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Ramapo College Family Day: Saturday, October 6, 2018

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!


2018 Family Day Online Registration Closed – Late Registration Available On Site

Priority registration ends on Monday, September 24th.   After that date, t-shirt availability will be limited for purchase on the day of the event.

2018 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 (Pre-order preferred, limited availability when purchased the day of)
2018 Schedule of Events

Check-In: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Arch (Rain Location: 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center)

Information Booth and Late Check-In: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Roadrunner Central, 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center

Continental Breakfast: 9:00am – 10:00am
Location: Arch (Rain Location: 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center)

Family Photo: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Arch (Rain Location: 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center)
Grab your family members and pose for a family photo at the Arch.  Photos will be electronically sent to the email address provided at registration.

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.

A Rose by Any Other Name: The Scientific Naming of Organisms – Theoretical and Applied Science – ASB 221
Biology students often wonder why they need to bother with scientific names, which seem so confusing. In this presentation Dr. Susan Petro will explain the history of the scientific naming of living things, why it was necessary, and how it is done.

The Characteristics of Islamic Art – School of Humanities and Global Studies – ASB 225
How can we appreciate Islamic Art the first time we are exposed to it? Dr. Pinar Kayaalp  will give a short lesson on the characteristics of Islamic art to help first-timers experience this seemingly esoteric artistic expression with relative ease.

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.

Walking in My Shoes – Social Science and Human Services – ASB 323
Dr. Julie Norflus-Good will discuss what it is like to have a disability.

Music and Mystique in Muscle Shoals – Contemporary Arts – ASB 327
In this class Dr. Chris Reali is going to trace the music and cultural connections between Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, the Staple Singers, and reggae that ultimately led Paul Simon to record the song “Kodachrome” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Do Math Like an Egyptian – Theoretical and Applied Science – ASB 328
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.

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 a hay ride, 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!

President Mercer Meet & Greet and Support Your Roadrunners: 1:00pm
Location: Sports Fields across from Campus
Meet President Mercer over at the Sports Fields for a treat and support your Roadrunners! (Rain Location: Bradley Center, Game Room)

Roadrunner Womens’s Soccer vs. Montclair State University: Grass Field

Roadrunner Field Hockey vs. Lancaster Bible College: Turf Field

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.

Harvest Dinner and Broadway Show (prior registration required): 4:30pm (departing NYC at approximately 10pm)
Location: Spectator Lobby, Bill Bradley Center and Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City
Enjoy dinner on campus and round-trip transportation to Circle in the Square Theatre to see “Once on this Island: The Musical”

Tickets: $99/$189
Click here to purchase tickets online.

Dinner (On Your Own)
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 ($$)

 **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 $10.00 +tax per person for an all you care to eat menu.

Robert Tardik with Special Guest: Mark Sganga: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Berrie Center, Sharp Theater

Rob Tardik is an award-winning guitarist and recording artist performing contemporary jazz/world instrumental music. Rob charted multiple times on Billboard`s Contemporary Jazz Top 10, and was recently awarded the 2018 Established Solo Music Instrumental Mississauga Arts Award and the 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the year. Mark Sganga, 2009 International Fingerstyle Champion, is “one of the top guitarists in the New York area,” Brian Wilson, WOR-AM Radio.

Tickets: Ramapo College Students: $8 at Box Office with Student ID, Guests: $38/35/30, 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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