Rider's 150th Anniversary: Events

Rider's 150th Anniversary: 1865-2015 / Rider's 150th Anniversary: Events
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Events for the 150th Anniversary

As we celebrate 150 years of Rider during the 2014-15 academic year, we hope you will join us to commemorate the past, celebrate the present and look forward to an even brighter future! Please click on the links to see more information about individual events.


April 22: Earth Day Celebration

April 23: Bill Nye, Earth Day Keynote Speaker (tickets will be available for students with Rider ID)

April 22-26: Rider Theatre: All Shook Up

April 25: Westminster Kantorei Spring Concert


May 2: Westminster Chapel Choir Spring Concert

May 9: Westminster Concert Bell Choir: Going Global

May 14, 15 & 16: Rider University 150th Commencement ceremonies

May 15 & 16: Westminster Alumni Reunion


June 13: Rider Alumni Reunions


Sept. 16: 150th Celebration Kick Off and Constitution Day! Morning Welcome tent in front of BLC

Sept. 16: Cranberry Fest on the Campus Green

Sept. 16: 150th Celebration Kick Off and Constitution Day Event featuring historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

September-October: SRC Fitness 150 Challenge

Oct. 1: A Night with WWE Superstar Darren Young, Sponsored by the Student Entertainment Council

Oct. 5: Annual Lawrence Township Community Day in Village Park

Oct. 20: A Night with Norm Lewis, sponsored by the Student Entertainment Council

Oct. 22: Marion Buckelew Cullen Center Ribbon Cutting with the Westminster Community, performance and presentation of Sesquicentennial Medals of Excellence

Oct. 24: College of Business Administration 150th Celebration Benefit Gala at TPC Jasna Polana: dining, dancing and silent auction; presentation of Sesquicentennial Medals of Excellence and CBA Lifetime Contribution Awards

Oct. 26: Marion Buckelew Cullen Center Community Open House, 1-5 p.m.

Oct. 29-Nov 2: Rider Theatre: A Doctor In Spite of Himself

Nov. 8: Family Weekend including Legacy Breakfast, Founders Day Ceremony, Guinness World Record attempt, basketball game and more

Nov. 10: Veterans Day ceremony and American flag display

Nov. 15: Westminster Williamson Voices Concert Spiritual Lights

Nov. 20:
Gender and Sexuality Studies program 35th Anniversary celebration featuring keynote speaker Tiffani Lennon ’97, 6 p.m. in North Hall

• Wrestling Alumni Day & Sesquicentennial Medal Presentation
5:30 p.m. - Alumni Reception in Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall

6:55 p.m. - Medal presentation to Coach Gary Taylor '82

7 p.m. - Rider vs. University of Wisconsin in Alumni Gym

Dec. 5 & 6: Westminster Opera Theatre Il mondo della luna

Jan. 22:  College of Business Administration Open House in Sweigart Hall

Jan. 26:  Westminster Choir Homecoming Concert

Feb. 5:  Exhibit Opening: El Grabado Cubu Hoy: Printmaking in Cuba Today, Rider Art Gallery
Feb. 12:  Talk with Artist and Reception: El Grabado Cubu Hoy: Printmaking in Cuba Today, Rider Art Gallery


March 1: Westminster Symphonic Choir performing with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

March 7 & 8: Rider Dances: Collaborate and Innovate

March 10:  Connecting Higher Education and the Business Community Tri-Chamber Breakfast in Cavalla Room


April 17:  University Day celebration

April 18:  Sesquicentennial Gala

April 19: Westminster Jubilee Singers 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert

For 150th celebration sponsorship and congratulatory messaging opportunities visit




Dallas/Ft. Worth
George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum


Washington, D.C. — SOLD OUT
White House Tour  




Florida: Naples, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton


April 16: New York City, Alumni & Friends Reception
40/40 Club
6 West 25th Street
6-9 p.m. 


May 2: Philadelphia Reception
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
6-7:30 p.m.


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