The Residence Life program is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and educational living community where academic success and personal growth are encouraged. To achieve our mission, we will:

Challenge students to:

  • Accept personal responsibility
  • Confront new ideas
  • Communicate effectively
  • Create a residence community that embraces civility, diversity, and respect

Support students by providing:

  • A welcoming spirit that encourages personal connections to the Rider community
  • Timely, empathetic, and professional response to students’ needs and concerns
  • Competent, well trained, and caring staff
  • Opportunities for involvement in hall governance, campus organizations, and programs
  • Learning opportunities that complement the academic mission of the university
  • Regular assessment of residence hall conditions

The staff of the Office of Residence Life welcomes you to Rider University. We invite you to call us with any questions, concerns, or comments you may have regarding residence issues.

Office of Residence Life for the Lawrenceville Campus
Main Office:Bart Luedeke Center114
Phone: 609-896-5102
Fax: 609-896-2088

Resident and House Directors

Residence Life Staff

Members of the Residence Life staff are responsible for managing Rider’s residence halls and creating an environment and programs that complement your academic curriculum. Each residence hall has one undergraduate Resident Advisor (RA) for every 30 to 40 students, and a Resident Director (RD). RAs help new students in their transition to University life and are responsible for enforcement of rules and regulations, counseling and programming.

Roberta  Butler
Director of Housing Operations
Bart Luedeke Center 115

Appointed by the President upon recommendation by the Dean of Students, the Associate Director reports to the Associate Dean/Director of Residence Life.  The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director of Operations involve the coordinator of room assignments and room changes, as well as the coordination of public area damage billings to resident students.  Secondary responsibilities include supervision of Residence Directors, liaison with Facilities Management, the Bursar's Office and resident student staff.

Supervision Responsibilities:

Jane Ferrick
Area Director
Switlik OFC

Appointed by the President upon recommendation by Director of Residence Life, the Area Director reports to the Director of Residence Life.  The primary responsibility of the Area Director of Residence Life involves the supervision of Residence Directors and the management of residence halls and students in his/her area.  In doing so he/she will promote a safe, comfortable and educational community where academic success and personal growth are encouraged.

Supervision Responsibilities:

Michelle Holden
Administrative Specialist
Bart Luedeke Center 115