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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, Events, Facilities, Featured News, Parking and Shuttle

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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?

This is important!! 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!

Allow for extra time to travel to campus and to successfully navigate all the roads around our campus and our roads. Remember, many people are returning to the roads this time of year. The construction along Route 46 and Route 3 continues! Plus our local roads will experience back-to-school congestion after the summer recess.

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. Grab & Go 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: Thursday, September 14 , 9-11 a.m. (Rain date: Friday, September 15)
  • Where: CarParc Diem Parking Deck
  • Come grab some breakfast and coffee! Giveaways!

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.

The partnership between Montclair State University and NJ TRANSIT that gives students more transportation options and opportunities! Montclair State University full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive a rail, bus or light rail monthly pass at 25% off of the regular monthly pass price, when they enroll online through NJ TRANSIT’s Quik-Tik program.

All NJTransit passes must be purchased virtually and no physical forms will be accepted at Red Hawk Central for enrollment verification.

More Info

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