Activities will feature a stand-up comedian, athletics events, a skiing/snowboarding trip and a game night.
Meaghan Haugh

Whether you enjoy a few laughs during a comedy show or a trip to the ski slopes, the Office of Campus Life and Recreation Programs promises fun-filled activities during Winter Weekend 2011, from January 26 through 30.

“The Winter Weekend is built around the first weekend back for students. We look for ways to help students reconnect with the campus and interact with each other after the long break,” explained Nicholas Barbati, coordinator of Campus Activities.

The weekend’s activities get a bit of a head start when comedian Ralphie May takes the stage at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, in the Bart Luedeke Center Cavalla Room. Admission is free for Rider students with student ID. May, who made his debut on season one of Last Comic Standing, was voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008. He next appears opposite Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris in the feature film, The Best and the Brightest.

“He’s quite popular on college campuses all over America and gets glowing reviews,” Barbati said.

Westminster campus students are encouraged to use the inter-campus shuttle and join in the fun.

The rest of the 2011 Winter Weekend schedule includes:

Thursday, January 27

Pub Night (21 and Up)
5 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Bart Luedeke Center Pub

Friday, January 28

Women’s Basketball vs. Marist College
7 p.m. in Alumni Gym

Pub Night (18 to enter)
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Bart Luedeke Center Pub

Ice Hockey vs. Seton Hall University
9 p.m. - Loucks Ice Center (Lawrenceville School campus)

Bronc Buffet
Sponsored by Hillel, GSA, Rooters
10 p.m. to midnight in Daly Dining Hall

Saturday, January 29

Skiing/Snowboarding Trip to Blue Mountain
Sponsored by Recreation Programs
Visit the Ticket Booth on the second floor of the Student Recreation Center for sign-up information.

Winter Weekend Game Night
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life
Featuring mini golf, Texas Hold’em, Guitar Hero Tournament and much more!
7 to 11 p.m. in Student Recreation Center Lobby

Sunday, January 30

Featuring live music and activities
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Daly Dining Hall