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Thanksgiving Weekend – What’s Open?

List of Offices, Services and Venues Open/Closed During the Holiday Weekend.

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The Montclair State University campus will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 and reopen on Monday, December 2, 2019. The following conditions and exceptions apply:

Dining Services

Campus dining venues hours for Wednesday, November 27

  • Sam’s Place: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Bistro 62 at Sam’s Place:  Closed
  • Freeman Dining Hall: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Student Center Cafe: 7 a.m – 4 p.m.
  • So Deli – Student Center Patio: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Dunkin Donuts – Student Center Patio: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 2.mato/Chop’d – Rathskeller: 11 a.m – 8 p.m.
  • Outtakes C-Store – Student Center: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Student Center Dining Room: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Chili’s – Blanton Hall: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Dunkin Donuts – Blanton Hall: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Outtakes – Blanton Hall: 8 a..m. – 8 p.m.
  • Au Bon Pain – Cafe Diem: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Venture Cafe: 7:30 a.m.  – 7 p.m.
  • University Hall Cafe: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Red Hawk Diner: Closing at 11 p.m.

All on-campus dining venues will be closed Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1 with the following exceptions:

  • Friday, November 29

    • Dunkin’ Donuts, Blanton Hall: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 30

    • Dunkin’ Donuts, Blanton Hall: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 1

    • Sam’s Place: 4-8 p.m.
    • Bistro 62 at Sam’s Place: 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • Freeman Dining Hall: 4-8 p.m.
    • Rathskeller, Student Center: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    • Dunkin’ Donuts, Blanton Hall: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
    • Outtakes Blanton Hall: 12-9 p.m.
    • Au Bon Pain at Cafe Diem: 5-10 p.m.
    • Red Hawk Diner: 12 p.m. – 24/7

View a schedule of dining venue operation hours (pdf) for the week of Monday, November 25 through Sunday, December 1. For a live listing of what venues are open visit: montclair.edu/student-services/whats-open.

Information Technology

  • The IT Service Desk, located on the 5th Floor of University Hall, will close Wednesday, November 27 at 10 p.m. and reopen on Monday, December 2 at 7 a.m. We will be providing limited support via email (itservicedesk@mail.montclair.edu) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1.
  • The Information Commons Computing Labs and the Laptop Lending Lab, located on the 5th floor of University Hall, will close Wednesday, November 27 at 10 p.m. and reopen on Monday, December 2 at 7 a.m.
  • The Library Laptop Lending Lab, located on the main level of Sprague Library, will close Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, December 1 at 12 p.m.
  • The Surf-N-Print Lab, located in the lower level of the Student Center, will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, December 1 at 4 p.m.

Parking and Shuttle Services

  • The Parking Services office will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 11 p.m. and will reopen on Friday, November 29 at 7 a.m.
  • The gates at the Red Hawk Parking Deck will be open beginning Wednesday, November 27 at 11 p.m. and will be lowered on Friday, November 29 at 7 a.m.
  • NJTransit Parking Deck will close their gates on Thursday, November 28 at 1:30 a.m. and reopen on Friday, November 29 at 4:30 a.m. This closure also will affect permit holders. NJTransit Permit Holders (with permits issued by Montclair State University) may park in general (yellow) commuter surface lots during this time.
  • Beginning Wednesday, November 27 at 4 p.m., weekend parking regulations will be in effect for both Commuters and Resident students. Normal operations will resume on Monday, December 2.
  • Shuttle Services will be suspended on Wednesday, November 27 at 11 p.m. and will resume on Sunday, December 1 at 12 p.m.

Postal Service

  • Postal Services will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 12 p.m. Please Note: Students can pick up packages 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27. They will reopen on Monday, December 2, at their normal schedule. View Schedule.

Red Hawk Athletics

Residence Halls

  • All Residence Halls will remain open during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. If you will be on campus during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, let us know!

Sprague Library

  • Sprague Library will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, December 1 at 12 p.m. Don’t forget, when Sprague Library is closed, you can search to see what books the Library owns, read e-books and search for full-text articles in many general and subject-specific databases.

Student Recreation Center

  • The Student Recreation Center will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Saturday, November 30, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • The Student Recreation Center will resume normal hours on Sunday, December 1, 8 a.m. to midnight.

The Student Center

  • The Student Center/Annex will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 10 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, December 1 at 4 p.m.
  • The Surf-N-Print Lab, located in the lower level of the Student Center, will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, December 1 at 4 p.m.
  • The Red Hawk Dollar/Card Services Office, located in the lower level of the Student Center, will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and reopen on Monday, December 2 at 8:30 a.m.

University Bookstore

University Health Center