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Ramapo College Family Day: Saturday, October 7, 2017

We welcome you to visit Ramapo College’s beautiful campus as the leaves start to change for our annual Family Day!  It’s the perfect opportunity to come and see how your student has adjusted to college life in his or her fifth week as a Ramapo College student.  There will be activities planned throughout the day for everyone to enjoy and we encourage you to come join us!

On-site Registration will be available at the Arch


2017 Family Day Cost
  • $10 per person (for each person over the age of 5; no cost for the student)
  • $10 per long sleeved t-shirt (limited availability when purchased the day of)
2017 Schedule of Events

Continental Breakfast: 8:15am – 10:00am
Location: Arch (Rain Location: 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center)

Breakfast Conversation with President Mercer and Ramapo Alumni: 8:30am – 10:00am
Location: Trustees Pavilion
Pre-registration is required.  Check-in for President’s Breakfast participants will be held at Trustee’s Pavilion.

Workshop Session #1 (Choose one to attend): 10:05am – 10:35am
Mock Classes

  • Stock Valuation in the Trading Lab – Anisfield School of Business – ASB 527
    Join Finance professor, Dr. Stephen Larson, in our Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory for a talk on the basics of stock valuation.
  • Astronomy – School of Theoretical and Applied Science – ASB 221
    Dr. Richard Russo will bring you as passengers on his Cosmic, Speed of Light Spacecraft as he does in his first Astronomy class.
  • Introduction to Narrative Theory: How the Stories We Tell Ourselves Shape our Experience – School of Social Science and Human Services – ASB 225
    Every one of us is telling a store all the time about our self, life and world. Dr. John McTighe will offer an overview of narrative theory and the relationship between our individual and collective narratives.
  • Music Fundamentals—School of Contemporary Arts – ASB 226
    Explore the universal language of music with Dr. Lisa Lutter.

Study Abroad – ASB 135
A diverse panel of returned study/intern/research abroad students will discuss their overseas experiences.

Workshop Session #2 (Choose one to attend): 10:40am – 11:10am
Mock Classes

  • Stock Valuation in the Trading Lab – Anisfield School of Business – ASB 527
    Join Finance professor, Dr. Stephen Larson, in our Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory for a talk on the basics of stock valuation.
  • Teacher Education – School of Social Science and Human Services – ASB 221
    Dr. Richard Russo will discuss the critical need for new teachers, how teachers are trained at Ramapo and some poignant stories that will uncover life in a high school science classroom for 34 years!
  • Reading Gender: Identifying Stereotypes in Advertisements – School of Social Science and Human Services – ASB 323
    Dr. Kristin Kenneavy will provide you the opportunity to work with print ads and learn to “read” and recognize some gendered themes in mainstream marketing of products and services.
  • How to Forecast Election Results – Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies – ASB 327
    Dr. Jeremy Teigen will explain the challenges facing election forecasting, innovations in polling, prediction markets, and historical data and how they combine to help us make informed guesses as to who will win.

Alternative Spring Break – ASB 136
Come learn about Ramapo College’s Alternative Spring Break program and the upcoming Spring 2018 opportunities.

President Mercer’s State of the College Address: 11:30am
Location: H 129, Auditorium
President Mercer will highlight recent campus happenings, comment on the strategic direction of Ramapo College, and answer any questions that families might have.

Oktoberfest Carnival and Lunch: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Bandshell Lawn (Rain Location: Bradley Center, Auxiliary Gym)
Included in your registration, enjoy lunch, served by a variety of food vendors.  Outside there will be carnival games, inflatable activities, caricaturists, a photo booth, pumpkins for decorating, snacks and much more!

The Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Stop by the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center for a game of Foosball or billiards!

Roadrunner Women’s and Men’s Swimming Alumni Meet: 12:00pm
Location: Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center

Roadrunner Mens’s Soccer vs. The College of New Jersey: 1:00pm
Location: Sports Fields across from Campus (weather permitting)

Roadrunner Field Hockey vs. Rowan University: 4:00pm
Location: Sports Fields across from Campus (weather permitting)

Dinner (On Your Own): After Family Day Events

Before heading home and leaving your student to enjoy the evening Oktoberfest Festivities, be sure to grab dinner. For those wanting to go off-campus, discounts have been arranged at the following local eateries:

Mahwah Bar and Grill – 10% Discount ($$)

Mason Jar – 10% Discount ($$)

Nona’s – 15% Discount ($$)

Moe’s – 10% Discount ($)

 **Just show your student’s Ramapo ID to receive the discount**

If you want to stay on campus and eat dinner at the Birch Tree Inn, the cost is $9.75 +tax per person for an all you care to eat menu.

Optional Activities:

Campus Bookstore: 10:00am-3:30pm, Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor AND 12:00pm-3:00pm, Bandshell Lawn
Looking to pick up some Ramapo gear to show your school spirit? Stop by the Campus Store and browse their selection of the fine apparel and other merchandise.

New Jersey Tap Ensemble: The Tap Act: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Berrie Center, Sharp Theater

NJTAP Dance Ensemble’s The Tap Act celebrates the great tap dancers and the tap acts that captured the hearts of Americans and the dance world during the golden age of Hollywood, Harlem’s hey day and the silver screen.  Audiences are transported back in time as they are treated to the recreation of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s stair dance, images of Fred Estaire and Ginger Rodgers, reflections of acts such as the Nicholas Brothers, Tip Tap and Toe and the quintessential Mr. Wonderful, Sammy Davis, Jr.  It is an evening of non-stop tap dancing from some of New Jersey’s most extraordinary and renowned tap dancers including Maurice Chestnut, Karen Callaway Williams, Jeffry Foote, Kyle Wilder and Evan Ruggiero.  With a live, stellar 3-piece band under NJTAP musical director Nicki Denner, also the Music Director of Cocomamma, a nine-piece all-female salsa band in NY, it is a joyful toe-tapping delight.  Deborah Mitchell, NJTAP’s Artist Director simply states, “This one has something for everyone. It is an evening not to be missed!”

Tickets: Ramapo College Students: $8 at Box Office with Student ID, Guests: $35/32/27, Children under 17: $20
All ticket sales are final. No exchanges. No returns.

Purchase tickets at the Berrie Center ticket office (201) 684-7844 or online at:

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