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Fall 2021 New Student Orientation

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!

New Student Orientation 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.
  • Developing connections through virtual hangouts.

Throughout the spring we will be updating this website with more information and exact details.  Please check back reguarly and be sure to check your personal email for important updates and reminders.  Be sure to join us on Facebook and Instagram (@RCNJTransfers and @RCNJ_Orientation) as well! We are excited to see you on campus soon!

Click here for a complete outline of New Student Orientation for Fall 2021

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

  • RN to BSN Students contact Clare Naporano at to set up an appointment for orientation and advising.
  • Readmit Students (previously studied at Ramapo) contact the Center for Student Success at to set up an appointment for advising.
  • Degree Completion Program (DCP) Students contact Trish Laprey at for more information about your orientation program.
  • Passaic 2+2 Students contact Natasha Pineiros at for more information about your orientation program.

Important Dates

  • Early May – Virtual New Student Orientation Goes Live
  • June and July – In Person Orientation Events (First-Year Students Only)
  • August 29, 2021 – New Student Move-In/Check In
  • August 29 – September 4, 2021 – Welcome Week
  • September 1, 2021 – First Day of Classes
  • September 6, 2021 – Labor Day (College Closed)
  • September 7, 2021 – Last Day for Class Adjustments (on the Web) / Last Day to Drop Classes with 100% Tuition Refund
  • November 15, 2021 – Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with “W” Grade
  • December 15-21, 2021 – Final Exams

Click here for a complete Academic Calendar