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Ramapo College Family Weekend: October 19-20, 2019

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


2019 Family Day Online Registration 

Priority registration ends on Friday, October 11th.   After that date, t-shirt availability will be limited for purchase on the day of the event.

2019 Family Weekend 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)
2019 DRAFT Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

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

Study Abroad
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

Alternative Spring Break
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. Rutgers-Camden: Grass Field

Roadrunner Field Hockey vs. Rowan University: 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.

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.

Berrie Center Performance TBA: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Berrie Center, Sharp Theater


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

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

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Location: TBA

Optional Activities:

Run with Color: Check-in Time – 12:00pm, Race Time – 12:30pm
Location: Arch
Families, students and alumni are invited by the Student Government Association (SGA) to join Ramapo’s 5K Run with Color.  Participants will receive a free pair of sunglasses and t-shirt while supplies last.  Sign up in advance at

Entry Fee: RCNJ Student Fee – $10, Non Student Fee – $15 (No Refunds Available)

Proceeds benefit the Ramapo College Foundation.

Click here to find a listing of local accommodations, restaurants and shopping!


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