Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Men's Soccer vs. Rhode Island College
7:00 p.m.
Pittser Field
Come show your Montclair State pride and cheer the Red Hawks to victory!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Field Hockey vs. The College of New Jersey
7:00 p.m.
Sprague Field
Make some noise for the Red Hawks as they take on TCNJ!

Cali School of Music Alumni Gathering - Kaleidoscope
Sponsored by the Cali School of Music and Alumni Relations
Performance Time: 7:30 p.m.
Reception Time: Post Performance/9:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per ticket
Location: Kasser Lobby
The John J. Cali School of Music is excited to present Kaleidoscope 2013. Since our first Kaleidoscope performance in October 2004, we have opened each concert season with its celebration of the diverse musical talents of the Cali School’s students, faculty and staff. This year’s concert kicks off an exciting concert season of more than 200 performances. We celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kaleidoscope by honoring music alumni at a reception following the Friday evening performance. Reconnect with some of your favorite instructors, some retired and some still teaching. Please join us for a memorable performance and the chance to see old friends and make new ones. Refreshments will be served.

Coming Out Monologues
Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, Players, and SPECTRUMS
Open to alumni, students and families
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Student Center Red Hawk Nest
Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this one-night only production of personal coming out stories written and performed by members of our campus community on National Coming Out Day.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Alumni Welcome Tent
Sponsored by Alumni Relations
Open to all alumni                                                                                                                                                         
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                                
Location: Outside College Hall
Check in at the welcome tent for information about events, giveaways, and more! While you're there, enjoy a hot beverage, update your information, sign on to MONTCLAIRconnect - the online community and speak to Alumni Relations representatives.

Campus Tours
Sponsored by Alumni Relations and Admissions
Open to: All alumni and families
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - Starting Point: University Hall
Time: 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - Starting Point: Alumni Welcome Tent
Admissions ambassadors will hold walking tours of campus for alumni and families.

Family Pancake Breakfast
Sponsored by University Advancement
Open to first-year students and their families
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Speaking Program: 9:45 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 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. To register for this event, visit

School and Department Gatherings

CHSS: Philosophy and Religion Alumni Gathering
Open to: Philosophy and Religion alumni
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Presentations
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Light lunch
Location: Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge
Join us for the Third 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 Second Annual Alumni Gathering
Open to: Communication Studies, Broadcasting, and Film alumni                                                                                                                
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.

CEHS: Student Affairs/Counseling in Higher Education Alumni Gathering
Open to: Student Affairs/Counseling in Higher Education Master’s alumni
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: University Hall, Ferraro Lounge
As graduates and current students of the Student Affairs/Counseling in Higher Education Master’s program (CNSA), we are excited to announce the first ever CNSA alumni reunion during Montclair State’s 2013 Homecoming festivities. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your cohort and network with other CNSA alumni! Refreshments will be served.

SBUS: Marketing Department Alumni Gathering
Open to: Marketing alumni
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Kasser Theater Veranda
Alumni of the marketing department are invited to the scenic Kasser Theater veranda to reunite with current faculty members including Avi Mukherjee, Patrali Chatterjee, Mark Kay, Mark Hill, Yam Limbu, C. Jayachandran,Yawei Wang, Ric Jensen, John McGinnis, Jack Samuels, and Archana Kumar. Retired faculty members Sue Weston and Paul Scipione will also be there! This is a great opportunity to meet current students and network with fellow alumni.

Open Houses & Exhibits

EOF Alumni Gathering and Open House
Open to: EOF alumni

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Webster Hall, EOF Suite (Room 300A)
Alumni of the EOF program are invited back to campus to visit the new EOF suite in Webster Hall, meet current students, mingle with staff, and reunite with old friends. Refreshments will be served.

Radio Station (WMSC) Open House
Open to: All alumni
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 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 2013! 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.

LGBTQ Meeting and Open House
Sponsored by: LGBTQ Center and GLFSA

Open to: All alumni
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Room 417
Meet current LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff, obtain information about upcoming programs and events, and join our alumni affinity group. Our new Coordinator will be providing a brief welcome presentation at 11:00 a.m. followed by a tour of our new space! Refreshments will be served.

Segal Gallery Exhibit - Triumph of Philippine Art
Sponsored by the Segal Gallery
Open to: All alumni, students, and families
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit/Guided Tour: 1:00 p.m.
Location: George Segal Gallery
The George Segal Gallery presents an exhibition of groundbreaking importance in contemporary Philippine Art: Triumph of Philippine Art, curated by M. Teresa L. Rodriguez. The exhibit will be on display between September 21 and December 15, 2013. The artworks, inspired by by Philippine socio-economic and political struggles during the Martial Law period and leading up the historic and heroic People Power movement of 1986, are vibrant, unique and robust. The exhibit is a testament to the search and discovery of national identity.

Sprague Library Archives Open House
Sponsored by Alumni Relations
Open to: All alumni, students, and families
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Harry A. Sprague Library, Archives Room, 1st Floor
The Sprague Library Archives will host an open house in the Archives Room. This will be a great opportunity to explore the history of Montclair State in a pleasant, collegiate atmosphere. Here, alumni can peruse yearbooks, a large collection of photographs, and various Montclair State periodicals. A variety of artifacts, such as banners, scrapbooks, and freshmen orientation ‘dink’ hats will be on display.

Loyal Donor Society Reception
Sponsored by: Annual and Planned Giving, University Advancement

By Invitation Only
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exhibit open with guided tour at 11:00 a.m.
Location: George Segal Gallery
Exhibit: Triumph of Philippine Art
The Loyal Society was created in 2012 to thank the many alumni and friends who continually support Montclair State University each year, regardless of gift level.  We recognize that our loyal donors are critical to Montclair State University both today and in the future.  Their support will help future generation of students to best meet the needs of today’s changing world.  The launch of the Loyal Society will be celebrated with a special reception at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, featuring remarks from University leaders and, most importantly, our talented students! Invitations will be sent electronically and by mail.

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: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 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!

Photo Booths
Open to all alumni, parents, and students
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 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!

LGBTQ Alumni Gathering & HomeCOMING Out
Sponsored by LGBTQ Center and Alumni Relations
Open to: All alumni
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Quad
Description: Alumni are invited to come together to mix and mingle, and reunite with friends during tailgate activities at the LGBTQ gathering area. Alumni are invited to pick up their rainbow alumni buttons and mingle with old friends at the tailgate before the big Homecoming Game. Keep an eye out for rainbow balloons!

Student Showcase
Sponsored by Student Development and Campus Life
Open to students and their families, alumni, and the community
Time: 11:30 a.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: 11:00 a.m.
Meet Time: Noon
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.

Women's Soccer vs. Rowan University
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Pittser Field
Come cheer the Red Hawks to victory over Rowan on the soccer field!

Hall of Fame Reception
Sponsored by Athletics and Alumni Relations
By Invitation Only
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Panzer Athletic Center, Hall of Fame Room
All Hall of Fame alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate and be recognized during this annual event at Homecoming.

Homecoming Football Game - End Zone Tent
Sponsored by Athletics and Alumni Relations
By Invitation Only
Time: 1:30 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. SUNY Cortland
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
Cost: $8 General Admission/ $5 Alumni Discount
Cheer the Red Hawks to victory as Montclair State takes on SUNY Cortland! 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.