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Coronavirus Campus Communication 3/22/2020 – Official Message from the Office of the President

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends:

Thank you.

Thank you to those of you that continue to display compassion, commitment, and versatility during these most turbulent times. The more we rely on these qualities to guide our decisions and behaviors, the more our collective store of resilience will grow.

This weekend Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 107  to keep our State safe. Among the pertinent directives therein is a “stay at home” mandate and the closure of all public computer labs and libraries including those on college and university campuses. As a result of this order:

We are all doing our best in an environment that is incredibly mercurial. The Irish have a saying, “The old dog for a hard road,” which means that experience is invaluable in overcoming  difficulty. As we begin remote instruction tomorrow, know that the campus is actively working to make this transition as smooth as possible. Faculty are beginning a new period of remote teaching, students begin a new period of remote learning, and staff begin a new period of remote delivery of services.

In addition to the resources made available through the College’s COVID-19 Website, please heed the guidance from the State of New Jersey. I cannot say this enough, please do your best to stay well and take good care of those around you. We will get through this.

Peter P. Mercer
President

Ramapo

Ramapo College’s COVID-19 Resource Page: https://www.ramapo.edu/health/coronavirus-covid-19/

Should you have questions:

  • COVID-19 State of NJ Hotline and Website: (800)222-1222 and https://covid19.nj.gov/
  • Ramapo College COVID-19 Information Line: (201)684-RCNJ or communications@ramapo.edu
  • Students: Health related questions should be directed to Health Services at (201)684-7536
  • Students who are studying abroad: Contact the Roukema Center for International Education at (201)684-7533
  • Counseling Services: Mental health related services for students can be secured at (201)684-7522
  • Employees: Questions regarding employment should be directed to Human Resources at (201)684-7498 or hr2020@ramapo.edu