The following information pertains to new students at the Lawrenceville campus.
- Join Class of 2021 Facebook Group
- Orientation and Placement Testing
- Early Move-in to the Residence Halls
- Area Shopping
- Airports/Car Rental
- Airport Pick-Up
- Area Hotels
- Admission Representatives
You will not need to come to campus in advance for your placement testing or orientation unless you want to. We understand that coming to campus during the summer can be costly and difficult.
Students who do not attend orientation will complete an online orientation program during the summer and can participate in other orientation activities during move-in weekend.
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 3, 2017
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.
Early move-in hours are between the hours of 10 a.m.–5 p.m. or 7 p.m.–11 p.m. on the following dates:
- Thursday, August 31
- Friday, September 1
- Saturday, September 2
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 3rd. 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 3rd; but you can pay cash for meals in Daly's 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, Kohl's, Best Buy, Shoprite, Wegman's, plus the shopping mall with Old Navy, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Sears, JC Penny and MANY restaurants.
Click here for information about transportation from airports.
Limited shuttle service will be provided from JFK, Newark, and Philadelphia Airports. Fill out the Airport Pick-Up Request Form.
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 mail room once a day. The mail room is only open during the day Monday through Friday from 9 - 4pm.
Please mark your boxes clearly with your name and Bronc ID.
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648