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Founders’ Day

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Thank you for joining President Peter P. Mercer, the Board of Trustees, and the Student Government Association in celebrating the College’s 51st birthday!

The event included the reveal of the name of the Learning Commons as the Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons, remarks by students and campus leadership, the College’s time capsule installation, socially distant activities, and student giveaways.

Virtual Events: Monday 11/16 - Thursday 11/19

Ramapo Spirit Competition: Show off your Roadrunner pride by taking part in our Ramapo Spirit Competition! Decorate any space you want in full Ramapo swag for a chance to win a Ramapo merchandise item! Post your submissions to Instagram or Twitter using #WeAreRCNJ between Monday 11/16 and Thursday 11/19 at 11:59 p.m. The top student winner will be announced on this webpage and SGA social media @ramaposga on Friday 11/20 at 12 p.m. Any questions? Email

“Find ‘Po at Home” Scavenger Hunt: Missing Ramapo? Search for a piece of ‘Po near you in our “Find ‘Po at Home” Scavenger Hunt! From Monday 11/16 to Wednesday 11/18, instructions on what to find will be posted each morning on this webpage and SGA social media @ramaposga. Follow these instructions and email your pictures to before Friday 11/20 for a chance to win a $25 Bookstore gift card! Every student who submits all 3 pictures will be placed into a random drawing, and the student winner will be announced on this webpage and SGA social media @ramaposga on Monday 11/23 at 12 p.m. Any questions? Email

  • Monday 11/16 – Take a picture of an Arch near you! Be creative Roadrunners!
  • Tuesday 11/17 – Take a picture of food that reminds you of Ramapo!
  • Wednesday 11/18 – Take a picture of 6 items you find with the first letters R, A, M, A, P, and O!

Ramapo History Kahoot Competition: Think you know ‘Po? Join us at our Ramapo History Kahoot Competition on Wednesday 11/18 at 8 p.m. for a chance to win some Bookstore gift cards. Event registration is available via the Ramapo College Archway App at Any questions? Email

Stuff-a-Plush at Home *Students only*: Unable to celebrate Founders’ Day on campus? You can participate in Stuff-a-Plush from the comfort of your own home! Fill out this short form via the Ramapo College Archway App so that we can deliver the materials to your home (while supplies last)! 

Coupon for Ramapo Bookstore

Happy Founders’ Day! To help celebrate, please enjoy a 20% off coupon for one apparel or gift item at the Ramapo Bookstore.

Follow these steps: 

1) Visit 

2) Enter your email address 

3) Enter access code: 0396

4) Use your discount on 11/18! Either show your coupon email at the store register or use it online at 


“Founders’ & Pioneers’ Day is an annual college-wide event which recognizes and honors the numerous contributions of the College’s founding faculty, staff and administrators and emphasizes the unique mission of Ramapo College. The faculty, staff and administrators and trustees of Ramapo College in its first several years were critical to the ongoing pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. These founders and pioneers took a chance when joining this new collegiate effort and each November the College celebrates their commitment and the College’s ongoing success in providing our students with a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement.”