What's Happening This Summer?

Outdoor Adventure trips, Equality March in DC, Let's Talk & more!

Even though the summer months prove to be much quieter on campus, there is still so much to do! We'll break it down for you by month so you can compare with your calendars. Some of this you definitely don't want to miss! (Updated: Wednesday, May 17.)


All Summer Long

Let's Talk
CAPS is offering one-on-one walk-in consultation and support all summer beginning Wednesday, May 17-Wednesday, August 30. No appointment or fee necessary!

Summer Group X
Get fit with Group X this summer and stay on track of your fitness goals!

Red Bulls II
Montclair State students, faculty, staff and guests are invited to watch a Red Bulls II soccer game in their new home on campus this summer!

  • Sunday, June 11 vs Louisville City
  • Friday, June 16 vs Bethlehem Steel
  • Saturday, July 1 vs St. Louis
  • Saturday, July 15, vs Charlotte Independence
  • Friday, July 21 vs Toronto FC II
  • Saturday, August 5 vs Rochester Rhinos
  • Saturday, August 19 vs FC Cincinnati
  • Get Your Tickets Today!

Equality March for Unity and Pride

June

Thursday, June 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive
Schedule your donation appointment today! Can't donate? Volunteers are also needed!

Tuesday, June 6: Strawberry Picking
The best strawberries are the ones you pick yourself. Start off your summer right and fill up a basket of strawberries! Fun fact: one cup of fresh strawberries is only 55 calories!

  • 10-4 p.m.
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sussex County Strawberry Farm
  • Sign Up Now!

Sunday, June 11: Equality March for Unity and Pride
Join us for a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it's contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals. All participants will receive a t-shirt!

  • 4:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Washington, DC
  • Bus leaves from Montclair State at 4:30 a.m. (sharp!)
  • March/Rally from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Register Today!

Friday, June 16: Hike-In Movie
This trip is Outdoor Adventure's take on the classic drive-in movie. Before the movie we are going to hike in Sterling State Forest along the McKeags Meadow trail for 2.75 miles. Then, sit back relax and don't forget the popcorn!

  • 4 p.m.-12 a.m
  • Sterling State Forest - Tuxedo Park, NY
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Monday, June 19: Lake Hopatcong Hike
A short summer hike in Allamuchy State Park followed by a dip in Lake Hopatcong - what's better than that! Did you know that Lake Hopatcong is the largest freshwater body in New Jersey?

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Thursday, June 22: Asbury Park Bike Trip
Let Hawk-on-Wheels treat you to a FREE bicycle rental so you can cruise along the Asbury Park boardwalk. Take a ride on the Carousel, see the historic Paramount Theatre and check out local artists at the Grand Arcade.

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Asbury Park, NJ
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Monday, June 26: Kayaking Trip
Enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Delaware River and learn some basic kayaking skills. This full-day trip will provide you with a chance to enjoy the warm, clear waters of the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi. We provide the boats, lifejackets and paddles, but be prepared to get wet.

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Frenchtown, NJ
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Wednesday, July 19: River Tubing Trip

July

Friday, July 7: The Met Cloisters Trip
Travel back in time this summer at The Met Cloisters! Explore the museum's extensive collection of medieval art and architecture. Like kings and queens, stroll through medieval gardens situated with panoramic views of the Hudson River.

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Fort Tyron Park, NYC
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Friday, July 14- Sunday, July 16: Backpacking Trip
Calling all adventurers: this trip will be a true Outdoor Adventure! Spend the weekend outdoors exploring the wilderness in Harriman State Park. We will cover eight (8) miles over the course of the weekend.

  • Harriman State Park - Sloatsburg, NY
  • Bus leaves at 10 a.m., Friday, July 14 from the Student Recreation Center
  • Return at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 16
  • Sign Up Now!

Wednesday, July 19: River Tubing Trip
Enjoy the sun and water floating on this leisurely down the Delaware River in Hunterdon County. This leisurely trip will allow you to swim, take in the scenery and relax as you drift down the river. Lifejackets are provided, so strong swimming skills are not mandatory.

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Frenchtown, NJ
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Friday, July 28: Standup Paddleboarding Trip
Come test the waters with paddleboarding! Learn from an expert guide who knows all the best places along the Jersey Shore. All participants must wear coast guard approved life jackets or pass a swim test.

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Tuesday, August 8: Archery Trip

August

Wednesday, August 2: Sandy Hook Bike Tour
Join us on a bike ride along the beach. Between the coastal breeze and crashing waves you are "shore" to have a fun time.

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sandy Hook, NJ
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Tuesday, August 8: Archery Trip
Learn the basics of archery, receive some basic instruction in range safety, technique and equipment use, then get a chance to test your aim on an active range.

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Bus leaves from the Student Recreation Center
  • Sign Up Now!

Monday, August 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive
Schedule your donation appointment today and you'll be eligible for two (2) free New York Yankees tickets during the 2017 season! Can't donate? Volunteers are also needed!