Summer Session Housing & Meals

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Summer registration starts Monday, March 10th, 2020
Current students register online at

Update 04/15/2020: To protect the health and safety of our community and ensure continuity of instruction, all Summer I courses are being offered through online, remote and alternative instruction. Courses that are not labeled section OL will be offered through remote or alternative instruction. We are preparing for Summer II to be offered through remote and alternative instruction as well. The University is continually evaluating circumstances and the guidance of top public officials to inform our decision making, and we will share more information as it becomes available. If you require summer housing, contact Residence Life at [email protected] or 609-896-5057 to request an exemption.


Students enrolled in six (6) or more credits during each summer session may take advantage of the summer housing rate. Housing is available to students registered for Summer Session and to full-time matriculated Rider University students. Housing is not available for high school students.

  • Summer I
    Residence hall opens Sunday, May 17th, 2020 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Summer II
    Residence hall opens Sunday, July 5th, 2020 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

For more information on summer housing, or to request a housing application, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 609-896-5102.

Meal Plans (Summer 2020 Information TBD)

Visiting students, commuters, faculty and staff who are looking for a quick bite to eat, a cup of coffee or a refreshing drink can go to Sweigart Hall, Starbucks, the Food Trucks or Daly Dining Hall.

Cranberry's, the Pub, and the faculty dining room will close for the summer on Thursday May 9, at 1 a.m. Renovations will begin to covert the spaces into a beautiful new facility with improved food options and the ability to order food through an app. 

Beginning Monday May 20th

Facility Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Sweigart Hall 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Closed
Starbucks 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Dalys Dining Hall Breakfast                   7:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Lunch                      11:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Dinner                      4:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Breakfast                       7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lunch                          11:00 AM - 4:00 PM       Dinner                            4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Brunch                       9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Dinner                        4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brunch                   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Dinner                      4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Food Trucks Outside the BLC    7:30 am - 10:00 am    Outside Yvonne Cir.  10:15 am - 2:00 pm  Outside the BLC        7:30 am - 10:00 am    Outside Yvonne Cir.  10:15 am - 2:00 pm   Closed Closed
*Westminster Commons Breakfast                   7:00 AM–10:00 AM 
Lunch                      11:30 AM–2:30PM  Dinner                      4:30 PM–7:00 PM 
Breakfast                       7:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Lunch                          11:30 AM - 2:30 PM     Dinner                            4:30 PM - 7:00 PM                     Brunch                       11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Dinner                        4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Brunch                       11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Dinner                        4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

​Cash and/or debit cards are accepted for all meal purchases. No cash? No problem! Bronc Bucks are available to make meal purchases easy. Bronc Bucks work like a debit card. You may open an account with as little as $25 and you may add on whenever you like. You may sign up for Bronc Bucks online:, in person at the Cashier’s Office located in the Bart Luedeke Center, Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or by the phone calling 609-896-5390.

Students living on campus during the summer will find meal plans that are designed for a busy schedule. For each summer session, resident students must choose one of the following meal plans: 40 meals; 30 meals, or 20 meals or a comprehensive plan (19 per week). 

Commuter students may also sign up for a meal plan. To do so, please contact the Residence Life office at 609-896-5102.

*Westminster commons begins with dinner on June 23 - Aug 3.