Priority is given to groups of high-school-age students or older; from secondary schools, community colleges, and other organizations whose mission includes college preparation. Because of the strong demand for group tours, we typically are not able to accommodate groups below high school level. Our group tours consist of a brief admission presentation and a student-led campus tour, and last approximately and hour and a half.
Rider University Group Tour Agreement
To ensure that all participants receive maximum benefit from their visit to Rider, please read the following expectations and sign below indicating your agreement to them.
Once scheduled, we ask that your group will arrive on time. We have scheduled staff and arranged facilities to accommodate your visit, so if you are more than fifteen minutes late we may not be able to accommodate your group visit to campus.
Once scheduled, if the size of your group increases or decreases significantly we ask that you will contact us to make us aware of this change. We are able to accommodate groups of up to 50 students.
Once scheduled, if your group has to cancel please do so as soon as possible – preferably two days in advance.
We require a 10:1 student to chaperone ratio. We expect that the chaperones for the group will manage the students and their behaviors. If coming from a high school, at least one of the chaperones will be a guidance counselor.
We expect that your students have been informed about college selection process and have done research to see that the programs of study we offer interest them.
We expect you and all of our guests, including chaperones, to be polite and respectful of our presenters, tour guides, and the Rider community.
You can expect the admission staff and student tour guides to provide your group with an informative and valuable visit while on campus.
Request a date and time for your group campus tour
Please select your preferred date and time as well as one alternate. Tour date and time are confirmed after you hear from a Rider staff member.
In the rare event that we cannot accommodate your preferred date and time, your alternate choice will make it easier for us to help you plan your visit.