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Important Reminders for Welcome Week

  • 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 Welcome Week.
  • Many of the events on the Welcome Week schedule are required and attendance will be taken.
  • Events highlighted with “Arch Event” are key events all students are expected to attend.  Attend all events with this distinction and be entered to win one of 3 – $500 gift cards to the bookstore.
  • Be sure to know your First Year Seminar section number and instructor name in order to identify your meeting space throughout Welcome Week. If you are unsure of your seminar, check your course schedule online.
  • To request disability-related accommodations please call 201.684.7593 once you have reviewed the schedule in its entirety.

Please Note: All student accounts should be in good standing prior to Move-In/Check-In on Sunday, September 3rd.  For more information please visit the Student Accounts website or call 201.684.7495.

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First-Year Student Schedule – 2017

Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five | Day SixDay Seven

Transfer Student Schedule – 2017

Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five | Day SixDay Seven

 

First-Year

Day One: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Day One: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Welcome Week Information Desk: 8:00am-12:00 midnight 
Location: Scott Student Center Main Office (SC 202- Across From The Bookstore): (201) 684-7593

Move-In: 8:00am-3:30pm 
Location: Residence Halls

Taking Care of Business: 12:00pm-4:30pm 
Location: Offices Across Campus

Admissions McBride House
Athletics Bradley Center
Bookstore (Opens at 10:00am) Student Center 2nd Floor
Center for Student Involvement Student Center 202
Center for Student Success (Advising) D 207
Dining Services Student Center 1st Floor
Financial Aid E 210
Health Services Student Health Services Building
Office of Specialized Service C 206
Office of Student Accounts D 127
Residence Life C 213


Welcome Barbeque and Carnival: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Bandshell Lawn
First-Year Students and their families are invited to join the fun with our Welcome Barbeque and Carnival! The Carnival includes fun for all ages including inflatables, games and a free barbeque! If your check-in time is mid to late afternoon and you want to enjoy the barbeque and carnival first, please park across the street near the tennis courts and walk to the Bandshell Lawn to enjoy the fun!  Families may also register for Family Day during this event.
In the event of rain, the barbeque will be available at Birch Tree Inn, Student Center, 1st Floor and the carnival events will occur in Friends Hall, Student Center 2nd Floor.

Commuter Check-In: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Alumni Lounges, SC-157 & 158 with parking available in Parking Lot D

Commuters in Action: 4:00pm-4:45pm 
Location: H-129 (H-wing auditorium)
This interactive workshop for commuter students will address the specific needs and questions of the commuter population.

Panel for Families of Commuter and Transfer Students: 4:00pm-4:45pm 
Location: Sharp Theater, Berrie Center
Families of commuter and transfer students will hear from and can ask questions of Ramapo College staff and other Ramapo parents so you can help your student make a successful transition. Families of residential students are welcome to attend.

Annual New Student Assembly: 5:15pm-6:00pm “Arch Event”
Location: Bill Bradley Center Arena
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; Ramapo College parent representatives and Stephan Lally, Ramapo College SGA President.
This event will start promptly at 5:15pm.  Please allow sufficient time to make your way to the Bradley Center.  In the event that the Bill Bradley Center Arena reaches capacity additional seating will be available and staff will direct you.

Annual Arching Ceremony: 6:00pm–7:00pm “Arch Event”
Location: Arch
Join us for this Ramapo College tradition as families line up along Mansion Road to cheer on students as they proceed through the Arch and shake hands with President Mercer. On the eve of graduation, students will march down through the Arch, this time cheered on by faculty and staff to signify the completion of their undergraduate experience. Make sure to bring your camera and a few tissues!
The Arching Ceremony concludes the family portion of the Welcome Week schedule. Students and families should say their goodbyes prior to students heading to dinner.

Commuters Meet: 7:00pm 
Location: Near the Arch
Commuter students gather before moving as a group to dinner, and then later to Commuter Connection and Maroon Madness.

Dinner: 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
(Note: Mackin and Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn)

Residence Life Floor Meetings: 8:45pm-10:00pm
Your Residence Hall
Meet with your Resident Assistant and learn the ins and outs of campus living.

Commuter Connection: 8:30pm-10:00pm
Location: Alumni Lounges, Student Center 156-158 and J. Lee’s
An opportunity for commuter students to meet other commuter students before the fun of Maroon Madness.

Maroon Madness: 10:15pm-12:00 midnight “Arch Event”
Location: Bradley Center Arena
Show your school spirit at this annual event. Enjoy the rock climbing wall, bring your suit and a towel for the swimming pool, take photos in our photo booth and be sure to stay to the end for your chance to win the grand prize, a 43″ TV. Students will also be introduced to the brand new #weareRCNJ SuperFan app with a chance to start earning points toward prizes! Late night dining will also be available.

