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Save The Date! Homecoming 2022

Join us on Saturday, October 29, for Homecoming 2022. We invite you back to campus for a day filled with fun, food and football! Start your day with a visit to the Alumni Welcome Tent in front of Cole Hall. Check in, pick up your free alumni gift and learn about the day’s activities.

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Alumni Activities

Join us on Saturday, October 29, for Homecoming 2022. We invite you back to campus for a day filled with fun, food and football! Start your day with a visit to the Alumni Welcome Tent in front of Cole Hall. Check in, pick up your free alumni gift and learn about the day’s activities. Join in the street fair festivities on Chapin Drive. See the amazing changes to campus on a walking tour. For those 21 and older, don’t miss the Alumni Barbecue and Craft Beer Tent, with kickoff gatherings for our Black Alumni Advisory Board, Hispanic/Latinx Alumni Network and annual EOF/HCP alumni gathering. Then, at 1:00 p.m., it’s game time! Cheer the Red Hawks to victory over Christopher Newport!

Safety is Our #1 Priority!

  • All visitors coming to campus are required to complete our self-screening tool, Hawk Check, prior to arrival.
  • We are a mask optional campus.
  • Please know photographers will be taking photos of Homecoming activities day of.

Please contact us if you have any questions at 973-655-4141.Thank you!

Plan Your Day

Check out the many activities happening throughout the day and plan your schedule!

Alumni Welcome Tent
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Tent Outside Cole Hall (formerly College Hall)

Start your day at the alumni tent! Check in for the day and pick up your program and free alumni gift (for alumni only). Gather with fellow alumni and current students, faculty and staff and enjoy complimentary refreshments. View items from the Sprague Library archives, purchase discounted Bookstore items, discounted football tickets, and learn more about MONTCLAIRconnect! Please note: Discounted football game ticket sales will be available only via online Homecoming registration or on-site at the Welcome Tent (not at the gates).

George Segal Gallery: Kids Art Corner
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | George Segal Gallery

Drop in for morning children’s activities exploring the current exhibition. Ages 5 – 10. Guardian attendance is required. Admission is free and open to the public.

Street Fair/Kiddie Corner
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Chapin Drive
Free Admission / Food and Drink Concession Ticket Sales

All are invited to gather along Chapin Drive. Enjoy balloon art, crafts with the SGA and student organizations, fire trucks, food, sweets, carnival games, rides, and inflatables. Information tables sponsored by various campus partners and student organizations will line the walkway, providing a street fair atmosphere. Enjoy live music, as well as featured performances at the mainstage at the historic amphitheater. There will be fun for the whole family.

Campus Tours
10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. / Starting Point – Alumni Welcome Tent outside Admissions Entrance of Cole Hall

Join Admissions ambassadors for a 45-minute walking tour of campus. Check out the exciting changes!

Alumni Barbecue and Craft Beer Tent
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Historic Quad (area outside Freeman/Russ/Chapin Halls)

• Open to: 21 and older
• Cost: $25.00 per person ($15.00 kids, under 2 free) – Pre-Registration Required. (Registration includes: 3 food/2 drink tickets, and a $5.00 donation to The Fund for Montclair State). Additional food/drink tickets available for purchase on site.

• Join fellow graduates for the signature alumni event of the day. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, craft beer and hard seltzer from local breweries, live music, lawn games, and more. Celebrate school spirit as we get ready for kick off!
• Chat with University leadership and hear a brief update on Montclair State’s recent accomplishments and exciting future plans.
• Join us for our gathering for our new alumni networking groups – Hispanic/Latinx Alumni Network, Black Alumni Advisory Council.
• Don’t miss our annual gathering for the EOF and HCP Alumni Network.

Student Talent Showcase
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Amphitheater

Join us for the annual celebration of our student organizations as they show off their talents.

Athletics: Alumni Swimming and Diving Meet and BBQ
12:00 p.m. / Panzer Athletic Center Pool and Outdoor Area

Open to: Swimming and Diving alumni and guests
Members of the current and prior teams come together for an Alumni vs. Varsity swimming and diving meet, followed by their annual reunion barbecue and gathering.

Red Hawk Sports Network’s “Game Day” Live Broadcast
12:00 –1:00 p.m. | Sprague Field Endzone

Stop by the Sprague Field end zone to see Montclair State student broadcasters from the Red Hawk Sports Network as they host a live Game Day broadcast. The show starts one hour before the game starts, with a halftime segment, and postgame wrap-up. Watch them break down the upcoming big game, interview Montclair State’s coaches and athletes, and talk all things Red Hawk Sports. And after you see them in person, you can watch this show and the student-led broadcast of the Homecoming football game on the RHSN’s YouTube channel, your home for MSU sports and an exciting partnership between the School of Communication and Montclair State Athletics.

Homecoming Football Game: Montclair State vs. Christopher Newport
1:00 p.m. | Sprague Field

Cost: $10.00 General Admission / $5.00 Alumni Discount
Cheer the Red Hawks on to victory as they take on Christopher Newport. The half-time festivities will include recognition of Sam Mills, Montclair football’s all-time greatest player being posthumously enshrined to the NFL Hall of Fame. Please note: Discounted ($5.00) football game ticket sales will be available only via online Homecoming registration or on-site at the Welcome Tent (not at the gates).

George Segal Gallery Exhibition: Nothing Under Heaven by Joseph Liatela
3:00 p.m. Introductory Tour / Exhibit Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | George Segal Gallery

In Nothing Under Heaven, Liatela correlates spaces of communal experience – churches, medical institutions, and clubs – where promises of salvation and healing commingle in proximity to loss and grief. By uniting these different spaces through a range of mediums and interdisciplinary analysis, Liatela reveals how these seemingly disparate environments hold similar contradictions that impact the way we perceive ourselves and each other. 

Cali School of Music: University Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas DeMaison, Conductor
3:00 p.m. | Alexander Kasser Theater

• Cost: $20.00 per ticket
• Join conductor Nicholas DeMaison and The Symphony Orchestra as they present works from classical and contemporary repertoire.
Get tickets!

Cali School of Music: University Jazz Ensemble, Oscar Perez, Director
8:00 p.m. | Alexander Kasser Theater

• Cost: $20.00 per ticket
• The Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of classic and contemporary jazz.
Get tickets!

University Bookstore

20% off one apparel or gift item. Scan your coupon at the Alumni Welcome Tent.

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

In honor of Homecoming Weekend, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center will offer free admission for all MSU alumni and current students, and half-off for all adults (only $5). Be sure to come check out one of the true gems on campus. Hope to see you there!

Parking

Complimentary parking is available in the Red Hawk Parking Deck and all surface lots. All visitors to campus are required to complete Hawk Check.

Registration Opens Soon!

Registration will be open soon! Check your inbox and visit the Homecoming website for invites and up-to-date information as events are announced!

Let’s keep our school spirit soaring! Come back to campus and join fellow Red Hawks for one or all of the many opportunities to connect.

For more information about Homecoming activities, contact the Office Alumni Engagement at 973-655-4141 or alumni@montclair.edu.