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Winter Closing Information

What’s Open During the Winter Campus Closing.

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The Montclair State campus will close at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Information regarding services during the winter campus closing can be found below.

General Access to Campus

To maintain the security of the main 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@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.

Please submit any and all names of students who are engaged in research that requires their presence during the winter closing, in advance, to University Police via msupolice@montclair.edu. 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 and have their Montclair State University Student ID card. 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: Most building temperatures will be lowered from 68° to 65° to conserve energy.

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Residence Halls

If you wish to stay on campus during winter break you must register to stay on campus by Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Failure to complete the process correctly will result in an inability to stay on campus during winter recess.

Students who are not staying on campus during the winter recess must vacate their space no later than 11 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019. You may return to your room starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

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


Campus Parking

Students: Weekend Parking Regulations Apply

Weekend Parking Regulations will be in effect beginning 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 through Monday, January 20, 2020, for commuter and resident students with permits issued by Montclair State University. Please review the parking regulations page for detailed information.

Please Note: Lot 19 is excluded from weekend regulations.

Faculty/Staff: All Parking Regulations Remain the Same

Please Note: 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

  • Closed beginning at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2019.
  • Closed beginning at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, through 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

NJ Transit Garage

  • Closed beginning at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 through 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2019.
  • Closed beginning at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 through 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Please Note: There will be no access to the NJ Transit garage during closure and no one will be able to retrieve their vehicles. If you are a Montclair State permit holder, weekend regulations are in effect excluding Lot 19.

University Shuttle Buses

  • Regular shuttle service in effect until Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Following schedule during winter break:
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019: 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. (midnight)
  • Friday, December 20, 2019: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21 – Sunday, December 22, 2019: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 24, 2019: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • No Service beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020 through Monday, January 20, 2020:
    • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Route A: All Campus and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) service only.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Route A: All Campus.
  • Saturday Shopper Special Service will resume on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
  • Normal Shuttle Service will resume for the spring semester at 6 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Dining Services

The Heights and Freeman Hall

  • Bistro 62
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2019 and reopen at 9 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2019.
  • Sam’s Place and Freeman Dining Hall
    • Closed: Beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 and reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Student Center Venues

  • The Student Center Dining Room
    • Closed: Beginning after service at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019 and reopen at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
  • The Student Center Cafeteria and Student Center Patio
    • Closed: Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, with So Deli opening at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Rathskeller
    • Closed: Beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 and reopen at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
  • The Student Center C-Store
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

  • The Venture Café
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
  • The University Hall Café
    • Closed: Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
  • Au Bon Pain at Café Diem
    • Closed: Beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 and reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Blanton Hall

  • Chili’s
    • Closed: Beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2020 and reopen at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
  • The Blanton C-Store
    • Closed: Beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 and reopen at 8 a.m. on January 20, 2020.
  • Dunkin Donuts at Blanton
    • Closed: Beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020.
  • Please Note: Jersey Mike’s will open during the spring semester.

Red Hawk Diner

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019: Closes at Midnight.
  • Friday, December 20, 2019: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020: Closed.
  • Monday, January 6, 2020 – Friday, January 10, 2020: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 and Sunday, January 12, 2020: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, January 13, 2020 – Friday, January 17, 2020: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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


Red Hawk Pantry

The Red Hawk Pantry will be open the following dates/times during winter break:

  • Monday, January 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, January 13, 2-4 p.m.

Visit the Red Hawk Pantry website.


University Health Center

  • Closed on Saturdays beginning December 14, 2019.
  • Monday, December 16 – Friday. December 20, 2019:
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23 & Tuesday, December 24, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – Wednesday, January 1, 2020: Closed
  • Thursday, January 2 & Friday, January 3, 2020: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, January 6 (regular hours resume):
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 (Saturday hours resume): 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

EMS

  • EMS Service ends at 7 a.m. on Friday December 20, 2019 and resumes at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
  • Although Montclair State EMS is not in service, the campus remains covered for any medical emergencies – call 973-655-5222 or 911. All medical emergency calls are answered by surrounding towns and an ambulance is available throughout the duration of the winter break.

The Student Recreation Center

  • Friday, December 13 – Tuesday, December 24, 2019:
    • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Closed beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and reopen at 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2019.
  • Thursday, January 2 through Sunday, January 19, 2020:
    • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Normal operating hours begin on Monday, January 20, 2020. See the Campus Recreation Center website for details.


