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Fall 2021

New Student Orientation for Fall 2021 will be a multi-step process for all new students. Each step in the process will be sent to the students to their personal email address as steps are completed.

The virtual orientation modules for new first-year student, transfer students and parents and families went live the first week of May!  Step by step instructions for each population can be found below.

First-Year New Student Orientation Program and Advisement

Welcome First-Year Students!  We are so excited to have you a part of the Ramapo College community.  We have created a great experience for you and are confident that it will help you acclimate to life at Ramapo.  Here is how your New Student Experience will be completed:

  • Step 1: Complete any necessary Placement Testing
  • Step 2: Complete your Virtual New Student Orientation Modules. The modules can be completed at your own pace. We ask that all new first year students complete them in a timely manner in order to move on through our multi-step orientation process.
    • To access your orientation module:
      • Step 1: Go to: www.college2success.com/ramapo
      • Step 2: Log in with your Ramapo Username and Password
        • Still need to set up your Ramapo email?  New students will receive an email including your Ramapo R#, username, email address and instructions to activate your email.
      • Step 3: Click on First-Year Orientation and complete all of the lessons.  You must submit the final survey at the end to earn your certificate of completion.
  • Step 3: Sign up for your in person New Student Orientation experience. Check your personal email for a link to register!
    • In person sessions will be held on each of the dates/times listed below:
        • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
        • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
        • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
        • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
        • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
        • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
        • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
        • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – 1pm-4pm
        • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 1pm-4pm
        • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – 1pm-4pm
    • Students will not need to be vaccinated to attend orientation this summer.  They will need to complete a self-screening checklist before arriving at their orientation in June or July and the link to that form will be emailed to the students a day or two prior to the event. For more information about the College’s Vaccine requirement, click here.
    • Please Note:
        • EOF students must attend prior to the start of their summer program.
        • International students will be invited to a virtual session in August.
        • Unable to attend in person? Email orient@ramapo.edu.
  • Step 4: Complete your Academic Advising Questionnaire.  Check your personal email for a link to the form!
  • Step 5: Once you have completed your placement testing, virtual orientation module and the advisement form, you will be invited via email to sign up for your Virtual Group Advisement Workshop hosted by the Center for Student Success. You will be pre-packaged in to your fall courses based on your questionnaire but will use this time to select your First Year Seminar and get additional details about advising at Ramapo College.
    • Virtual Group Advisement Workshops will be held from 9:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-3:30pm on each of the dates listed below:
      • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
      • Thursday, July 1, 2021
      • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
      • Thursday, July 15, 2021
      • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
      • Thursday, July 22, 2021
      • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
      • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • Please note:
      • students must select a date that does not fall on the same day as your in person orientation experience.
      • the following populations will receive separate communication with instructions to set up your academic advisement:
        • ENHANCE Students will have a 1 on 1 advising appointment with Kevin Brenfo-Agyeman.  Kevin will reach out to the students in June once their virtual modules have been completed.
        • EOF Students will have a 1 on 1 advising appointment with their EOF Advisor during their summer EOF program.
        • Nursing Students will sign up for a group advisement workshop where they will hear from the Nursing Department as well as the advisors from the Center for Student Success.
  • Step 6: Complete your Student COVID training.  A link to this training and additional information will be sent to your Ramapo email address by the Dean of Students during the summer.
  • Step 7: Join us for Welcome Week starting on Sunday, August 29th.  A full schedule of events will be available at www.ramapo.edu/welcome.

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Transfer Virtual New Student Orientation and Advisement

Welcome to Ramapo College!  We are so excited to have you a part of the Ramapo College community.  We have created a great virtual experience for you and are confident that it will help you acclimate to life at Ramapo.  Here is how your New Student Experience will be completed:

