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October 12th-14th, 2023


Let’s celebrate together during Homecoming Weekend, which will feature Oktoberfest, Family Day, activities honoring our founders, and festivities with our students, families, employees, alumni, and retirees.

Oktoberfest 2023 will run from Thursday, October 12th through Saturday, October 14th.

Schedule for Oktoberfest 2023

Thursday, October 12th | Screams and Screens

8:00pm – Screams and Screens: Haunted Mansion Movie Night – Student Government Association – Bandshell Lawn (Rain Location-Friends Hall)

Join the SGA for a chilling and thrilling cinema experience as we stream Disney’s 2023 Haunted Mansion Movie! We already have 999 happy haunts and all we need is one more so make sure you don’t miss this event! Spooky refreshments will be provided and don’t forget to bring your own chair/blanket to watch the movie on! Register on Archway!

Friday, October 13th | Happy Birthday, Ramapo! | Festival of Frights

2:30pm – Happy Birthday, Ramapo! – Office of the President – Grove

Join us in the Grove and celebrate Ramapo’s 54th birthday! Celebrating by helping to sign Ramapo a happy birthday and eat some delicious birthday cupcakes! Register on Archway!

8:00pm – Festival of Frights – Student Government Association – Laurel Courts (Rain Location-Friends Hall)

Get ready for a spine-tingling night at our Festival of Frights! It’s going to be an adrenaline-packed event filled with activities like a zombie themed escape room, creepy axe throwing, and halloween stuff-a-plush’s too! Oktoberfest themed late night dining will be available at no cost from 9:00-10:30pm as well! Register on Archway!

Saturday, October 14th | Family Weekend | Carnival, Athletic Games, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Kitchen

9:00am – Family Day – Various Locations

Join us for Family Day festivities throughout the morning! Visit this link for additional information!

12:00pm – Carnival – Student Government Association – Bandshell (Rain Location- Bradley Center)

Celebrate Oktoberfest weekend at the Carnival! Enjoy a variety of food stations, Inflatables, Fall Arts and Crafts, Pumpkin Painting, Caricaturists, Giveaways, Music and More! Plus, this is where students get their free Oktoberfest shirt! Register on Archway!

1:00pm – Men’s Soccer vs. Rowan University – Ramapo Athletics – Athletic Center Turf

Come cheer on the men’s soccer team as they face off against Rowan University! Let’s go RCNJ!

4:00pm – Field Hockey vs. Stockton University – Ramapo Athletics – Athletic Center Turf

Come cheer on the Field Hockey team as they face off against Stockton University! Let’s go RCNJ!

7:00pm – Haunted Mansion – Alpha Psi Omega Theater Honor Society – Birch Mansion

Are you in a silly, spooky mood? Check out the spookiest event of Oktoberfest weekend and take a chilling tour of the “haunted” Birch Mansion! It will be sure to give you a good scare! Register on Archway!

9:00pm – Haunted Kitchen Competition – Student Government Association – Friends Hall

Welcome to SGA’s Haunted Kitchen, where culinary creativity meets spooky spectacles! In this uniquely eerie event, participants will have the chance to construct their very own haunted houses entirely out of food. Light refreshments will also be served as you work to create the spookiest house you can! The winner of this competition will receive a Lego Icons Haunted House Building Set! Register on Archway!

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