ALERT ME NOW Emergency Preparedness
Clarification of Terms in the Event of a College Closure
Lines of authority: The President of the College or their designee has the authority to close the College, adjust hours of operations, and determine modes of operation. This includes closings, delays, and transitions to remote operations due to inclement weather, power outages, adjustment of work schedules for energy savings purposes, or any other disruption that may necessitate a change to normal work hours and modes of operation. The declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor does not supersede the authority of the President of the College or their designee but is always considered when determining College operations.
The College is closed: This means that classes will not be held; instructors will communicate alternate plans to their students; offices are closed; and only essential staff report to campus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates
Normal Office Hours:
Fall / Spring Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Mon.- Thurs. 8 a.m. 5:15 p.m., Fri. Closed
The College President will determine whether the campus will be closed or remain open, whether classes will be cancelled or delayed in starting, and when there may be an early closing.
The College Closings/Special Announcements hotline will communicate this information at (201) 236-2902 (this information will not routinely be available by calling the College’s automated attendant.) Ramapo College e-mail account holders will also receive e-mail announcements regarding College closings and the information will be posted on the Ramapo Web page.
YOU SHOULD BE GUIDED BY INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE RAMAPO COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION NOT BY STATE OFFICE CLOSINGS ORDERED BY THE GOVERNOR
(Note: Higher Education institutions are routinely exempt from such State closings).
If the College is open, students and faculty are advised to use their best judgment about local road conditions in making a decision about attending classes during inclement weather or unanticipated conditions, as such:
- Utilize any allowed absences wisely.
- Students should contact their professor and/or another student in their class for assignments if they are absent from a class due to a delayed opening or closing.
Early Closing (all classes cancelled after an appointed time), and Delayed Opening (morning classes cancelled or shortened) Guidelines:
When classes are cancelled or delayed, the College will indicate the time when classes will either begin or end. Classes should not meet in person before or after that posted time. Class work may continue via electronic and alternative formats as directed by the faculty member.
For updates on campus resources and services outside of class times, please follow the College’s social media accounts.
If necessary, due to a series of missed classes, the College may deem an alternative day as a make-up day.
A recorded message about a Cancelled Exam Make-up Schedule (if required) will be available on (201) 236-2902.