Information for Admitted Students (Pre-Arrival)

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Welcome to Rider University!
We are happy to welcome you to our community! Please read this information carefully as it will help you plan for your arrival at Rider.

Important Dates

2018 Fall Semester 2019 Spring Semester

May 1
Deadline for housing application 

July 15
Deadline for tuition payment

August 1
Deadline for Health forms & Airport pick-up forms

August 28
Airport arrival

August 29 - September 3
New International Student Orientation

September 5
First day of classes

November 1
Deadline for housing application

December 15
Deadline for tuition payment

December 15
Deadline for Health forms & Airport pick-up forms

January 23
Airport arrival

January 24 - 26
New International Student Orientation

January 28
First day of classes

International Student Orientation

Each new term, prior to move-in days, the Center for International Education hosts an orientation for international students. Participants are welcomed to campus, assisted in practical tasks such as purchasing items for your residence hall and opening bank accounts. They are also introduced to other international students, as well as Rider staff members and administrators. Social events, outings, and other activities are also organized during orientation.

In order to attend the International Student Orientation, the earliest you may arrive on campus and move into your room is check-in day. See Important Dates above to know when you can check-in. Important: If you intend to arrive at Rider earlier than the scheduled check-in day, you will need to seek alternate accommodations as you will not be able to move into your room on campus. Please refer to the hotel listings.

All international students are required to attend the International Student Orientation.
If you think you will not be able to attend it due to problems booking a flight or other personal reasons, please contact the Center for International Education at [email protected] to let us know.

Spring Orientation 2019 Schedule

Lawrenceville Campus

12 p.m. – Airport Pick Ups
7 p.m. – Airport Pick Ups
*Arrival and Check In for new International students

9 a.m. – WELCOME BREAKFAST for all new students, Commuter Lounge, BLC
9:30 a.m. – Public Safety session with the Director of Public Safety
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – receive ID cards, Bank applications and Photocopy passports, Multicultural Conference Room, BLC
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Maintaining Status, Sara Young-Singh, SWG 115
12:30 p.m. – Campus Tour
1 p.m. – LUNCH at Daly’s
1:45 p.m. – Culture Session – Sara Young-Singh, SWG 115
2:45 p.m. – Shopping trip to Walmart
5:30 p.m. – Return from shopping trip
6 p.m. – Dinner in Mercer Room

8:30 a.m. – Arrive and enjoy Breakfast in the Cavalla Room (Be sure to pick up your name tag)
9 a.m. – Welcome to Rider, Located in BLC Theater
9:15 a.m. – Bronc Safety Tips, Located in BLC Theater
9:45 a.m. – DeVercelly Presentation, Located in BLC Theater
10:15 a.m. – Residence Life, Located in Cavalla Room
10:45 a.m. – Workshop I

  • Academic Support offered by the Academic Success Center, Located in BLC 237
  • Career Development and Success, Located in BLC Theater

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 (continued)

12:20 p.m. – Meet at the CIE office to walk over to the welcome luncheon together
12:30 p.m. – Welcome Luncheon Located in the SRC Seminar Room
1:30 p.m. – Meet Deans, SRC Seminar Room
2:30 p.m. – Meet your Mentor, NAB 130
3 p.m. – Bus trip to Mall
6 p.m. – Return to Rider

10 a.m. – Meet at BLC for trip to New York City
10:15 a.m. – Bus departs to New York City
4 p.m. – Bus returns from New York City

10 to 11 a.m. – Brunch at Daly’s


BLC - The Bart Luedeke Center (Student Center)

MCC - Multicultural Conference Room

SCI - Science & Technology Center