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The following information pertains to new students at the Lawrenceville campus.


 Orientation and Placement Testing

To safeguard our campus community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rider is moving new student orientation online for all students entering in the summer and fall 2020 semesters.

New students can begin to complete online orientation in the Canvas learning management platform beginning July 1. Placement Testing for new students will also be completed online.

Visit www.rider.edu/orientation for more details.


Early Move-in to the Residence Halls

If you are enrolled in a program that has an early move-in time, please follow the instructions given to you by that program (i.e. Milestone Bridge to Success week, LEAD Camp, MSLI).

Freshman move-in day is Sunday, September 6, 2020
If you'd like to make arrangements to move into your residence hall earlier on one of the following dates, please fill out the early move-in request form. (Note: The early move-in request form will be available starting in August 2020.)

Early move-in hours are between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 3
  • Friday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 5

There will be resident advisors in each building to assist you in the check-in process.  You are not required to stay in your room until the evening of Sunday, September 6.  We offer this early access for your convenience.

If you plan to move in early, please be advised that your meal plan will not begin until dinner on Sunday, September 6; but you can pay cash for meals in Daly Dining Hall until that time. Meals cost $7-$12 per meal.


Area Shopping

US Route 1 is a major highway near campus which has the following stores for you to purchase all of your residence hall needs -

Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Shoprite, Wegman's, plus the shopping mall with Old Navy, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, JCPenney and many restaurants.


Airports/Car Rental

View information about transportation from airports.


Area Hotels

The following hotels are 10 minutes from campus.  They provide guests of Rider a special rate.  Please request this rate when making your reservation.

Courtyard by Marriott in Ewing, NJ

Springhill Suites by Marriott in Ewing, NJ


Shipping

Please ship all items to the following address.  UPS delivers to our mailroom once a day.

Please mark your boxes clearly with your name and Bronc ID.

2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Admission Representative Contact Information

Susan Christian
Dean of Enrollment
Ciambelli Hall 202
Headshot of Susan Makowski
Director of Undergraduate and Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall
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Territory:
NJ: Hunterdon and Warren counties; Puerto Rico; US Virgin Islands
Headshot of Jennifer Cook
Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall
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Territory:
NJ: Transfer population
Headshot of Courtney Agyeman
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission; Educational Opportunity Fund Recruiter
Ciambelli Hall
Cell 
Territory:
NJ: Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties
Headshot of Kimberly Apadula
Assistant Director of Admission at Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University
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Territory:
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New England, and Texas
Headshot of Stephanie Capella
Assistant Director of Admission at Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University
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Territory:
All other states; NJ: Atlantic, Cape May, Delaware
Headshot of Jessica Vento
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Ciambelli Hall
Cell 
Territory:
NJ: Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties
Headshot of Kaleen Butterfield
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Ciambelli Hall
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Territory:
NJ: Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties
Headshot of Hannah Ford
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
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Territory:
NJ: Monmouth and Ocean counties
Headshot of Kara Jonsson
Admission Counselor; School of Fine & Performing Arts Contact
Ciambelli Hall
Cell 
Territory:
NJ: Bergen; NY: Westchester and Rockland counties; Georgia
Headshot of Connor Kealey
Admission Counselor
Ciambelli Hall
Cell 
Territory:
Pennsylvania (Except Chester and Delaware counties)
Headshot of Marianne Kollar
Regional Recruiter
Ciambelli Hall
Cell 
Territory:
PA: Chester, Delaware, and California
Headshot of Michael LaPorte
Regional Recruiter
Ciambelli Hall
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Territory:
Florida
Headshot of Fay Rappaport
Regional Recruiter
Ciambelli Hall
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Territory:
Maryland; North Carolina; Virginia; Washington D.C.