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Friday, November 1
Time Event
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Delta Phi Epsilon Haunted House
Delta Phi Epsilon House
Delta Phi Epsilon will be putting on their annual haunted house to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Come walk the haunted halls and enjoy gift baskets raffles, baked good and kid-friendly games!
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Celebrating 25 Years of Small Business Institute (SBI) Success
Sweigart Atrium
Come and join Dr. Ron Cook, founder and director of Rider's SBI, as we celebrate winning over 30 national awards for student-teams consulting excellence in the last 25 years.  Reconnect with your fellow student consultants, learn how the program has grown, and see our newly-renovated CBA building. A fun evening of food, drink and memories! | No cost
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
An Evening of Jazz with the Dell’Omos,  Featuring Pianist, Kenny Gates
Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence, NJ 08648
Connecting Alumni and Students of Color. 
Attire: Evening Cocktail Casual | No cost                                                   
7:00 p.m. ODK Induction Ceremony
Gill Chapel
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. 
7:00 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Sacred Heart 
Ben Cohen Field 
Celebrate your Rider pride with the women of the Rider Field Hockey Team as the Broncs take on the Pioneers!
7:30 p.m.
Westminster Kantorei: An  Evening of Choral Evensong
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Kantorei, conducted by Jay Carter, presents a concertized choral evensong for the Feast of All Saints. Performing the works of Byrd, Tallis, Farmer, Batten and more. Tickets are available to order online, here.
8:00 p.m.
 
Step Up! Rider’s Ultimate Dance Competition
Bart Luedeke Center Theater
Rider’s newest student showcase show debuts featuring the campus' talented dancers competing to be named the first Step Up! Champion. 
8:45 p.m. Ice Hockey vs. Drexel
Louck's Ice Center
Enjoy a great night of hockey with our Rider University Club Ice Hockey team!
Saturday, November 2
Time Event
9:00 a.m.-11 a.m. Family & Legacy Family Breakfast
Daly Dining Hall 
A complimentary brunch for students and families with entertainment for the Little Broncs provided by the Residence Hall Association.
9:00 a.m.-10 a.m. 50th Reunion for the Class of 1969
Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Can you believe that 50 years have gone by since you walked this campus?  Celebrate your milestone reunion with us, and take pride in the growth and commitment to the future that is Rider University.  A private hour-long celebration with President Gregory Dell’Omo just for you and your classmates before you join a larger group for the Olde Guarde event. 
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Olde Guarde Brunch
Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Please join us as we induct the Class of 1969 into the Olde Guarde Society.                                  
10:00 a.m. Plant-a-Flag to Honor a Veteran – Campus Mall
Campus Mall
Honor the veterans in your life by stopping by the campus mall near the Rider Bronc Berm to plant as many U.S. flags as you wish inside a huge outline of the Rider "R".  The "R" will be filled in by Rider students, staff, faculty, alumni and families with thousands of flags in time for our annual Veterans Day observance.
10:00 a.m. Leadership Development Program Induction Ceremony
Gill Chapel
The Center for the Development of Leadership Skills formally inducts new members into Rider’s Leadership Development Program
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Parent Forum
Hillman Hall
Join the Deans of Westminster Choir College to talk about planning for the next academic year.
10:00 a.m.- Noon Rider Ultimate Frisbee (RUF) Alumni Game
Daly Field
An annual tradition featuring current RUF students taking on their alumni counterparts. Following the game, there will be a lunch at noon in the Mercer Room (Daly Dining Hall).

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Information Sessions

Inclusion at Rider - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Bart Luedeke Center (BLC) - NJM Community Room
Hosted by the BOLD (Broncs of the Last Decade) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee 
Learn about the Inclusive Excellence Plan and provide feedback for the design of the future space of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.


Information on Study Abroad programs - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Student Recreation Center - Seminar Room


Greek Life: How to Join the Community - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Student Recreation Center - Seminar Room

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Delta Sigma Pi Awards Ceremony
Sweigart Hall 115
Join us as we honor our current student scholarship recipients.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Westminster Choir College Family Luncheon
Westminster Dining Commons 
Join us for a complimentary lunch for students and families.
11:30 a.m. Family Feud
BLC Theater
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, Rider's Recreation Programs are asking students and their families to join us for a great time while competing in our version of this popular game show! All you need to enter the game are 3-5 “family/friends” and we’ll take it from there. Register to participate in this event.
Noon Volleyball vs. Canisius
Alumni Gym
Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Golden Griffins!
Noon Rider Ultimate Frisbee (RUF) Lunch
Mercer Room (Daly Dining Hall)
Alumni, students and parents are invited to gather to enjoy each other's company and lunch (No cost)
Noon - 1 p.m.
Alumni Awards Ceremony
Lynch Adler Hall, 202
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of alumni during this awards presentation. During this ceremony, we will honor the following alumni:
 