Day Two: Monday, September 4, 2017
Day Two: Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome Week Information Desk:  8:00am-12:00 midnight
Location:  Student Center Main Office (SC 202- Across From The Bookstore): 201-684-7593 

Breakfast:  8:00am-9:15am
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
(Note: Mackin and Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn)

Tickets on Sale NOW!: 8:00am-10:00pm
Location: Roadrunner Central, SC 2nd Floor
On Saturday, September 9th there are two trips planned: 1) NYC and 2) Six Flags!  Check out Saturday’s schedule for more details and pricing!  Ticket sales will open to general population starting on Wednesday so be sure to buy before they sell out!

Bookstore Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm

Morning workout available:  8:00am-9:00am
Location: Bradley Center (Sharp Fitness Center)
The Sports Performance Coordinator will be available to introduce you with the fitness center and studios.

Meet the Peer Facilitators & Leadership Experience: 9:15am-11:15am “Arch Event”
Location: Various classrooms on campus (Classroom locations will be listed in your printed schedule)
Meet your peer facilitators and first-year seminar classmates and get to know them.  Work together with these new classmates as you complete a series of activities to develop your leadership skills.

What’s My Role on Campus? Part 1: 11:30am-12:30pm “Arch Event”
Location: Group assignments were announced this morning by your peer facilitator and are listed in your printed schedule.

Choices and Consequences: This interactive workshop provides you with information that will help you make informed decisions relating to alcohol and its consequences.

Leaders of Tomorrow: Cultural Competency is Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to the Dance: College life opens the door to being exposed to differences on multiple levels.  Ensuring everyone feels valued necessitates developing heightened levels of cultural competence.  This session is designed to have participants reflect on their own cultural lenses as they navigate their campus community.

SCREAM Theater: “Students Challenging Realities and Educating Against Myths.” This peer education group uses improvisational theater to educate about issues of sexual and relationship violence, stalking, and harassment with a focus on bystander intervention and the understanding that the crime of sexual violence is a community issue. SCREAM is designed to model positive bystander intervention and primary prevention.

GROUP A:
Choices and Consequences – Trustees Pavilion

GROUP B:
Leaders of Tomorrow: Cultural Competency is Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to the Dance – Friends Hall, SC 219

GROUP C:
SCREAM Theater – Berrie Center

Lunch and Refresh: 12:30am-1:45pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Pavilion
(Mackin and Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn) Use this time to stop by Roadrunner Central and pick up your trip tickets for Saturday, September 9th!

What’s My Role on Campus? Part 2: 2:00pm-4:30pm “Arch Event”
Location: Group assignments were announced this morning by your peer facilitator and are listed in your printed schedule.  Descriptions are listed above.

GROUP A:
2:00pm-3:00pm – Leaders of Tomorrow: Cultural Competency is Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to the Dance –
Friends Hall, SC 219
3:30pm-4:30pm – SCREAM Theater – Berrie Center

GROUP B:
2:00pm-3:00pm – SCREAM Theater – Berrie Center
3:30pm-4:30pm – Choices and Consequences – Trustees Pavilion

GROUP C:
2:00pm-3:00pm – Choices and Consequences – Trustees Pavilion
3:30pm-4:30pm – Leaders of Tomorrow: Cultural Competency is Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to the Dance –
Friends Hall, SC 219

Ice Cream Break!:  4:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Arch
Before choosing your next activities, meet up with your new friends and classmates at the Arch for a treat!

Choose Your Own Adventure, Part 1: 5:00pm-5:40pm
Location: See Choices Below

Choose Your Own Adventure, Part 2: 5:55pm-6:35pm
Location: See Choices Below

Title Description Times Offered Location
Community Service/  Civic Engagement Learn how to get involved on and off campus with community service projects. 5:00pm 5:55pm Alumni Lounge 156
Out & About Come learn what is available in Mahwah and surrounding communities – places to shop, eat and hangout. 5:00pm 5:55pm ASB 136
Women’s Center The Women’s Center promotes equality and is a resource for all students – Discover what they have to offer! Drop by at any point today! 5:00pm-6:35pm C 220
Cahill Career Development Center Looking for an on campsu job? Need an internship? Are you on the Archway? Come learn more about how the Cahill Center can help you. 5:00pm 5:55pm C 209
Fraternity/Sorority Life 101 Find out what Greek Life is like on campus.  Learn about all the different chapters! 5:00pm 5:55pm Alumni Lounge 157
Greening Your Life at Ramapo and Beyond Come find out all the ways you can practice sustainability, across a wide range of activities. 5:00pm 5:55pm A 221
J. Lee’s Lounge/Game Room Meet new people and play pool, ping pong, video games or catch a show or two on one of our TVs! Popcorn always available! 5:00pm-6:35pm J. Lee’s, SC 2nd Floor
Ramapo Reservation Come explore the Ramapo Reservation and see what this 3000 acre county park has to offer. 5:00pm-6:35pm Bus Leaves from Bradley Center
Intramurals, Athletics & Recreation Ongoing basketball, volleyball and frisbee. 5:00pm-6:35pm Laurel Courts
Faith and Spirituality Whether you want to continue practicing your religion or discover a new one, find out how to take advantage of the Spiritual Center on campus, religious clubs and organizations or off campus facilities. 5:00pm-6:35pm ASB 221
Student Government Association (SGA) Find out how to get involved and become the voice of the student body. 5:00pm 5:55pm Alumni Lounge 158
Theater/Music/ Performing Arts Whether you are majoring in this area or not, discover the opportunities available to you at Ramapo. 5:00pm 5:55pm A 223


