7 events not to miss in the spring semester

Competitions, celebrities and celebrations are part of the fun this semester
Megan Lupo

The beginning of the 2019 spring semester may have consisted of freezing temperatures and light snow, but the upcoming events are guaranteed to bring the heat.


Rider’s Drag Race

Feb. 1, 8 p.m.
The Theater in the Bart Luedeke Center

A vision of stilettos, wigs and self-expression will sashay around the stage in the annual Rider Drag Race competition, sponsored by the Student Entertainment Council. Showcasing talent and pride, the student performer who raises the most audience donations will be crowned Drag Champion. All proceeds will go toward Rider’s Relay for Life.


Campus Fitness Day featuring Professional Dancer Derek Hough

Feb. 2, 2 p.m.
Student Recreation Center

Students will feel like they’re stepping into their very own episode of Dancing with the Stars during a group dance class taught by celebrity dancer Derek Hough.


Cranberry & White Affair

Feb. 9, 7 to 11 p.m.
Cavalla Room, Bart Luedeke Center

Dress in your Hollywood best and join the Rider community for an evening of glitz and glamour in the campus’ first Cranberry & White Affair. Featuring delicious desserts and dancing, the semi-formal is sponsored by the Rider University Greek Council, Office of Campus Life, Student Government Association, Student Entertainment Council and Residence Hall Association. Sponsored by the Sophomore Class Council, an after-party will in the Pub from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. will cap off the evening.

Rider Rhymes

Feb. 12, 10 p.m.
Cavalla Room, Bart Luedeke Center

In a battle for the best in beats and creativity, students will perform original raps and challenge other competitors to a freestyle. The victor will be chosen by audience vote.

Relay for Life

March 30
Student Recreation Center

With the theme of ‘Surfing for a Cure, New Jersey’s largest collegiate Relay for Life is back to raise money and support for the American Cancer Association.

Rider Rock Fest  

April 12
Campus Green

School's out for summer...well almost. Reminiscent of those warm, relaxful nights, students can come together to enjoy live music, a bonfire and other activities.

107.7 The Bronc’s Eggscellent Egg Hunt

April 16
Campus Mall

Wrapping up the spring semester is a campus classic. The Campus Mall will have tens of thousands of eggs ready to be scooped up as quickly as possible in hopes of winning one of the many prizes. Hosted by 107.7 The Bronc, other highlights include free food, cute animals to pet and eggs-citing games to play.