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Student Services

Auxiliary Services
  • Director: Andrew Pignataro
  • Location: Student Center, 1st Floor
  • Phone: 973-655-3375

Montclair State University Auxiliary Services Department includes Dining Services, Vending, ID Card Office, Red Hawk Dollars Office, Office of Collegiate Readership    Program, University Bookstore, and the University Hall Conference Center.

Dining Services

Dining Services is the direct portal between the Montclair State Community and the University’s dining service contractor.  The Dining Service Department works collectively with the contractor in planning a complex strategy to provide excellence in dining services for the Montclair State Community.  The Meal Plan Office processes student meal plan enrollments, changes, and cancellations.  Faculty and staff meal plans and Red Hawk Dollar Programs are offered to all faculty and staff members with discount incentives.  Plans can be purchased with a check or by payroll deductions.

How can Dining Services help you as a faculty and staff member?

Dining Services can assist in all dining related matters on campus:  meal plans, dining halls, retail dining operations, vending concessions, and catering. The Meal Plan Office administers the meal plan for students, faculty, and staff.  Through our office, you can enroll in a meal plan or provide feedback regarding campus dining services.  Faculty and staff meal plans are an economical way to take advantage of a wide variety of dining choices, not to mention the convenience of not losing your parking space by going off campus to eat!

Catering services are available for meetings, workshops, and special events.  Please contact the Catering Office at 973-655-6914  or email msucatering@montclair.edu to arrange food and beverage service for your next function.

The Montclair State Dining Service Website offers a wealth of information pertinent to one’s dining needs.  Phone numbers, meal plan enrollment, changes, cancellation forms, hours of operation, dining facility descriptions, menus, and nutritional facts are all available online.

Center for Career Services

The Center for Career Services provides a comprehensive approach to career exploration and personal development. The Center assists students with all phases of the career decision-making process, from choosing a major, finding part-time work while attending school, planning long-term career goals to obtaining full-time work after graduation. A distinguishing feature of the Center is the strength and integrity of its academic program, Cooperative Education. Through this program, the Center offers students applied learning opportunities that foster personal and professional growth through work experience courses designed to prepare students for the world of work. Students go off-campus to experience applied learning through projects arranged and monitored by faculty and staff in community settings, businesses, governmental agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

How can the Center for Career Services help you as a faculty member?

  • By providing a sensitive and caring environment where students can:
  • Discuss their career concerns in an on-going relationship with a professional career counselor.
  • Identify a student’s career goal that can increase the likelihood of retention and graduation.
  • Provide students with feedback regarding job hunting skills.
  • Finding on-campus employment that studies show increase retention and academic success.
  • Enroll in credit-bearing experiential education opportunities.

By providing information to you that is important to your students’ career development concerning:

  • The many career choices suited to students in your major.
  • The importance of career planning.
  • The value of internships and relevant work experience for career exploration.
  • The many techniques of an effective job hunt.
  • How to use the Internet for career development.
  • How to enroll in co-op internships.

By providing information to you concerning:

  • Legal guidelines for faculty referral of students to employers.
  • Writing legal reference letters for students.
  • Current trends in employment.
  • Available on-and off-campus internships and job opportunities.
  • The On-Campus Employment program and the Outstanding Student Employee Awards Ceremony.
  • Websites related to professional career development.
  • The development and implementation of high-quality experiential education courses.
Center for Faith and Spirituality

The Center for Faith and Spirituality (CFS) at Montclair State University advances understanding and appreciation of all faith, spiritual, and religious communities and traditions through interfaith dialogues, programs, services, and interactions.

The CFS provides opportunities for students spiritual development through involvement and participation in programs and activities such as interfaith dialogues, service projects, and other interfaith programs.  The CFS is advised by the Council for Faith and Spirituality, which serves as an umbrella organization for spiritual and religious student organizations and campus ministers.  The Council meets monthly during the academic year.  The Council discourages proselytizing but rather affirms and encourages activities and events that support all religious/spiritual traditions.

