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Welcome to Ramapo College! We are so glad that you have chosen Ramapo and are excited to welcome you to our Roadrunner community. A week’s worth of events – including the Arching tradition, Tuesday Night Live, Joe Trivia and more –have been planned to help you adjust to life at Ramapo. We wish you the best of luck during the spring semester! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask any of our volunteers or contact the Center for Student Success at:, (201) 684-7441, Building D, Room 207.

Important Reminders

  • Students need to have their student IDs with them at all times. IDs are needed for entrance into the dining halls and will be swiped before entering most events during Winter Welcome.
  • Volunteers will be wearing maroon “Keep Calm & Ask Me About Ramapo ” shirts. Feel free to stop and ask questions at any point.

Schedule of Events

Day One: Monday, January 15, 2018

Taking Care of Business: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Offices Across Campus
The offices listed below are open today to help you answer any questions that you may have.

  • Admissions, McBride House
  • Athletics, Bradley Center
  • Bookstore, Student Center 2nd Floor (open until 6:00pm)
  • Office of Student Accounts, D 127
  • Center for Student Success, D 207
  • Center for Student Involvement, Student Center 200 (open until midnight)
  • Dining Services, Student Center 1st Floor
  • Financial Aid, E 210 (open at 10:00am)
  • Health Services, Student Health Services Building
  • J. Lee’s, Student Center (open 3:00pm-midnight)
  • Office of Specialized Services, C 206
  • Residence Life, C 213
  • Roadrunner Central, Student Center (open 3:00pm-10:00pm)

Residence Life Move-In: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Assigned Residence Hall

Commuter Check-In: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: 2nd Floor Lobby, Scott Student Center

New Student Assembly: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
Students and family members receive an official welcome to Ramapo, including remarks from Dr. Peter P. Mercer, President of Ramapo College; Christopher Romano, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Joseph Connell, Assistant Vice President of Student Success, and Stephan Lally, Student Government Association President.

Arching Ceremony: 4:15pm–4:45pm
Location: Archway
Join us for this Ramapo College tradition as families line up along Mansion Road to cheer on students as they walk through the Arch and shake hands with President Mercer. On the eve of graduation, students will march down through the Arch signifying the completion of their undergraduate experience. Be sure to capture this memory and take plenty of pictures using our Winter Welcome snapchat geotag!  Students and their families are welcome to warm up with coffee and hot chocolate in the second floor of the Student Center following the ceremony.
This concludes the family portion of Winter Welcome. Students and families should say their goodbyes prior to students heading to dinner. 

Choices & Consequences: 4:45pm–5:30pm
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
This interactive workshop provides you with information that will help you make informed decisions and minimize negative consequences should you choose to drink alcohol.

Zero Shades of Gray: 5:30pm–6:15pm
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
This workshop will give you important information about how you can support a safe campus environment, free from sexual assault by knowing your rights and responsibilities. We’ll define “affirmative consent”, explore how affirmative consent is given (and how it’s not given), and how you can make our campus safer for everyone.
All students are required to attend this presentation.

Dinner & Trivia: 6:15pm–7:30pm

Location: Birch Tree Inn (Commuter students will be provided meal passes at check-in.)
Come join your fellow transfer students for dinner while playing Joe Trivia!  This is a great way to meet your peers, win prizes, and get a taste of what the dining halls have to offer!

Bischoff Open House: 7:30pm–10:00pm
Location: Bischoff Hall 1st floor lounge
Come enjoy cookies and games and meet your fellow transfer residents!  Brought to you by Transfer Connection.

Residence Life Floor Meetings: 10:00pm 

Location: Your Residence Hall
Meet with your Resident Assistant and learn the ins and outs of campus living.

Day Two: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Transfer Treats: 7:30am–9:30am and 1:30pm–3:30pm 

Location: Fishbowl, 2nd Floor Building C
Warm up on your way to class with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a tasty treat!

Finding Your Way: 7:45am, 9:40am, 11:35am, 1:30pm, 3:25pm and 5:50pm

Location: Academic Complex, 2nd Floor Stairwells
Need help finding a classroom or an office? Find one of our student leaders on the 2nd floor of the Academic Buildings and they can help direct you!

Ask Transfer Connection and Commuter Affairs: 12:00pm–2:00pm 

Location: 2nd floor Scott Student Center
Have questions about different campus resources? Ask Transfer Connection and Commuter Affairs!

Decorate Your Own Air Freshener: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Alumni Lounges, SC 156-157
Are you in need of a new air freshener for your car?  Join Commuter Affairs in decorating your own air freshener. Free food and raffles will also be provided.

Tuesday Night Live–Mentalist: 10:00pm 

Location: H Wing Auditorium, H 129
Join us as we welcome special guest and mind reader, Eric Dittleman from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent!”

Day Three: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Finding Your Way: 7:45am, 8:15am, 8:45am, 9:40am, 4:25pm and 5:50pm

Location: Academic Complex, 2nd Floor Stairwells
Need help finding a classroom or an office? Find one of our student leaders on the 2nd floor of the Academic Buildings and they can help direct you!

Student Involvement Fair: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Bradley Center, Auxiliary Gym
Come check out over 100 of Ramapo’s clubs and organizations at the Student Involvement Fair! This is a great way to meet new people and get involved on campus!

Clubs N Subs: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: J. Lee’s, Student Center
Come meet our large-scale organizations on campus, including Transfer Connection, Commuter Affairs, the Student Government Association, the College Programming Board, the Center for Civic and Community Engagement, and more, all while enjoying sub sandwiches!

Day Four: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Transfer Treats: 7:30am–9:30am and 1:30pm–3:30pm

Location: Fishbowl, 2nd Floor Building C
Warm up on your way to class with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a tasty treat!

Big Prize Bingo: 10:00pm 

Location: Friend’s Hall, SC 219
Try your luck at Bingo for the chance to win huge prizes!  You won’t want to miss this!

Day Five: Friday, January 19, 2018

Decorate Your Room: 10:00pm 

Location: Alumni Lounges, SC 156-158
Whether you are living on campus or commuting, all are invited to come and make decorations for their rooms.  A variety of supplies and tools will be provided.

Day Five: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Speed Friend Meeting: 10:00pm 

Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
Welcome to campus!  Come meet new people and make new friends through our “speed friending” event

Upcoming Events


  • Click Here for a full listing of Athletics Games!


  • Diversity Convocation February 7, 2018
  • Spring Career Fair February 7, 2018
  • Click Here for a full listing of Athletics Games!


  • Click Here for a full listing of Athletics Games!