J. Lee’s: 6:45pm-12:00 midnight
Dinner:  6:45pm-8:00pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
(Mackin and Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn)

Location: J. Lee’s, SC 2nd Floor
Meet new people and play pool, ping pong, video games or catch a baseball game or two on one of our TVs! Popcorn always available.

Movie – Guardians of the Galaxy 2: 8:00pm
Location: H 129 Auditorium
Come relax with friends and watch Marvel’s favorite motley crew of reformed outlaws in another space adventure full of classic tunes, epic battles, and charming comedy.

Brian Miller – Comedian and Magician: 9:00pm and 11:00pm
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
Brian Miller’s laugh out loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic is a favorite among Ramapo students!  Be sure to get their early to get a seat at either showing.  Brian has performed for over 10 years, in 30 states and on 4 continents including presenting for American troops overseas.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn

Day Three: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Day Three: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Welcome Week Information Desk: 8:00am-12:00 midnight
Location: Scott Student Center Main Office (SC 202- Across From The Bookstore): (201) 684-7593

Breakfast: 8:00am-9:15am 
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion

Morning workout available: 8:00am-9:15am 
Location: Bradley Center (Sharp Fitness Center)
The Sports Performance Coordinator will be available to introduce you with the fitness center and studios.

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm

Tickets on Sale NOW!: 8:00am-10:00pm
Location: Roadrunner Central, SC 2nd Floor
On Saturday, September 9th there are two trips planned: 1) NYC and 2) Six Flags!  Check out Saturday’s schedule for more details and pricing!  Ticket sales will open to general population starting on Wednesday so be sure to buy before they sell out!

Academic Advisement Walk-In Hours: 9:00am-9:30am (Available again in the afternoon) 
Location: D-207
Meet with an advisor if you have questions about your course schedule or four-year plan.

What’s My Role on Campus? Part 3: 9:30am-11:10am “Arch Event”
Location: Group assignments were announced yesterday by your peer facilitator and classroom locations will be listed in your printed schedule.
Time
9:30am-10:00am
Group A (Pavilion): Academic Rights and Responsibilities
Group B (Berrie Center): Ignite Your Success
Group C (Friends Hall-SC 219): Campus Safety

Time
10:05am-10:35am
Group A (Pavilion): Campus Safety
Group B (Berrie Center): Academic Rights and Responsibilities
Group C (Friends Hall-SC 219): Ignite Your Success

Time
10:40am-11:10am
Group A (Pavilion): Ignite Your Success
Group B (Berrie Center)Campus Safety
Group C (Friends Hall-SC 219)Academic Rights and Responsibilities

Living Learning Community (LLC) Welcome BBQ: 11:15am-1:15pm
Location: Alumni Lounges, SC 157 & 158
If you are a member of the Living Learning Community (LLC), you MUST attend this welcome event!

Honors Program Orientation and Lunch: 11:15am-1:45pm
Location: Berrie Center 216
If you are an Honors Program Student, you MUST attend this welcome event!

Lunch Hour: 11:30am-12:45pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
Use this time to grab lunch and check-in with offices if necessary.

Dining Halls
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
(Mackin and Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn)

Academic Advisement Walk-In Hours
Location: D207
Meet with an advisor if you have questions about your course schedule or four-year plan.

Meet the Peer Facilitators: 1:00pm
Location: Various classrooms on campus (Classroom locations will be listed in your printed schedule)
Meet your peer facilitators and head to Convocation as a class.

Convocation: 2:00pm-3:15pm “Arch Event”
Location: Bill Bradley Center Arena
This college-wide event welcomes the beginning of the new academic year. It is a formal academic ceremony that highlights the summer reading selection and provides an experiential learning opportunity for all students; it is a required part of your First Year Seminar course.

Book Signing: 3:15pm
Location: Bill Bradley Center Lobby
Bring your summer reading book to have it signed by the author.

