Campus Traditions and Events

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I Love College Dance Party
Dance all night with your new friends at the official back-to-college party with the area’s best DJ’s as Rider University is transformed into the night’s hottest club! 

R Factor
A three-part, full production singing talent show where any student can show off their vocal skills for a chance to be the next R Factor champion!  R Factor was named Best Campus Tradition 2017 by the National Association of Campus Activities.

Cranberry Fest
One of Rider’s greatest and longest traditions brings the Rider University Community together to celebrate Andrew J. Rider and all that links us as one- Cranberry!  Celebrate Rider’s history with live music, free food and great games and entertainment!

Friday Night Lights 
Cheer on your friends as they compete for the intramural flag football championship on the new turf field. Contests, vendors, and prizes for the spectators!

MAACness introduces the campus to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaches, our Dance Team and Cheerleading Team!  MAACness generates excitement for the upcoming season with live entertainment, giveaways, and spirit-filled activities.

Lip Sync Battle
This new tradition features students facing off in the art of lip sync as a fundraiser for Rider University’s Relay For Life.

Student Entertainment Council Concert 
The Student Entertainment Council presents a yearly concert featuring popular music acts in the Student Recreation Center. Recent acts have included Big Sean, Kelly Rowland, We the Kings, J. Cole, and Travis Scott.

Scream Screen
Scream Screen is 107.7 The Bronc's on-campus, Halloween tradition. A gigantic drive-in movie, displayed on a monster-size movie screen, along with a hauntingly fun trunk-or-treat, smack dab in the middle of Rider University.

Family Weekend
Students and their families take part in an array of activities planned for this special weekend including a luncheon, stage performances, BINGO, dueling pianos in The Pub, zumba, and basketball games!

Celebration of Lights
Just because you are home doesn’t mean you have to miss the winter holidays! Watch as the holiday lights illuminate the library as you enjoy activities, giveaways and delicious food vendors!

Drag Race
One of the most exciting events on campus is the annual Drag Race!  Featuring several student performers sharing their talents and pride competing to be named Rider’s Drag Champion, Drag Race is a fundraiser for Relay for Life.

Rider Rhymes
Rider Rhymes is our newest campus tradition to find Rider’s best rapper. The students compete in a big rap battle performing all original songs and then challenge each other over surprise beats.

Eggscellent Egg Hunt
Bunnies, chicks and sheep...oh my! Spring officially begins at 107.7 The Bronc's Eggscellent Egg Hunt. Over 10,000 eggs, 1,000 prizes, fun games and delicious food on the campus mall.

Relay for Life
Rider University’s Relay for Life is the largest college Relay in New Jersey.  This is a chance for our whole community to come together for such an important cause to fight cancer and support each other. 

Rock Fest
Rock Fest is one of our newest campus traditions and is the perfect way to close out the year with fireworks, a bonfire, live music, and other activities to bring us together one last time before the Summer!