Westminster Word: Welcoming activities in full effect on Rider’s two campuses

It’s hard to believe that the school year is about to begin. Whether students live on campus or off, the past week has certainly been a hectic one — filled with packing, buying books, measuring space in a new dorm room and allowing little time for rest.

Luckily for us all, this upcoming weekend has plenty of activities designed to make students feel at home. This is the time all of us get to spend together before the choirs start performing, the athletes start competing and the scholars begin studying.

Starting Friday night on the Westminster campus, “Star Trek” will be playing on a large screen in the Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Popcorn and candy will be served. On Monday evening, Marianne Sierk, who comes highly recommended, will be performing her comedy routine. She is coming straight from Los Angeles for a one-night only performance at 8:30 p.m. in the WCC Playhouse.

On the Lawrenceville campus, from Thursday through Saturday night, the movie I Love You, Man will be showing in the BLC Theater at 7:30 p.m. For those who want to enjoy the pleasant outdoor weather, the movie will also be showing on the campus mall at 10 p.m. on Friday night, but this showing will have a Bronc Buffet.

On Saturday, Sept. 12th, the Rider Pub will be open for students to enjoy from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. That night, at 8 p.m., there will also be a Welcome Home Extravaganza in Daly’s.

All of these events are completely free, and will be a great opportunity for all students from Lawrenceville and Westminster to attend. As a school that so treasures community and asks that “no person travels these halls as a stranger,” I urge everyone to take this opportunity to reconnect, relax and enjoy!

Anthony Baron is a  junior Piano & Voice Performance major.

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