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Winter Closing Information

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The Montclair State campus will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 and re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Information regarding services during the winter campus closing can be found below.

General Access to the Campus

To maintain the security of the campus during the winter closing, employees may have access to their offices only in the unusual circumstance that their supervisors require them to perform a specific job duty during that period or, in the case of faculty members, to pursue ongoing research or other faculty responsibilities. The employee or a dean must inform University Police via msupolice@mail.montclair.edu as soon as the need to be on campus is known, specifying the purpose, date(s) and time(s) that access is required. Upon arrival and departure, the employee must sign in and out at the University Police building.

The names of students who are engaged in research that requires their presence during the winter closing must be submitted in advance to University Police via msupolice@mail.montclair.edu by a faculty mentor or dean. The submission must indicate that no safety hazards are posed by the student’s presence in the laboratory and/or office. Upon arrival and departure, the student must sign in and out at the University Police building. Students may also have access to buildings if they are accompanied by a faculty member or administrator who has followed the procedures described above. Anyone not authorized to be in a building during this period will be escorted from the building. All employees and students must have a key and/or access code to gain entry to the specific room requested. University Police will be responsible for opening the exterior door of the building as needed.

Please note that most building temperatures will be lowered from 68° to 65° to conserve energy.

Residence Halls and Dining Services

All Residence Halls Open During Winter Break

The residence halls will close on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Students wishing to access their room between Friday, December 22, 2017 and Saturday, January 13, 2018 must register by Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Failure to complete the process correctly will result in an inability to stay on campus during winter recess. Register Now!

Students who are not staying on campus during winter recess must vacate their space no later than 10 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Questions?

Contact reslife@montclair.edu or call 973-655-5188 for assistance.

Dining Availability

The Heights and Freeman

  • Bistro 62 will close after service on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 and reopen on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Sam’s Place and Freeman Dining Halls will close 2 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 and reopen on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Student Center Venues

  • The Student Center Dining Room will close after service on Friday, December 15, 2017 and reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
  • The Student Center Cafeteria, Student Center Patio and 2Mato/Chop’d at the Rathskeller will close after service on Thursday, December 21, 2017. 2Mato/Chop’d at the Rathskeller will reopen on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
  • OutTakes C-Store will close on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Feliciano School of Business, Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, University Hall and Café Diem

  • The Rift Zone will close on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. and reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
  • Venture Cafe will close after service on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. and reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
  • The University Coffee Shop will close on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. and reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
  • Au Bon Pain at Café Diem will close on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. and reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Blanton Hall

  • Chili’s and Which Wich will close on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively; and will reopen on Monday, January 15, 2018.
  • Dunkin Donuts will close on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Red Hawk Diner

  • The Red Hawk Diner will operate on modified hours Thursday, December 21, 2017 (7 a.m. – Midnight) and Friday, December 22, 2017 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.); it will be closed Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 and reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.

Complete Hours of Operations can be found on the Dining Services Website.

University Health Center, Student Recreation Center, Student Center and the University Bookstore

University Health Center

  • Monday, December 11 through Thursday, December 14, 2017: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22, 2017: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed
  • Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, January 5, 2018: 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Monday, January 8, 2018 normal office hours resume: Monday – Thursday, 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • January 15: Closed
  • Saturday Hours resume, Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Student Recreation Center

  • Friday, December 15 through Friday, December 22, 2017, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekend.
  • Friday, December 22, 2017, 5 p.m. through Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 6 a.m.: Closed
  • Tuesday, January 2 through Sunday, January 14, 2018, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekend.

The Student Recreation Center will resume normal operating hours on Monday, January 15, 2018.

The Student Center and Annex

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. through Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed

The Student Center will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7 a.m.

The University Bookstore

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. through Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed

The University Bookstore will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

The ID Card Office

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. through Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed

The ID Card Office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Library Services

  • Friday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, December 26: Closed
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 28 through Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed

The Library will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. and will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until classes begin. View the Library Website for More Information.

