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Show Your Pride

Whether you are a current student, recent alumni, graduated before we were the Red Hawks or are close family and friends, we hope you show your Red Hawk Pride at Homecoming this year.

Montclair State Traditions

All true Red Hawks should be savvy on some of our school traditions. Are you up to speed?!

Learn How to Do “The Hawk”

Many universities across the country show their school pride through a hand gesture or symbol most often used at on campus activities and events – so we decided to create one for Montclair State! We put our heads together and came up with an inclusive way to showcase our Red Hawk Pride through the American Sign Language (ASL) for “hawk.” Let’s Go MSU – Fight, Fight, Fight!

Get Your Picture with Rocky!

We love Rocky the Red Hawk, our school mascot here at Montclair State University – don’t you?! Rocky will of course be out and about throughout the day on Homecoming so we encourage you to give him a hi-five and take a picture with him!

Do You Know the Alma Mater?

By Evelyn Hock Walter ’25

Beneath the Jersey skies so blue, in Montclair’s mountain town, there stands our College, tried and true and growing in renown. / We love thy campus, love thy halls, and oft to thee we raise, with loyal lips and loyal hearts, united songs of praise.

All hail to thee Montclair, to thee our voices raise. / Alma mater, dear Montclair, our undying hymn of praise.

We love thy colors, dear Montclair, the scarlet and the white; may they forever help us dare to choose and do the right. / And tho’ in after years our fate may lead us far apart, nor time nor space may separate the ties that bind our heart.

All hail to thee Montclair, to thee our voices raise. /Alma mater, dear Montclair, our undying hymn of praise.

Wear Your Montclair State Gear!

One of the easiest ways to show your pride is to wear it! Whether it be a hat, t-shirt, hoodie or pair of socks, the Montclair State University Bookstore has something just for you. Need to update your wardrobe or get your very first piece of Montclair State swag? Shop online or even come over to the Bookstore in-person, located on the ground floor of the Student Center, today!

Alumni get 20% off one apparel or gift item at the Bookstore! Pick up your coupon at the Alumni Welcome Tent.

Check Out the Bookstore!

Give Back

When you give to Montclair State University, you make great things happen. You provide opportunities and create possibilities. Annual gifts to The Fund for Montclair State have a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of our students by providing much-needed support for scholarships; improvement to classrooms; laboratories and campus facilities; new program development; and technologies that give our students an edge in an increasingly competitive world.

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