Meet Your FYS Professor: 3:30pm-4:15pm
Location: Various classrooms on campus (Classroom locations will be listed in your printed schedule)
Meet your First Year Seminar professor and discuss Convocation and the Summer Reading book.

Class of 2021 Group Photo: 4:15pm-4:45pm
Location: Bandshell Lawn
Walk with your class following your first-year seminar meeting to take this 900 person photo before celebrating in your school receptions.

School Receptions: 4:45pm-5:45pm “Arch Event”
Location: See grid below
Meet the Dean and faculty members from your school during this reception.

School

Anisfield School of Business
Contemporary Arts
Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies
Social Science and Human Services
Theoretical and Applied Science
Undeclared

Location

Trustees Pavilion Rooms 1&2
Berrie Center Lobby
York Room, Birch Mansion
Bradley Center Spectator Lobby
Friends Hall (SC 219)
Alumni Lounges (SC 156-158)

Dinner: 5:45pm-7:00pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
(Mackin and Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn)

Roadrunners Night Out:
For the rest of the night, kick back and relax with friends and explore all of the opportunities below:

J. Lee’s: 5:45pm-2:00am
Location: J. Lee’s, SC 2nd Floor
Meet new people and play pool, ping pong, video games or catch a baseball game or two on one of our TVs! Popcorn always available.

Potter Play:  7:00pm-8:45pm
Location: George T. Potter Library
Come have fun in the Potter Library! Relax with friends by playing games, exploring our space and entering our raffle for a chance to win prizes.  Don’t miss out!

Movie – Second Showing: Guardians of the Galaxy 2: 7:00pm-8:45pm
Location: H 129 Auditorium
Did you miss your chance last night?  If so, come relax with friends and watch Marvel’s favorite motley crew of reformed outlaws in another space adventure full of classic tunes, epic battles, and charming comedy.

Block Party: Light the Night: 9:00pm-12:00 midnight
Location: Laurel Quad/Laurel Courts (Rain Location: Student Center, 2nd Floor)
TBD

Linden Coffee House and Open Mic: 9:00pm-1:00am
Location: Linden Residence Hall
You can perform or watch others perform and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and more!

#TBT: Throw Back Time Machine: 11:00pm-2:00am
Location: Friends Hall (SC 219)
Be transported back in time to the beginnings of pop music and be taken through its evolution right up to the present day. Every memorable song, every cheesy dance routine and every feel-good sing-along from the past 40 years is played live and broadcast through two massive screens. Each decade is introduced by ‘the Doc’ a time travelling party-starter who’ll give you on-screen instructions that’ll help you figure out your Macarena from your Harlem Shuffle. Get transported back in time with our photo booth and props!  A $150 gift card will be raffled off, must be present to win!

Optional Late Night Dining: 11:00pm-2:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn 

Day Four: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Day Four: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!
GOOD LUCK!

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-7:30pm

EOF Office Check-In: 9:30am-3:00pm
Location: D101
If you are an EOF Student, you MUST stop by the EOF office during the times listed above to check-in with your EOF advisor and receive information on your bookstore credit and fall semester.

Student Involvement Fair and Global Opportunities Fair: 1:00pm-3:00pm “Arch Event”
Location: Grove
The Student Involvement Fair is designed to give new students the opportunity to learn more about Ramapo’s clubs and organizations.  More than 100 clubs and organizations and nearly 30 fraternities and sororities and campus partners for community and civic engagement will be present.  A full listing of clubs and organizations can be found online at www.ramapo.edu/clubs and club pages and contact information is found on OrgSync.
Rain Date: September 13th, 2:00pm-4:00pm (Clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities)

The Global Opportunities Fair will link you with the international options available to you as a Ramapo College student.  Not only do you have access to study abroad but to many other resources; internationally themed course work/majors/minors, volunteer abroad, service-learning abroad, intern abroad, international clubs on-campus, internationally focused events on-campus throughout the year and so much more!
Rain Location: Friends Hall, SC 219 (Global Opportunities Fair and Campus Partners for Community and Civic Engagement)

SUPPORT YOUR ROADRUNNERS!
Women’s Tennis vs. Hunter College: 4:00pm

Decorate Your Room: 9:00pm-12:00 midnight
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
Whether you are living on campus or commuting, come and make a decoration for your room.  A variety of supplies and tools will be available to create something special. Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn 

Day Five: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Day Five: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Commuter Welcome Breakfast: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: B Lot
Sponsored by Commuter Affairs, stop by their table in the parking lot for a free breakfast before heading to class!

