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2021-2022 Winter Break

University and Student Support Services during Winter Break: December 24, 2021 – January 17, 2022.

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[Updated: Sunday, January 2, 2002]

The University will close normal operations at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021 and re-open on Monday, January 3, 2022. During this time, academic and administrative offices will be closed. Specific information regarding services during the winter campus break 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.


Center for Academic Success & Tutoring

The Center for Academic Success & Tutoring (CAST) will be offering in-person and virtual tutoring appointments through Monday, December 20.

Winter tutoring will be available in person starting Monday, January 3, 2022, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Winter tutoring appointments can be reserved starting Wednesday, December 22. If you would like to request a class, please complete the Tutoring Course Request Form and we will do our best to find an available tutor.

Spring 2022 tutoring will begin Tuesday, January 18.

You can book appointments for this weekend and the remainder of the semester using Navigate and selecting “Academic Support.”


Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022.


Center for Writing Excellence

The Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) will have in-person and online appointments available through Thursday, December 23, 2021. The CWE will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Hours from Monday, December 20 through Thursday, December 23:

  • Monday, December 20: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 21 – Thursday, December 23: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Hours from Monday, January 3 through Friday, January 14, 2022:

  • Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (online only)
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The CWE will return to their regular hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Computing Labs

University Hall

Laptop Lending/Printing 

  • Will close on Thursday, December 23, 5 p.m. and reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022, 8 a.m.
  • Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 14: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Weekdays only)

Computer Lab

  • Will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021, through Monday, January 17, 2022.

Sprague Library

Laptop Lending/Printing

  • Will close on Thursday, December 23, 4:30 p.m. and reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022, 8 a.m.
  • Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 14: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Weekdays only)

Computing labs will return to their regular hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be closed starting Friday, December 24, 2021, returning to regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022). During this time, our on-call service will be available. To speak with a licensed mental health clinician during this time (and any time CAPS is closed) please call the CAPS front desk at 973-655-5211 and select option 2.


Dining Venues

The following lists by date the dining venues that will be open during the winter break:

Monday, December 20, 2021

Student Center

  • Cafeteria: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • California Tortilla: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Dunkin Donuts: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Grill Nation: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wild Blue Sushi: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Panda Express: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Machuga Heights

  • Sam’s Place: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Freeman Hall

  • Dining Hall: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Cole Hall

  • Panera: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Machuga Heights

  • Sam’s Place: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Freeman Hall

  • Dining Hall: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cole Hall

  • Panera: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 22 & Thursday, December 23, 2021

Cole Hall

  • Panera: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, December 24, 2021 – Sunday, January 2, 2022

  • All dining venues are closed

Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 7, 2022

Blanton Hall

  • Dunkin Donuts: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cole Hall

  • Panera: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, January 10 – Friday, January 14, 2022

Blanton Hall

  • Dunkin Donuts: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cole Hall

  • Panera: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All Dining locations reopening with Spring Semester hours of operation on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) will be closed Friday December 24, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Hours between Monday, January 3 and Tuesday, January 25, 2022:

  • Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 14: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, January 17: Closed
  • Tuesday, January 18 – Tuesday, January 25, 2022: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The DRC will return to their regular hours on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.


Emergency Medical Services

The Montclair State University Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is operated solely by volunteer students of the University. EMS students will be on break from Thursday, December 23, 2021, returning to normal operations on or before Monday, January 17, 2022. EMS coverage will be provided 24 hours a day by Mutual Aid services from surrounding jurisdictions when EMS is unavailable.


Health Promotion (Drop In Center)

The Drop In Center will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Hours between Monday, January 3 and Friday, January 14, 2022

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays January 6 & 13: Closed for staff training
  • Closed on Monday, January 17, 2022

The Drop In Center will return to their regular schedule on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Human Resources

Human Resources will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


ID Card Office

The ID Card office will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022.


IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk will be operating on a modified schedule beginning Tuesday, December 21, 2021 through Monday, January 17, 2022.

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Support available through phone, email or self-service, onsite support; no chat available.)
  • Saturday/Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Support available through phone, email or self-service; no chat or onsite service available.)

Please note the following exceptions:

  • Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31, 2021: Closed
  • Saturday, December 25, 2021 January 1, 2022: Closed
  • Monday, January 17, 2022: Closed

The IT Service Desk will return to their regular schedule on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Please feel free to visit our Information Technology page for up to date documentation.


Montclair State Ice Arena: Ice Rink Public Skating

Regular Public Skate Times:

  • Fridays: 9-11 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
  • Sundays: 4-5:20 p.m.

