A picture of the student recreation center at night with the lights on

Rec Nights

What Are Rec Nights?

What Are Rec Nights?

“Wellness at Campus Recreation stretches beyond the fitness floors. We pride ourselves on being more than just a gym. Check out Rec Nights to work on your social and emotional wellness! Unwind with us as you enjoy crafting events, essential oils, food events, and more! Come with friends or on your own to meet new people! Join us every Tuesday night from 7-9pm in the Student Recreation Center for fun and relaxation!”

Fall 2022 Events!

Escape Room

Think you have what it takes to crack codes and figure out clues? Challenge accepted: join us for a night of mystery with our amazing escape room. This will require teamwork, exploring your surroundings, and racing against time using creative thinking. Every hidden secret that will ultimately lead to your escape, may the best team win!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, August 30
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Gym
Door Decor

Now that you are all settled and have your rooms decorated, let’s focus on your door. Come make your own doormat or door decoration. Set yourself apart from your floormates!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, September 6
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Wood Canvas

Is your room plain and boring? Come spice your room up with RecNights and make your own one-of-a-kind artwork. It’s a great distraction from studying and a new way to involve yourself on campus in a stress relieving environment.

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, September 13
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Plant a Seed (RecFest)

The semester has officially begun, come out and meet Rec Nights at this year’s Rec Fest. All materials needed to make your own plant environments such as tools and plant seeds will be provided. We offer great programs all semester long, this is one of many!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Wednesday, September 14
  • 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Gym
Watercolor Painting

Tired of basic acrylic paint? We are throwing it back to watercolor! Come join us to make some watercolor masterpieces!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, September 20
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Mosaic Coasters

Worried about spilling your drink? Don’t worry, create your own work of art using small, colorful pieces of tiles to create your very own Mosaic Coaster.

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, September 27
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Making Scents

Do you need a scent refresh? Come make some essential oil blends or a new room freshener, each with an unbelievable good smell!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, October 4
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Make a Stuffy, Donate a Stuffy with Theta Xi

Help Theta Xi make a difference! Make your own stuffy and donate one Comfort Zone Camp to help put a smile on someone’s face. Comfort Zone Camp is a bereavement organization that serves individuals ages 7-25 who are coping with the loss of a significant person in their life.

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, October 11
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Cupcake Decorating

Happiness is only a cupcake away! Come decorate cupcakes with friends and enjoy this sweet snack, it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, October 18
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Trick or Treat Tote Bag Making

Happy Halloween! Come join us to make your own custom Trick or Treat tote bag to fill with your favorite treats!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, October 25
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Lounge
Macrame

Keep calm and Macrame on with us! Bring your favorite Pinterest inspiration or pick from one of our guided designs to make your own plant holders, wall art, or keychain!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, November 1st
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center – Lounge
Canvas Night

Need a break from classes? Come show your skills at our canvas painting night, make new friends while you’re at it!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, November 8th
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center – Lounge
Mug Maker

It is time for a new favorite mug! Come decorate your own with different art styles! You’re sure to have the best coffee with your new mug!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, November 15th
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center – Lounge
Bracelet Making Night

Join us for a night to make your own bracelets! Bring your friends and make a night of it!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Registration is not required.
  • FREE for students with a valid Montclair State ID

Where and When?

  • Tuesday, November 29th
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center – Lounge

Past Events

Check Out Our Past Events!

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Students creating their own hand sanitizers!

Archery Balloon Burst

Similar to carnival darts, but with bows and padded foam-tipped arrows!

Canvas Crafts

Students designed their own canvas decorations and letting their imaginations run wild!