Important Information for Italian Summer 2019 Students

Important Information for Italian Summer 2019 Students

 1.  Pre-Arrival CHECK LIST
 2.  Arrival on Campus
 3.  Classroom
 4.  Teacher
 5.  Content, Schedule, Off-Campus Activities and Lunch Speakers
 6.  Vaccination Verifications
 7.  Transportation
 8.  Summer Hours
 9.  Information for Residential Students
10. Administrative Questions


1. PRE-ARRIVAL CHECK LIST

  • Submission of Vaccination Verifications:

All immunization documentation is submitted through the My Health Portal.  You must first register with the portal in order to submit documentation (instructions below).

  1. Obtain documentation of your immunization history from your pediatrician, general practitioner, prior school or military service. Immunizations requirements can be found here: https://www.montclair.edu/university-health-center/immunizations/
  2. Register with the My Health Portal using your Montclair State University CWID number (available on your acceptance letter, do not enter the “M” initial.)
  3. Once registration is complete you will receive an email to set up your portal password. Please note that the password link located in the email expires in 20 minutes. This email will be located in your Montclair State email account gmail.montclair.edu  (your email is netid@montclair.edu and the password is your net id password).
  4. Scan and upload your immunization documentation (from Step 1) using the Document Upload tab on the top menu bar.  Recommended scanning app for use via smartphones is OfficeLens and Evernote Scannable. Scanned documentation is required to verify and/or correct the dates entered on the forms.
  5. Select “My Forms” from the top menu bar. Complete the all three (3) items:
  • Immunization History
  • Health History
  • Meningitis Survey forms

Remember to choose “Submit” after each form.

NOTE: Complete the Consent for Minors form only if you will be under  17 at time of enrollment.

Your submission process is complete when:

  1. The portal forms have been completed and submitted and
  2. Your immunization documentation has been uploaded into the portal

Your records will be queued for review by the Immunization Coordinator. This review for compliance takes 3 business days.

Please note that residential students need to provide a vaccination verification for meningitis as well (see form).

  • Upload a photo for your University ID card (residential students only)

The application to upload photos and manage your ID card and Flex, Red Hawk Dollars is called eAccounts. The link to upload photos is:

https://eacct-montclair-sp.blackboard.com/eAccounts/AnonymousHome.aspx

or off montclair.edu, select “Menu”, select “eAccounts”. Log in with your netID and password, select “Profile”, and “click to submit a new photo”. Please also see our Online Photo Submission Instructions.

In case there are any issues with the upload please do not hesitate to contact ID Card Services:

Phone: 973-655-4147

E-mail: CardServices@montclair.edu

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to a server problem, upload is currently not possible.

PLEASE SEND YOUR PHOTO VIA E-MAIL TO CardServices@montclair.edu USING YOUR MONTCLAIR E-MAIL ACCOUNT. Thank you.

Cards will be printed and ready for you at your arrival/check-in. Please bring both a photo ID (driver’s license, school ID, passport) and a second form of ID to confirm your identity.


2. ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS

Class starts promply at 9:00 am on Monday, Monday, July 8th and we ask that you be careful about planning your arrival on campus, taking into consideration traffic, parking, etc. so as to leave yourself ample time. It is preferable to arrive early on the first day and you can always check out Cafè Diem for some coffee to kill time untill class starts.


3. CLASSROOM

Our classroom is located in Conrad Schmitt Hall and the room number is CS 110. You will note that Schmitt Hall is near the very center of the campus, next to the Student Center Lawn. It is also close to Sprague Library which is where the campus cafè, called Cafè Diem, is located. Please download the Campus Map.


4. TEACHER

Your instructor Roberta Scortechini will be sending you a welcome email with an attached syllabus about a week prior to the start of the course.


