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Fall 2024 New Student Experience

Welcome to the home of the Roadrunners! We are delighted that you have chosen to attend Ramapo College of New Jersey and are excited to introduce you to “Your New Student Experience!”  New Student Experience is a multistep process which is outlined in your admissions portal as well as on the pages of this website. Feel free to reach out to the Center for Student Success – New Student Experience with any questions at!

New Student Experience is designed to ensure that all new students receive all of the information that they need in order to start their first semester at Ramapo College.  Throughout the orientation process you become acclimated to Ramapo and all of the resources available to you, you will be introduced to student leaders who will share their experiences with you and you will have the chance to meet other new students as well!

We will share all of this information and experiences with you through a multi-step process including:

  • Connecting through in person events on campus.
  • Learning through online modules.

Be sure to check your personal and Ramapo emails for important updates and reminders.  Be sure to join us on Instagram (@RCNJTransfers and @RCNJ_Orientation) as well! We are excited to see you on campus soon!

Please note, the following populations should contact the person listed below concerning their orientation experience:

  • Accelerated Nursing Students contact Jaelene Palao at to set up an appointment for orientation and advising.
  • RN to BSN Students contact Lisa Potenza at to set up an appointment for orientation and advising.
  • TA to Teacher Students contact Julie Norflus-Good at to set up an appointment for orientation and advising.
  • Readmit Students (previously studied at Ramapo)  Beginning in May, sign up for your one on one academic advisement appointment via the link in your admissions portal.
  • Evening Adult Completion Program (DCP) Students contact Trish Laprey at for more information about your orientation program.
  • Passaic 2+2 and 3+1 Students contact Nora McCarthy at for more information about your orientation program.
  • International Students contact Rajesh Adhikari at for more information about your orientation program.

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2024 – Deposited Student Portal and Virtual New Student Module Goes Live
  • June and July 2024  – In Person Orientation Events
  • September 1 , 2024 – New Student Move-In/Check In
  • September 1-7, 2024 Welcome Week
  • September 4, 2024 – First Day of Classes
  • September 10, 2024 – Last Day for Class Adjustments (on the Web)
  • December 14-20, 2024 – Final Exams

Click here for a complete Academic Calendar