Registration: June 21st

Jersey Boys State Registration Process
Alumni Gym

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Registration begins at 7:30 am and ends at 9:00 am on Sunday June 21st (Father's Day). Registration this year will be held in Alumni Gymnasium (next to the Student Recreation Center).

Instead of using the main entrance to Rider University at the traffic light, we ask that all vehicular traffic use the "South Entrance". Drive 300 yards past Rider's main entrance to the "South Entrance" and make a right into campus. Once you go through the security gate, proceed to the large parking lot on your right, you will see the backs of the Alumni Gym and Student Recreation Center (SRC) "RIDER BRONCS" on the buildings. Delegates will need to register in the building to the right (Alumni Gym), there is a walkway and entrance between the two buildings.

Make sure the delegate has his completed and signed Medical Form, and "Permit to Register" form. Additionally, the only money (or checks) needed will be to purchase an additional ALJBS shirt ($15) or if purchasing Family Day tickets - see our Packing List for more details, and if playing in the band, their Musical Instrument should be brought inside Registration for storage. Parents and guests should wait outside or in the lobby and not enter the doors to the registration tables. Delegates will exit the Alumni Gym from the front doors of Alumni Gym and be directed to their dorm across the main mall and throughout campus. This map can be used to navigate to your assigned city/dorm.

(Scroll down to see a graphic of the items you will need or keep reading the details below.)

As delegates enter the Alumni Gym, our EMS staff will be on hand if there are any questions on the medical form. If you do not have this form properly completed, you will not be allowed to register.

At this time, the line will split. Delegates and Alternates will be directed into the Alumni Gym; however, to expedite our registration process and amount of people inside the registration area, all parents and family will be asked to remain outside or in the lobby. Make sure the delegate has his "Permit to Register" form, signed and completed Medical Form, any money/checks to purchase additional Boys State shirt(s) ($15 each - checks to "ALJBS"), and his band instrument (if applicable). During Registration, parents will have the ability to purchase Family Day Tickets (checks payable to "NJBSF") and shop for other items from our "pop-up" Jersey Boys State Store (credit cards accepted!) Large maps will be available for the parents to view and plan for bringing their sons to their dormitories/cities. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Upon entering the main registration area, you will see computer stations set up for registration. (ALTERNATES: go directly to the chairs beyond the Alternate table for further instructions.) If you are a Delegate, proceed directly to ANY computer station directed by our staff and present 1. your "Permit to Register" form and 2. signed, completed Medical Form. They will validate your information in our system, then give you a name tag/label that will have your dormitory, room, and political party assignment. You will also receive a wristband (used to identify you for meals and security).

Next, head toward the back of the Alumni Gym where you can purchase a ticket for an additional Boys State shirts. (We recommend that you buy additional shirt(s) at this time. Others can be purchased during the week from the Boys State Store.) Each additional shirt is $15 and checks can be made payable to "ALJBS" or "American Legion Jersey Boys State"). All delegates will receive one complimentary Boys State shirt.

Return to the rear-side of the Alumni Gym and if you will be a member of the Jersey Boys State Band (and have been contacted by our Dean of Music), drop off your musical instrument. Before you leave the Alumni Gym , you will shown a map of the dormitories to help you locate your city/dorm.

When you arrive at your dormitory, you will be greeted by your city counselors who will check you in to your city, direct you to your dorm room, and get you started. We do ask that all females (moms, sisters, girlfriends, etc.) refrain from entering the cities/dormitories as delegates get changed, unpacked and prepare for their City Orientation Meeting.

Again, this map can be used to navigate to your assigned city/dorm.
Here is an excerpt from our County Orientation presentation regarding the items you will need for Registration: