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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

On the eve of Commencement, Ramapo College will host graduates and their guests for the time-honored tradition of Arching. Arching ceremonies mark both the beginning and ending of the Ramapo College experience. On their first day as Ramapo students, the Class of 2018 marched up Mansion Road and through the Arch. On May 9, graduates of the Class of 2018 will process through the Arch and down Mansion Road as it is lined with cheering families, friends, faculty and staff.

The Arching Ceremony will be held on campus at the Arch.  Tickets are NOT required.  Graduates should wear their regalia.

Immediately following Arching, there will be individual Celebration at Sunset School Receptions. Graduates and two of their guests are invited to attend the receptions and enjoy the company of their peers and faculty!  There is no cost to attend this event, but an RSVP by the graduate was required.

The complete schedule for May 9 is:

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.:  Nursing Pinning Ceremony in the Berrie Center, Sharp Theater (By invitation only)
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.:  Academic Achievement Ceremony in the Berrie Center, Sharp Theater (By invitation only)
4:00 p.m.:             Opportunity for Pictures and Socializing in the Grove/Arch area (School flags will identify meeting areas for each school.)
5:15 p.m.:             Organization/Line-up of Graduates, Faculty, Staff, and Guests
5:30 p.m.:             Arching Ceremony
5:45 – 7:00 p.m.: Celebration at Sunset School Receptions (Locations will be forthcoming.)

Event Access

Tickets are NOT required for the Arching Ceremony or the Celebration at Sunset School Receptions.  Pre-registration by the graduate was required.

The North entrance to the College will be closed starting at 4:00 p.m., and guests will be directed to the South entrance.  Upon arrival to campus, parking will be available in the B-D Lots.  Handicap parking will be in Lot A2.

Dogs are not permitted on campus on May 9.

Line Up and Celebration at Sunset School Reception Locations

Masters Programs
Line up: Eaves of C-Wing in front of Public Safety
Reception: Please your join the associated school

Anisfield School of Business
Line up: Eaves of B-Wing
Reception: Trustees Pavilion

School of Contemporary Arts
Line up: Eaves of A-Wing
Reception: Friends Hall, Student Center 219

Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies
Line up: Eaves of D-Wing
Reception: Alumni Lounges, Student Center 156-158

School of Social Science and Human Services
Line up: Eaves of E-Wing
Reception: Bradley Center, Auxiliary Gym

School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Line up: Begin at E-Wing door and curve toward Adler Center
Reception: Bradley Center, Arena