5. CONTENT, SCHEDULE, FIELD TRIPS AND LUNCH SPEAKERS

Content

Download course syllabus

Schedule

July 8 through July 25, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Schmitt Hall, CS 110 (1st floor)

Field Trips

  • Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side, NYC: Guided tour “Hard Times” – Historical Apartment Tour | Gelateria M’o, Mulberry Street, NYC: Guided Tasting Tour “The Difference between Gelato and Ice Cream” – July 11
  •  Eataly Marketplace in the Flatiron District (Madison Square, NYC): Guided tour and activities “Slow Food and Italian Culture” –  July 17
  • Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, NY: Guided tour “The Aesthetic and Political Relevance of Arte Povera in Italy and the U.S.” – July 22

Lunch speakers and afternoon activities

“Prendiamoci un caffè insieme” – Lunch talks and afternoon activities range from the history of Italian landscaping to coffee tastings. Among others, students will meet architects, art historians, designers and pizzaiolos and learn about their very individual field of expertise in the realm of Italian and Italian American culture. Lunch talks are a mandatory part of the course and require attendance. Afternoon activities are primarily targeted to our residential students, however, will be open for commuting students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lunch Speakers

  • Patti Grunther (Original course developer and coordinator, High School Teacher): “Benvenuti al Campus di Montclair State University – Meet & Greet | Introduction | Q & A” – July 8
  • Julian Mossuto (Team Sales Manager, Far Post Soccer Supply, Portland, OR): “The History and Role of Soccer in Contemporary Italy – in Contrast to the US” – July 9
  • Enza Antenos (Assistant Professor, Italian Program, Montclair State University): “Interactive lecture on the ‘Made in Italy’ theme and the Italian Program at MSU” – July 10
  • Teresa Fiore (Associate Professor and Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures): Video Conference “Italian Culture on the Move: Migrations of People and Ideas in/out of the Country” – July 15
  • Jonathan Fargion (Landscape Designer, Rees Roberts & Partners): “Il Bosco Verticale and Other Modern Landscape Designs and Their Traces in Italian History” – July 15
  • Stefano Lago (Handbag and Textile Designer): “Italian Textiles and Design” – July 16
  • Emilia D’Albero (Catering & Events Manager – Specialty Grocer Greene Grape): “From the MSU Italian Program to a Culinary Career” – July 18
  • Kathleen Bennett (Art historian and Chairperson of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission) and Frank Gerard Godlewski (Architect): “Italian Architectural Influences on US and New Jersey Architecture” – July 23
  • Eveline Baseggio (FIT instructor, Former Metropolitan Museum Fellow): “Overview of Italian Art History” – July 24
  • Conclusions | Valutations | Farewell Party – July 25

Subject to modifications.


6. VACCINATION VERIFICATIONS

Montclair State University requires that all summer session students provide a Immunization Verification Form before arrival on campus.

All immunization documentation is submitted through the My Health Portal. You must first register with the portal in order to submit documentation (instructions below).

  1. Obtain documentation of your immunization history from your pediatrician, general practitioner, prior school or military service. Immunizations requirements can be found here: https://www.montclair.edu/university-health-center/immunizations/
  2. Register with the My Health Portal using your Montclair State University CWID number (available on your acceptance letter, do not enter the “M” initial.)
  3. Once registration is complete you will receive an email to set up your portal password. Please note that the password link located in the email expires in 20 minutes. This email will be located in your Montclair State email account gmail.montclair.edu  (your email is netid@montclair.edu and the password is your net id password).
  4. Scan and upload your immunization documentation (from Step 1) using the Document Upload tab on the top menu bar.  Recommended scanning app for use via smartphones is OfficeLens and Evernote Scannable. Scanned documentation is required to verify and/or correct the dates entered on the forms.
  5. Select “My Forms” from the top menu bar. Complete the all three (3) items:
  • Immunization History
  • Health History
  • Meningitis Survey forms

Remember to choose “Submit” after each form.

NOTE: Complete the Consent for Minors form only if you will be under  17 at time of enrollment.

