Share the Love in MSUnions

Montclair State alumni who met their soul mates on campus share a special bond - and MSUnion! If you and your significant other are graduates of Montclair State and would like to share your story, email a photo and a brief note telling us about your campus courtship to Please be sure to include your names and class years in the email.

Jeff Campo ’83 & Diane Hofmeister-Campo ’83

Jeff Campo ’83 & Diane Hofmeister-Campo ’83 met their freshman year as accounting majors. Staying in contact throughout the four years, something stopped Jeff from making his move right away. “I didn’t have the nerve to ask her out until about a month after graduation”, Jeff recalls.

During their time at Montclair State, the two became close friends. “We got to know each other through classes, really”, says Jeff. “Outside of the classroom, we’d see each other out at the local clubs and bars. We had a lot of fun.”

Both commuter students, Jeff notes that Montclair State was “a great solution”, adding, “We were not prepared to live on campus. The professors were great, and we both loved the campus. Back then, the Rathskeller had pizza and beer nights. It was a blast.”

After six months of dating, Jeff popped the question. About a year and a half after graduating, the couple was married. Jeff now works at Montclair State as the Director, Foundation Finance and Accounting. He and Diane attended Homecoming on October 13. “Homecoming was terrific. The accounting Department gathering, the tailgate, the student showcase – we loved all of it. We’ve been to other schools' Homecomings, and this was by far the best we’ve seen.”

Jeff and Diane are not the only sweetheart couples in the family – his brother and sister-in-law, Bob ’81 and Lynn ’84 Campo also met here at Montclair State, along with his parents, Bob ’57, ’71 MA and Mary-Jo ’58 Campo. Finding love at Montclair State runs in the family!

View more sweeheart stories in the archives!

To make a gift to your alma mater in honor of your sweetheart, visit the Giving site.