Family Weekend Schedule

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An array of activities include a lunch, choir performances, basketball games and more

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Family Weekend Schedule

Families can meet some of the Family Weekend staff, enjoy some light refreshments, and receive a schedule of the weekend events and tickets for specific performances.

Family Weekend Headquarters
Friday, noon-4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Student Recreation Center Lobby (Lawrenceville Campus)
  • Associate Dean of Students Office (Princeton Campus)

Friday, November 2, 2018

ODK Induction Ceremony
Gill Chapel (Lawrenceville Campus)
7 p.m.

The Rider Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, invites inductees and their families to celebrate the leadership contributions of our newest members with this formal ceremony to officially welcome them to the Circle.

Dueling Pianos
Bart Luedeke Center Pub (Lawrenceville Campus)
8 p.m.

A unique form of comedy and music that will thrill and delight students and parents alike. 18 to enter, 21 to drink.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Rider and Westminster Legacy Family Breakfast
Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)
9–10:30 a.m.

Alumni who are the parents or grandparents of a Rider or Westminster student are invited to celebrate their dual connection to the University.

Rider Ultimate Frisbee (RUF) Alumni Game
Daly Field (Lawrenceville Campus)
9 a.m.-noon

An annual tradition featuring current RUF students taking on their alumni counterparts!

Leadership Development Program Induction Ceremony
Gill Chapel (Lawrenceville Campus)
10 a.m.

The Center for the Development of Leadership Skills formally inducts new members into Rider’s Leadership Development Program.

Plant-a-Flag to Honor a Veteran
Campus Mall (Lawrenceville Campus)
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Honor the veterans in your life by stopping by the campus mall near the Rider Bronc Berm to plant as many US flags as you wish inside a huge outline of the Rider "R". The "R" will be filled in by Rider students, staff, faculty and families with thousands of flags in time for our Veterans Day observance.

Study Abroad Family Session
Sweigart Auditorium (Lawrenceville Campus)
10:30 a.m.

Come to the Study Abroad Family Session to learn more about how your student can study abroad with Rider. We will be going over short-term study abroad and internships abroad.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Session
Student Recreation Center Seminar Room (Lawrenceville Campus)
10:30 a.m.

Social fraternities and sororities are a tradition dating back to 1922 when the first fraternity was founded at Rider University. Today, 14 Greek organizations on campus provide social, philanthropic, academic, and leadership development. Join us to learn the benefits of membership and how your student can get involved during the spring semester.

Rider Veterans and Military Photos
Student Recreation Center Atrium (Lawrenceville Campus)
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

In preparation for our Veterans Day events, Rider Veterans and Military Affairs Office invites you to submit a photo of a Veteran or Military service member you love. Stop by to have your picture taken or to have us upload a picture for our photo feed. Pictures will be displayed at using #RiderVets and tagging @RiderVeterans on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Family Luncheon
Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus), Dining Commons (Princeton Campus)
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

A complimentary lunch for students and families with entertainment for the Little Broncs provided by the Residence Hall Association.

RU Serving
Daly Dining Hall Entrance (Lawrenceville Campus)
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

The Office of Service Learning invites families to help us build our caring community by participating in easy on-site service projects that benefit local families in Trenton. Rider families are asked to bring items to help us start creating our Thanksgiving Baskets.

Volleyball vs. Manhattan
Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)

Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Jaspers!

Family Feud
Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)
1 p.m.

100 Rider students were asked… "What are you going to do with your family during Family Weekend?"" Survey says… "Win prizes during Family Feud!"" That’s right…Recreation Programs is asking Rider families to come have a great time with us while competing in this popular game show. All you need is 3-5 "family/friends" to enter into the game and we’ll take it from there.

Registration to participate is requested. Space is limited.

Delta Phi Epsilon Haunted House
Delta Phi Epsilon (Lawrenceville Campus)
1-4 p.m.

Delta Phi Epsilon will be putting on their annual haunted house to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Come walk our haunted halls and enjoy gift basket raffles, baked goods and kid friendly games!

Men's Basketball Exhibition Game
Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)
4 p.m.

Experience the marvel that is the Rider men's basketball team as it competes in an exhibition game for the Rider community. Obtain your tickets at Family Weekend Headquarters.

School of Fine & Performing Arts Showcase
Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)
4 p.m.

Bronc Bingo
Yvonne Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)
7 p.m.

For Family Weekend a special version of the game has been designed. Families and students can play to win prizes and enjoy this exciting weekend activity. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.

Student and Family "Your Story" Open Mic Night
Pub (Lawrenceville Campus)
8 p.m.

Enjoy a chance for families and students to share poetry, music and spoken word writings! 18 to enter, 21 to drink.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sunday Football Viewing
The Pub (Lawrenceville Campus)
Noon-8 p.m.

Watch all the best NFL football games with pizza and wings! 18 to enter, 21 to drink.

Volleyball vs. Iona
Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)

Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Gaels!

Area Hotels

Spring Hill Suites Ewing Township/Princeton South
1000 Charles Ewing Blvd., Ewing, NJ 08628

Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn
3499 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540

Comfort Inn Lawrenceville
3270 US Route 1 North, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Courtyard by Marriott
US Route 1 & Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Homewood Suites Princeton
3819 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540

Princeton Hampton Inn

4385 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540

Family Weekend Restaurants

Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ

Candela's Pizzeria
22 Lawn Park Ave
Lawrenceville, NJ

Doc's Bar & Grill at Colonial Bowling and Entertainment
2420 Brunswick Ave
Lawrenceville, NJ

Enzo's La Piccola Cucicna
1906 Princeton Ave
Lawrence Township, NJ


North End Bistro
354 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ

Osteria Procaccini
7 Tree Farm Rd, Suite 101
Pennington, NJ

PJ's Pancake House
154 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ

Purple Cow Ice Cream
2685 Main St
Lawrenceville, NJ

Tastee Sub Shop
1161 Lawrence Rd
Lawrenceville, NJ

Event Schedule
Date / Time Location
Saturday, November 03, 2018

(All day)

Sunday, November 04, 2018

(All day)