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Winter Warm Up

Freebies, food and fun for everyone to kick off the New Year.

Posted in: Announcements, Events

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We have over 40 fun events planned throughout the beginning weeks of the spring semester beginning Monday, January 15 through Saturday, February 3, that you can attend for free! Warm up with freebies, food and lots of fun! Check it out below, or view the HawkSync calendar!

Monday, January 15

MLK Day of Service

  • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms
  • Sign up to volunteer and give back at the start of this new year! Space is limited.
  • Sponsored by the Volunteer Center
Tuesday, January 16 (First day of classes)

New Year, Who Dis?
  • 12-2 p.m.
  • Student Center, 2nd Floor Lobby
  • Visit the Office of Commuter Life table and enjoy hot beverages while spinning a wheel for prizes!
  • Sponsored by the Office of Commuter Life
Wednesday, January 17

Student Organization Fair

  • 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms
  • Come meet some of the 100+ clubs and organizations that Montclair State University has to offer!
  • Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement

Winter Palooza

  • 7:30-10 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Join us for free food, raffle prizes, DJ entertainment and airbrush/henna/balloon artists. Plus, the pool will be open with the ever popular hamsterballs.
  • Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Thursday, January 18

Rec Nights – Dream Catcher Making

  • 8-10 p.m.
  • Sinatra Hall
  • Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Friday, January 19

National Popcorn Day

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • “Pop” by the Student Center Lobby and enjoy the Friday freebie! We’ll be giving out free popcorn.
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair!

Escape Room

  • 1-5 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms
  • Can you make it out? Test your skills and try to make it out of one of our three themed rooms! You and your team will have 15 minutes to try and break free. Each room can accommodate teams of up to six people. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry! We’ll pair you up with some new friends!
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair

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  • 8 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1010
  • See the Stephen King classic that everyone is talking about. Free popcorn will be served!
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair
Saturday, January 20

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  • 8 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1010
  • See the Stephen King classic that everyone is talking about. Free popcorn will be served!
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair
Sunday, January 21

What Do You Meme?

  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Student Center, Dining Room
  • Come play the new game that has everyone talking!
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair
Monday, January 22

Mindfulness Meditation

  • 1-2 p.m.
  • Drop In Center
  • Open to all who are interested in learning about meditation and developing mindfulness!
  • Sponsored by Health Promotion
Tuesday, January 23

Fireside Chats

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Drop In Center
  • Free cup of tea and good company!
  • Sponsored by Health Promotion

Commuter Happy Hour

  • 12-2 p.m.
  • Student Center, Rathskeller
  • Sponsored by the Office of Commuter Life and Intramural Sports

Equity & Diversity Open House!

  • 3-6 p.m.
  • Student Center, Room 113
  • Come out and meet the Center for Faith & Spirituality, the LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center and Multicultural Center in our new space! Refreshments will be served.
  • Sponsored by the Office of Equity & Diversity
Wednesday, January 24

Studio DIY – Clay Keychains

  • 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Drop In Center
  • Sponsored by Health Promotion

Women’s Basketball vs. Ramapo

  • 6 p.m.
  • Panzer Athletic Center, Gym
  • Sponsored by Athletics

Men’s Basketball vs. Ramapo

  • 8 p.m.
  • Panzer Athletic Center, Gym
  • Sponsored by Athletics
Thursday, January 25

Fireside Chats

  • 1-2 p.m.
  • Drop In Center
  • Enjoy some tea and good company!
  • Sponsored by Health Promotion
Friday, January 26

5 Second Friday

  • 11 a.m. – 1p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • Pick a card, beat the timer and win a prize!
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair

Spaghetti Social

  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center, Gym
  • Everyone loves spaghetti. Everyone loves making friends. Why not make friends while eating spaghetti?! It’s the best of both worlds! Fill up your stomach and fill up your calendar with plans you’ll be making with your friends.
  • Sponsored by RecBoard

Daddy’s Home 2

  • 8 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1010
  • Laugh along with Brad and Dusty as they deal with their own dads during a Christmas family get-together.
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair
Saturday, January 27

Swimming & Diving vs. William Paterson University

  • 1 p.m.
  • Panzer Athletic Center, Pool
  • Sponsored by Athletics

MSU Opera: The Rape of Lucretia

  • 8 p.m.
  • Alexander Kasser Theater
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances

Daddy’s Home 2

  • 8 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1010
  • Laugh along with Brad and Dusty as they deal with their own dads during a Christmas family get-together.
  • Sponsored by Weekends @ Montclair
Sunday, January 28

