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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!”  Be sure to click through all the information on this site and feel free to reach out to the Center for Student Success – New Student Experience with any questions at orient@ramapo.edu!


Orientation is going virtual!

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Sign up for and attend a virtual kick-off event to be held in the month of June. 
  • Complete Virtual New Student Orientation Modules beginning July 1st.
  • Check both your personal and Ramapo email addresses for important updates. (Still need to set up your Ramapo email? Click here for a step by step tutorial.)

Orientation Kick Off Event Dates

Check  your personal email address for an invitation to register for this event or log in to your Admissions Portal.

First Year Orientation Kick Off Event Dates

The First Year Orientation Kick Off Event Dates have now all passed.  Did you miss this event?  Click here to watch the recording.

Transfer Orientation Kick Off Event Dates

The Transfer Orientation Kick Off Event Dates have now all passed.  Did you miss the event? Click here to watch the recording.

Please note, the following populations are exempt from the orientation kick-off event:

  • RN to BSN Students contact Clare Naporano at cnaporan@ramapo.edu to set up an appointment for orientation and advising.
  • Readmit Students (previously studied at Ramapo) contact the Center for Student Success at success@ramapo.edu to set up an appointment for advising.
  • Adult Students (25+) contact the Center for Student Success at success@ramapo.edu to set up an appointment with Jessica Steinheimer for your orientation and advising.
  • Degree Completion Program (DCP) Students contact Trish Laprey at plaprey@ramapo.edu for more information about your orientation program.

Virtual New Student Orientation Modules and Academic Advising

Virtual New Student Orientation modules are now available see instructions below to access the online modules.

First-year and Transfer students will be required to complete all of the modules within their own virtual orientation.  Students can complete the virtual orientation at their own pace and are able to log in and complete sections based on their availability, these modules will be completely asynchronous.

We encourage all new students to complete these modules by July 24th. Want to earn a $50 gift card to the bookstore? The sooner you complete your module the more chances you have to win!  Winners will be selected each week. 10 winners in all will be selected.  The first drawing will be on Monday, July 6, 2020!

First Year Students

First-year students will be pre-packaged in to the majority of their coursework and will be able to select a first year seminar in the month of June.  We ask that all first-year students complete their modules prior to requesting a 1 on 1 advising appointment with an academic advisor in the Center for Student Success, should they feel an appointment necessary.

To access your orientation module:

Transfer Students

Transfer students will be contacted directly by an advisor in the Center for Student Success to set up a 1 on 1 advising appointment via your Ramapo email address.

To access your orientation module:

Parents and Families

Parents and Families will have access to an online module full of resources to help you guide your students transition to Ramapo.

To access your orientation module:

      • Step 1: Go to: www.parentlingo.com/ramapo
      • Step 2: Create an Account
      • Step 3: Click on Welcome and Resources for greetings from Ramapo staff
      • Step 4: Click on Online Support Modules to learn more about assisting your student with their transition to Ramapo College.

Please note, the following populations are exempt from the virtual orientation modules:

  • RN to BSN Students contact Clare Naporano at cnaporan@ramapo.edu to set up an appointment for orientation and advising.
  • Readmit Students (previously studied at Ramapo) contact the Center for Student Success at success@ramapo.edu to set up an appointment for advising.
  • Adult Students (25+) contact the Center for Student Success at success@ramapo.edu to set up an appointment with Jessica Steinheimer for your orientation and advising.
  • Degree Completion Program (DCP) Students contact Trish Laprey at plaprey@ramapo.edu for more information about your orientation program.

Important Dates

  • Throughout June – First-Year and Transfer Specific Kick Off Event Dates (dates listed above)
  • July 1st – Virtual New Student Orientation Goes Live
  • August 30, 2020 – New Student Move-In/Check In
  • August 30-September 7, 2020 – Welcome Week
  • September 2, 2020 – First Day of Classes
  • September 8, 2020 – Last Day for Class Adjustments (on the Web) / Last Day to Drop Classes with 100% Tuition Refund
  • November 13, 2020 – Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with “W” Grade
  • December 16-22, 2020 – Final Exams

Click here for a complete Academic Calendar