Coming Home

On a picture-perfect fall day, thousands of alumni, students and families visited campus to celebrate their alma mater and cheer the Red Hawks on to victory during Homecoming 2012.

The day began with a welcome breakfast for first-year students and their families as Rocky the Red Hawk and the Pep Band led the group in the Montclair State fight song. Other highlights included the Student Showcase, alumni gatherings in each of the schools and colleges, a carnival and tailgate party, campus tours, special recognition of Hall of Fame members and, of course, the Homecoming football game against The College of New Jersey, which the Red Hawks won 24-14.

Alumni had many opportunities to reconnect with each other and the University, including open houses hosted by the Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education and the Equal Opportunity Fund.

Athletics brought together Swimming and Diving team alumni and students for a swim meet and reunion, and hosted a reception for Hall of Fame members prior to their recognition at halftime of the football game. Undergraduate and graduate admissions representatives provided information on programs available and the application process for interested alumni. The crowds also enjoyed the campus carnival and tailgate festivities including rides, inflatables, face painting, balloon art, a photo booth and more.