Red Hawk Day and Frenzy

A Special Day For Our Newest Red Hawks!

Save the date, Tuesday, September 6, 2016, for the final part of your Orientation Experience here at Montclair State University. Red Hawk Day is the official start to your University career!

Enjoy fun, food, music and make new friends. Learn important information before starting classes the next day. Celebrate the only time the entire Class of 2020 will be together until Commencement in four years.

What A Day For A Red Hawk!

Get ready for fun!

10 - 11 a.m.
Check-in & "T-Shirt Time!"
Panzer Athletic Center Gymnasium
11 - 11:30 a.m.
Sprague Field
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Community Lunch
*Make sure to sit with your college colors!
*Red Hawk Day Challenge: Meet at least three (3) faculty and staff members!
Multiple Seating Locations
  • CART: Student Center Quad
  • CEHS: Feliciano School of Business Courtyard
  • CHSS: Dickson Quad
  • CSAM: Richardson Quad
  • SBUS: Feliciano School of Business Courtyard
  • UNDE: Student Center Quad

Rain Location: Student Center

1 - 1:45 p.m.
College 101
What to Expect Your First Week at MSU (Your bracelet color indicates location)
Mutiple Locations
  • Blue: University Hall Rooms 1010, 1020, 1030, 1050, 1060, or Memorial Auditorium
  • Yellow: Memorial Auditorium
  • Purple: University Hall 7th Floor Conference Room
  • Green: University Hall 7th Floor Conference Room
  • Transfer Students: Dickson Hall, Brantl Lecture Hall

Red Hawk Carnival

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
"Step Into Your Future"
Attend and enter to win a Windows Surface.!

Imagine it's graduation day for the class of 2020...and you are graduating Summa Cum Laude! Dr. Rob Gilbert wants to help you make this dream come true!
University Hall 7th Floor Conference Room
2 - 4 p.m.
Ice Cream (ice cream, cotton candy, pretzels and more!) Student Services Fair, DJ and Games!
Student Center Quad
2 - 3 p.m.

3 - 4 p.m.
Game Show Trivia - Round 1

Game Show Trivia - Round 2

Win Cash and Prizes!!
Memorial Auditorium
4 - 9 p.m.
Avoid the lines, please try to eat by 6 p.m. Have your University ID card ready. Use Your Meal Plan.
Note: New Freshmen/Freshmen Transfer Students Without A Meal Plan - Go to Sam's Place or Freeman Hall for a one-day Meal Plan access.
  • Sam's Place - Buffet assortment
  • Freeman Hall - Salad, sandwich station, hot food items
  • Blanton Plaza (cash/credit card required) - Chili's Express, Dunkin Donuts
5 - 7 p.m.
Movie Time: "The Legend of Tarzan" (Snack!)
Student Center Commuter Lounge
5 - 7:30 p.m.
Student Recreation Center
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Project Recess
College students are bring the fun back! Join us at the Student Recreation Center for recess like you've never seen! Over-sized games, scooter races, prizes and much more to bring you back to the good ol' days. You won't want to miss this!
Student Recreation Center


Where Is...?

Not sure where everything is located on campus just yet? Check out the Campus Map to find buildings and some key locations inside the building. Oh, and remember, the Campus Map is GPS active!

What If It Rains?

Rain or Shine, Red Hawk Day Is On! Don't worry, we've got a plan. If it does rain, any planned outdoor activities will be held in the Student Center. Come back to this web page for any updates.

Red Hawk Fall Frenzy

A month-long extravaganza of fun-filled events is coming your way. Visit the Red Hawk Frenzy web page for details about the upcoming events. And don't forget to check out HawkSync for all the clubs and organization events!