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Take part in our VETERANS DAY events!
November 4 - 11, 2017

Join us in honoring those who serve or have served our country.

  • Post a Pic – November 1-11
    Share a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #RiderVets.
    View our photo feed at
  • Plant a Flag • Campus Mall Honor 
    Honor a service member you love by planting a flag with a Rider military or veteran student. 
    November 4 • 11am-2pm
    November 6-8 • 10am-7pm 
  • Into the Fray – November 9 • 10am-4pm • Rider Pub Patio 
    Join Frontline Arts in transforming military uniforms into handcrafted paper.
  • Attend the Ceremony – November 9 • 11am • Kaplan Plaza 
    Keynote Speaker, Eugene Marsh '14, Vietnam Veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star for Valor in combat
  • Veteran Voices – November 9 • 10am-4pm • Mercer Room 
    Share any expression of art at our annual Veterans Luncheon. Sign up HERE.
  • Basketball Double Header • Alumni Gym
    Military Appreciation Night. A ticket for 1 game is valid for both games. FREE admission for veterans and those who serve. $5 general admission tickets for friends and family with promo code. Tickets available at
    Womens Basketball v. Bucknell • 5:30pm (promo code: MILAPPW)
    Mens Basketball v. Hampton University • 8 pm (promo code: MILAPPM)

    NOTE: Participation in select events may be applied towards a New Student Engagement Experience.

Welcome to Rider University Veterans and Military Affairs Office!

Rider University is a proud Yellow Ribbon school. Since 1865 Rider University has opened its doors to veterans and military service members.  One of our proudest historical facts is that Civil War veterans comprised most of Rider’s inaugural class.

Today, the University continues its proud tradition of partnering with former members of the Armed Forces as they advance their education. Whether you’re planning to begin or complete your undergraduate degree, or pursue graduate studies at Rider, we invite you to learn how the Veterans and Military Affairs Office can guide you in taking advantage of our diverse programs and support resources. 

Services provided by the Veterans and Military Affairs Coordinators include assisting students in applying for educational benefits for veterans and veterans' dependents, certifying school attendance to the regional VA office, maintaining individual students’ files, and reporting to regional and state VA offices.

Download our New Student Checklist for Veterans and Dependents and take the first steps in earning your degree.

About Rider

Rider is known for its professional preparation, leadership development, student-centered environment and small class sizes.  We take care in guiding students through academic advising, registration and career services.

Rider offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs.  Visit our Admissions page for more information on these degree options and how to apply

DONATE to the Rider Veteran's Fund

The Rider Veterans Fund assists in providing support services exclusively to veterans and members of the military and their family members.  Services include student veteran organizations, select awards for military and veteran students, Rider’s Veteran Career Fair, as well as other special projects and activities for veterans, members of the military, and their family members.

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