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-7:30pm

SUPPORT YOUR ROADRUNNERS!
Field Hockey vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas: 4:00pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Whitman College: 4:00pm

Tie Dye ****: 10:00pm
Location: Grove
Music. Food. Tie Dye. Bring a shirt or even a pair of socks (a limited number of supplies will be available) to tie dye and come out to meet new people!  Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn 

Day Six: Friday, September 8, 2017
Day Six: Friday, September 8, 2017

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm

Commuter Dessert Bar: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: J. Lee’s, 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center
Commuter Affairs is excited to welcome our new and returning commuter Roadrunners to campus.  Come hang out in J. Lee’s, enjoy some dessert and celebrate your first completed week at Po!

Outdoor Movie – Wonder Woman: 10:00pm
Location: Laurel Courts (Rain Location: Friends Hall, SC 219)
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn 

Day Seven: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Day Seven: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Get Fit! : 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Bradley Center (Sharp Fitness Center)

Bookstore Hours: 10:00am-3:00pm

Bus Trip to NYC (Free Time): Bus Departs 10:30am, Leaves NYC at 7:00pm, Returns to Campus: 8:00pm
Location: Bus departs from the Bradley Center – Tickets should have been purchased in advance
Students will be dropped off/picked up on or about 57th Street and 8th Avenue. Students can choose to attend a Broadway show, explore Central Park or go on whatever adventure comes their way.  Looking for suggestions? Visit CSI in SC 202.

1 Ticket per Ramapo Student: $10 (Purchase in advance from Roadrunner Central)

Bus Trip to Six Flags: Bus Departs 9:00am, Leaves Six Flags at 7:00pm
Location: Bus departs from the Bradley Center – Tickets should have been purchased in advance
1st ticket: $30, 2nd Ticket: $40 (Purchase in advance from Roadrunner Central)

SUPPORT YOUR ROADRUNNERS
Field Hockey vs. New England College: 1:00pm

Nerf Night: 10:00 pm
Location: Laurel Courts (Rain Location: Friends Hall, SC 219)
Teams of players will be provided Nerf blasters and battle until the last player is left standing.  Come on your own or as a group to enjoy this event. Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 9:00pm-12:00 midnight
Location: Birch Tree Inn 

 

Transfer

Day One: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Day One: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Move-In: 8:30am-3:30pm 
Location: Residence Halls 

Welcome Barbeque and Carnival: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Bandshell Lawn
New Students and their families are invited to join the fun with our Welcome Barbeque and Carnival! The Carnival includes fun for all ages including inflatables, games and a free barbeque!  If your check-in time is mid to late afternoon and you want to enjoy the barbeque and carnival first, please park across the street near the tennis courts and walk to the Bandshell Lawn to enjoy the fun! Families may also register for Family Day during this event.
In the event of rain, the barbeque will be available at Birch Tree Inn, Student Center 1st Floor and the carnival events will occur in Friends Hall, Student Center 2nd Floor.

Commuter Check-In: 2:30pm-4:00pm 
Location: Alumni Lounges, SC-157 & 158 with parking available in Parking Lot D

Transfers in Action: 4:00pm-4:45pm 
Location: Trustees Pavillion
This interactive workshop for transfer students will address the specific needs and questions of the transfer population and introduce you to our Transfer Connections student group.

Annual New Student Assembly: 5:15pm-6:00pm “Arch Event”
Location: Bill Bradley Center Arena
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, Director of Student Success; Ramapo College parent representatives and Ramapo College SGA President.
In the event that the Bill Bradley Center Arena reaches capacity additional seating will be available and staff will direct you.

Annual Arching Ceremony: 6:00pm–7:00pm “Arch Event”
Location: Arch
Join us for this Ramapo College tradition as families line up along Mansion Road to cheer on students as they proceed through the Arch and shake hands with President Mercer. On the eve of graduation, students will march down through the Arch, this time cheered on by faculty and staff to signify the completion of their undergraduate experience. Make sure to bring your camera and a few tissues!
The Arching Ceremony concludes the family portion of the Welcome Week schedule. Students and families should say their goodbyes prior to students heading to dinner.

Dinner: 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
Students may eat in either dining location.

Residence Life Floor Meetings: 8:45pm-10:00pm 
Your Residence Hall
Meet with your Resident Assistant and learn the ins and outs of campus living.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING & RESOURCES

Welcome Week Information Desk: 8:00am-12:00 midnight 
Location: Scott Student Center Main Office (SC 202- Across From The Bookstore): (201) 684-7593

Taking Care of Business: 12:00pm-4:30pm 
Location: Offices Across Campus

Admissions McBride House
Athletics Bradley Center
Bookstore (Opens at 10:00am) Student Center 2nd Floor
Center for Student Involvement Student Center 202
Center for Student Success (Advising) D 207
Dining Services Student Center 1st Floor
Financial Aid E 210
Health Services Student Health Services Building
Office of Specialized Service C 206
Office of Student Accounts D 127
Residence Life C 213


Panel for Families of Transfer Students: 4:00pm-4:45pm  

Location: Sharp Theater, Berrie Center
Families transfer students will hear from and can ask questions of Ramapo College staff and other Ramapo parents they can help you make a successful transition.

