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Winter Closing Information

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The Montclair State campus will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Information regarding services during the winter campus closing can be found below.


General Access to Campus

To maintain the security of the main campus during the winter closing, employees may have access to their offices only in the unusual circumstance that their supervisors require them to perform a specific job duty during that period or, in the case of faculty members, to pursue ongoing research or other faculty responsibilities. The employee or a dean must inform University Police via msupolice@montclair.edu as soon as the need to be on campus is known, specifying the purpose, date(s) and time(s) that access is required. Upon arrival and departure, the employee must sign in and out at the University Police building.

Please submit any and all names of students who are engaged in research that requires their presence during the winter closing, in advance, to University Police via msupolice@montclair.edu. The submission must indicate that no safety hazards are posed by the student’s presence in the laboratory and/or office. Upon arrival and departure, the student must sign in and out at the University Police building and have their Montclair State University Student ID card. Students may also have access to buildings if they are accompanied by a faculty member or administrator who has followed the procedures described above. Anyone not authorized to be in a building during this period will be escorted from the building. All employees and students must have a key and/or access code to gain entry to the specific room requested. University Police will be responsible for opening the exterior door of the building as needed.

Please Note: Most building temperatures will be lowered from 68° to 65° to conserve energy.

Residence Halls

If you wish to stay on campus during winter break you must register to stay on campus by Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Failure to complete the process correctly will result in an inability to stay on campus during winter recess.

Students who are not staying on campus during winter recess must vacate their space no later than 11 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018. You may return to your room starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Contact reslife@montclair.edu or call 973-655-5188 for assistance.

Dining Services

The Heights and Freeman Hall

  • Bistro 62
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and reopen at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Sam’s Place and Freeman Dining Hall
    • Closed: Beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 and reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Student Center Venues

  • The Student Center Dining Room
    • Closed: Beginning after service at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018 and reopen at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • The Student Center Cafeteria and Student Center Patio
    • Closed: Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, with So Deli opening at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Rathskeller
    • Closed: Beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and reopen at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • The Student Center C-Store
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Feliciano School of Business, Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, University Hall and Café Diem

  • The Rift Zone
    • Closed: Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • The Venture Café
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • The University Hall Café
    • Closed: Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Au Bon Pain at Café Diem
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Blanton Hall

  • Chili’s and Which Wich
    • Closed: Beginning at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., respectively, on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and reopen at 10:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively, on Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • The Blanton C-Store
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 and reopen at 8 a.m. on January 22, 2019
  • Dunkin Donuts at Blanton
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019

Red Hawk Diner

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018: 7 a.m. – Midnight
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Sunday, December 23, 2018: Closed
  • Monday, December 24, 2018: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Complete Hours of Operations can be found on the Dining Services Website.

University Health Center

  • Closed on Saturdays beginning December 15, 2018
  • Monday, December 17 – Friday. December 21:
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 24: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 2 – Friday, January 4, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, January 7, 2019 (regular hours resume):
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 (Saturday hours resume): 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

EMS

  • Services end at 7 a.m. on December 22, 2018 and will return beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Although MSU EMS is not in service, the campus remains covered for any medical emergencies – call 973-655-5222 or 911. All medical emergency calls are answered by surrounding towns and an ambulance is available throughout the duration of the winter break.

The Student Recreation Center

  • Friday, December 14 – Tuesday, December 24:
    • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Closed: Beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2018 and reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 2 through Sunday, January 20:
    • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Normal operating hours begin on Monday, January 21, 2019. See the Campus Recreation Center website for details.

