Montclair State University will be open on Monday, December 2 on a normal schedule. All classes will be held and administrative offices open.
Any decision to close the campus is based on data obtained from multiple sources, including the National Weather Service, plus state and municipal agencies. And:
“Because members of our community come from so many different areas of our state as well as neighboring states, the local conditions must be a primary consideration in the decision-making process. That means individuals should consider their personal circumstances in making a decision about whether or not to come to campus when the weather is a concern. Students who have extraordinary circumstances to consider should discuss this matter with their faculty before the need arises.”
It will be the University’s intention to remain open and operating whenever possible. Therefore, your default assumption should be that the regular class and activity schedule will be in effect.
Check Your RAVE Profile
When necessary, emergency messages are sent to the campus community via the University’s RAVE Text Alert system, so be sure your current mobile phone number is listed in your University RAVE profile. Email messages are also sent to all students, faculty and staff, as well as information posted on the University website and main social media sites.
Always Be Prepared
For Your Classes
- Talk with your professors now about their expectations regarding class cancellations, or if classes ever would be held remotely (if not already an online course).
- If you drive to campus, make sure your car is ready for the winter by keeping a shovel, ice scraper, gloves and a flashlight in your trunk at all times. It is also important to check your engine coolant and antifreeze levels to keep your engine from freezing. Inflate your tires to the recommended tire pressure for better car handling in the snow and rain.
- Ask friends/classmates about carpooling.
- If you are not a regular mass transit user, check into bus/train options from your home to campus using Google Maps or the Waze app. Make sure you have an up-to-date schedule and know when an earlier bus/train will come.
Getting Around Campus
- Facilities personnel often work around the clock to keep the roads and walkways clear. It may not be perfect. This is no different from your town or other areas off campus. We all should apply extra caution when getting around campus.
Budget Your Time
- Add extra time to get where you are going. Whether you are traveling via mass transit, by car or just walking, you know everything takes longer in the winter.