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8 events to welcome you back to campus, Broncs

8 events to welcome you back to campus, Broncs

From Welcome Week through Cranberry Fest, students can enjoy a number of beloved Rider traditions

Cranberry Fest

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, Broncs.

Sept. 4-10

Welcome Weeks introduces our newest Broncs to the Rider community. There are more than 20 events to celebrate new and returning Broncs alike.


Sept. 5
3-6 p.m.
Campus Green

Spend time with some of your favorite Broncs before classes start and enjoy inflatables, food trucks, crafts and more!

Sept. 6
3-5 p.m.
Campus Mall

Want to become involved with Student Government? Interested in joining Greek Life? Want to help plan major campus events? Broncapalooza has clubs and activities for all those interests and more. Learn more about Rider’s 150+ student organizations during the annual involvement fair.

Wednesday, Sept. 7
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Campus Green

Show your Rider pride in your favorite cranberry outfit for the first day of classes (and every Wednesday this year)! Stop by the Ask Me Tent with any questions to ease your first-day jitters.

Friday, Sept. 9
7:30-10 p.m.
Ben Cohen Turf Field

Rock Fest is the perfect way to celebrate the first week of the semester with fireworks, live music, food trucks and more.

Saturday, Sept. 10
7 p.m.
Yvonne Theater

Student performers sass, shade and style with amazing talent and pride for a chance to be named Rider’s Drag Champion. Drag Race is a fundraiser for Relay for Life.

R Factor

Friday, Sept. 16 and 23
7:30 p.m.
Yvonne Theater

A two-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

Saturday, Sept. 17
5-8 p.m.
Campus Mall

Celebrate Rider’s history with one of the University’s greatest and longest-standing traditions. Enjoy live music, free food, games and entertainment!