Class Cancellation

In most cases, Rider will remain open and fully operational during inclement weather and other emergency situations.  Under extreme circumstances, however, it may become necessary to cancel classes and other functions, close certain buildings or take other emergency actions.

If such circumstances should arise, notification will be made by phone call, text and/or email via RiderAlert, Rider’s mass electronic messaging system.  Students can update their information via the link: RiderAlert ( ).

Cancellations will also be announced online at and on the Rider University information hotline at 609-219-2000, option 1.