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Parking On Campus:

Visitors must park in the Red Hawk Deck, a metered space in Lot 20, or in the NJ Transit Garage on Clove Road.

Surface lots, with the exception of metered spaces, are for Montclair State University permit parking only. However, at certain times Pay by Phone may be utilized in these lots for short-term and event parking.  There is a transaction fee for using Pay by Phone that is the responsibility of the user.  Students and visitors who wish to park during off-peak hours (4:30pm-7:30am Monday-Thursday and 4:30 pm Friday through midnight Sunday) may purchase a permit from Pay by Phone for $1 per hour (plus an additional convenience fee) This permit is valid in any Residential Lot or General Parking lot where signs are available.

A metered pay station is located in Lot 20 (map). Meter rates are $1.00 for each half-hour for a maximum of 90 minutes during peak times, and three hours during off-peak times. Payment must be made in advance at the pay station. These machines currently accept bills, coins, and most major credit cards. In order to provide equitable access, metered spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The Red Hawk Parking Deck is located on the main campus, adjacent to the Alexander Kasser Theater. The Red Hawk Parking Deck has a capacity of 984 parking spaces, including 21 accessible spaces for disabled parkers. The 2nd and 4th floors of the deck have persons with disabilities accessible doors that are opened by pressing a push plate.

The University provides persons with disabilities accessible parking spaces. Visitors with a State-issued disability permit who do not possess a Montclair State-issued handicapped parking permit should park in disabled persons' spaces in the Red Hawk Deck only or in metered spaces on campus.  In accordance with applicable State regulations, vehicles displaying state-issued disability permits may park in metered spaces and pay $1.00 for the first half-hour and then do not need to re-feed the meter for 24 hours.

If you were issued a parking ticket while on campus, you may challenge your ticket or pay via credit card. A list of specific violations and fines can be found in the Parking Regulations.

Please Note: There is no parking, standing, or stopping on any roadways on campus. Stopping, standing, or idling for the purposes of picking up or discharging passengers is prohibited on all roadways and in areas that block access to driveways, sidewalks, stairs, delivery areas, loading zones, parking stalls, curb cuts for the disabled, or entrances and exits to parking lots. There is no parking, stopping, standing, or idling permitted within the campus core, which has been designated a pedestrian area only for safety purposes. These particular rules and regulations are enforced by University police, who issue citations returnable to the local municipality in which the violation took place.

Click here to view the Parking Map

Click here for a campus map that will allow you to obtain directions between two points on campus

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Transportation To and On Campus:

Driving directions to campus can be obtained here.

Visitors traveling to campus via public transportation will find bus and train information on our Public Transit page.

Visitors may ride the campus Shuttle Bus Service free of charge. Please visit the following links to obtain information about Shuttle Bus Schedules. All University shuttle buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and are accessible to the disabled.

For disabled visitors to campus, shuttle service can be arranged by emailing or calling 973-655-3326. This service is available Mondays – Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and upon a pre-arrangement for groups attending special events on campus during weekends.

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Contact Information:

For general questions and/or comments please contact Parking Services at 973-655-7580 or and Transportation Services at 973-655-3326 or

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