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COVID-19 Response: Event Updates

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Montclair State University’s iconic Red Hawk Diner is now closed until further notice.

In response to COVID-19, the University has been taking steps to reduce risk, including extending Spring Break, moving all courses online, canceling University-related travel to locations where the risk of infection is greater, and asking those who have been exposed to the disease or traveled to higher-risk countries to quarantine themselves for 14 days.

We ask that students, faculty and staff help us reduce the risk by practicing proper handwashing and staying home unless they are essential staff. Meanwhile, the University is also using other “social distancing” strategies, such as using videoconferencing for meetings and rescheduling or canceling events.

The following list of event cancellations is being updated daily. Please check this page frequently. This information is accurate as of March 27, 2020. Contact Mary Barr Mann with any additional cancellations.

Still Proceeding as Scheduled:

Event Cancellations/Postponements:

  • All Commencement and Graduation Convocations scheduled for May 2020 have been postponed. “Once the end of the health crisis is in sight, we will put a plan in place to let the Class of 2020 know how proud we all are of their accomplishments and to provide the opportunity for the celebration that they deserve.” – President Susan A. Cole
  • Harry A. Sprague Library and all computer labs on campus are closed until further notice, in compliance with a statewide order issued by the State of New Jersey on Friday night, March 20.
  • The George Segal Gallery is closed. Updates will follow regarding the Gallery’s schedule for the remainder of the Fifty Years of Inspiration and Impact: Klaus Schnitzer and His Students exhibit. All scheduled public events and programs are canceled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
  • All spring Athletics have been canceled. In addition, all New York Red Bull II games (MSU Soccer Park) have been postponed.

Find the most recent updates to the University Community’s response to COVID-19 here.