-10 to 0 degrees
SpringApril - June16 to 23 degrees

Rider International Student Association

The Rider International Student Association is a student-run organization consisting of international undergraduates, including U.S. citizens who live abroad, and U.S. undergraduate students who have an interest in interacting with students from other cultures and who choose to join the Club. Members of (RISA) organize social and cultural functions, sports, and other activities. RISA strives to encourage members to broaden knowledge of their countries and cultures while creating a congenial atmosphere conducive to greater understanding between themselves and American students. All Rider students are welcome to join RISA.

International Student Mentoring Program

Rider University students - both international and domestic - serve as mentors for incoming international students to ease their transition into American academic and social life. Mentors participate in the International Student Orientation program and continue to offer support during the international students' first semester of study.