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Family Day

Family Day – Saturday, October 16, 2021:

Our annual Fall Family Day event provides the opportunity to update families on all of the fall happenings at the College and provide social opportunities for families and their students to enjoy together while getting to know the Ramapo community. We look forward to hosting an event for all friends and families on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Click here to register for the event.

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor
Late check-in will be available at Roadrunner Central, 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center

Family Photos
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor

J.Lee’s Commuter Lounge
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor
Students and guests are welcome to use this lounge as a place to relax throughout the morning and in between sessions.

Campus Bookstore Hours
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor

Workshop Session #1
Time: 9:45am – 10:15am

  • Investing for Your Future – Anisfield School of Business
    Location: ASB 527
    Join Finance professor, Dr. Stephen Larson, in our Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory for an introduction to retirement planning strategies
  • How Did the Americans Win Their Revolution? A Global Perspective – Humanities and Global Studies
    Location: ASB 136
    Most Americans think of the Revolution as a story of a handful of brave patriots taking shots at the Redcoats from behind trees and barns, until, miraculously, American independence was won. But the Revolutionary War was part of a huge global conflict involving most of the European great powers, and fought all over the world, from India to the Caribbean. Dr. Sam Mustafa will place the Revolution in a global context and show where the American rebels played their role.
  • Study Abroad
    Location: ASB 135
    A diverse panel of returned study/intern/research abroad students will discuss their overseas experiences.

Workshop Session #2
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

  • You’ve Got Rhythm – Contemporary Arts
    Location: ASB 323
    Join music professor Lisa Lutter in an interactive exploration of the power of rhythm. An ever-present part of nature and human experience, rhythm is the most essential element of music. Learn how we perceive, organize, and represent rhythm as a universal language. Instruments provided!
  • We can all do GOOD work! – Social Science and Human Services
    Location: ASB 136
    Dr. Timmesha Butler will teach participants about the concepts of cultural humility and cultural awareness, and how to incorporate those concepts in their daily lives and careers.
  • Do Math Like an Egyptian – Theoretical and Applied Science
    Location: ASB 225
    Ancient Egypt was famous for its Pyramids, the Sphinx, hieroglyphics and mummies. Less well known are their achievements in Mathematics.  The Rhind papyrus is a textbook from more than 3000 years ago! Dr. Lawrence D’Antonio will discuss some of the math found in this work and the similarity it has to what we teach today.
  • Study Abroad
    Location: ASB 135
    A diverse panel of returned study/intern/research abroad students will discuss their overseas experiences.
  • The Pathways Program
    Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
    Join LaQuan Norman, Director of the Cahill Career Development Center to learn about career exploration, experiential learning, and professional development to prepare students for internships, graduate/professional school, and entering the job market.

Cultivating Student Leadership: A Conversation with President Jebb and College Constituents
Time: 11:15am
Location: Alumni Lounges, SC 156-158
Join President Jebb and members of the Ramapo community for a conversation on the importance of cultivating leadership in Ramapo’s students and how the College facilitates leadership development.  There will be an opportunity for questions from the families in attendance.

Oktoberfest Carnival and Lunch
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Bradley Center Arena and Spectator Lobby

Support Your Roadrunners: Women’s Field Hockey vs. Rowan University
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Athletic Center Turf

Support Your Roadrunners – Men’s Soccer vs. Wheaton College (Senior Day)
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Athletic Center Turf

Dinner (On Your Own)
Before heading home and leaving your students 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 ($$)
  • Mason Jar – 10% Discount ($$)
  • Nonna’s – 10% Discount ($$)

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

Visit https://www.ramapo.edu/sga/student-discount-program/ for a full listing of eateries that are a part of our Roadrunner Advantage Student Discount Program.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

  • Ramapo Students – Free
  • Guests 3 and under – Free
  • Guests Ages 4-10 – $10/person
  • Guests Ages 11 and older – $15/person
COVID-19 Information and Event Protocols

COVID-19 Information and Event Protocols

  • Coronavirus Information and Updates
  • Masks are required indoors. Whether you are using the restroom, attending a session, visiting the bookstore or inside any Ramapo building for any other reason, masks are required at all times while indoors.
  • We ask that all guests refrain from attending if they are feeling any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.  Click here for self screening questions.
  • After attending the event if you feel sick please contact us immediately.

Additional Resources

Parent Orientation – Parent Lingo Webinars

Guide for Families

President’s Parent Council

 

Questions? Email csi@ramapo.edu