Health Insurance Coverage for International Students
It is a New Jersey state law that all undergraduate students attending a University must have proof of health insurance coverage. All international students are automatically billed for health insurance available through Rider University. If you have insurance coverage similar to what Rider offers, you can request a waiver here.
If you have any questions concerning our health insurance policy, please feel free to review the plan available from Student Health Services.
Immunizations & Health Forms
Rider, in compliance with New Jersey State Law and Regulations, requires that all students submit immunization records. It is mandatory that all health forms be filled out by your physician prior to your arrival at Rider. Visit the Student Health Services page to download the Student Health Record forms and the Meningitis Vaccine Reporting form.
After the Student Health Record form and the Meningitis Vaccine Reporting Form are completed by your physician and must be in English. You must submit them through your Healthy Broncs Portal. Submission of these forms is a prerequisite to registration for classes.
If you are unable to receive the required vaccines in your home country, you can receive them at our Student Health Services office. There will be a fee associated for each vaccine you take. View hours of operation for nurses and nurse practitioners.
Traveling to the United States
View a list of airlines currently traveling to the US. Airports near the Rider University campus include Newark International (EWR) and Philadelphia International (PHL). All airport pickup requests are serviced through EWR. For all other airports, you will need to make your own arrangements for arrival to campus.
What to Bring & Not to Bring to Rider University
As prepare to pack your luggage to come to Rider, we would like to remind you that while you will bring some things from home (clothes and other personal belongings), we will organize shopping trips to buy items such as pillows, blankets, etc., after you arrive in the United States. These trips will be offer during the orientation week.
What to Bring
- All immigration documents (carry these with you on the plane - DO NOT check them into your luggage)
- Pictures of your family, home and country – for yourself and to share with friends
- At least two months of prescribed medications
- Items from your culture, such as: musical instruments, recordings of traditional music, picture books, arts and crafts
What NOT to Bring
- Electrical items
- Halogen bulbs, lamps or candles
- Expensive jewelry and treasured possessions
- Guns, knives, or any objects that look like weapons
- Medications, unless you have written prescriptions from a doctor
- Any article of clothing, artifact, or medicine made from endangered animals
- Things you can easily buy in the United States, such as notebooks, pens, toiletries, towels, or bed sheets
- Food, seeds, or plants