General Information for Summer Students

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Course Information

Recommended Summer Undergraduate Course Load
Students may take two courses (a maximum of 7 credits) in each Summer I or Summer II session (day and/or evening.) Students must have approval from their Dean to exceed the amount of approved credits per session.

Recommended Summer Graduate Course Load
The recommended summer graduate course load is one-half that of a regular semester for each summer session. Please contact your program advisor for more specific information.

Course Requirements and Prerequisites
Students are expected to meet all course requirements and prerequisites. 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 at

Course Schedules
Current Rider students MUST print their summer schedule by accessing their course information online at  Schedules will not be mailed to current Rider students. Newly enrolled students will receive a bill and a summer schedule prior to the beginning of each summer session.

Summer Session I Roster

Summer Session II Roster

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

Summer Hours

Books may be returned in person at the bookstore or mailed back:  Rental Book Return

Library Hours

Moore and Talbott Library

IDs and Parking

Summer I:
Monday, May 20  8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

*All students must receive an identification card from the Residence Life Office.

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 Bart Luedeke Center, Room 137, during normal business hours. The Photo ID office may be reached at 609-896-5234. There is no fee for the Photo ID.
  • Princeton Campus:
    Photo IDs are issued in the Associate Dean of Students Office (Scheide Student Center) during regular business hours. The Associate Dean of Students Office may be reached at 609-921-7100 ext. 8263.


  • 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 behind the Bart Luedeke Center on the left side. 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.
  • Princeton Campus:
    Students may part in Lot D (Student Parking) adjacent to Princeton Hall. Parking passes are available through Westminster’s Office of Public Safety (basement of Bristol Chapel). A student ID, driver’s license, registration, and insurance card must be provided to register a vehicle.

Student Activities

During summer sessions, Rider continues to be a vibrant community of learners.

In addition to a wide variety of learning opportunities and great housing rates, students enrolled in Rider’s summer sessions can also take advantage of a number of (complimentary) student activities:

  • visits to surrounding beaches
  • movie passes
  • sporting events
  • on campus activities
  • and many others!

Participation in activities is FREE for enrolled students. For more information, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 609-896-5102.