Access to the Library’s online resources (e.g., online catalog, e-books, databases, e-journals, streaming audio and video) and services (e.g., interlibrary borrowing request forms) are available at all times, even when the Library is closed, via the Library’s website. Reference and research assistance is available in person and by phone (973-655-4291) when the Library is open. Requests for assistance via e-mail at Ask a Librarian will be answered on the same day if the Library is open, or if a request is made on a day when it is closed, the next day the Library is open.

Computer Laboratories and Information Technology Services

The Technology Solutions Center

(Located on the 5th of University Hall)

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. through Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed

The Technology Solutions Center will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8 a.m.

The IT Service Desk

Beginning, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the IT Service Desk will be providing support as outlined on the OIT website.

For technical assistance during this time, an IT Service Desk technician will be available via phone (973-655-7971, option 1) and e-mail (itservicedesk@mail.montclair.edu) between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the exception of Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1. Feel free to visit the self-service documentation web page.

Public Computing Labs

  • The Information Commons Computer Lab (located on the 5th floor of University Hall)
    • Friday, December 22, 2017: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, January 2, through January 5, 2018: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Monday, January 8 through Friday, January 12, 2018: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Monday, January 15, 2018: Closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday,

Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

  • The University Hall Laptop Lending Lab (located in University Hall, Room 5008)
    • Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11 p.m. through Monday, January 15, 2018: Closed

The Laptop Lending Lab will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7 a.m.

  • The Sprague Library Laptop Lending Lab (located on the main level of Sprague Library) will conform to the Library’s operating schedule (see above).
  • The Surf-n-Print Lab (located on the ground floor of the Student Center)
    • Thursday, December 21 at 8 p.m. through Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed
    • Tuesday, January 2 through Thursday, January 11, 2018, Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • The Lab will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during this time

Beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the Lab will resume normal operating hours.

The Enterprise Technology Services group will be performing maintenance on certain components of the campus network infrastructure on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. These maintenance activities will produce sporadic service interruptions and degraded performance of wired network ports and wireless access points for periods of 15 to 45 minutes.

With the exception of the planned service interruptions outlined above, any significant problems with the University’s hardware and software systems will be announced on the Technology Solutions Center telephone line (973-655-7971, option 1) and on the IT Service web page.

University Facilities, Parking and Shuttle Buses

The Facilities Work Control Center

  • Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29, 2017: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please call University Police at 973-655-5222 to report emergency maintenance issues at all other times during the holiday closure.

Campus Parking

Students: Weekend Parking Regulations Apply
Weekend Parking Regulations will be in effect from December 14, 2017 through January 18, 2018, 8 a.m. for commuter and resident students with permits issued by Montclair State University. Please review the parking regulations page for detailed information.

Faculty/Staff: All Parking Regulations Remain the Same
Please note that the University is open for business during this time and Winter Session courses are in effect. Faculty and staff permits, both full-time and part-time, will continue to be used as mentioned in the regulations with no changes.

Parking Office will be closed for the following holidays:

  • Christmas closure: December 24, 2017, 11 p.m. to December 26, 2017, 7 a.m.
  • New Year closure: December 31, 2017, 11 p.m., to January 2, 2018, 7 a.m.

NJ Transit Garage Will Be Closed for the Following Holidays:

  • Christmas Closure: Saturday December 23, 2017 at 1:30 a.m. to Tuesday December 26, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
  • New Year Closure: Saturday December 30, 2017 at 1:30 a.m. to Tuesday January 2, 2018.

Please Note that there will be no access to the NJ Transit garage during closure and no one will be able to retrieve their vehicles.

University Shuttle Buses

Regular shuttle service until Friday, December 22, 2017.

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. through Monday, January 1, 2018: No Shuttle Service
  • Tuesday, January 2 through Monday, January 15, 2018
    • Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Route A- All Campus and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) service only
    • Weekends: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Route A- All Campus
  • Saturday Shopper Special Service will restart on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Normal Shuttle Service will resume for the Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 a.m.

Note: The Overlook Shuttle will run on a normal schedule.