Winter Break Public Skate Times:

Sunday, December 26, 2021

  • 10-11:20 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • 1-2:20 p.m
  • 4-5:20 p.m.
  • 7-8:20 p.m.
  • 8:30-9:50 p.m.

Monday, December 27, 2021

  • 7:10-8:30 a.m.
  • 9:40-11 a.m.
  • 3:20-5 p.m.
  • 7:50-9:10 p.m.
  • 9:30-11 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

  • 7:10-8:30 a.m.
  • 9:40-11 a.m.
  • 3:20-5 p.m.
  • 5:10-6:30 p.m.
  • 6:40-8 p.m.
  • 8:10-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

  • 7:10-8:30 a.m.
  • 9:40-11 a.m.
  • 3:20-5 p.m.
  • 8:40-10:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

  • 7:10-8:30 a.m.
  • 9:40-11 a.m.
  • 3:20-5 p.m.
  • 9:20-10:30 p.m.

Friday, December 31, 2021

  • 9:40-11:10 a.m.
  • 12-2 p.m.
  • 5:30-7 p.m.
  • 7:20-8:50 p.m.
  • 9-11 p.m.*  DJ Skate

Saturday, January 1, 2022

  • 12-1:20 p.m.
  • 1:30-2:50 p.m.
  • 3-4:20 p.m.
  • 4:30-5:50 p.m.
  • 6-7:20 p.m.
  • 7:30-8:50 p.m.
  • 9-10:20 p.m.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

  • 1:30-2:40 p.m.
  • 4-5:20 p.m.

Office for Social Justice and Diversity

The Office for Social Justice and Diversity will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Parking Services

Students

Weekend parking regulations will be in effect beginning 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022, for commuter and resident students with permits issued by Montclair State University. Please Note: Lot 19 is excluded from weekend regulations. Please review the parking regulations page for detailed information.

Regular parking rules and regulations go into effect Monday, January 3, 2022.

Faculty/Staff

All normal parking regulations apply during the winter break.

Parking Office

  • Closed beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021 through 7 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021.
  • Closed beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2021 through 7 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022.

NJ Transit Garage

If you are a Montclair State permit holder, weekend regulations are in effect.


Postal Services

Postal Services will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022. (Please Note: Postal Services will be closing as of 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 23.)


Red Hawk Central

Red Hawk Central (RHC) will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

RHC Call Services (973-655-7600) will be available to assist students during the winter break:

  • Friday, December 24: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, December 27 – Thursday, December 30: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please Note: During the break all other services (1-Stop, live chat and email) will be closed.

The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022.


Red Hawk Pantry

The Red Hawk Pantry will be open the following Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. now through winter break:

  • December 23, 2021: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • January 6, 2022: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • January 13, 2022: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Residence Life

Residence Life will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022.


Shuttle Services

  • Regular shuttle service is in effect until Monday, December 20, 2021.
  • Tuesday, December 21 & Wednesday, December 22, 2021: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 23: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • No Service beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022.
  • Monday, January 3, 2022, through Monday, January 17, 2022:
    • 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.
  • Regular Shuttle Service will resume for the spring semester at 6 a.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
  • Saturday Shopper Special Service will resume on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Sprague Library

Sprague Library hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 21 – Thursday, December 23, 2021: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 24 – Sunday, December 27, 2021: Closed
  • Tuesday, December 28, 2021: 1-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 29 – Sunday, January 2, 2022: Closed
  • Monday, January 3 – Sunday, January 16: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please Note: The Library will be open on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 17, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

View details about the Library’s winter hours and services.


Student Center

Student Center winter break hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 21: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022: Closed
  • Monday, January 3 – Monday, January 17, 2022: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

The Student Center will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 22, 2022: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Surf N Print Lab

Will close on Monday, December 20 at 4 p.m. and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center will begin winter hours starting Friday, December 17.

  • Monday to Thursday: 6 a.m –  4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Student Recreation Center will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 23 and reopen on Monday, January 3, at 6 a.m.

Please Note:  The Recreation Center will be closed for 30 minutes at 1 p.m. each day for deep cleaning. Also, there will be no open gym hours, at this time.

It will return to their regular operating hours on Monday, January 17, 2022.


University Health Center

The University Health Center will be closed from Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. Regular Hours will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022.

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing at Webster Hall

Testing will maintain normal schedule. See website for details.


University Bookstore

Bookstore will be closed from Friday, December 24 through Sunday, January 2. The bookstore will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Hours of operation during winter break are as follows:

Monday, January 3 through Sunday, January 16

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Monday, January 17: Closed
  • Tuesday, January 18: Resume regular hours

The University online store is available 24/7.


Veteran/Military Resources Office

The Office of Veteran and Military Resources will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The office will return to their regular schedule on Monday, January 3, 2022.