  • Step 1: Complete any necessary Placement Testing
  • Step 2: Complete your Virtual New Student Orientation Modules. The modules can be completed at your own pace. We ask that all new transfer students complete their virtual modules in a timely manner in order to move through our multi-step orientation process.
    • To access your orientation module:
      • Step 1: Go to: www.college2success.com/ramapo
      • Step 2: Log in with your Ramapo Username and Password
        • Still need to set up your Ramapo email? New students will receive an email including your Ramapo R#, username, email address and instructions to activate your email.
      • Step 3: Click on Transfer Orientation and complete all of the lessons. You must submit the final survey at the end to earn your certificate of completion.
  • Step 3: Once you have completed your virtual orientation module, you will be invited to complete your Academic Advising Questionnaire and set up a 1 on 1 virtual academic advising appointment with an academic advisor to register for your Fall 2021 courses. Check your email for that link 24 hours or so after completing your virtual module.
  • Step 4: Complete your Student COVID training.  A link to this training and additional information will be sent to your Ramapo email address by the Dean of Students in the summer.
  • Step 5: Connect with fellow transfer students and Orientation Leaders through a virtual hangout in August. You will be contacted with more information during the summer.
  • Step 6: Join us for Welcome Week starting on Sunday, August 29th.  A full schedule of events will be available at www.ramapo.edu/welcome.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 orientation program.
Parent & Family Virtual Orientation

The Parent and Family Orientation Module for Fall 2021 went live the first week of May! The online module is full of resources to help you guide your student through their transition to Ramapo College.  These resources will be available for you throughout your students’ Ramapo career.

In this online module you will also find quick links to campus resources, contact lists and FAQs.

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.

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Tuesday Topic Presentations

Throughout the summer, live presentations will be held on key resources across campus.  There will presentations for first-year students, transfer students as well as parents and families.

Log in to your admissions portal to sign up for one of these events today!  Each event will be recorded and that recording will be posted here for reference, within 1 week after the event occurs.

Here is a full listing of upcoming events:

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2-Credit Topics Courses for First-Year and Transfer Students

To help you get a jump start on your educational journey at Ramapo, our Deans and faculty have created five 2-credit Topics courses for you that have been carefully designed so you can start making progress towards degree requirements; acclimate yourself to Ramapo’s academic programs, expectations, and instructional technologies; meet your fellow Roadrunners; and get to know Ramapo faculty members and Deans.

The 2-credit Topics courses will run from July 7th to August 9th and are titled as follows: Business Basics; The Arts in Times of Crisis; Pandemics and the Cultural Imagination; Reparations after Crisis; and Current Topics in Life Sciences. Enrollment is limited, so be sure to register right away! There are only 25 seats available in each class so you will have ample opportunities for interactions with your classmates and professor.

If you also enroll in a 4-credit general education or foundational Critical Reading and Writing (CRWT) or Mathematics (MATH) class offered in the Summer II term, you will be given one of the 2-credit classes for free.

To register for any of the classes listed below please email reg@ramapo.edu from your Ramapo email address.

AIID 190 Pandemics and the Cultural Imagination – Professor Stephen P. Rice – Virtual Fully Synchronous
This course examines how pandemics past and present, real and imagined, have been treated in American culture. The Covid-19 pandemic is not the first widespread disease outbreak the country has faced, and we will learn about how people in the past tried to make sense of what they were experiencing. We will also look at how a range of storytelling forms–including fiction, film, television shows, and video games–have depicted imaginary pandemics. What do these stories have to offer as we continue navigating such uncertain times?

BADM 190 Business Basics – Professor Tammi Redd – Online
This course is designed to expose the interested student to the many functions of modern business. Topics such as business technology, strategic vision, sustainability, international business, and social innovation are discussed at an introductory level. Students will be exposed to business terminology and ethical business perspectives for today’s global marketplace.

BIOL 190 Current Topics in Life Sciences – Professor Paramjeet Bagga – Virtual Fully Synchronous
This is a seminar course in which students will enhance their awareness of the current developments in life sciences and their research trends at scheduled virtual synchronous class meetings. Students will be taught to identify authentic sources of life science news and to comprehend and critically evaluate them. The class is not only about presentations. The class meetings will consist of student presentations of pre-assigned research news articles published, based on original research, within the last six months. The purpose of presentation is, in fact, to initiate scientific discussions. Copies of the article to be presented will be distributed among the students ahead of time so that everyone can read the article and come prepared for active discussion in the class meetings. Open discussions during and after the presentation will be highly encouraged and anticipated. (Note: This course will be offered with pass/fail grading only.)

CNTP 190 Arts in Time of Crisis – Dean Peter Campbell – Virtual Synchronous-Asynchronous
In times of crisis, what is the role of the arts? This course will explore the ways that crisis has inspired art and how the arts have helped in times of crisis. Through contemporary and historical examples from visual arts, film, media, music, and theater, we will examine how art and artists thrive in times of crisis and help us cope with radical change.