Your submission process is complete when:

  1. The portal forms have been completed and submitted and
  2. Your immunization documentation has been uploaded into the portal

Your records will be queued for review by the Immunization Coordinator. This review for compliance takes 3 business days.

Please note that residential students need to provide a vaccination verification for meningitis as well (see form).


7. TRANSPORTATION

Please inform Patti Grunther (gruntherp@mail.montclair.edu) prior to the start of the course HOW you will be traveling to campus daily.

  • Public transportation: Information about public transportation can be found here. MSU is very well served by both buses and trains and some students in the past have found using them preferable to fight morning traffic.
  • Commuters: If you are going to commute by car, you will need to purchase a parking permit ($25,00). You need to use your Net ID to do this, so have it handy when you go to the link. Please download our Campus Parking Map to learn about parking lots for commuting students.
  • Shuttle service on campus:
    • Route A (Campus Loop) will operate according to the following schedule:

    Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

    Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    • PWD Service will operate, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.


8. SUMMER HOURS

  • Montclair State Dining Hours of Operation:

Montclair State Dining Hours of Operation Summer 2019 or download PDF

  • Student Recreation Center (for residential students only):

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • University Health Center and EMS:

Monday-Thursday: 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday through Sunday: Closed

Location: Blanton Hall, Ground Floor

Main Number: 973-655-4361

For all campus emergencies, contact University Police at 973-655-5222 for EMS response.


9. INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

Residential students will be housed in The Heights residence halls complex, along with an Activity Leaser who will be living on the same floor. The complex hosts a study room, a community kitchen and common rooms equipped with pool tables, etc. For room layouts and amenities please consult the link above.

Check in will be on Sunday, July 7th 5-7pm / check out: Thursday, July 25 by 6pm

Please note that rooms need to be vacated every Thursday by 6pm. Students may return on Sunday the 14th (approx. 5-7pm) and are required to vacate their rooms by the following Thursday afternoon and so on until the closing day of the course on July 25th. The dining hall Sam’s Place is adjacent to the building.

University ID cards will be received at arrival. Please make sure to follow the steps on the Pre-Arrival Check List so that we can have your cards ready for you in time. Please bring both a photo ID (driver’s license, school ID, passport) and a second form of ID to confirm your identity. These ID cards are used for access to the building AND your rooms. Also, they will include your meal plan so please make sure to have your ID cards with you at all times.

Room are double occupancy. Please bring your bedding (twin beds, extra long). Linen may also be purchased for $15,00 and include a pillow, pillowcase, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, body towel, hand towel, and face cloth. Linen need to be pre-ordered.

The Heights policy: Quiet hours are 10pm through 9am. Please note that candles, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and vaporizers are strictly prohibited. An introduction session, hosted by the Activity Leader and a Residence Life staff will be hosted the first night upon arrival.

Location MON

 

TUES

 

WED

 

THURS

 

FRI

 

SAT

 

SUN

 

Sam’s Place: BREAKFAST

at Machuga Heights

7:00am –

9:00am

7:00am –

9:00am

7:00am –

9:00am

7:00am –

9:00am

7:00am –

9:00am

CLOSED CLOSED
Sam’s Place: LUNCH

at Machuga Heights

11:30am –

1:30pm

11:30am –

1:30pm

11:30am –

1:30pm

11:30am –

1:30pm

11:30am –

1:30pm

CLOSED CLOSED
Sam’s Place: DINNER

at Machuga Heights

4:30pm –

6:30pm

4:30pm –

6:30pm

4:30pm –

6:30pm

4:30pm –

6:30pm

CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
  • Download the “Dine On Campus App” directly from the App Store/Google Play Store for menus and hours of operation
  • Information about meal plans TBA


10. ADMINISTRATIVE QUESTIONS

If your questions relate to the Montclair State platform, NEST or billing, please contact Elizabeth Hook at hooke@montclair.edu.