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NEST (Faculty and Staff)


NEST (Network Engagement and Student/Staff Transactions) is the primary student and faculty/staff web front-end gateway at Montclair State University. NEST has streamlined many processes that once relied on human intervention. These processes include the rich capability of self-services advisement (to augment traditional advisement) for degree auditing, fee and tuition real-time payments and “one-click” (single sign-on) access to other applications such as Self-Service Banner, Degree Works, TouchNet and more. NEST provides many benefits:
  • Deliver easy-to-use, self-service tools for students, staff and faculty
  • Send effective, timely and meaningful communications
  • Let users teach, share and manage information easily through online environments
  • Automate workflows to simplify system management and administrative processes

Faculty and staff may access NEST for a variety of different purposes depending on their role at the University. For example, Academic Advisors would access NEST and navigate to Degree Works. Here, they would find a list of their advisees and access their advisees’ degree audits in order to properly prepare their students for registration. Faculty would access NEST in order to view their class rosters or input grades.
If you need help navigating NEST please check the task based user guides:

Access to tools and services through is based on your role at the University. This means that what you see in NEST may not be the same as what someone else sees within NEST.
Depending on the role, faculty and employees may need additional access to certain academic applications within NEST. Additional access to certain systems is only available after attending training for that particular system. For more information about these training courses, please visit the Training Registration website.

NEST Mobile

NEST Mobile is a higher education mobile app that easily integrates with existing—and constantly evolving—IT platforms and strategies. Its framework supports native and web applications, and implementation options let you choose between a configurable preset application edition or a platform edition to build and manage your own mobile environment.

There are many great features included in NEST mobile aimed to make your academic and professional life easier to manage. These features include:

  • Announcements
  • Access to emergency contacts such as University Police and the University Health Center
  • Links to Engage, Canvas and Workday
  • Additionally, students will have access to their final semester grades, Degree Works Academic Audit, and the Financial Aid and Student Accounts

How Can I Get Montclair State NEST Mobile?

Downloading Montclair State NEST Mobile to your compatible smartphone is quick, easy and FREE. (Note: Open these links from your mobile device.)

Or, you can visit either the iOS App Store on your iPhone or the Google Play Store on your Android device and search “Montclair State NEST Mobile”. Follow the instructions as you normally would to download the app and launch it.

Having some questions about how to use the app? Check out our Nest Mobile User Guide (PDF).