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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 one of our virtual kick-off events to be held on October 27th and December 1st. 
  • Complete Virtual New Student Orientation Modules beginning November 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.)
  • Visit our virtual orientation website.

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.

  • Tuesday, October 27th, 7pm
  • Tuesday, December 1st, 7pm

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.
  • Passaic 2+2 Students contact Natasha Pineiros at npineiro@ramapo.edu for more information about your orientatin program.
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Virtual New Student Orientation Modules and Academic Advising

Virtual New Student Orientation modules will be available November 1st.

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 November 30th.

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 with their advisor.  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 (beginning November 1st):

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 once you have completed your online modules and no earlier than November 30th.

To access your orientation module (beginning November 1st):

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 (beginning November 1st):

      • 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.
  • Passaic 2+2 Students contact Natasha Pineiros at npineiro@ramapo.edu for more information about your orientatin program.

Important Dates

  • Early  November – First-Year and Transfer Specific Kick Off Event Dates (dates listed above)
  • November 1st – Virtual New Student Orientation Goes Live
  • January 25, 2021 – New Student Move-In/Check In
  • January 25-29, 2021 – Winter Welcome
  • January 26, 2021 – First Day of Classes
  • February 1, 2021 – Last Day for Class Adjustments (on the Web) / Last Day to Drop Classes with 100% Tuition Refund
  • April 12, 2021 – Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with “W” Grade
  • May 5-11, 2021 – Final Exams

Click here for a complete Academic Calendar