Beyond the Classroom

College life is more than a classroom experience. There will be other years of learning – perhaps a master's degree or even beyond – but there will never be another time when you are this age, in this place in your life, with so much growing and maturing ahead.

In our vibrant and exciting residence halls that range from the traditional doubles to apartment-style living for upperclassmen, you can experience educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs to help you grow as a person and make your mark on Red Hawk Country.

Your Montclair Home

Almost 5,000 students live on campus in residence halls that range from traditional doubles to apartment-style living-  be a part of it!  Living on campus is more than having a bed in which to sleep. It means having access to the entire college experience: academic and social, recreational and cultural. 

According to national studies, residential students

  • get better grades
  • graduate on time
  • get more involved in campus activities
  • are more satisfied with their undergraduate education
  • complete more credit hours
  • use campus resources more frequently
  • show greater gains in the development of interpersonal skills

You can save commuting time and focus on your studies at the same time as you spread your wings and grow in independence.

Residence halls include traditional doubles, suite-style arrangements, and apartment communities. Blanton Hall reopened its doors in 2013 after an extensive renovation with a new food court and a new look for you. Visit the Residential Education and Services website for more details.

Join In

With more than 120 student organizations, 17 varsity sports for men and women, and dozens of intramural activities there are lots ways to become involved.

Our Service-Learning program integrates service to the community with academic coursework by giving you educational experiences on how to strategically address local, state and even national community issues.

Take Your Seat

Your undergraduate student ID is your ticket to performances that enthrall audiences from around the region in our world-class Alexander Kasser Theater. Just present your ID at the box office for a seat to any – and every – performance you want to attend.

Take a Big Bite

There are more than a dozen dining options that offer a wide variety of culinary choices from homemade pizza and hot subs to healthy salads and sushi. One of those options includes our very own Red Hawk Diner, the only one of its kind on a university campus. Meal plans, Red Hawk Dollars, Flex Dollars, all giver you convenient choices for satisfying your dining needs