Graduating student with the word Reach decorating her cap.

Hispanic Student College Institute

Due to the current public health emergency related to COVID-19, the Hispanic Student College Institute for 2020 has been canceled. We will be in touch in the coming months when we have more to share about what a possible virtual experience may entail.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 973-655-4444.

Montclair State University earned its Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation in March 2016 and, in doing so, became the largest four-year HSI designee in New Jersey. In celebration of Montclair State’s new status, and in keeping with our commitment to educating Hispanic students, the University established the Hispanic Student College Institute for rising high school junior and senior students.

July 14 – 16, 2020
Montclair State University
Free.  There is no cost to students for participating in the Institute.

As participants in the Institute, students will:

  • Live on campus in a beautiful residence hall.
  • Engage in career exploration and goal setting initiatives.
  • Participate in workshops on topics related to the college search and application process, including mock interviews, creating a resume, making the most of your college visits, financial aid literacy and application essay writing.
  • Interact and network with Montclair State student leaders, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Engage in discussions around social justice, issues facing the Hispanic community in New Jersey, and students’ concerns about college.
  • Hear from inspirational guest speakers and panelists.
  • Develop leadership and public speaking skills.
  • Earn a certificate of completion for inclusion on their resumes and college applications.

The application for the 2020 Hispanic Student College Institute will open in January 2020. For more information, email us at

Para ver esta información en español, favor de visitar la página de Instituto Universitario para Estudiantes Hispanos.