The Early Arrival programs at Rider are designed to help students build connections with classmates, access support resources, and get acclimated to our community before the start of the semester. Please note that several early arrival programs listed below are available to specific students and groups who meet outlined requirements.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a state-sponsored program that helps low-income New Jersey residents attend college. The program also offers counseling, tutoring and other activities throughout the year to support and empower students.
Student Support Services (SSS)
The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is an academic support program designed to increase the performance, retention and graduation rates of primarily first-generation college students.
Multicultural Student Leadership Institute (MSLI)
The Multicultural Student Leadership Institute (MSLI) program supports and nurtures first-year and new transfer students from diverse backgrounds in their transition to Rider’s private, suburban educational environment.
Rider Bonner Community Scholars
Through a wide range of service projects, Rider Bonner Community Scholars work to address hunger, homelessness, adult literacy and the mentoring and tutoring needs of at-risk youth in the surrounding community.