JTerm: General Information

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Recommended JTerm Undergraduate Course Load
Students may take up to 3 credits [one course] in Jterm.  Since these courses are intense we recommend that you consult with your academic advisor or your Dean's office before registering for more than one course.

Course Requirements and Prerequisites 
Students are expected to meet all course requirements and prerequisites as noted in this publication. Full information on Rider University’s academic policies, procedures and programs may be found in the Undergraduate, Graduate or Westminster College of the Arts Academic Catalogs, available online.

Course Schedules
Current Rider students MUST print their JTerm schedule by accessing their course information on line at Schedules will not be mailed. Newly enrolled students will receive a bill and a JTerm schedule prior to the beginning of the term.

Dropping and Withdrawing from a JTerm course
All students enrolled in JTerm may drop and/or withdraw through the College of Continuing Studies or the Registrar's Office following the JTerm drop and withdrawal dates llisted below. All drops or withdrawals (student discretion only) must be initiated by the student and may be processed in the following manner:

  • In person in the College of Continuing Studies office [BLC 31] or the Registrar's Office [Fine Arts 117].
  • In writing using a Rider email address to [email protected]. Include the Bronc ID# and course number and title.
  • By fax to the College of Continuing Studies at 609-896-5261. Include Bronc ID# and course number and title.
Drop Course Wednesday, January 2 - Thursday, January 3
student discretion
Friday, January 4 - Wednesday, January 9
instructor consent
Thursday, January 10 - Tuesday, January 15
psychological/physiological reasons
Wednesday, January 16

Students are held responsible to officially drop or withdraw from a course. Students will not be automatically dropped or withdrawn if they stop attending class(es). Failure to officially drop or withdraw from a course by deadlines outlined in the JTerm Calendar will result in a grade of “F.” Students who do not attend any class meetings and do not officially drop will receive a grade of “N” and will be held responsible for the full cost of the course tuition.

Special Needs Students
For information on services and assistance for students with special needs, contact the Director of Students with Disabilities Services at 609-896-5000 x7365.

Bookstore Hours (TBD)
Monday - Thursday,  9 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Friday -  9 a.m. -  Noon
Bookstore hours are subject to change. If you need help after hours, call Deana or Lisa in the bookstore at 609-896-5121.

Photo Identification Card
A Rider University Bronc Photo ID is required to use the computer labs on campus, to check out books from the Library, and to take a make-up exam in the CCS office.

  • Lawrenceville Campus:
    Photo IDs are issued in the Public Safety office, during normal business hours. The Photo ID office may be reached at 609-896-5234. There is no fee for the Photo ID.


  • Lawrenceville Campus:
    Students may park in the lot located in front of the Bart Luedeke Center. The parking area is ample and well lighted. All vehicles are required to be registered and have a parking permit decal. Students may register their vehicle in the Public Safety Office, located in West House accessible from the Lawrenceville campus south entrance. A student ID, driver’s license, registration, and insurance number must be provided to register a vehicle. There is no fee for the parking permit decal. The Public Safety office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Weather Related Information
The University maintains an emergency notification system - Rider Alert - for weather-related closings, campus emergencies, or other University-wide announcements.  All students are strongly encouraged to submit their contact information through Rider Alert.  Students may also find out about weather-related closings by calling 609-219-2000.