Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

Commuter Affairs

Commuter-Affairs-logo-CMYKMore than 2,000 students commute to and from Ramapo College, making commuters one of the largest groups of students on campus and an essential part of Ramapo’s family.

Commuter Affairs is committed to academically and socially connecting commuter students to the Ramapo College Community by providing services and programs that will identify and meet the needs of our commuter student population.

We encourage students to get involved with Commuter Caucus. The Commuter Caucus is a Student Government Association (SGA) organization that serves as the advocating body for commuting students. It’s a great way to learn about campus events and meet friends on campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there places for commuters to park?

Yes,  South Parking Lots B-1, B-2, and B-3 are authorized as Commuter Parking.

How do I apply for my parking pass?

To apply for your parking pass go to the permitstore.com and follow the instructions. If you do not have a car you can apply for the permit waiver which is located on Public Safety’s webpage.

Do offices have evening hours?

Yes, many offices will be open on Mondays until 6:30PM. The Center of Involvement is open until midnight on weekdays during the semester.

Can commuters access the Library database from off-campus locations?

Yes, you will be prompted to log in with your Ramapo ID.

How do commuters know if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise?

Make sure to sign up for Ramapo’s Alert Me Now system. You can receive a text, email, and/or phone call when the college is closed. For instructions to sign up for Alert Me Now click here

Make sure to program Public Safety’s number in your phone (201) 684-6666

Otherwise make sure to check your Ramapo email frequently in case your Professor decided to cancel class.

Is there a shuttle service if I don’t have a car?

Yes, for the shuttle schedule please click here

Involvement Frequently Asked Questions:

How can commuters get involved in campus activities?
  • There are plenty of ways to get involved at Ramapo. Commuters are encouraged to join Commuter Caucus. The Commuter Caucus is a Student Government Association (SGA) organization that serves as the advocating body for commuting students. It’s a great way to learn about campus events and meet friends on campus.
  • Make sure to attend Student Involvement Fair on September 8th to meet the representatives from over 100 clubs and organizations on campus!
  • Check Orgync (click here) or stop by CSI (SC 200) for more information on getting involved.
Are there programs and events for commuters?

Yes, commuters have the opportunity to take advantage of many free events, mixers, and programs. First-year students are encouraged to attend the Welcome Week Sessions to hear more about the Commuter Connections program.

What is Commuter Connections?

Commuter Connections is a series of events and workshops designed to help first year commuter students get acclimated to Ramapo and meet other commuter students.

Is there anywhere to relax between classes?

J. Lee’s is the unofficial Commuter Lounge where students can kick back and relax before or after classes. J. Lee’s features video games, a pool table, a ping pong table, and FREE POPCORN! It is located in the student center on the second floor between the Student Government office and the Black Student Union office.

Contacts

Coordinator of Commuter Affairs

Megan Kearney
mkearney@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7594
Office: SC-202D

Commuter Assistants
Lauren Brereton & David Chaplin
commuters@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7553

 

Secretary of Commuter Affairs
Megan Valdes
mvaldes@ramapo.edu
 

 

Important Links

Campus Map
http://www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

Off-Campus Shuttle Services
http://www.ramapo.edu/about/shuttlebus/

Bookstore
http://www.ramapo.edu/bookstore/

George T. Potter Library
http://www.ramapo.edu/library/

Information Technology Services: Computer Labs
http://www.ramapo.edu/its/computer-labs/

Roadrunner Central
http://www.ramapo.edu/in-the-loop/roadrunner-central/

Public Safety
http://www.ramapo.edu/publicsafety/

Dining Services
http://ramapodining.com/

Clubs and Organizations
http://www.ramapo.edu/clubs/