Commuters Meet: 7:00pm 
Location: Near the Arch
Commuter students gather before moving as a group to dinner, and then later to Commuter Connection and Maroon Madness

Commuter Connection: 8:30pm-10:00pm 
Location: Alumni Lounges, Student Center 156-158 and J. Lee’s Commuter Lounge
An opportunity for commuter students to meet other commuter students before the fun of Maroon Madness.

Maroon Madness: 10:15pm-12:00 midnight “Arch Event”
Location: Bradley Center Arena
Show your school spirit at this annual event. Enjoy the rock climbing wall, bring your suit and a towel for the swimming pool, take photos in our photo booth and be sure to stay to the end for your chance to win the grand prize, a 43″ TV. Students will also be introduced to the brand new #weareRCNJ SuperFan app with a chance to start earning points toward prizes! Late night dining will also be available.

Day Two: Monday, September 4, 2017
Day Two: Monday, September 4, 2017

What Kind of Leader Are You?: 9:00am-11:15am
Location: B 228
Find out what kind of leader you are through our StrengthsQuest survey.  Then find out how to implement your strengths into clubs, organizations or jobs here at Ramapo College!

SCREAM Theater: 11:30am-12:30pm “Arch Event”
Location: Berrie Center
“Students Challenging Realities and Educating Against Myths.” This peer education group uses improvisational theater to educate about issues of sexual and relationship violence, stalking and harassment with a focus on bystander intervention and the understanding that the crime of sexual violence is a community issue.

Lunch: 12:30pm-1:45pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Pavilion
(Note: Mackin/Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn) Use this time to stop by Roadrunner Central and pick up your trip tickets for Saturday, September 9th!

Choices and Consequences: 2:00pm-3:00pm “Arch Event”
Location: Trustees Pavilion
This interactive workshop provides you with information that will help you make informed choices relating to alcohol and its consequences.

Leaders of Tomorrow: Cultural Competency is Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to the Dance: 3:30pm-4:30pm “Arch Event”
Location: Friends Hall, SC 217
College life opens the door to being exposed to differences on multiple levels.  Ensuring everyone feels valued necessitates developing heightened levels of cultural competence.  This session is designed to have participants reflect on their own cultural lenses as they navigate their campus community.

Choose Your Own Adventure, Part 1: 5:00pm-5:40pm
Location: See Choices Below

Choose Your Own Adventure, Part 2: 5:55pm-6:35pm
Location: See Choices Below

Title Description Times Offered Location
Community Service/  Civic Engagement Learn how to get involved on and off campus with community service projects. 5:00pm 5:55pm Alumni Lounge 156
Out & About Come learn what is available in Mahwah and surrounding communities – places to shop, eat and hangout. 5:00pm 5:55pm ASB 136
Women’s Center The Women’s Center promotes equality and is a resource for all students – Discover what they have to offer! Drop by at any point today! 5:00pm-6:35pm C 220
Cahill Career Development Center Looking for an on campsu job? Need an internship? Are you on the Archway? Come learn more about how the Cahill Center can help you. 5:00pm 5:55pm C 209
Fraternity/Sorority Life 101 Find out what Greek Life is like on campus.  Learn about all the different chapters! 5:00pm 5:55pm Alumni Lounge 157
Greening Your Life at Ramapo and Beyond Come find out all the ways you can practice sustainability, across a wide range of activities. 5:00pm 5:55pm A 221
J. Lee’s Lounge/Game Room Meet new people and play pool, ping pong, video games or catch a show or two on one of our TVs! Popcorn always available! 5:00pm-6:35pm J. Lee’s, SC 2nd Floor
Ramapo Reservation Come explore the Ramapo Reservation and see what this 3000 acre county park has to offer. 5:00pm-6:35pm Bus Leaves from Bradley Center
Intramurals, Athletics & Recreation Ongoing basketball, volleyball and frisbee. 5:00pm-6:35pm Laurel Courts
Faith and Spirituality Whether you want to continue practicing your religion or discover a new one, find out how to take advantage of the Spiritual Center on campus, religious clubs and organizations or off campus facilities. 5:00pm-6:35pm ASB 221
Student Government Association (SGA) Find out how to get involved and become the voice of the student body. 5:00pm 5:55pm Alumni Lounge 158
Theater/Music/ Performing Arts Whether you are majoring in this area or not, discover the opportunities available to you at Ramapo. 5:00pm 5:55pm A 223


Welcome Week Information Desk:  
8:00am-12:00 midnight


OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING & RESOURCES

Location:  Student Center Main Office (SC 202- Across From The Bookstore): 201-684-7593

Morning workout available:  8:00am-9:00am
Location: Bradley Center (Sharp Fitness Center)
The Sports Performance Coordinator will be available to introduce you with the fitness center and studios.

