Veterans and Military Affairs Office

Offices Services / Veterans and Military Affairs Office

UPDATED Remote Veterans and Military Affairs Office (VMAO) Hours

The VMAO is open remotely. We encourage you to contact our office with any questions or concerns through [email protected].  A staff member will respond and assist you promptly. We are scheduling advising appointments. You may request to meet with an advisor by contacting [email protected] or by reaching your advisor directly. We have scheduled Zoom Drop-In Hours for Military-Connected students on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm. To speak with our Veteran Coordinator, visit our Virtual Office.

VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE for Remote Learning Support links.

Welcome to Rider University Veterans and Military Affairs Office!

Rider University is a proud Yellow Ribbon school. Since 1865 Rider University has opened its doors to veterans and military service members.  One of our proudest historical facts is that Civil War veterans comprised most of Rider’s inaugural class.

Today, the University continues its proud tradition of partnering with former members of the Armed Forces as they advance their education. Whether you’re planning to begin or complete your undergraduate degree, or pursue graduate studies at Rider, we invite you to learn how the Veterans and Military Affairs Office can guide you in taking advantage of our diverse programs and support resources. 

Services provided by the Veterans and Military Affairs Coordinators include assisting students in applying for educational benefits for veterans and veterans' dependents, certifying school attendance to the regional VA office, maintaining individual students’ files, and reporting to regional and state VA offices.

Download our New Student Checklist for Veterans and Dependents and take the first steps in earning your degree.

About Rider

Proud to be designated a Military Friendly Gold School!

Rider is known for its professional preparation, leadership development, student-centered environment and small class sizes.  We take care in guiding students through academic advising, registration and career services.

Rider offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs.  Visit our Admissions page for more information on these degree options and how to apply

DONATE to the Rider Veteran's Fund

The Rider Veterans Fund assists in providing support services exclusively to veterans and members of the military and their family members.  Services include student veteran organizations, select awards for military and veteran students, Rider’s Veteran Career Fair, as well as other special projects and activities for veterans, members of the military, and their family members.

Important Links

For more information, please contact:

Headshot of Thomas Reddington
Coordinator of Veterans Affairs
Canastra Center, Rm. 116