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What’s Open Over Thanksgiving Break?

See What Services/Venues Are Open During the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.

Posted in: Announcements, Dine on Campus, Red Hawk News

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The University will be closed for the Thanksgiving break Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 28, except for the specific dates/times for the following services/venues:

Center for Academic Success & Tutoring (CAST)

CAST will be offering a special schedule for the Thanksgiving Break. All tutoring services will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26. Tutors are available for virtual appointments Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28. Tutoring services will be back to their normal schedule on Monday, November 29.

Students can book appointments for this weekend and the remainder of the semester using the Navigate scheduling system and selecting “Academic Support.”  Additional finals hours will be added to Navigate for booking the first week of December.

Center for Writing Excellence (CWE)

CWE will off online services, Wednesday, November 24 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 28, 4-9 p.m. They will resume normal schedule on Monday, November 29.

Computing Labs

  • Wednesday, November 24: Sprague Library and Student Center computing labs will close at 8 p.m.; University Hall Computing Lab will close at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 25 – Saturday, November 27: All labs will be closed.
  • Sunday, November 28: Sprague Library lab will be open 12-9 p.m.
  • They will resume normal lab hours on Monday, November 29.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

For CAPS services, during the holiday weekend, call their main office number at: 973-655-5211 and press #2 to access support. For psychiatric emergencies contact University Police at 973-655-5222.

Dining Services

Wednesday, November 24

  • Sam’s Place: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Bistro 62 at Sam’s Place: Closed
  • Freeman Hall: 7 a.m – 7 p.m.
  • Student Center
    • Cafeteria: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Grill Nation/Panda Express/California Tortilla/Scoops & Sprinkles: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Wild Blue Sushi: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Dunkin Donuts: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Student Center Dining Room: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Blanton Plaza
    • Chili’s: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Dunkin Donuts: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Market at Blanton Plaza: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Jersey Mike’s: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Venture Cafe: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • University Hall Cafe: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Panera Bread: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cafe Diem: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Red Hawk Diner “Grubhub Pickup”: Closed

Thursday, November 25

All dining venues are closed

Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27

  • Bistro 62 at Sam’s Place: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 28

  • Sam’s Place: 4-8:30 p.m.
    • Bistro 62: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  and 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Freeman Hall: 4-8 p.m.
  • Blanton Plaza
    • Dunkin Donuts: 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
    • Market at Blanton: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Red Hawk Diner “Grubhub Pickup”: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Regular dining venue hours will resume on Monday, November 29.

Montclair State Ice Arena

The Montclair State Ice Arena will be closed on Thanksgiving day. They will resume regular hours on Friday, November 26, 6 a.m. – Midnight.

Parking Services

The Parking Services office will close on Wednesday, November 24 at 11 p.m. and will reopen on Friday, November 26 at 7 a.m.

  • The gates at the Red Hawk Parking Deck will be open beginning Wednesday, November 24 at 11 p.m. and will be lowered on Friday, November 26 at 7 a.m.
  • NJTransit Parking Deck will close their gates on Thursday, November 25 at 1:30 a.m. and reopen on Friday, November 26 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.
  • CarParc Parking Deck will remain open for normal use based on paring regulations.

Beginning Wednesday, November 24 at 4 p.m., weekend parking regulations will be in effect for both Commuters and Resident students. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 29.

Postal Services

Postal Services will be closing at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24 and will be closed through Sunday, November 28. They will resume regular hours on Monday, November 29. View Hours of Operation.

Residence Life

The central office will be closed for the holiday weekend, but Residential Halls front desk service will be open.

Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle Services will be suspended on Wednesday, November 24 at 11 p.m. and will resume normal service on Sunday, November 28 at 1 p.m.

Sprague Library

Sprague Library will close on Wednesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and remain closed through Saturday, November 27.

Sunday, November 28 hours are:

  • Library Building: 12 -9 p.m
  • Access Services: 12-9 p.m.
  • Multimedia: 12-8 p.m.
  • Reference: 12-9 p.m.

They will resume normal hours on Monday, November 29.

Student Center

The Student Center will close on Wednesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday, November 28 at 5 p.m.

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center will close Wednesday, November 24, 8 p.m. and reopen Saturday, November 27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will resume normal hours on Sunday, November 28, 8 a.m. – Midnight. View Hours of Operation.

University Bookstore

The bookstore will be closed during the holiday break, but their online store is available 24/7.

University Health Center

The University Health Center will close on Wednesday, November 24 at 4:30 p.m. and reopen on Monday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m.


Please Note: This News item will be updated as needed.


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