Breakfast:  8:00am-9:15am
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
Students may eat in either location.

Tickets on Sale NOW!: 8:00am-10:00pm
Location: Roadrunner Central, SC 2nd Floor
On Saturday, September 9th there are two trips planned: 1) NYC and 2) Six Flags!  Check out Saturday’s schedule for more details and pricing!  Ticket sales will open to general population starting on Wednesday so be sure to buy before they sell out!

Bookstore Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm

Ice Cream Break!: 4:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Arch
Before choosing your next activities, meet up with your new friends and classmates at the Arch for a treat!

Dinner:  6:45pm-8:00pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
Students may eat in either dining location.

J. Lee’s: 6:45pm-12:00 midnight
Location: J. Lee’s, SC 2nd Floor
Meet new people and play pool, ping pong, video games or catch a baseball game or two on one of our TVs!  Popcorn always available.

Movie – Guardians of the Galaxy 2: 8:00pm
Location: H 129 Auditorium
Come relax with friends and watch Marvel’s favorite motley crew of reformed outlaws in another space adventure full of classic tunes, epic battles, and charming comedy.

Brian Miller – Comedian and Magician: 9:00pm and 11:00pm
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
Brian Miller’s laugh out loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic is a favorite among Ramapo students!  Be sure to get their early to get a seat at either showing.  Brian has performed for over 10 years, in 30 states and on 4 continents including presenting for American troops overseas.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn

Day Three: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Day Three: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What’s My Role on Campus? Part 2: 10:05am-11:10am “Arch Event”
Location: Berrie Center

10:05am-10:35pm – Academic Rights and Responsibilities

10:40am-11:10am – Campus Safety

Lunch:  11:30am-12:45pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
(Note: Mackin/Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn)

School Receptions: 4:45pm-5:45pm “Arch Event”
Location: See grid below
Meet the Dean and faculty members from your school during this reception.

School / Location:
Anisfield School of Business – Trustees Pavilion Rooms 1&2
Contemporary Arts – Berrie Center Lobby
Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies – York Room, Birch Mansion
Social Science and Human Services – Bradley Center Spectator Lobby
Theoretical and Applied Science – Friends Hall (SC 219)
Undeclared – Alumni Lounges (SC 156-158)

Dinner:  5:45pm-7:00pm
Location: Birch Tree Inn or Trustees Pavilion
(Note: Mackin/Bischoff residents and Commuters eat in the Pavilion; Pine and Linden residents eat in the Birch Tree Inn)

Roadrunners Night Out:
For the rest of the night, kick back and relax with friends and explore all of the opportunities below:

J. Lee’s: 5:45pm-2:00am
Location: J. Lee’s, SC 2nd Floor
Meet new people and play pool, ping pong, video games or catch a baseball game or two on one of our TVs! Popcorn always available.

Potter Play:  7:00pm-8:45pm
Location: George T. Potter Library
Come have fun in the Potter Library! Relax with friends by playing games, exploring our space and entering our raffle for a chance to win prizes.  Don’t miss out!

Movie – Second Showing: Guardians of the Galaxy 2: 7:00pm-8:45pm
Location: H 129 Auditorium
Did you miss your chance last night?  If so, come relax with friends and watch Marvel’s favorite motley crew of reformed outlaws in another space adventure full of classic tunes, epic battles, and charming comedy.

Block Party: Light the Night: 9:00pm-12:00 midnight
Location: Laurel Quad/Laurel Courts (Rain Location: Student Center, 2nd Floor)
TBD

Linden Coffee House and Open Mic: 9:00pm-1:00am
Location: Linden Residence Hall
You can perform or watch others perform and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and more!

#TBT: Throw Back Time Machine: 11:00pm-2:00am
Location: Friends Hall (SC 219)
Be transported back in time to the beginnings of pop music and be taken through its evolution right up to the present day. Every memorable song, every cheesy dance routine and every feel-good sing-along from the past 40 years is played live and broadcast through two massive screens. Each decade is introduced by ‘the Doc’ a time travelling party-starter who’ll give you on-screen instructions that’ll help you figure out your Macarena from your Harlem Shuffle. Get transported back in time with our photo booth and props!  A $150 gift card will be raffled off, must be present to win!

OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING & RESOURCES

Welcome Week Information Desk:  8:00am-12:00 midnight
Location:  Scott Student Center Main Office (SC 202- Across From The Bookstore): 201-684-7593

Morning workout available:  8:00am-9:00am
Location: Bradley Center (Sharp Fitness Center)
The Sports Performance Coordinator will be available to introduce you with the fitness center and studios.

