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All Campus Events

Retired faculty and staff are encouraged to attend all-College events such as Commencement, Founders’ Day, State of the College Address, Convocation, Ground Breakings and Dedications, Campus Holiday lunch, summer concerts, etc.

Athletic Events

Faculty and staff rates will be honored for events at the Sports and Recreation Center. A Retiree may attend regular season home athletic events at no cost upon presentation of their Ramapo Retiree ID card. For a schedule of events, please check the Athletics website:

Campus Store
Retirees are entitled to a 10% discount for purchases at the Campus Store with a retiree ID card.

Class Attendance

Faculty and Staff retirees may audit one undergraduate level class during the spring and fall semesters. Sign-ups can only be done in person (check the calendar on the Friends of Ramapo Home page for dates). The student must meet prerequisites or have permission of instructor to waive prerequisite requirement. Participation is on a space-permitting basis (minimum of two seats must be available). Certain courses may be excluded and some may require a lab fee. No transcript is maintained. All books/lab fees are the responsibility of the student.

Credit Unions

Retirees may retain their accounts with North Jersey Federal Credit Union or Paragon Federal Credit Union.

Defensive Driving

Environmental Health and Safety offers a National Safety Council defensive driving course that provides an auto insurance discount to drivers who successfully complete the program. The discount remains in effect for three years and is renewable by retaking the course. Check with your insurance company to ascertain the amount of savings. To register, call Human Resources at 201-684-7498.

Dining Halls

Retirees are welcome to use all dining services on campus, including the Birch Tree Inn and Pavilion, the Atrium, and Curtain Call Cafe. Please check the website for hours of operation.

Email Account

Tenured faculty and staff with more than ten years of service will be permitted to retain their Ramapo College email accounts after retirement upon request. This allows receipt of all-College messages, as well as remote access to electronic databases in the Library. Please advise the Benefits representative during your retirement interview if you wish to retain your e-mail account.

Emeritus Policy

Retiring faculty (associate or full professor), retiring presidents, provost/vice president for academic affairs, and academic and non-academic administrators of the college at the rank of dean or higher who have served at the College for at least ten years may be honored with emeritus status. Emeritus status provides special rights and privileges in addition to those retiree benefits listed herein. These include payment of faculty overload rate for teaching adjunct courses, receipt of selected publications, access to an emeritus office, listing in the College catalogue, and full participation in College commencements and convocations. President recommendation and Board approval are required for emeritus designation. For additional information or access to the Emeritus Office please contact Clare Naporano,

Friends of Ramapo
Retired faculty and Staff shall become members of the Friends of Ramapo at the Friends Plus level at no cost. Friends of Ramapo is an organization founded to expand communications and foster greater understanding between the campus of Ramapo College and neighboring communities.

Health Benefits

The right to continue health insurance at retirement is one of the most important features of the State Health Benefit Program. The retiree will be able to continue coverage, provided coverage was in effect immediately preceding the effective date of retirement. Entitlements vary based on specific circumstances and are subject to change.

Life Insurance

Retirees are entitled to continue life insurance coverage if coverage was in force during employment. The amount of coverage depends on the retirement plan. Generally, life insurance coverage amounts to ½ of the final salary for Alternate Benefit Plan (ABP) participants, and 3/16 of the final salary for Public Employer Retirement System (PERS), assuming a minimum of ten years of service, attainment of age 60, and in active pay status at retirement.


The faculty/staff lots are generally available to all when major events are held in the Berrie Center. A retiree is entitled to park in the faculty/staff lots at other times as long as the retiree has the parking sticker issued when he or she was an active employee (the sticker does not expire and may be moved to a new car operated by the retiree as long as the new car information is provided to Public Safety). Alternatively, a permanent hang tag can be issued by Public Safety upon presentation of retirement paperwork which will allow the retiree to park in the main lots only, but eliminate the need for a pass each time the retiree visits campus.

George T. Potter Library
The George T. Potter Library maintains an organized, balanced and up-to-date collection of information resources and provides assistance and instruction in accessing it. Your retiree ID card allows you access to this facility and its services.

Berrie Center

Retirees are entitled to purchase tickets to events at the Berrie Center at the Ramapo affiliate price. Tickets may be purchased by mail, phone or online. For further information, see

Recreational Facilities
The Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art recreation center, featuring a 1,500-seat arena, fitness center, 25-meter pool, climbing wall, and jogging lanes. Faculty and staff rates will be honored for retirees for events at the Sports and Recreation Center. Faculty and staff rates for membership at the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center are available to Ramapo College retirees (tenured faculty, or staff with at least ten years of service).

Retiree Photo ID Card

The Office of Public Safety issues the photo retiree ID which permits access to the various campus facilities and programs described herein. Retirees will be issued a new retiree ID when visiting the Public Safety Office following Benefits Office Clearance