How to Apply

What is the housing application process for me?

Follow the informational pages pertinent to what type of student you are.As you explore the application process, you may still have questions. Contact the Residence Life Office for help.

What type of student you are:

First-Year or Transfer College Students

You are a first-year college student who will be attending a college or university for the first time OR you are a transfer student having attended a college or university after having taken at least one semester of classes at another institution and you're looking for housing.

To apply for housing as a first-time or transfer student you must follow the steps and requirements below.

Steps to Apply for Housing

  1. Logon to MyRider
  2. Click on the Student Information tab and then click the iPay link under the Finances channel.  Submit a $200 housing deposit by May 1.
    Note: We do not guarantee housing for any students that submit deposits after May 1st.
  3. Complete the other phases of your housing process in the MyRider Student Information Tab by clicking on the Housing Portal link located under the Campus Contacts channel.

Housing Requirements

To qualify for housing, you must:

  1. Have paid all your deposits by the deadline
  2. Be a full time student
  3. Be registered for classes

Returning Students

You are a current resident or commuter and are looking to apply for housing for next year.

To apply for housing as a returning student, you must follow the steps and requirements below.

Steps to Apply for Housing

All returning undergraduate students, including commuters, who pay their housing deposit by March 1 and submit their housing agreement by April 2nd will be able to reside on campus.

  1. The $200 non-refundable housing deposit must be RECEIVED by by March 1st.  Housing deposits can be paid online or in person at the Cashiers Office.
  2. Course select for Fall 2014 by April 2nd.  Students who have not course selected will not be able to participate in room selection.
  3. Complete appropriate steps through online housing portal.
  4. Participate in Greek Room Selection on March 10, Premium Room Selection on March 12, or Standard Room Selection March 31 – April 2 via the online housing portal.

Housing Requirements

To qualify for housing, you must:

  1. Have paid your $200 housing deposit by the deadline.
  2. Completed the appropriate steps through the online housing portal.
  3. All applicants applying for premium housing must be in good judicial and financial standing.
  4. Have course selected by April 2.

Readmitted Students

You are a readmitted student if you are returning to Rider after having taken a leave of absence.

To apply for housing as a readmitted student you must follow the steps and requirements below.

Steps to Apply for Housing

All returning undergraduate students, including commuters, who pay their $200 housing deposit, will be able to reside on campus, if space is still available.

  1. Students readmitted to the University will be sent a letter containing the online housing portal information.
  2. Pay the $200 housing by the deadline stated in the letter.
  3. Students will be notified once they are able to go on and select a space or an assignment has been made.

Housing Requirements

To qualify for housing, you must:

  1. Have paid all your deposits by the deadline.
  2. Be a full time student.
  3. Be registered for classes.

Winter Break Students

Please note the dates for winter break closing have been updated for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 academic year the winter break application is currently not available.

The residence halls will be closing for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at noon. If you require housing between December 27, 2014 and January 23, 2015, please complete this application online no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10 2014.

The residence halls are closed to ALL resident students between Dec. 17, 2014 and Jan. 3, 2015


Summer Break Students

Any student working for or taking classes at the institution during summer session I or II.

Summer 2015 information and application for Summer Break Housing is currently not available. Check back soon for updates.


Housing Mailing Address
Rider University
Princeton Campus
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540