Living on campus doesn’t mean being confined to a cold, impersonal “dorm.” You’ll be living in a place filled with plenty of interesting people, events and activities where life-long relationships are made. What makes each residence hall and/or apartment community unique? Its people! Each building thrives on the involvement of the students living there. No matter where you choose to reside, you’ll find wonderful traditions to enjoy. Also, by getting involved, you can play an active role in planning traditional events and creating future “classics.”
Located at both the north and south ends of campus, Montclair State University residential facilities offer a variety of buildings that allow students different living style options. The facilities include traditional double-loaded corridors and suite-style arrangements as well as apartment communities. Each residence facility has its own personality as determined not only by its physical structure, but also by the staff and the people who live there.
Each residence hall is self-contained with its own lounges, recreation areas, study rooms and a variety of services. In addition to this, each student’s room is equipped with the basic amenities-beds, dressers, closets, desks, chairs and draperies. Residents are strongly encouraged to bring personal items from home and decorate to give the space its own special character.
Apartment-style means you have your own room (potentially with a roommate) and you share a private bathroom(s) with other roommate(s) along with a shared private living space and a full kitchen.
The Hawk Crossings complex consists of three apartment buildings: Falco, the building housing the 100’s, Accipiter the 200’s and Buteo the 300’s. The complex provides an apartment living environment for students with 30 or more credits and is open throughout the academic year. Each apartment has a living room/dining area, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. As garden apartments, the Hawk Crossings community provides residents with both the freedom and responsibility of non-traditional campus life. Knowing this, members of the Hawk Crossings community are advised to be aware of personal safety and individual responsibilities which include locking doors, keeping the stairwell entrance shut and not allowing strangers into the housing facilities. University Police provide community rounds and a strong presence during late-night hours.
The Village at Little Falls
The Village community is an apartment complex situated on the northwest corner of the campus. The complex consists of four residential buildings and an office building that also contains a police substation. Each apartment opens into an enclosed hallway and is designed to accommodate four residents, primarily in single rooms, however, can also accommodate students in double rooms. Within each apartment, residents will enjoy such amenities as a dishwasher, air-conditioning, cable and high-speed internet access. Laundry facilities are located on each floor. For fun, the residents are able to take advantage of the half basketball court and outdoor pool. The year-round facility houses upper-class students with 50+ credits, international and graduate students. It is also home to the Global Living community. The Village also offers housing and conference services during the summer months.
Traditional-style means you have your own room (potentially with a roommate) and you use a communal bathroom for the entire floor.
Bohn Hall is home to first-year students only. These first-year students will have the opportunity to share their first year of college with their peers in a highly involved living environment. Residents of Bohn will be provided opportunities to make new connections and will learn the skills needed to communicate, develop interpersonal relationships and live cooperatively with other first-year students. Bohn Hall is the tallest of the residential buildings at Montclair State. The residents enjoy a scenic view of the New York City skyline to the east, the Blanton-Bohn Quad and the foothills of the Watchung Ridges to the west. Most of the sixteen floors are separated into three wings: A, B and C. Each wing houses approximately twenty residents and a Resident Assistant lives in each wing. The main desk area is staffed by Service Assistants.
Capturing a scenic view of the New York City skyline, Bohn Hall’s 16 floors house a resident community of approximately 500 students.
Stone Hall was built in 1955. In 2007, a vacated annexed child care center space was converted to additional beds. In 2015 Stone Hall was fully renovated, as it transitioned from an office building back to a residence hall. Stone Hall and Annex is a co-ed, 146-bed traditional residence hall with student rooms along a double-loaded corridor and centralized bathroom facilities. A large percentage of new students and the small size of the building have resulted in great student spirit over the years. Stone Hall has a 24- hour quiet area wing.
Suite-style mean you have your own room (potentially with a roommate) and you share a private bathroom with another room adjacent to yours.
Blanton Hall, built in the early 1980’s and renovated in Summer 2012, is designed to promote a comfortable living environment. This five-story building with central air conditioning is comprised of, suites with adjoining rooms connected by a bathroom. Each residential floor consists of four wings: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Four Resident Assistants supervise each floor. A Resident Assistant lives on each wing. The front desk area is staffed by Service Assistants. The University Health Center is located on the first floor on the north side of the building.
Francis A. Sinatra Hall
Sinatra Hall opened in August 2010. One of the key goals of this residence hall is to create a vibrant and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that meets the needs of the modern higher education student. The upper floors of the six-story building each house between 45-50 students (with 24 or more credits) in six to eight bed suites. There is a lounge that promotes social activity among residents.
Located along Clove Road on the western edge of the campus, Sinatra Hall contains 303 beds.
Situated on the southeast corner of the campus near the main entrance, just across from the John J. Cali School of Music, Freeman Hall accommodates students in a suite-style arrangement with two rooms connected by a bathroom. Freeman houses the Arts Interdisciplinary Living community (AILC). This learning community is comprised of students majoring in art and design, music, theatre, dance, broadcasting and/or communication studies. Freeman has a dining hall for the convenience of the residents in that area of the campus.
The Heights: Dinallo and Machuga Halls
The Heights opened in the fall of 2011. This is the first public-private partnership to be initiated under the 2009 NJ Economic Stimulus Act. It is located at the north end of campus. The buildings are suite-style, with living opportunities in single or double occupancy rooms. The suites have occupancy of two people. The buildings house returning students, transfer students and first-year students.
Russ Hall was originally built in 1915, later converted to an administrative building and renovated back to a residence hall in the mid-1990’s. Russ Hall is a 97-bed, co-ed by suite residence hall located at the south end of campus adjacent to Freeman Hall. Russ Hall residents enjoy amenities such as central air conditioning, a recreation room and a full kitchen located on the first floor. It also shares a dining hall with the residents from Freeman Hall.
Russ Hall provides suite-style accommodations for approximately 100 students
Several of the facilities also house Living Learning Communities for students who share common interests.