The following information pertains to new students at the Lawrenceville campus.
- Orientation and Placement Testing
- Early Move-in to the Residence Halls
- Area Shopping
- Airports/Car Rental
- Area Hotels
- Admission Representatives
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.
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.
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.
The following hotels are 10 minutes from campus. They provide guests of Rider a special rate. Please request this rate when making your reservation.
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