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Accommodation at Rider

As Rider say on their website, living on campus offers you both the personal freedom and the responsibility of being part of a community. It is the best way to make friends and it is a safe way to spend the first year of your life in the US as everything you need is within a few minutes' walk away: classes, sports, clubs and the Kings Center advisors.

On the Lawrenceville campus there are 13 residence halls. You can choose to live with first year students, or you can ask to live with international students. Equally, if you are a girl you can ask to live in female only accommodation. Another option is to live with students who are following the same degrees, such as Fine Arts or Science, although you can also decide to be allocated accommodation with any Rider student.

Every hall has a kitchen, a laundry and a lounge.

View factsheet for the Kings New Jersey on-campus accommodation

What you will find in your room and what you need to bring

All rooms contain a bed, an extra-long (80 inches) bed mattress, dresser, wardrobe, desk and chair for each resident.

You’ll supply your own linens, laundry bag, mattress cover, wastebasket, study lamp and clothes hangers.

The University does not have storage facilities for trunks and suitcases, but many students find they make great coffee tables and clothing storage in their rooms.

All student rooms have tile flooring and the windows are covered by Venetian blinds.

To avoid duplication, you’re encouraged to consult with your roommate before purchasing items to decorate your room, such as carpeting and drapes or deciding on what kinds of electronic equipment and appliances to bring, such as a TV, radio, fan, stereo or compact refrigerator.

Dining at Rider

Daly’s Dining Hall

Daly offers a variety of food choices including a rotisserie, Italian restaurant, home baked breads, farm-to-fork vegetarian meals and more! You’ll enjoy quality meals, exhibition cooking and a variety of healthy options!


Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Cranberry’s has it all! Visit our popular and newly renovated food court where we have pizza, pasta, your grilled favorites, sushi, and much more. In addition, you can enjoy Dunkin Donuts premium coffee. Don’t have time to sit and eat? No problem. Visit the express grab-and-go station for premade salads, sandwiches and desserts. Cranberry’s is open until 2 a.m. everyday!

Andrew J’s

Andrew J’s is the place to go if you’re looking for a late night snack! Open until 2 a.m. every night! The brand new Andrew J’s offers sandwiches, convenience items, fresh fruit and vegetables, quick meal replacements, grab and go meals and a variety of other snack items.

Sweigart Express

This upscale convenience corner in Sweigart Hall offers coffee, fresh bagels, a meal to-go program complete with sandwiches, fruit, chips and cookies. You’ll also find a healthy snack and bottled beverage selection.


Open till 11pm for coffees and cakes and light snacks.