View of football field at Homecoming

Schedule of Events

We have so much planned for on the day of Homecoming, and the week leading up to it, too!

Homecoming Day

Saturday, October 19

Alumni Tent

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Feliciano School of Business Quad
  • Cost: Free

Start your day at the alumni tent! Check in for the day and pick up your program and free alumni gift. Gather with fellow alumni and enjoy complimentary refreshments. View items from the Sprague Library archives, purchase Montclair State gear from the University Bookstore and more.

Campus Carnival

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: University Promenade
  • Cost: Free Admission / Food and Drink Concessions

Alumni, students, community members, faculty, staff and guests are invited to gather for a carnival! Enjoy carnival rides, face painting, balloon art, games, music, food, sweets, photo booths and bounce houses. Enjoy carnival fare by visiting the concession stands in the Student Center Quad.

Kiddie Zone

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Student Center Quad
  • Cost: Free Admission / Food and Drink Concessions

Fun for the little ones! Enjoy a petting zoo, carnival activities, pony rides, afire truck, EMT truck and more!

Mainstage

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Pep band – 11:45 a.m. / Student showcase – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Amphitheater
  • Cost: Free

Stop by the amphitheater to see a performance by the Montclair State University Pep Band and enjoy DJ entertainment. At 12:30 p.m., gather for the Student Showcase.

CEHS: Fun in the Food and Nutrition Labs

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: University Hall, 4th Floor

The College of Education and Human Services invites guests to tour the state of the art food, food science, and nutrition laboratories and attend a student demonstration and tasting of handcrafted chocolate bark infused with spiced orange and hazelnuts. Watch our students prepare this delicious and surprisingly healthy and tasty treat.

George Segal Gallery – Confluence: Tradition in Contemporary Art.

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Location: George Segal Gallery
  • Cost: Free

This exhibition is a three-way partnership between Montclair State University, the University of Dundee in Scotland, and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in China. The independent curator, Mr. Xu Sheng, selected 15 artists from the faculty and staff of each institution to include in the exhibit, representing a wide variety of media, concepts, and cultural traditions. The George Segal Gallery exhibition includes only the work by the selected artists from the University of Dundee and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. This exhibit runs from Thursday, October 10 – Saturday, December 7. The exhibit will then travel to China, inclusive of the work from MSU, where it will be shown at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute’s museum in 2020.

Campus Tours

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. / Starting Point – Alumni Tent
  • Cost: Free

Admissions ambassadors will host walking tours of campus for alumni and families.

Alumni BBQ

  • Open to: Alumni and their guests
  • Time: 12–2 p.m.
  • Location: Feliciano School of Business Quad
  • Cost: $5.00 / complimentary for children two and under and donors

Join fellow graduates for the signature alumni event of the day. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, craft beer, wine, music, games, fun for the kids and more! You’ll have a chance to chat with University leadership and hear a brief update on Montclair State’s recent accomplishments and exciting future plans.

Athletics: Alumni Swimming and Diving Meet

  • Open to: Swimming and Diving alumni and guests
  • Time: 12 p.m.
  • Gathering: Immediately following the meet
  • Location: Panzer Pool / Lawn area outside Panzer Pool
  • Cost: Free

Members of the current and prior teams come together for their annual reunion celebration.

Homecoming Football Game: Montclair State vs. Christopher Newport University

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Sprague Field
  • Cost: $10.00 General Admission / $5.00 Alumni Discount

Cheer the Red Hawks on to victory as they take on Christopher Newport University. The half-time festivities will include a selections from the Student Showcase and recognition of the Hall of Fame alumni.

Department of Theatre and Dance: Urinetown

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Memorial Auditorium
  • Cost: $30 per ticket, complimentary for Montclair State undergraduate students

Debuting at the New York Fringe Festival before transferring to Broadway winner of three Tony Awards including Best Book and Best Musical Score in 2001, this outrageously satirical musical comedy imagines a corporate-dominated society where everyone must pay hefty fees to pee, or suffer their fate at a brutal penal colony called Urinetown. View more information about the performance and purchasing tickets.

Tailgate

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 5–7 p.m.
  • Location: Red Hawk Parking Deck, top floor
  • Cost: Free Admission / Food and Drink Concessions

Celebrate school spirit as we get ready for the evening games! Cheer on the Red Hawks as Field Hockey takes on TCNJ at 6 p.m. and Men’s Soccer takes on Stockton University at 7 p.m. Enjoy food, beer and wine concessions with a view from the top of both fields.

Athletics: Men’s Soccer vs. Stockton

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: MSU Soccer Park

Athletics: Field Hockey vs. TCNJ

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Sprague Field

Peak Performances: Last Whispers

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Alexander Kasser Theater
  • Cost: $30 per ticket, complimentary for Montclair State undergraduate students

Trained in linguistics and philosophy, Lena Herzog is a multimedia artist whose work has been exhibited around the world. Last Whispers, an immersive cinematic experience dedicated to vanishing languages, is the result of Herzog’s ongoing interest in indigenous dialects, which are disappearing at an astonishing rate.

Department of Theatre and Dance: Urinetown

  • Open to: Everyone
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Memorial Auditorium
  • Cost: $30 per ticket, complimentary for Montclair State undergraduate students

Debuting at the New York Fringe Festival before transferring to Broadway winner of three Tony Awards including Best Book and Best Musical Score in 2001, this outrageously satirical musical comedy imagines a corporate-dominated society where everyone must pay hefty fees to pee, or suffer their fate at a brutal penal colony called Urinetown. View more information about the performance and purchasing tickets.

Registration is now open to Montclair State alumni!

Alumni Register Here!

Homecoming Week

More information on Homecoming Week will be released as we get closer! Stay tuned!