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Celebrating Rocky

Students, employees, friends and other university mascots surprise Rocky with a party for his birthday

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Crowd shot of Rocky with mascots and students in costumes
The gang’s all here. Rocky and friends celebrate his birthday.

Everyone’s favorite feathered friend got a big surprise on Wednesday, October 5 when  hundreds of friends, including his mascot pals from other universities, surprised him with a party in the Student Center for his birthday.

Staff and students joined the mascots – and a couple of super heroes – for games in the ballrooms, where there were gift card giveaways, a balloon artist, an ice cream truck, lots of selfies and a chance for student clubs and organizations to be on hand to give out information to students looking for ways to get involved.

crowd photo
Rocky and friends celebrate his big day.
Rocky and other mascots in chairs
Mascot (and super hero) musical chairs.
little rocky hugging rocky
A sweet Rocky family moment.
Student holding painting of team rocky
A Team Rocky member shows off a family portrait.
Students watching the activities, one wearing a Spdier-Man costume
Must be a wild party to shock Spider-Man.
Man shaking hands with Rutgers knight
Arm wrestling The Scarlet Knight from Rutgers.
Group of staff with rocky
“Animal” handlers and friends.
Paul taking selfie with rocky
Rocky posing for a selfie with Montclair Social Media Manager Paul McGroarty ’20, a former Rocky himself.
woman taking selfie with rocky
More selfies!