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Resources for Accepted Students

Congratulations on being accepted to Montclair State! At Montclair State, we want to help our new students become part of our campus community as soon as possible. Know your next steps by following your Accepted Student Checklist.

While this is a unique moment in our history, we are prepared to take on these challenging times with your safety as our first priority. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Hear from Karen Pennington, VP for Student Development and Campus Life, about what you can expect this fall.

Watch: Your Next Steps As A Red Hawk

Welcome to Red Hawk Country

Your Accepted Student Checklist

Accessing Your Financial Aid Award

Our Community of Care

Red Hawk Restart: Fall 2020 Reopening

Montclair State is prepared to reopen when New Jersey enters Stage 3 of Governor Phil Murphy’s phased approach to recovery. The restart plan will guide every aspect of how we operate, from safeguards, to academics, to campus life, housing, dining, transportation and more. Review the detailed plan now on our Red Hawk Restart website. 

Virtual Accepted Student Day

We were so happy to meet everyone who joined us! As promised, we’ve created a Q&A sheet, which includes answers to all the questions that were asked in our Zoom chat. For those who missed the event, watch the recording of our Virtual Accepted Student Day now!

Video Viewbook and Virtual Campus Tour

Video Viewbook and Interactive Campus Map – Soar like a Red Hawk and immerse yourself in Montclair State’s beautiful campus through our new Video Viewbook and Interactive Campus Map! See why Montclair State is the right school for you as you learn about our academic programs, the value of a Montclair State education, and Red Hawk Life.

Explore Montclair State Virtually

Virtual Campus Experience – Want some company during your virtual tour? Join us for a Student Ambassador-led Virtual Campus Experience! Using our interactive map, your Student Ambassador will help you picture yourself at Montclair State, show you our state-of-the-art buildings and answer your questions!

Register for a Virtual Campus Experience



Our Freshmen and Transfer Admissions Counselors are available for telecounseling sessions via phone, online chat, or web conference! When you sign up, you’ll select your preferred date and time and provide a brief description of what you’d like to discuss to ensure our staff is prepared to help you and your family. Register for a telecounseling session below:

Live Chat

We’ve implemented a live chat feature on our Admissions Homepage. Here, you’ll be able to connect with an actual admissions staff member and have all your questions answered in real time. If you’ve already chatted with our Rocky Bot, make sure to click the three dots at the top of the chat screen and select “Restart Conversation” – this will allow you to start a Live Chat. (This is currently staffed Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Webinars and Information Sessions

Webinars and Information Sessions

Our Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid teams are hosting webinars for various topics including your Accepted Student Checklist, Information Sessions for Prospective Freshmen, Financial Aid and Student Accounts, and more. We’re constantly adding new dates and topics.

Sign up for a Webinar

Red Hawk Talks

Throughout April and May, we hosted Red Hawk Talk webinars where students were able to engage with professors and current students from their department or program. Conducted online through Zoom video conferences, they were able to learn more about their program and have all their questions answered. Interested? Feel free to watch the recordings below:

Meet Your Future Classmates

Mandatory Virtual Freshman Orientation

Virtual Orientation is how you’ll kick off your time at Montclair State University with a bang! Through a mixture of live sessions presented by staff and faculty, pre-recorded information, and interactive modules, you’ll learn about our community and meet the people who make it a great place to be.

Register for Orientation

Social Media

Montclair State’s Class of 2024 Facebook Group – This group serves as a space for new Red Hawks to interact with their fellow future classmates, find roommates and ask questions about their next steps as accepted students. Join the Class of 2024 Facebook Group today!

Make sure to connect with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on all our social media platforms:

Information on Residence Life

Join us for a Residence Life Red Hawk Talk to engage with staff from the Office of Residence Life and learn all about living on campus at Montclair State!

Housing for First-Year and Transfer Students New Student Housing Selection Process

Download Your Digital Montclair State Swag!

Zoom Backgrounds 

Phone Wallpapers

Facebook Photo Frames

Please note: To use the Facebook Photo Frames, simply visit and search “Montclair State”. (We have frames for Grandma and Grandpa too!)

We understand that the beginning of your college journey is a very exciting time and are thrilled that you are interested in joining us in Red Hawk Country! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at 973-655-4444 or