Our Goals:

  • To develop intercultural and interfaith understanding
  • To engage with other religious, spiritual, and secular students to help foster spiritual awareness and understanding
  • Participate and engage with others in the expression of their religion or faith
ID Card Office
  • Director:  Andrew Pignataro
  • Manager:  Joseph Rodak
  • Location: Student Center,1st Floor
  • Telephone: 973-655-7431
  • On-Site Contact: Carlos Espinoza
  • Location: Student Center 1st Floor-1CAA
  • Telephone: 973 655-4147
  • ID Card Office Website

All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a Montclair State University issued photo identification card (ID Card).  The University ID Card must be carried at all times while on campus.

The University ID Card is used for access to University buildings and events, Panzer Gym, the Student Recreation Center, and to check out materials from Sprague Library.  Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Red Hawk Dollars are also accessed by the University ID Card.

Obtaining Your Faculty/Staff ID Card:

In order to obtain an ID Card, faculty and staff must have completed all verification and processing with the Human Resources Department 48 hours prior to the ID Card request.  Data feeds from Human Resources determine who is eligible for an ID Card.  ID Cards can only be processed for faculty and staff whose data has been fed into the ID Card System from Human Resources. If you are not in the ID Card System, you must contact Human Resources to resolve any outstanding issues. Two forms of valid identification (one form of valid photo identification is mandatory) are required at the time of ID Card processing.

If your ID Card is lost or stolen, freeze the card immediately 24 hours/7 days a week on the eAccounts website.

Each cardholder is responsible for unauthorized spending on lost or stolen University ID Cards that are not deactivated.

Dean of Students Office

The Office of the Dean of Students assists in the educational and social development of all Montclair State University students.  The dean, associate deans, conduct officer and office staff work with students, faculty and staff in addressing crisis and non-crisis student concerns including, but not limited to, medical withdrawals, conduct violations, disabling conditions, emergency loans for educational purposes and other factors that affect students retention and graduation from Montclair State University.

The Office of the Dean of Students includes:

LGBTQ Center
  • Assistant Director: Ebony Jackson
  • Location: Student Center-Annex, Room 113B
  • Telephone: 973-655-5114
  • LGBTQ Center Website

In January 2009, Montclair State University added a new resource for our students, staff and faculty that has proven to be an essential part of the Montclair Stae community.  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center is a program of the Center for Student Involvement that serves as a valuable resource to students, faculty, and staff. The LGBTQ Center provides opportunities for advocacy, education, and support for students, alumni, faculty and staff surrounding the LGBTQ community.

Referral Services

The LGBTQ Center is a safe space and guarantees confidential support of all members of the campus community. While not a counseling center, we are here to listen and to help you identify your options in moments of crisis. The LGBTQ Center maintains an extensive collection of information on local agencies and campus offices that address the unique concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community including but not limited to intimate partner violence, social justice, bias incidents, gender identity and expression, health information, support groups, leadership, and more.

Ongoing Events and Programs

  • Drop-In Clubs and Groups: Weekly discussion groups focused on various identities, issues, and communities in the LGBTQ community
  • Safe Space training: an intensive, interactive training that provides attendees with information and tools to combat homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, cissexism, and heterosexism, on campus and beyond.
  • Stonewall Suites LGBTQ Living Learning Community: Stonewall Suites seeks to connect students interested in supporting and educating themselves and their community about LGBTQ and other social justice issues.
  • LGBTQ Pride Awards & Lavender Graduation Celebration: recognizes outstanding individuals, student organizations, and departments for their contributions to the LGBTQ and campus community


Past programs in the LGBTQ Center have included Transgender Remembrance Week, Day of Silence, LGBTQ Thanksgiving Dinner, The Laramie Project, Rainbow Families Conference, The Coming Out Monologues, and a Screening Release of the film “Living Out Proud.”