The Student Center and Annex

  • Closed: Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21 through Sunday, December 23, 2018
  • Monday, December 24, 2018: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

University Bookstore

  • Closed: Beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 through Sunday, December 23, 2018
  • Monday, December 24, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed: Beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

ID Card Office

  • Closed: Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The ID Card Office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Library Services

  • Friday, December 21: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23
  • Monday, December 24: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26
  • Thursday, December 27: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Friday, December 28 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019:
    • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Access to the Library’s online resources (online catalog, e-books, databases, e-journals, streaming audio and video) and some services (interlibrary borrowing request forms) are available at all times, even when the Library is closed, via the Library website. Reference and research assistance is available in-person and by phone (973-655-4291) when the Library is open. Requests for assistance via Ask a Librarian will be answered on the same day the Library is open.

Information Technology Services

The IT Service Desk (Located on the 5th floor of University Hall)

  • Limited modified schedule beginning Friday, December 21, 2018 through Tuesday, January 2, 2019
  • Closed: December 25, 2018
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018 through Monday, December 31, 2018:
    • The IT Service Desk will be providing limited troubleshooting support. All “non-emergency” issues will be addressed upon return on Tuesday, January 2, 2019.
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Friday, December 28, 2018:
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018 – Monday, December 31, 2018:
  • Closed: January 1, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2019 – Sunday, January 20, 2019:
    • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
      • Support available via phone, email, walk-in or self-service
    • Monday – Friday: 5 p.m. – Midnight
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Closed: Monday, January 21, 2019

The IT Service Desk will return to its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please visit the IT Services website which features documentation and how-to videos on standard applications.

Public Computing Labs

The Information Commons Computer Lab (located on the 5th floor of University Hall)

  • Modified schedule beginning Friday, December 21, 2018 through Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Closed: Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2019 through Sunday, January 20, 2019:
    • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday – Sunday: Closed
  • Closed: Monday, January 21, 2019

The University Hall Laptop Lending Lab (located in University Hall, Room 5008)

  • Closed: Beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Sprague Library Laptop Lending Lab (located on the main level of Sprague Library)

  • Conforms to Library’s operating schedule (see above).

The Surf-n-Print Lab (located on the ground floor of the Student Center)

  • Closed: Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019
    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Friday – Sunday: Closed

The Public Computing Labs will return to regular schedule on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Maintenance and Downtime

Information Technology will be performing maintenance on certain components of the campus network infrastructure between Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. These maintenance activities will produce sporadic service interruptions and degraded performance of wired network ports and wireless access points for periods of 15 to 45 minutes.

With the exception of the planned service interruptions outlined above, any significant problems with the University’s hardware and software systems will be announced on the Technology Solutions Center telephone line (973-655-7971, option 1) and on the IT Service Systems Status page.

University Facilities

The Facilities Work Control Center

  • Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28, 2018: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please call University Police at 973-655-5222 to report emergency maintenance issues at all other times during the holiday closure.

Campus Parking

Students: Weekend Parking Regulations Apply

Weekend Parking Regulations will be in effect beginning 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 through Monday, January 21, 2019, for commuter and resident students with permits issued by Montclair State University. Please review the parking regulations page for detailed information.

Please Note: Lot 19 is excluded from weekend regulations.

Faculty/Staff: All Parking Regulations Remain the Same

Please Note: The University is open for business during this time and Winter Session courses are in effect. Faculty and staff permits, both full-time and part-time, will continue to be used as mentioned in the regulations with no changes.

Parking Office

  • Closed: Beginning at 11 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 through 7 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Closed: Beginning at 11 p.m., on Monday, December 31, 2018, through 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 

NJ Transit Garage

  • Closed: Beginning at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 through 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Closed: Beginning at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 through 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Please Note: There will be no access to the NJ Transit garage during closure and no one will be able to retrieve their vehicles. If you are a Montclair State permit holder, weekend regulations are in effect excluding Lot 19.

University Shuttle Buses

Regular shuttle service in effect until Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • Friday, December 21, 2018: 6 a.m – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 22 – Sunday, December 23, 2018: 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • No Service: Beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019:
    • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Route A- All Campus and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) service only
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Route A- All Campus
  • Saturday Shopper Special Service will restart on Saturday, January 26, 2019

Normal Shuttle Service will resume for the spring semester at 6 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019.