SOSC 190 Reparations after Crisis – Professor Timmesha Butler – Virtual Fully Synchronous
This course explores the pathways to repair for societies when transitioning from a period of crisis. In this course we will use research from environmental, legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives to comprehend how we rebuild societies after experiencing contemporary social problems. The social science field is extremely broad. Students will understand how the field of social science is essential to understanding human behavior and addressing social problems.

Eligible General Education and Developmental Courses

The following courses are scheduled to be offered in Summer II. If you enroll in a course listed below in Summer II and one of the 2-credit Topics courses, you will receive the 2-credit course for free. Please note, some courses listed below may have prerequisites.

  • Critical Reading and Writing: CRWT 102 – CRITICAL READING AND WRITING II
  • Culture and Creativity: LITR 280 – INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
  • Global Awareness
    • COMM 229 – WORLD CINEMA MOVEMENTS
    • ENST 209 – WORLD SUSTAINABILITY
    • INTL 127 – INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
    • ITAL 201 – INTERMEDIATE I – ITALIAN
    • SPAN 101 – FOUNDATIONS I – SPANISH
  • Historical Perspectives
    • HIST 109 – EARLY WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
    • HIST 110 – MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    • MATH 104 – MATH FOR THE MODERN WORLD
    • MATH 108 – ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
    • MATH 110 – PRECALCULUS
  • Scientific Reasoning
    • BIOL 101 – INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
    • GEOL 101 – INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY
    • PHYS 103 – INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
  • Social Science Inquiry: SOSC 110 – SOCIAL SCIENCE INQUIRY
  • Studies in the Arts and Humanities: AIID 201 – STUDIES IN ARTS & HUMANITIES
  • Systems, Sustainability and Society: LAWS 251 – LAW, POWER AND INEQUALITY
  • Values and Ethics
    • BADM 210 – BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY
    • BADM 301 – ETHICS IN BUSINESS
    • COMM 260 – GOOD & EVIL IN DSN FILM & MEDIA
    • SUST 210 – BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY
  • Foundational Courses
    • CRWT 080 – FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL READING & WRITING
    • CRWT 090 – FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL WRITING
    • CRWT 101 – CRITICAL READING AND WRITING I
    • MATH 022 – TRANSITIONAL MATHEMATICS
    • MATH 024 – ELEM ALGEBRA TOPICS

Each of the 2-credit Topics courses and 4-credit General Education and developmental courses will be offered in one of the College’s six different instructional delivery modes.

  1. In-Person Courses – All class meetings are held face-to-face on campus, but students may need to alternate in-person attendance per an instructor-established schedule to accommodate limited classroom occupancies established in order to comply with social distancing mandates.
  2. Hybrid In-Person-Virtual-Synchronous Courses – Some of the scheduled class meetings are held face-to-face on campus, and all other class meetings are held virtually (e.g., via WebEx) during the time slot indicated in the course schedule. Students may need to alternate in-person attendance of the face-to-face class meetings per an instructor-established schedule to accommodate limited classroom occupancies established in order to comply with social distancing mandates.
  3. Hybrid In-Person-Asynchronous Courses – Some of the course content is delivered via class sessions held face-to-face on campus, and the rest of the course content is delivered via instructor-created asynchronous learning experiences (e.g., videos, readings, projects, assigned group work). The asynchronous learning may be completed by students on their time but must be done by instructor-established deadlines. Students may need to alternate in-person attendance of the face-to-face class meetings per an instructor-established schedule to accommodate limited classroom occupancies established in order to comply with social distancing mandates.
  4. Virtual-Fully-Synchronous Courses – All class meetings are held virtually (e.g., via WebEx) during the time slot indicated in the course schedule.
  5. Virtual-Synchronous-Asynchronous Courses – Some of the course content is delivered via class sessions held virtually (e.g., via WebEx) during the time slot indicated in the course schedule, and the rest of the course content is delivered via instructor-created asynchronous learning experiences (e.g., videos, readings, projects, assigned group work). The asynchronous learning may be completed by students on their time but must be done by instructor-established deadlines.
  6. Online Courses – All course content is delivered via instructor-created asynchronous learning experiences (e.g., videos, readings, projects, assigned group work). The asynchronous learning may be completed by students on their time but must be done by instructor-established deadlines.

Questions? Email orient@ramapo.edu