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

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Family Weekend 2017 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

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

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Dueling Pianos – Bart Luedeke Center Pub (Lawrenceville Campus)
8 p.m.
The Rider University Greek Council presents a unique form of comedy and music that will thrill and delight students and parents alike. 18 to enter, 21 to drink.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

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!

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.

Family Luncheon – Student Recreation Center (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.

Volleyball vs. Quinnipiac — Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)
Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Bobcats!

RU Serving – Student Recreation Center Atrium (Lawrenceville Campus)
Noon–2 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.

Family Feud ​– Bart Luedeke Center Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)
2 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 hosting another game show to add to our repertoire (Price is Right, Minute to Win It, etc.) and we’re 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.

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 – Bart Luedeke Center Theater (Lawrenceville Campus)
4 p.m.

Bronc Bingo – Cavalla Room (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.

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

Brunch Available – Dining Commons (Princeton Campus), Daly Dining Hall (Lawrenceville Campus)
11 a.m.
Families can "pay at the door" and enjoy a meal in the Dining Commons or Daly Dining Hall.

Volleyball vs. Fairfield — Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)
Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Stags!

Women's Basketball Exhibition Game vs. TCNJ - Alumni Gym (Lawrenceville Campus)
4 p.m.
Experience the marvel that is the Rider women's basketball team as it competes in an exhibition game for the Rider community. Obtain your tickets at Family Weekend Headquarters.

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

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