MSU Opera: The Rape of Lucretia

  • 3 p.m.
  • Alexander Kasser Theater
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances
Monday, January 29

90’s Cartoons Night

  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center, Pool
  • Come out for a night of classic 90’s cartoons and a cereal bar!
  • Sponsored by Campus Recreation/Aquatics
Tuesday, January 30

Aerobics Night – Sweating to the 90’s

  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center, Gym
  • Looking to get in shape in style? Join us and warm-up to classic aerobics videos led by the pioneers of the fitness industry, (i.e. Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons, and Billy Blanks’ Tae Bo). Then enjoy an hour of Glow Zumba featuring the best music of the 90’s.
  • Sponsored by Campus Recreation/Fitness
Wednesday, January 31

Battle of the Chefs

  • 12-2:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms
  • If you love the show ‘Chopped’ you’ll definitely want to check this out! Sign up your team or watch students put their food skills to the test in the thrilling competition!
  • Sponsored by Dining Services

Men’s Swimming & Diving vs. Vassar College

  • 6 p.m.
  • Panzer Athletic Center, Pool
  • Sponsored by Athletics

Women’s Basketball vs. William Paterson University

  • 6 p.m.
  • Panzer Athletic Center, Gym
  • Sponsored by Athletics

Bingo – 90’s Edition

  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center, Gym
  • Who doesn’t like BINGO?! Come and play for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
  • Sponsored by RecBoard/Campus Recreation

Men’s Basketball vs. William Paterson University

  • 8 p.m.
  • Panzer Athletic Center, Gym
  • Sponsored by Athletics
Thursday, February 1

Xtreme Recess

  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Need a timeout from classes? Looking to get a little rowdy? Playground games, blanket fort building, canvas painting and hamsterball mania in the pool!
  • Sponsored by Campus Recreation

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  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Alexander Kasser Theatre
  • Using the rhythms and sounds of traditional African music mixed with blues, hip-hop, jazz and swing, “ink” travels through time from the abolitionist movement to the civil rights struggle, from the Black Power movement to the emergence of hip-hop.
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances

A White House Cantata

  • 8 p.m.
  • Leshowitz Recital Hall
  • A concert presentation of master composer’s Leonard Bernstein’s 1976 musical, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, White House Cantata features beloved songs that embrace the gamut of styles from anthems, blues, drinking songs, Dixieland, jazz, hymns, marches and a cappella barbershop harmonies.
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances
Friday, February 2 (First Friday)

First Friday: Build A Buddy

  • 12-2:15 p.m.
  • Student Center, Rathskeller
  • Celebrate the First Friday of February by making your buddy! Must have Montclair State Student ID. Supplies are limited.
  • Co-Sponsored by Office of Commuter Life & Weekends @ Montclair!

First Friday: Karaoke & Dinner

  • 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Dining Room
  • Sing your heart out to whatever you want and enjoy a free pasta dinner! Free with Montclair State Student ID.
  • Co-Sponsored by Office of Commuter Life & Weekends @ Montclair!

Nine Deeez Nite Concert

  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms
  • Come out and see a 90’s Cover Band – Nine Deeez Nite and enjoy throwback music you can dance to with your friends!
  • Sponsored by Campus Recreation

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  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Alexander Kasser Theatre
  • Using the rhythms and sounds of traditional African music mixed with blues, hip-hop, jazz and swing, “ink” travels through time from the abolitionist movement to the civil rights struggle, from the Black Power movement to the emergence of hip-hop.
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances

A White House Cantata

  • 8 p.m.
  • Leshowitz Recital Hall
  • A concert presentation of master composer’s Leonard Bernstein’s 1976 musical, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, White House Cantata features beloved songs that embrace the gamut of styles from anthems, blues, drinking songs, Dixieland, jazz, hymns, marches and a cappella barbershop harmonies.
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances
Saturday, February 3

Saturday Crafternoon

  • 12-2 p.m.
  • Drop In Center
  • Sponsored by Health Promotion

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  • 8 p.m.
  • Alexander Kasser Theatre
  • Using the rhythms and sounds of traditional African music mixed with blues, hip-hop, jazz and swing, “ink” travels through time from the abolitionist movement to the civil rights struggle, from the Black Power movement to the emergence of hip-hop.
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances

A White House Cantata

  • 8 p.m.
  • Leshowitz Recital Hall
  • A concert presentation of master composer’s Leonard Bernstein’s 1976 musical, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, White House Cantata features beloved songs that embrace the gamut of styles from anthems, blues, drinking songs, Dixieland, jazz, hymns, marches and a cappella barbershop harmonies.
  • Sponsored by Peak Performances