Life at Rider

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ELI students have the opportunity to live in student housing on Rider’s campus. The standard double rate include free laundry and kitchen facilities as well as large social lounge areas. Living in the residence halls has many benefits for international students. The residence halls are conveniently located near all facilities, classrooms, and offices. Here students can share experiences across cultures, improve their language skills, and participate in and organize events that highlight their cultures. Visit Housing for more information.


All Rider students can enjoy all-you-can-eat dining in Daly’s dining hall as well as Cranberry’s Cafe and the Starbucks on campus. For information on meal plans for both residents and commuters, menus, locations, hours, please visit the Rider University Dining Services.

Campus Life and Activities

Rider is unique—the time you spend here is unlike any other time in your life. It gleams with excitement and pulses with energy. It’s about becoming the person you dreamed you could be. It’s about gathering skills that will serve you long after you leave. It’s your life waiting to be loved. For more about activities & organizations, Arts & Culture, recreational sports and campus events visit

Every session, the English Language Institute organizes special activities, social events, and excursions for the students enrolled in the program.

Because of its ideal location in Lawrenceville and Princeton, the Rider community offers a vast array of local resources. Check out our favorites- restaurants, theaters, areas of interest, shopping and much more

Visit the Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau website for more local information.

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Getting Around

Public transportation is always available by train or bus for Rider students looking to travel easily to New York or Philadelphia as well as up and down the East Coast. For more local options, students can use the free shuttle between the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses or the public bus, in addition to the opportunity to rent a car on campus. For more information, please visit Transportation.