Welcome to Rider!
Next steps for newly enrolled students
We are thrilled that you will be joining the Rider family! You are about to embark on an incredible journey. Now that you’re enrolled, let this page serve as your guide to finding helpful information to make your path to becoming a Rider Bronc as smooth as possible.
View Rider’s Welcome Guide for Enrolled Students
Orientation & Student Navigation Office Lunch 'n' Learn- New Student Orientation and the Student Navigation Office introduce new students and their families to life as a Rider Bronc and helps prepare for the transition to college life. Join us for a virtual lunch and learn on June 13 at 12 p.m. EDT to find out what to expect during the orientation process.
Financial Aid & Billing Lunch 'n' Learn- The One Stop Services office is dedicated to helping students and families with financial-related needs throughout your time at Rider! Join us for a virtual lunch and learn on June 21 at 12 p.m. EDT for new students with information about the financial aid and billing process.
Let's get started
Learn your next steps in joining the Rider community as a first-year or transfer incoming student.
The myRider portal is a personalized hub that allows Rider students quick access to available campus web services and resources. To access myRider, visit myrider.rider.edu, click Claim Your RIDER KEY and enter the information requested.
In order to claim your account, you will need to enter your Bronc ID, last name, and date of birth. You will then be prompted to set up your password and security questions.
Watch this video to learn how to claim your myRider key.
*Find your Bronc ID on your Be-A-Bronc applicant dashboard.
A Rider email is created for new students after you have submitted your tuition deposit.
To access your Rider email account, go to gmail.rider.edu.
Enter your Username and Password. Your Username is the same as the one you use to access your myRider portal, followed by @rider.edu, so it is entered as [email protected]u.
Your password has been set as a default, using your 9-digit Bronc ID and the month and day of your birthday. (Your Bronc ID can be found at the bottom of your acceptance letter.) EX: If your Bronc ID number is 000000001 and your birthday is May 1, your default password is 0000000010501.
Once you gain access, be sure to start checking your Rider email frequently! All future communications from Rider will be sent to your student email account.
Get the details on living at Rider from room selection, facilities and roommate preferences. Learn more about the new student housing process.
Move-in day: If you plan to live on campus, please check your Rider email regularly for updates and related information. Learn more about move-in and what to bring to campus
Orientation introduces new students to life as a Rider Bronc. This fun-filled and informative event offers opportunities for you to get to know your classmates and prepare for a successful transition to college life.
Important information regarding New Student Orientation
- Orientation is mandatory. Students must select one orientation date to attend.
- Students have a choice of attending a single day or overnight orientation session.
- Orientation is for students only. For the overnight sessions, families may rejoin their students for lunch in the Cavalla Room in the Bart Luedeke Center (BLC) at the end of the 2nd day.
- Students should complete all placement testing prior to Orientation.
Register for New Student Orientation
For Fall 2023 Placement Testing Information, please visit our website to learn more.
Need assistance navigating financial aid? We’re here to help you every step of the way. If you’ve already applied for financial aid, you can review and accept your award offer in your myRider portal.
For additional questions, you may contact One Stop Services at 609-896-5360 or email at [email protected]
Additional financial aid resources:
Review and Satisfy Your Semester Bill
University statements for all semesters as well as monthly statements will be addressed to students and sent to their Rider email address. Parents and other payers, if applicable, may view student’s e-bills and make payments if they are set up as an authorized user.
Waive/ Enroll Health Insurance
All full-time domestic students are required to have comprehensive health insurance coverage. You must WAIVE or ENROLL in the student health insurance plan each academic year.
Get information on student health insurance or complete the health insurance waiver. Watch this video to learn how to waive or enroll in Rider's Health Insurance.
Fall 2023 enrolling students must waive or enroll in Rider's student health insurance plan for the academic year by August 31, 2023.
Find and complete your health forms
Rider University requires all students enrolled to provide proper vaccination documentation prior to taking classes and/or moving on campus. Students should submit proof of vaccination via the Healthy Broncs portal as soon as they are able to or once deposited. For Fall 2023 enrollment, proof of all routine vaccinations must be submitted via the Healthy Broncs portal no later than July 15, 2023. Please review the pre-entrance health requirements for incoming students here. Students seeking an exemption due to a medical or religious reason, are to be requested by July 15, 2023.
Watch this video to learn how to upload your vaccine documentation.
Information regarding medical and religious exemptions can be found on the Student Health Center website. Exemptions must be submitted via the Healthy Broncs portal.
All students are required to sign the Financial Enrollment Agreement, which can be found on the myRider portal.
Acknowledgement of this agreement is required as a condition of enrollment for the fall semester, and it must be completed even if you have already completed your Financial Agreement to Register (enroll).
The deadline to complete this document is no later than the day prior to your arrival on campus if you will be a residential student, or the first day of classes, if you are a commuter student or taking online classes only. Every student will have a hold on their student account that will be only removed once this agreement is signed.
Please see detailed instructions on how to navigate through myRider to find and sign this document for both a desktop computer as well as a mobile device.
- Log into myRider and select the Student tab.
- Click on Financial Agreement under the Announcements banner OR under the Register banner. Both will take you to the same page containing the agreements.
- Click "Financial Agreement.” This link will bring up the agreement.
- Review the Financial Agreement to Enroll.
- Once you have read and understand the Financial Agreement to Enroll, click “I agree to the terms & conditions” or “I disagree/Return to Registration page.”
If you select “I agree to the terms & conditions,” you will see a message, “There are no incomplete Agreements at this time.”
If you select “I disagree/Return to Student tab,” you will be redirected to the link for the Financial Agreement and you will be unable to enroll in the fall semester.
If you have any questions, please contact One Stop Services at 609-896-5360 or email [email protected].
If you have received college credit for any courses taken during your high school career (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment), please send your scores or college transcript directly to the University from your testing center or Institution.
Please refer to college credit for high school students to review our policies
If you want to change the program of study that you specified on your admission application, please submit a written request to the Office of Undergraduate Admission prior to the start of classes to [email protected]
Incoming first-year students must submit their final high school transcript and transfer students must submit official college transcripts upon completion of any courses in progress.
Please arrange to have all final official academic transcripts (including any recently completed academic work) forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by August 1, 2023 for Fall 2023 enrollment or as soon as available. Contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 800-257-9026 or email [email protected].
Get social and #RiderReady by connecting with your future friends and classmates, and becoming better acquainted with campus through a series of activities:
- Attend an upcoming Admitted Student event.
- Explore campus and our community further: Schedule an in-person or virtual campus tour.
- Are you #RiderReady to Party? Celebrate in style with our party pack!
- Have questions? Stay in contact with our campus community (PDF)