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm

Tickets on Sale NOW!: 8:00am-10:00pm
Location: Roadrunner Central, SC 2nd Floor
On Saturday, September 9th there are two trips planned: 1) NYC and 2) Six Flags!  Check out Saturday’s schedule for more details and pricing!  Ticket sales will open to general population starting on Wednesday so be sure to buy before they sell out!

Academic Advisement Walk-In Hours: 9:00am-9:30am and 11:30am-12:45pm
Location: D207
Meet with an advisor if you have questions about your course schedule or four-year plan. 

Convocation: 2:00pm-3:15pm
Location: Bill Bradley Center Arena
This college-wide event welcomes the beginning of the new academic year. It is a formal academic ceremony that highlights the summer reading selection and provides an experiential learning opportunity for all students.

Optional Late Night Dining: 11:00pm-2:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn

Day Four: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Day Four: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!
GOOD LUCK!

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-7:30pm

Student Involvement Fair and Global Opportunities Fair: 1:00pm-3:00pm “Arch Event”
Location: Grove
The Student Involvement Fair is designed to give new students the opportunity to learn more about Ramapo’s clubs and organizations.  More than 100 clubs and organizations and nearly 30 fraternities and sororities and campus partners for community and civic engagement will be present.  A full listing of clubs and organizations can be found online at www.ramapo.edu/clubs and club pages and contact information is found on OrgSync.
Rain Date: September 13th, 2:00pm-4:00pm (Clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities)

The Global Opportunities Fair will link you with the international options available to you as a Ramapo College student.  Not only do you have access to study abroad but to many other resources; internationally themed course work/majors/minors, volunteer abroad, service-learning abroad, intern abroad, international clubs on-campus, internationally focused events on-campus throughout the year and so much more.
Rain Location: Friends Hall, SC 219 (Global Opportunities Fair and Campus Partners for Community and Civic Engagement)

SUPPORT YOUR ROADRUNNERS!
Women’s Tennis vs. Hunter College: 4:00pm

Decorate Your Room: 9:00pm-12:00 midnight
Location: Friends Hall, SC 219
Whether you are living on campus or commuting, come and make a decoration for your room.  A variety of supplies and tools will be available to create something special. Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn 

Day Five: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Day Five: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Commuter Welcome Breakfast: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: B Lot
Sponsored by Commuter Affairs, stop by their table in the parking lot for a free breakfast before heading to class!

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-7:30pm

SUPPORT YOUR ROADRUNNERS!
Field Hockey vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas: 4:00pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Whitman College: 4:00pm

Tie Dye ***: 10:00pm
Location: Grove
Music. Food. Tie Dye. Bring a shirt or even a pair of socks (a limited number of supplies will be available) to tie dye and come out to meet new people! Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn 

Day Six: Friday, September 8, 2017
Day Six: Friday, September 8, 2017

Bookstore Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm

Commuter Dessert Bar: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: J. Lee’s, 2nd Floor, Scott Student Center
Commuter Affairs is excited to welcome our new and returning commuter Roadrunners to campus.  Come hang out in J. Lee’s, enjoy some dessert and celebrate your first completed week at Po!

Outdoor Movie – Wonder Woman: 10:00pm
Location: Laurel Courts (Rain Location: Friends Hall, SC 219)
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Birch Tree Inn

Day Seven: September 9, 2017
Day Seven: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Get Fit! :  9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Bradley Center (Sharp Fitness Center)

Bookstore Hours: 10:00am-3:00pm

Bus Trip to NYC (Free Time): Bus Departs 10:30am, Leaves NYC at 7:00pm, Returns to Campus: 8:00pm
Location: Bus departs from the Bradley Center – Tickets should have been purchased in advance
Students will be dropped off/picked up on or about 57th Street and 8th Avenue. Students can choose to attend a Broadway show, explore Central Park or go on whatever adventure comes their way.  Looking for suggestions? Visit CSI in SC 202.

1 Ticket per Ramapo Student: $10 (Purchase in advance from Roadrunner Central)

Bus Trip to Six Flags: Bus Departs 9:00am, Leaves Six Flags at 7:00pm
Location: Bus departs from the Bradley Center – Tickets should have been purchased in advance
1st ticket: $30, 2nd Ticket: $40 (Purchase in advance from Roadrunner Central)

SUPPORT YOUR ROADRUNNERS
Field Hockey vs. New England College: 1:00pm

Nerf Night: 10:00 pm
Location: Laurel Courts (Rain Location: Friends Hall, SC 219)
Teams of players will be provided Nerf blasters and battle until the last player is left standing.  Come on your own or as a group to enjoy this event.  Sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).  Be sure to follow them on twitter @cpbramapo for event updates throughout the year.

Optional Late Night Dining: 9:00pm-12:00 midnight
Location: Birch Tree Inn