LTC Justin Blum ’75, recipient of The Lawson R. McElroy Award in Engaged Learning
John A. Dalesandro ’87, recipient of The Harold L. Conover Leadership Award
Penelope Richardson Melchior ’82, recipient of the Gordon E. Prichard Award for Volunteer Service
Hunter M. Morgen’16, recipient of The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
William V. Sheehy III '69, recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award
John Gratton '11 recipient of the School of Fine and Performing Arts Distinguished Emerging Alumni Award 
William Mastrosimone ’74, recipient of the  School of Fine and Performing Arts Distinguished Alumni Award
Ron Orbach ’74 recipient of the School of Fine and Performing Arts Distinguished Alumni Award
 
1:00 p.m.
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Meet vs. Marist
Coppola Pool
1:00 p.m. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Brother Augustus Herring '01 Memorial Service​
Gil Chapel
Share memories with friends and family. (No cost)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Delta Phi Epsilon Haunted House
Delta Phi Epsilon
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!
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Pre-Game Tailgate/Basketball Game Viewing Area
Faculty/Staff Parking Lot
Students, alumni, families, faculty and staff are invited for an afternoon of live music, activities, and free food from local food truck vendors before the Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game at 4 p.m.!
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. RU Serving
Faculty/Staff Parking Lot
The Office of Service & Civic Engagement 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.
1:30 p.m. Dessert Reception hosted by PEWS (Parents of Enrolled Westminster Choir College Students) 
Hamilton House
4:00 p.m. Visit the New Pub
The Pub
Come and hang out in the Pub and watch the men's basketball exhibition game - you will be amazed at how awesome it looks!
Light snacks and cash bar available
3:00 p.m. School of Fine and Performing Arts Reception for Alumni and Families
Fine Arts Lobby
No cost
3:30 p.m. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Annual Meeting
University House Basement
No cost
4:00 p.m. School of Fine and Performing Arts Showcase/Cabaret
Yvonne Theatre
Join some of our fine and performing arts students as they share their incredible talents with families and alum!
4:00 p.m. Men's Basketball Exhibition Game
Alumni Gym
Experience the marvel that is the Rider men's basketball team as it competes in an exhibition game for the Rider community. 
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: All family members and alumni will need to create an account on gobroncstix.com  Alumni will need to register by providing their graduation year in order to obtain their free ticket.  Family members will need to use coupon FAMWK19 for their free general admission ticket.
4:00 p.m. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Homecoming Football Game
Daly Fields
No cost
5:30 p.m. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Social
The Pub
Cash bar
7:00 p.m. Bronc Bingo
Bart Luedeke Center (BLC), Cavalla Room 
For Welcome Home Weekend a special version of the game has been designed.  Students, alumni, and families and students can play to win prizes and enjoy this exciting weekend activity. Co-sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and Alumni Relations.
7:30 p.m. Westminster Chapel Choir Concert Tom T. Shelton, conductor
Bristol Chapel 
Westminster Chapel Choir welcomes families and friends for a performance of both beloved and lesser-known choral masterworks.
Free admission, but tickets are required. | NOTE: Students members of the Westminster Chapel Choir can receive up to 5 complimentary tickets.
Sunday, November 3
Time Event
Noon Sunday Football Viewing
Rider Pub
Watch all the best NFL football games in our newly renovated Pub!
Noon Field Hockey vs. Lock Haven
Ben Cohen Field
Celebrate your Rider pride with the women of the Rider Field Hockey Team as the Broncs take on the Bald Eagles! 
1:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Niagara
Alumni Gym 
Enjoy watching an exciting game of volleyball as the Broncs take on the Purple Eagles!                            
3:00 p.m.
Westminster Williamson Voices: The Stars Rearrange Themselves
Bristol Chapel
Williamson Voices, conducted by James Jordan, premieres of works by Thomas LaVoy and Sarah Rimkus with poetry by Dana Gioia, commissioned by the Scattered Light Consortium (Glasgow School of Art Choir, USC Thornton Chamber Singers, Westminster Williamson). Also, premieres of two Gregorian chant-based works by Anthony Maglione, new works by James Whitbourn, and works for choral improvisation and new carols for the Christmas season by Pilkington, Rimkus, Custer, Scheibe and Hudson. Tickets are available to order online, here.
Area Hotels and Restaurants

Area Hotels

Spring Hill Suites Ewing Township/Princeton South
1000 Charles Ewing Blvd., Ewing, NJ 08628
609-530-0900


Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn
3499 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-452-2500


Quality Inn Lawrenceville
3270 US Route 1 North, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-896-3700


Courtyard by Marriott
US Route 1 & Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-716-9100


Homewood Suites Princeton
3819 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-720-0550
 

Princeton Hampton Inn

4385 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-951-0066

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Area Restaurants

Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ
609-586-1166

Doc's Bar & Grill at Colonial Bowling and Entertainment
2420 Brunswick Ave
Lawrenceville, NJ
609-882-7700

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

609-396-9868

Osteria Procaccini
7 Tree Farm Rd, Suite 101
Pennington, NJ
609-303-0625

PJ's Pancake House
154 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ
609-924-1353

Purple Cow Ice Cream
2685 Main St
Lawrenceville, NJ
609-896-0050

Tastee Sub Shop
1161 Lawrence Rd
Lawrenceville, NJ
609-882-1994

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Event Schedule
Date / Time Location
Friday, November 01, 2019 to Sunday, November 03, 2019

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