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Traffic Tips and Pointers for You!

Important Information to Help You Tackle the Traffic at the Beginning of the Semester.

Posted in: Announcements, Facilities, Featured News, Parking and Shuttle

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It’s going to be wonderful to have everyone back! We’re all excited for the start of the academic year, which brings new and exciting opportunities.

To successfully tackle the usual first-month traffic volume that we all face, Parking Services offers the following traffic tips and parking pointers:

Did You Get Your Permit?

To park any vehicle on campus, a permit must be associated with a vehicle. You may purchase your permit online or in-office and register your vehicle! Be certain that your vehicle is registered so we know that they belong to you and remember…only one vehicle is allowed on campus with a permit. View More Details about Getting Your Permit.

You also can park in the Red Hawk parking deck by either purchasing a specific permit for the deck (if you are eligible) or paying an hourly fee. Also, you can download the PaybyPhone app to pay to park in Commuter/General surface lots or CarParc Diem deck, if you do not have a parking permit.

It’s Crowded, Out There!

Remember, many people are returning to the roads in the first weeks of September. Our local roads will experience back-to-school congestion after the summer recess. Allow for extra time to travel to campus and to successfully navigate campus roads, as everyone gets back into the rhythm.

We’ve Got The Apps To Help

In the words of News12: “Know before you go!” The ParkingCloud app (Mac | Android) helps you know where the parking spaces are and Umo tells you when the next shuttle will arrive at your shuttle stop.

Get to Know The Map

Some things have changed! Become familiar with the University’s Parking Map. Understanding what the campus looks like and where you are eligible to park can greatly reduce the amount of time spent on the road.

Beat the Traffic. Come Early. Get Free Breakfast!

Come in early! Parking Services and Office of Commuter Life will be hosting a Traffic Jams event for our commuter students outside of CarParc Diem.

Traffic Jams

  • When: Tuesday, September 6, 9-11 a.m. (Rain date: Wednesday, September 7)
  • Where: CarParc Diem Parking Deck
  • Come grab some breakfast and coffee! Games and raffles!

Mass Transit!

Consider leaving your car at home and try using public transit. Montclair State is situated between two train stations and is served by multiple bus lines; this makes public transit an easy and environmentally-friendly choice.

NJ TRANSIT is pleased to welcome area college and university students back to campus and encourage their use of mass transit. The “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Free” promotion allows students to save up to 60% off transportation to campus for class during the Fall 2022 semester when compared to purchasing one-way transportation. To learn more about Student Pass and this promotion, please see their website for full details.

More Info

For more details visit the Parking Services and Shuttle Services websites.