Red Hawk Restart Training – Students

Taking steps to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19 is a responsibility shared by every member of the Montclair State community. To help keep our community safe, Montclair State has launched two key action items for students:

  • Training to help students understand the important role each individual has in the prevention of COVID-19.
  • A self-assessment online health tool called Hawk Check that you will be asked to take each day before coming to campus or before leaving your residence hall room each day.

Red Hawk Restart Training covers important topics with a focus on prevention and risk-reduction. A set of general safeguards are designed to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus. The training is aligned with the safeguards and practices described in the Restart Plan, which are consistent with federal and state regulations and the recommendations of public health authorities. Students are asked to complete the training before returning to campus. 

Training Steps

All Montclair State University students must complete the following training:

  1. View this short, but important video, which outlines best practices and your responsibility to adhere to safety protocols. A transcript of the video is available for audio assistance.
  2. After you have viewed the video, complete the Training Completion Form.

Hawk Check

All students are required to complete a self-assessment before coming to campus each day.  Resident students are required to complete it before leaving their rooms every day. Access Hawk Check.

Learn more about Hawk Check

Public Service Announcements

We have a role to play in keeping in each safe, so we made a few Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to help get the point across.

Simply follow the general safe guards designed to reduce the risk and transmission of the virus.

Watch PSAs

Finally, please be aware that the University’s detailed Restart Plan has been updated. This document specifies all the safeguards we will take as we begin to welcome students and employees back to campus. We encourage you to review this plan.


For questions regarding training and/or Hawk Check, please email