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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.

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
  • June 4th, 12pm
  • June 4th, 7pm
  • June 9th, 10am
  • June 9th, 7pm
  • June 10th, 12pm

Please note: Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) scholars are asked to attend an Orientation Kick-Off Event on June 9th or 10th, after your EOF Summer Program Orientation on June 7th.

Transfer Orientation Kick-Off Event Dates
  • June 10th, 7pm
  • June 29th, 5pm
  • June 30th, 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.

Virtual New Student Orientation Modules and Academic Advising

Virtual New Student Orientation modules will be available on July 1st. Advanced registration is not required. An email will be sent on July 1st with log in instructions.

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 in a timely manner.  We will be offering some incentives to encourage completion along the way!  The sooner you finish, the more chances you have to win!

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.

Transfer students will be contacted directly by an advisor in the Center for Student Success to set up a 1 on 1 advising appointment in the month of June.

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

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