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Homecoming Weekend
Family Day and Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14, 2023

Let’s celebrate together during Homecoming Weekend, which will feature Oktoberfest, Family Day, activities honoring our founders, and festivities with our students, families, employees, alumni, and retirees. 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 alumni, friends and families of Ramapo College on Saturday, October 14, 2023.


2023 Schedule of Events

2023 Schedule of Events

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

Check-In and Registration
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor
Late registration will be available from 12:00pm-3:00pm in the Bradley Center, Auxiliary Gym.

Family Photos
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor – Core 3

Campus Bookstore Hours
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Scott Student Center, 2nd Floor

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 a hands-on 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!
    • The Desert Survival Challenge: Insights into Group Processes – Social Science and Human Services
      Location: ASB 226
      Imagine you’re stranded in the desert. How long would you survive?  Join Dr. Leskinen, Associate Professor of Social Science, to learn about psychological concepts that predict success (or failure) of groups.

    • 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.
  • Global Roadrunners
    Location: ASB 136
    Join us to hear from a panel of your peers who have traveled domestically and internationally through alternative breaks, and study/intern/research abroad programs.
  • Meet Your Parents Council – Open to Alumni and Families
    Location: ASB 135
    Want to get more involved at Ramapo?  Stop in and meet members of our Parents Council and learn how to join the team. Current members of the Council will introduce themselves and share details about all that is happening on campus.
  • Meet Your Alumni Association – Board of Directors – Open to Alumni and Families
    Location: ASB 332
    Want to get more involved in your Alumni Association and learn how to do so?  Come and meet some of the members of our Alumni Association Board of Directors and hear about all that is happening.

Happy Birthday, Ramapo: 54 Years and Ascending!
Time: 11:15am

Location: Alumni Lounges, SC 156-158
Join College President Cindy Jebb and RCNJ student, faculty, parent, alumni, and staff leaders for an informal dialogue and Q&A about all things Ramapo! We just might sing Happy Birthday too.

Common Grounds
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons
Proudly serviving Starbucks beverages and bakery items.

Oktoberfest Carnival and Lunch
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Bradley Center, Auxiliary Gym
Included in your registration, enjoy lunch, carnival games, inflatable activities, 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 and 1:00pm
Location: Tours Depart from the Bradley Center, Auxiliary Gym
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: Men’s Soccer vs. Rowan University
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Athletic Center Turf 

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 student/$10 per guest, register in advance on your event registration or pay cash at the door.

Support Your Roadrunners: Field Hockey vs. Stockton University
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Athletic Center Turf (weather permitting)

Dinner (On Your Own)
Guests are invited to join their students on campus for dinner in the Birch Tree Inn, all you care to eat dining hall, for $12.70 +tax per person.  Dinner is available from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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.

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

Optional activities:

  • Bingo
    • $5/student
    • $10/guest
  • 50/50 Raffle Tickets – $10 each


You can still attend by registering in person at check-in.

Additional Resources

President’s Parent Council


Questions? Email