New Student Orientation

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Welcome to Rider, we can’t wait to meet you!

Welcome Week 2019
September 1-4

Congratulations and welcome to Rider! The fall semester begins with Welcome Week, which has been created to ease your transition into our community and provide you with opportunities to get acquainted with campus and make new friends! We are pleased to present you with the schedule for Welcome Week 2019. You are encouraged to download both versions of the schedule to your mobile device. Commuting students are strongly encouraged to attend their Sunday commuter meeting to receive additional information.

Summer Orientation 2019

Orientation is designed to help students transition to college and assist family members in understanding their students’ experience during this exciting time. Orientation will introduce you to the culture, traditions, and expectations of Rider University. Entering an academic community is an important, and sometimes stressful, time in a person’s life – let us help you along the way! Transition Programs is excited to share this experience with you and can’t wait to introduce you to the Rider University community.

Please register for orientation AFTER receiving orientation information in the mail. Orientation information will be sent out beginning the week of April 22nd.

Incoming First Year Student Orientation Registration

Incoming Transfer Student Orientation Registration

First Year Student Orientation Sessions:

  • June 26-27, 2019
  • June 30-July 1, 2019
  • July 10-11, 2019
  • July 14-15, 2019
  • July 17-18, 2019

Transfer Student Sessions:

  • July 23, 2019
  • August 27, 2019

Access the Foreign Language Placement Test

Access the Shared Read Student Essay (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Orientation Resources for Families