The Student Center and Annex

  • Friday, December 20, Monday December 23 and Tuesday December 24, 2019 we will close at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday December 25. 2019 – Wednesday January 1, 2020: Closed.
  • We will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020. Winter Break and hold the following schedule:
    • January 2 – 3, 2020: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Weekend Closed).
    • January 6 – 10, 2020: 7 am – 5:30 p.m. (Weekend Closed).
    • January 13 – 19, 2020: 7 am – 5:30 p.m.
  • Regular schedule starting Monday, January 20, 2020.

University Bookstore

  • Closed beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 through Sunday, December 22, 2019.
  • Monday and Tuesday, December 23 and 24, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and reopen at 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
  • Thursday, January 2 & Friday, January 3: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5: Closed.
  • Monday, January 6: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 7: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Side Door Open for Graduate Commencement Cap & Gown Pickup: 4:30-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 8: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 9: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Side Door Open for Graduate Commencement Cap & Gown Pickup: 4:30-8 p.m.
  • Friday, January 10: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12: Closed
  • Monday, January 13: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Side Door Open for Graduate Commencement Cap & Gown Pickup: 4:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 14: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 15: 9 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
    • Side Door Open for Graduate Commencement Cap & Gown Pickup: 4:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 16: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 17: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 18: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 19: Closed
  • Monday, January 20: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ID Card Office

  • Closed: Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
  • The ID Card Office will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

Library Services

  • Friday, December 20, 2019: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22, 2019: Closed.
  • Monday, December 23, 2019: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020: Closed.
  • Thursday, January 2 through Monday, January 20, 2020:
    • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

Access to the Library’s online resources (online catalog, e-books, databases, e-journals, streaming audio and video) and some services (request forms, online FAQ) is available at all times, even when the Library is closed, via the Library website. Reference and research assistance is available in-person and by phone 973-655-4291 when the Library is open. Requests for assistance via Ask a Librarian (chat, email, text) will be answered on the same day the Library is open.


Information Technology Services

The IT Service Desk (Located on the 5th floor of University Hall)

Limited modified schedule beginning Friday, December 20, 2019 through Thursday, January 2, 2020.

  • Friday, December 20 and Monday, December 23: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, December 24: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Support available via phone, email, walk-in or self-service
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 – Sunday, December 22, 2019: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Available but limited support via email to itservicedesk@montclair.edu
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019: Closed
  • Thursday, December 26, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: General support via phone to 973-655-7971, option 1 or email  itservicedesk@montclair.edu
  • Saturday, December 28, 2019 & Sunday, December 29, 2019: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Available but limited support via email to itservicedesk@montclair.edu
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020: Closed.
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020 – Sunday, January 19, 2020:
    • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    • Support available via phone, email, walk-in or self-service
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Available but limited support via email to itservicedesk@montclair.edu
    • Monday, January 20, 2020: Closed.

The IT Service Desk will return to its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please visit the IT Services website which features documentation and how-to videos on standard applications.


Public Computing Labs

The Information Commons Computer Lab (located on the 5th floor of University Hall)

Modified schedule beginning Friday, December 20, 2019 through Monday, January 20, 2020.

  • Opened on December 20, 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed, beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020 through Sunday, January 19, 2020:
    • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday – Sunday: Closed.
  • Monday, January 20, 2020: Closed.

The University Hall Laptop Lending Lab (located in University Hall, Room 5008)

  • Closed beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 and will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

The Sprague Library Laptop Lending Lab (located on the main level of Sprague Library)

  • Conforms to Library’s operating schedule (see above).

The Surf-n-Print Lab (located on the ground floor of the Student Center)

  • Will close Friday December 20th at 5pm and reopen on Monday January 6th, 2020 at 9am.
    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Friday – Sunday: Closed.

The Public Computing Labs will return to regular schedule on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Maintenance and Downtime

Information Technology will be performing maintenance on certain components of the campus network infrastructure between Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 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 IT Service Desk telephone line (973-655-7971, option 1), on the IT Service Systems Status web page, and via at: itservicedesk@montclair.edu


University Facilities

The Facilities Work Control Center

  • Thursday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019: 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.


Please Note: Updates will be made to this News item as needed.