Life on Campus

Students are moving back in. Activities are being planned. Fall classes will begin soon. Life is beginning to come back to Montclair State University and we can’t wait to see you! Are you ready for it?! We hope to see you both in-person and virtually when the fall semester kicks off on Monday, August 24 with Red Hawk Day!

We’re Open!

Buildings will be open for studying, whether you have classes online, in-person or both, feel free to come to the library, Student Center or computer labs, use the WiFi, participate in activities and more.

Remember: We all must do our part and adhere to the safety measures the University has put into place. All students must complete the Student COVID Training required. And each time you come to campus you must complete the Hawk Check self-screening. We want to remain open – but if an outbreak occurs, we may have to close. It’s all up to you. If we all work together to keep the virus at bay, we’ll be able to complete the semester as planned.

picture of Rocky the Red Hawk on top of the campus red hawk statue

Activities & Events

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement has a ton of great programs planned this semester, both in-person and online!

Here are a few events to look forward to on campus:

  • Bingo Under the Stars
  • Birdhouse Painting
  • Stuff a Plush
  • Tye Dye
  • DIY Events
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Paint a Pumpkin
  • … and so much more!

Like we said, this is just a FEW of the events happening on campus this fall. We also have equally as many virtual events for you to particulate in! We hope you join in on the fun.

Get Details Information on Engage

Student Recreation Center

The department of Campus Recreation has a plethora of on campus programs planned for the fall semester including:

  • Outdoor Group X Classes
  • Outdoor Personal Training
  • Friday Night Fire Pits
  • Hiking Trips
  • Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Intramural Sports
  • Backyard Games
  • … and so much more!

Get all the information, view the schedules and sign up for these events on the Campus Recreation Website and Engage!

Residence Life

We are so happy you’re back home. This fall you can get to know your Residence Assistant, participate in a variety of workshops and interact with your roommate(s) or other individuals in your building community, all semester long.

Here’s what you can look forward to from Residence Life this fall:

  • Celebrating 10 Years of SInatra Hall
  • Rocky’s Virtual Dance Party
  • More than 80 social events by your RAs
  • … and so much more!
Commuter Life

Whether you have class online or in-person, we hope you take advantage of Commuter Life this semester! Specifically there will be Commuter Happy Hours in-person as well as our annual Commuter’s Worst Nightmare during Halloween.

Connect with Commuter Life on Engage, follow them on Instagram and check out their website for more information!

Student Services

Health Promotion

The Office of Health Promotion provides resources, education and services that help students make healthy choices and support student success. Stop by the Drop In Center this fall (Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) by appointments only.

Follow Health Promotion on Engage and Instagram to stay up to date and check out what else they have going on this semester!


Hungry? Dining venues will be open for pick-up, outdoor and indoor dining, at multiple locations on campus. Check out What’s Open for the latest up-to-the-minute schedule.

Dining venues that will open as of Tuesday, August 25:

  • The Plaza at Blanton Hall
    • Jersey Mike’s
    • Blanton C-Store
    • Dunkin Donuts
  • Student Center
    • Dunkin Donuts
    • Grill Nation
    • Panda Express
    • Rathskeller
      • 2Mato
      • Chop’d
    • So Deli
  • Machuga Heights
    • Sam’s Place
    • Bistro 62
  • Freeman Hall

Coming Soon: Chilis in Blanton and Panera Bread in College Hall!

Check Out All Dining Information

Sprague Library

The library is open – seven days a week! You’ll need your University ID card and be required to follow all the safety protocols.

What to do at the library:

  • Request library materials
  • Complete print and multimedia reserves
  • Find that quiet space you need for studying
  • … and so much more!

Get More Information on the Library

Computer Labs and Laptop Lending

Need to use a computer? The following labs are open and available with special hours for those in high risk groups. View lab hours for the fall semester. The following computer lab options:

  • University Hall, 5th Floor
    • UH Lending Lab
  • Student Center, 1st Floor

Don’t forget to check you’re on wifi when you come to campus and get your free MS Office!

Quiet Places to Study

Looking for an on-campus quiet place to study? You might already have a favorite spot on campus where you like to concentrate and dive into your work. But just in case, here are a few examples of campus locations where you can spend some quiet time:

  • Cafe Diem, next to Sprague Library
  • Feliciano School of Business, open areas on main floor
  • Feliciano School of Business, Room 255 (Graduate Student lounge)
  • Center for Computing & Information Sciences (CCIS), Room 200 (Skyway lounge)
  • Center for Computing & Information Sciences (CCIS), open area on the third floor
  • Center for Environmental Life Sciences (CELS), open areas on the second floor
  • Public computer labs:
    • University Hall, Rooms 5007-5008
    • Student Center, Room 004 (basement)
    • Sprague Library, 1st Floor
  • Richardson Hall, open area on the second floor
  • School of Communication and Media, open areas on main and second floors
  • School of Nursing/Graduate School, first floor lounge
  • Sprague Library, main floor (Silent study and research lounge)
  • University Hall Courtyard
  • University Hall, Room 1105 (PSE&G Study lounge)
  • University Hall, Room 1106 (Ferraro lounge)
  • University Hall, Room 2104 (Student lounge)

Remember: all academic and administrative buildings are open.

University Bookstore

Get your books and gear! The University Bookstore is open for in-person purchases:

Bookstore hours for Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 7:

  • Monday, August 17 – Thursday, August 20: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
  • Friday, August 21: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, August 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25 – Thursday, August 27: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, August 28: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 29: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 30: Closed
  • Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, September 4: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 5: 10 a.m – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 6 & Monday, September 7: Closed

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 8

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

We’ll See You on Campus!

So there you have it. This fall you can participate in on-campus student activities and events, fitness programs, outdoor adventures, intramural sports, residence life programs, health promotion resources, indoor and outdoor dining, library services, computer lab access and laptop lending. And don’t forget to get your Red Hawk Pride gear at the University Bookstore.

To keep up on what is happening, remember to read your Red Hawk News regularly, follow us on social media and get connected with Engage for event and services details, throughout the semester.

Life on campus is blooming! Be sure you are part of our regrowth!!