LGBTQ Center volunteers, known as the Justice League, are highly trained students who create, plan and host a wide variety of events and activities in the area of Equity and Diversity as well as providing referrals on a walk-in basis. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us!

How can the LGBT Center help you as a faculty and staff member?

Safe Space training is available for faculty and staff throughout the year. Faculty are encouraged to participate in our “Out and Ally List”. Individuals are asked to become a part of this list whether one identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, is actively researching issues related to the community, or as an ally to this community. Information can be found on our web site.

Office for Social Justice and Diversity

The Office for Social Justice and Diversity includes the following identity-based centers: the Center for Faith and Spirituality, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Center, the Multicultural Center and the Women’s Center.

The Office for Social Justice and Diversity supports the community in building and enhancing an inclusive campus climate at Montclair State University, through student-focused education, advocacy, and engagement. As a department, we collaborate with various Montclair State University community members to develop programs and initiatives that bring awareness to our campus community on issues of identity and inclusion. We also offer diversity and leadership educational opportunities and events/programs for our entire campus community.

Past programs include Diversity Week, Social Justice Week, Social Justice Institute, Equity and Diversity Lecture Series, and more. In addition, the Office of Equity and Diversity has supported Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Latin Pride Month, World Aids Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and Coming Out Week.

Red Hawk Central
  • Director: Tara Morlando-Zurlo
  • Location: Red Hawk Central Building (Next to Panzar Gymnasium)
  • Telephone: 973-655-7600
  • Red Hawk Central Website

Red Hawk Central, located next to Panzer Athletic Center, is the home for the offices of Student Accounts, Financial Aid and the Registrar. The goal of Red Hawk Central is a centralized location for all student services. In essence, we are a one-stop shop for completing important student services and answering any questions or concerns students may have.

Residence Life
  • Executive Director: Jeanine Stroh
  • Associate Director: Tara Mellor
  • Associate Director: Kevin Schafer
  • Location: Bohn Hall, 4th floor
  • Telephone: 973-655-5188/5252
  • Residence Life Website

Residential Education and Services complements the classroom learning experience by providing residential settings for close to 4,979 students where they can live, study and interact with our diverse population.  We believe our focus on civility, community, and interpersonal relationships help our students succeed personally and academically.

How can the Office of Residential Education and Services help you as a  faculty and staff member?

Residential Education and Services offers “Living Communities” for students who wish to live among other peers who share similar career/academic goals.  The environment within these communities forges new friendships and promotes a lively exchange of knowledge apart from the traditional classroom setting.  “Living Communities” promotes academic success along with a sense of collaboration, discovery and teamwork through a number of social and educational activities.  Residents can interact and work closely with faculty and staff members to coordinate projects and activities related to their special interest.

Women's Center

The Women’s Center aids in the education of women and men with respect to their changing roles, rights, and responsibilities in today’s world. Different programs, workshops and weekly discussion groups are offered each semester and are developed to address the current needs of the campus community. A reference library and a referral service are available to Montclair State University students. We encourage the personal growth and empowerment of women through personal coaching, mentoring service, and advocacy. The Women’s Center serves as a safe space on campus for all women.

Interested students may have a chance to work as student staff and coordinate activities, contribute to the newsletters, and learn to facilitate discussions and workshops in such areas as sexual harassment and sexual assault, domestic violence, leadership, assertiveness training, media literacy, and self-esteem.

How can The Women’s Center help you as a faculty member?

  • Women’s History reference library.
  • Co-sponsorship for events programming.
  • Fieldwork opportunities in the areas of counseling, diversity and advocacy.
    Trainings available for departments and classes in women’s issues and diversity
  • Safe space provided and referral services in the following areas: maternity leave, breastfeeding, childcare, custody, divorce, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, GLBTQ, housing, support groups, and advocacy.
  • Membership information for ACE-NET, Montclair State’s Women’s Mentoring Network.
  • Membership information for The Women’s Caucus.
  • Bias Response Taskforce information and referrals.
  • GLBTQ Leadership Conference NJ.