Posted on July 21, 2023
Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and Rider University extend a warm invitation to join us in Lawrenceville, NJ on September 21st and 22nd, 2023 for a celebratory dinner and a next-day conference titled, “Best Practices in Supporting the Whole Student.” We are very grateful to Rider for sharing their beautiful campus and facilities!
Thursday, September 21st 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The evening program will begin with a reception at 6:00pm. Dinner and a short program will follow. The event will be held on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center in the Cavalla Room.
Friday, September 22nd 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Friday’s conference will begin in the Bart Luedeke Center. Check-in will start at 8:00am outside of the Cavalla Room. A continental breakfast will also be available beginning at 8:00am, and the conference will officially kick-off with the Presidents’ Panel at 8:30am. Lunch will be served mid-day, and the conference will conclude at 4:30pm.
Presidents’ Panel – Morning
- Father Peter Donohue, Villanova University
- President Merodie Hancock, Thomas Edison State University
- President Kurt Schmoke, University of Baltimore
- President Greg Dell’Omo, Rider University
- Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley, Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation
Honors for All – Lunch
- Tim Eatman, Dean of the Honors Living Learning Community, Rutgers University – Newark
Making College Work for Every Student – Afternoon
- Nicole Westrick, Assistant Vice President and Dean, Morgan State University
- Clare Muhoro, Acting Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Towson University
- WeiDong Zhu, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Peter’s University
- Andrea Cantora, Associate Professor and Director of Second Chance Program, University of Baltimore
Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will address the conference theme from a wide variety of campus perspectives and activities.
A list of all speakers with their bios and pictures is available – View Speakers.
Please register for one or both events through eventbrite. (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration link ) There is no fee to attend either event as the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and Rider University will be underwriting all costs for Newcombe participants.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where on campus are the reception and dinner on Thursday and conference on Friday?
Check-in for both the dinner and conference will take place in the second-floor lobby of the Bart Luedeke Center outside of the Cavalla Room. Meals will be provided in the Cavalla Room. All other session locations will be shared on the day of the event, and staff will be available to direct conference attendees to their specific location. If assistance is needed, there will be a golf cart available to transport individuals. Please indicate if you will need assistance on your registration.
2. Is there a campus map?
To view PDF of campus map: Printable Campus Map
3. What are directions to and from the event?
Directions to campus by car, train, or air: Campus Directions
From the NJ Turnpike: Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to exit 7A (I-195 West). Follow I-195 West to Exit 60-B for I-295 North toward Princeton. Take Exit 69-B off of I-295 (formerly exit 7A) to US Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.
From Route 1 South: Take the exit for Interstate 295/Interstate 95 South (sign says “To Pennsylvania”). Bear right at the junction, following signs for I-295 South (Pennsylvania). Take Exit 69-B off of I-295 (formerly exit 7A) to US Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.
From South Jersey: From the Garden State Parkway: take Exit 98 (I-195 West). Follow I-195 West to Exit 1B for I-295 North toward Princeton. Take Exit 69-B off of I-295 (formerly exit 7A) to US Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.
From I-95 North: Take I-95 north from Philadelphia to I-295 North and continue over the Delaware River into New Jersey. Take Exit 69-B off of I-295 (formerly exit 7A) to US Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to the main Philadelphia Exit 351 and follow the signs to I-95 North. Continue on I-95 North to I-295 North, straight over the Delaware River into New Jersey. Take Exit 69-B off of I-295 (formerly exit 7A) to US Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.
By Train or Bus
Amtrak trains for Trenton and Princeton Junction leave Penn Station in New York City and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. New Jersey Transit provides rail service to Princeton Junction, Hamilton and Trenton from New York City and the surrounding area, and SEPTA provides service to Trenton and West Trenton from Philadelphia and the surrounding area. New Jersey Transit schedules may be consulted for bus service from Hamilton and Trenton train stations.
Most major airlines serve Philadelphia International, Newark, LaGuardia, and Kennedy International Airports. All four airports are within 60 miles of campus, and all have car rental agencies onsite. Trenton Mercer Airport is five miles from campus.
Need more directions? Call 609-896-5042 or 1-800-257-9026
4. Where can I park on campus?
Print a Parking Pass (pdf)
Guests are asked to park in the area catty-corner to the Bart Luedeke Center, closer to the wooded area. It is marked with a P on the campus map.
Alternatively, if you are lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn, you may also park there and utilize the shuttle service which runs on the ½ hour Monday-Friday beginning at 8:00am and ending at 6:00pm and then utilizing Uber or Lyft to return to the hotel after hours. More information can be found under Hilton Garden Inn below.
5. What are my options for lodging?
Hilton Garden Inn: a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lawrenceville under Newcombe-Rider. The rate of $169 exclusive of taxes includes breakfast, internet, and parking. Their direct number is 609-895-9200 or use the direct link below. The hotel is located at 1300 Lenox Drive in Lawrenceville and is 2.6 miles from campus.
A hotel shuttle will be available in the evening to take attendees to the dinner on campus, however, alternative plans for the return trip to the hotel utilizing services such as Uber or Lyft would need to be made. In the morning, there will be an 8:00am shuttle to take attendees to campus and will make a return trip at approximately 4:30pm. If you utilize the shuttle and do not desire to return to the hotel, you would again need to find alternative transportation to your desired location.
Please call the hotel directly and ask for Athanay Edwards for the group rate.
Other nearby options:
Spring Hill Suites Ewing: Ask for the Rider University rate when making a reservation by phone. Their direct number is 609-530-0900 x1000. The hotel is located at Charles Ewing Boulevard, Ewing, NJ and is 4.7 miles from campus.
Inn at Glencairn: Please let the Inn know that you are attending a Rider University conference when you call for a reservation. Their direct number is 609-497-1737. You may also email them at: email@example.com. All reservations include a 3-course breakfast. The Inn is located at 3301 Lawrenceville Road, Princeton, NJ and is 3 miles from campus.
6. Is there a fee to attend the dinner and/or the conference?
There is no fee to attend either event as the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and Rider University will be underwriting all costs for the Newcombe participants. Please register for one or both events through Eventbrite.
7. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need to print registration information.
8. Where can I find speaker information?
A list of dinner and conference speakers with their bios and pictures are available – View Speakers
9. Where can I find the agenda and general information about the conference?
Please visit the Charlotte W. Newcombe website at: https://newcombefoundation.org/conferences/ for the latest conference information.
10. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions, please e-mail Lindsey Bohra, Associate Director of the Newcombe Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.