Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Women's Soccer vs. Kean University
7:00 p.m.
Pittser Field
Come cheer the Red Hawks to victory over Kean University!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Alumni Welcome Tent
Sponsored by Alumni Relations
Open to all alumni
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                                                                                             
Location: Outside College Hall
Check in at the welcome tent for information about events, giveaways, Admissions and the Sprague Library Archives! While you're there, enjoy a hot beverage, update your information, sign on to MONTCLAIRconnect - the online community and speak to Alumni Relations representatives.

Family Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by University Advancement
Open to first-year students and their families
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Speaking Program: 10:45 a.m.
Location: University Hall, 7th Floor Conference Center
Cost: $12 per family member/Free to current students, compliments of Alumni Relations
Celebrate your first Homecoming on campus! Kickoff the day with a pancake breakfast and an exclusive update from President Susan A. Cole. Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with other Montclair State families. Campus tours will be available following the program at 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. To register for this event, visit

School and Department Gatherings

CHSS: Philosophy and Religion Alumni Gathering
Open to: Philosophy and Religion alumni
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Presentations
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Light lunch
Location: Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge
Join us for the Fourth Annual Philosophy and Religion Homecoming Gathering to meet with longtime faculty members, Drs. Benfield, Johnson, and Kogan and to hear about the research of our newest faculty members, Dr. Mark Clatterbuck and Dr. Tiger Roholt. Chair, Dr. Dorothy Rogers will be present as well to meet, greet, and reminisce. Refreshments will be served.

CART: School of Communication and Media Third Annual Alumni Gathering
Open to: Communication Studies, Broadcasting, and Film alumni                                                                                                                
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: DuMont Television Center
It is an exciting time here at Montclair State University, with the Department of Broadcasting, Communication Studies and Film-making all part of a vibrant new school. Please join us for a chance to mingle with fellow alumni, network with classmates, and reunite with faculty and staff members you may not have seen since graduation! Come to see what's new and also it will be a great time for us to catch up with you. Refreshments will be served.

SBUS: Delta Kappa Psi Alumni Gathering

Open to: Delta Kappa Psi alumni
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Ferraro Lounge

Campus Tours
Sponsored by Alumni Relations and Admissions
Open to: All alumni and families
Time: 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - Starting Point: University Hall
Time: 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - Starting Point: Alumni Welcome Tent
Admissions ambassadors will hold walking tours of campus for alumni and families.

Open Houses & Exhibits

Radio Station (WMSC) Open House

Open to: All alumni
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: WMSC Studios, Schmitt Hall, 3rd Floor (Rooms 311 & 389)
Alumni of the radio station and anyone interested in checking out the radio station’s new facilities are invited to an open house during Homecoming 2014! Mingle with fellow radio station alumni Jana Polsky ’80 and Tom Kaminski ’84! Take a tour of the station, and check out some live broadcasts! Alumni are invited to record something and try out the new equipment! Refreshments will be served.

Alumni Tailgate and Campus Carnival Activities

Alumni Tailgate and Campus Carnival
Sponsored by Alumni Relations and Student Development and Campus Life
Open to: Alumni, students, families, and the community
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Quad (Chapin Drive)
Cost: Free admission (concession stands)
Check out the alumni tailgate and campus carnival in the historic quad before the big game! There are games and carnival rides for the whole family. Grab a bite to eat and get your game face on with face painting, then say "cheese" in the photo booths! Visit the balloon artists, pose for a picture with Rocky, and rock out to the music of our DJ! We will be raffling off Montclair State gear and giveaways throughout the day! Take a walk down our street fair and get information on the University's new branding initiative, learn about the Recent Alumni Network, meet with representatives from the Center for Career Services and the Graduate School, and much more!

Campus Carnival - Kiddie Zone
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations and Student Development and Campus Life
Open to: Students and their Families, Alumni and the community
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lot 7&8
Cost: Free admission
Enjoy carnival rides, including trackless train, 3 horse carousel, toddler play center and evolution. There will also be a fire and EMT truck and K9 on site to pose with for pictures

Photo Booths
Open to all alumni, parents, and students
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Quad
Alumni can stop and say "cheese" in the photo booths! You'll receive a copy of the photos in a commemorative plastic case to use as a bookmark!

Student Showcase
Sponsored by Student Development and Campus Life
Open to students and their families, alumni, and the community
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Amphitheater
Description: Join us for the annual celebration of our student organizations as they show off their talents.


Alumni Swimming and Diving Meet
Sponsored by Athletics
Open to: alumni swimmers, divers, and their families
Warm Up: 11:30 a.m.
Meet Time: 12:30 p.m.
Gathering: Immediately following the meet
Location: Panzer Pool/ Lawn area outside Panzer Pool
Members of the current and prior teams come together for their annual reunion celebration. Refreshments will be served.

Homecoming Football Game - End Zone Tent

Sponsored by Athletics and Alumni Relations
By Invitation Only
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field End Zone
Hall of Fame alumni and special guests are invited to watch the game from the End Zone Tent and will be honored on the field during half-time.

Homecoming Football Game
Montclair State vs. TCNJ
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
Cost: $8 General Admission/ $5 Alumni Discount
Cheer the Red Hawks to victory as Montclair State takes on TCNJ! Half-time festivities will include a performance by Drums of Thunder and recognition of Hall of Fame alumni. Alumni will be offered discounted tickets at the Welcome Tent and Alumni Tailgate.

Men's Soccer vs. Rutgers-Camden
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pittser Field