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

Rec Nights

What Are Rec Nights?

What Are Rec Nights?

Need a break from class? Are you looking for events that fit your busy schedule? Introducing our new program Rec Nights! We’ll be hosting pop-up programs a few times a month, including action-packed games like Archery Tag and Billiards Soccer, plus crafty programs for you to let out your creative side. Don’t let your schedule stop you from having a great semester, join us for Rec Nights!

Check Out Our Events!

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Students creating their own hand sanitizers!

Archery Tag Balloon Burst

Similar to dodgeball, but with bows and padded foam-tipped arrows. This exciting, action-packed game offered the ultimate experience that involved everyone!

Canvas Crafts

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

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Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 Events

DIY Hand Sanitizer
  • Date: Tuesday, Feburary 9
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center – MP1
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details:  Tired of the horribly scented store bought hand sanitizers?! Come create your own and add your favorite essential oils!
Canvas Crafts
  • Date: Tuesday, Feburary 23
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center – MP1
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details: Decorate your space with original pieces created by yourself! Not only will this add character to your space, but it will help de-stress your mind from anything you might be worrying about.
DIY Soap Making
  • Date: Tuesday, March 9
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center – MP1
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details: Come create your very own soap! Choose your scent, mold, and decorations! Come learn a new hobby to brag about!
Pottery Painting
  • Date: Tuesday, March 23
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center – MP1
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details:  Do you love painting and feel like your room could use something new to it? Come on down to our Pottery Painting event where you can relax and paint some pottery.
Tote-ally Crafting
  • Date: Tuesday, April 6
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center – MP1
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details: Come decorate our blank tote bags to suit your own style! Whether it’s used for books, food shopping, overnight bag or just for style, we have what you need!
Terrarium Making
  • Date: Tuesday, April 20
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center – MP1
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details: Celebrate Earth Day a little early this year! We will provide all the tools, plants, and materials needed to make your own plant environment. You will select your succulent or cactus, your glass globes that house plants, and decorations. Now, you can create your very own terrarium even if you think you don’t have a green thumb.
Archery Tag Balloon Burst
  • Date: Tuesday, May 4
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center – MP1
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details: Test your skills in this brand new event! Use arrows to pop as many balloons as you can! Come with your friends and see who can get the most!
Hats All Folks!
  • Date: Tuesday, May 18
  • Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Lounge
  • Cost:
    • Registration not required
    • Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Details:  Come create your own hat! Design and decorate to match your personal style.

DIY Tutorial Videos

DIY Paper Mache Bowls

Here’s a video tutorial on how to make paper mache bowls!

DIY Paint

Watch this video to learn how to simply make your own paint at home.

DIY Mat

Make your own DIY mat at home. Paint, draw or create your own stencil to decorate your mat!