Fall has arrived at Ramapo College and students can expect some cool weather and changing leaves. With the fall comes events, festivals and performances both on and off campus that Ramapo students can enjoy.
On campus, Ramapo has plenty of big fall events planned; Ramapo’s annual Octoberfest kicks off this upcoming weekend and features a large range of events for students. The first is Sports Fest, which takes place all night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. The event promises free food, a dodgeball tournament, tug-of-war, Zumba, volleyball, games of cornhole, rock wall access, pool access, game lounge access and even some prizes.
The following evening on Oct. 10, the famous Ramapo Haunted Mansion will take place in the Birch Mansion. Running from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then again from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, the event is co-sponsored with Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society and runs in 10 to 15 minute intervals. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming Halloween season and enjoy some scares.
That same evening will also feature the Fall Fallout event which promises food, a mechanical bull, life-size Connect Four, a wrecking ball, toilet bowl races, a DJ and karaoke, all in the Laurel Courts starting at 7 p.m.
Finally, the Octoberfest Carnival takes place on Oct. 11, coinciding with Ramapo’s Family Day. This event will be held at the Bandshell and features seven different food vendors, a photo booth, an 18-foot slide, a rock wall, jousting, bouncy boxing, human foosball, caricatures, cotton candy, popcorn and an inflatable obstacle course, which will all begin at noon.
Later in the month on Oct. 26, the award-winning performance group Radiotheatre will be visiting Ramapo to put on a performance of Frankenstein. This event will be held in the Berrie Center, and begins at 7 p.m.
There are also many fall events taking place off campus this month. For car enthusiasts, Oakland will be hosting their annual Cruise Night on Oct. 8, which will feature live music, giveaways and tons of classic cars.
The town of Paramus will be hosting a Fall Festival on Oct. 18, which will feature various fall and Halloween events. The festival is free, and will be held in the Paramus Park Mall shopping center.
For Ramapo students, there is plenty to do during the wonderful fall season and the quickly cooling weather surely does not mean that it is time to stay cooped up in a dorm room.