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Family Day/Octoberfest/Alumni Homecoming
Saturday, October 15, 2022

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. On this day we are also celebrating Oktoberfest and Homecoming!  Events are designed for each unique population as well as hosting shared events for all of our community members to enjoy. 

We look forward to hosting an event for all friends and families of Ramapo College on Saturday, October 15, 2022.  

2022 Schedule of Events

2022 Schedule of Events

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm
Location: Adler Center Lower Level

Check-In and Registration
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Arch
Late registration will be available from 12:00pm-3:00pm on the Bandshell Lawn.

Family Photos
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Arch

Campus Bookstore Hours
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor
Pop up shop at the Arch from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Mock Classes and Information Sessions
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: Various Classrooms Listed Below

  • Mock Classes
    • 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
    • You’ve Got Rhythm – Contemporary Arts
      Location: ASB 327
      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!
    • Telling Stories with Maps – Humanities and Global Studies
      Location: ASB 225
      How do maps communicate information? Whose voices are included, and whose are left out? This class will explore how interactive digital maps, also known as story maps, can help underrepresented communities tell their stories. Featured in the class will be the digital project “Mapping the Ramapough Lenape Nation,” which was created by HGS students in partnership with the Ramapough Munsee Lenape Nation.
    • Playing to Learn, Learning to Play – Social Science and Human Services
      Location: ASB 226
      Social worker and play therapist Dr. Martinez will lead the class in a structured group play session, and then discuss the developmental and social emotional benefits of play and how these build a vital foundation for academic achievement. Attend this class not only to learn about the benefits of play, but also to have fun.
    • Do Math Like an Egyptian – Theoretical and Applied Science
      Location: ASB 323
      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.
  • Making History: Supporting Your First Generation Student
    Location: ASB 221
    Join two first generation college graduates as they reflect on their journey and share advice with family members about ways to help support their students as they forge new frontiers for their family.
  • Global Roadrunners Unpack Study Abroad Experiences
    Location: ASB 136
    A diverse panel of returned study/intern/research abroad students will discuss their overseas experiences.
  • Taking the Myth Out of Becoming Debt Free – Open to Alumni and Families
    Location: ASB 135
    Presented by Ramapo Alumnus Anthony Siciliano ’10
    How often do you think about money? When you think about Money, what comes to mind? Of all the threats to your financial security, none is more dangerous than DEBT. In this information session, Anthony will share some debt elimination and budgeting concepts that everyone can be utilizing to help turn their wasted money into wealth.

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: Bandshell Lawn
Included in your registration, enjoy lunch, carnival games, inflatable activities, a caricaturists, pumpkins for decorating, snacks and much more! Co-sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).

Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons Open House
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons
Stop by and explore our newest building on campus including the George T. Potter Library, group study rooms, open study areas, computer stations and printers and more.

Student Research Display
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons Lobby
There are many outlets at Ramapo for undergraduates to do original research projects and creative work. As you are visiting the Learning Commons Open House, make sure to peruse this sampling of outstanding student work.

Campus Tours
Time: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Location: Tours Depart from the Bandshell Lawn
First time on campus or has it been a while since you visited? Join us for a campus tour to see all that campus has to offer.

Support Your Roadrunners: Women’s Soccer vs. Rowan University
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Athletic Center Turf

Support Your Roadrunners: Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Montclair State University
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Bradley Center Pool

Family Bingo
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
Students, Families and Alumni come and join us for a few rounds of bingo for a chance to win prizes!
Cost: $5 per person, register in advance on your event registration or pay cash at the door.

Support Your Roadrunners: Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Athletic Center Turf

Dinner (On Your Own)
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 for a full listing of eateries that are a part of our Roadrunner Advantage Student Discount Program.

Emilio Teubal Trio
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm (Advanced Purchase Required)
Location: Sharp Theater, Berrie Center
Latin GRAMMY winner Emilio Teubal brings his vibrant jazz ensemble to our stage as we conclude Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month.  A prolific pianist, composer and arranger, Teubal regularly performs in the top jazz clubs around the country. Ticket Pricing *ticket limits apply:
RCNJ Faculty/Staff/Retirees: $20*  RCNJ Students: $ 8*
Ticket Pricing: Adults: $28/25/22   Children under 17: $18
Click here to purchase tickets.

Cost of Attendance and Registration

Cost of Attendance

  • Ramapo Students – Free
  • Guests under 3 – Free
  • Guests Ages 3-11 – $10/person
  • Guests Ages 12-17 – $15/person
  • Guests Ages 18+ – $20/person


Click Here to Register

Additional Resources

Parent Orientation – Parent Lingo Webinars

President’s Parent Council


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