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Student Services

Auxiliary Services
  • Director: Carlos Costa
  • 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 MSU Community and the University’s dining service contractor. Working in tandum, the partners develop a complex strategy to provide excellence in dining services for the MSU 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 are purchased online from the comfort of your office; and paid via credit card or payroll deductions. Follow this link to sign in and enroll: dineoncampus.com/montclair/for-facultystaff

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 online application, 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 MSU Dining Service Web site 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 at www.dineoncampus.com/montclair/

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, religious communities and worldviews 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 ad-vised 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
Conference Center

Located in University Hall, 7th Floor is also available for corporate event, banquet, conference or seminar at a cost. Contact the Conference Center directly to book your next event!

ID Card Office
  • Director:  Carlos Costa
  • 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 Campus 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 24hours/7
days a week at the Online Card Office: MSUOnlineCardOffice

Each card holder 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 develop-ment of all MSU 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, con-duct violations, disabling conditions, emergency loans for educational purposes and other factors that affect students retention and graduation from Montclair State University.
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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 MSU community. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Center serves as a valuable resource to students, faculty, and staff. The LGBTQ Center provides opportunities for advocacy, education, and support for students, faculty and staff surrounding the LGBTQ com-munity.

Referral Services

The LGBTQ+ Center is a safe space and guarantees support of all mem-bers 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.

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 Safe Space training and after completing the training take a Safe Space sticker and placing it on your office door identifying yourself as an ally.

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 purpose is to support inclu-sive excellence by 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.

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 is a centralized campus location for all student
services related to registration, billing and financial aid.. We are a
“one-stop shop” where students can complete processes and receive
answers to questions or concerns they have regarding managing their
classes, aid or billing. To provide optimal support to the campus, Red
Hawk Central provides both dedicated phone and email support via
our call center as well as immediate, face-to-face support on a walk-in
basis in our one-stop location.

In the Red Hawk Central One-Stop location students r eceive
services from the following offices:

The partner offices working with Red Hawk Central also have their
own pages in this directory that detail the full breadth of their services
and their role in assisting faculty and staff members.

How can Red Hawk Central help you as a faculty and staff member?

Red Hawk Central was established to enhance and smooth the customer
service and support experience for students as well as the campus
community. In one centralized facility, we provide assistance and
information concerning financial aid, billing, registration as well as
information for general inquiries in an accessible, responsive manner.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the services and support
offered by Red Hawk Central to help with all of their administrative
and classroom management needs throughout each semester.

Red Hawk Dollars

The Red Hawk Dollars program is a convenient pre-paid debit
account designed for the Montclair State University Community. With your University ID Card, you can enjoy campus-wide purchasing power for books, supplies, clothing, food, and snacks.

Where Can I Use Red Hawk Dollars?

University Dining Facilities, Off-Campus merchants accepting
Red Hawk Dollars, Campus Vending Machines, University Bookstore, to pay for ID Card replacement fees, Sprague Library, and the Student Recreation Center.

How Do I Buy Red Hawk Dollars? *

  • The Online Card Office offers students, faculty, staff, family, and
    friends the opportunity to purchase Red Hawk Dollars 24\7 on the web at http://tinyurl.com/MSUOnlineCardOffice.
  • The ID Card Office and Bursar’s Office accepts cash and check
    payments.

* Faculty/Staff Red Hawk Dollars do not expire and roll over semester to semester as long as employment is maintained.

How can the Red Hawk Dollar office help you as a faculty member?

Red Hawk Dollars provide an alternative to carrying cash. Where Red Hawk Dollars are accepted, simply present your ID Card when making a purchase and state that you would like to pay with Red Hawk Dollars. You can even get 10% off at the University Bookstore if you show your University ID Card! Montclair State University Dining Services offers special faculty/staff meal plans and Red Hawk Dollars programs. Sign up at Dining Services to take advantage of special incentives for faculty/staff

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

Residence Life complements the classroom learning experience by
providing residential settings for approximately 5,100 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?

Residence Life 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 promote
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.

Arts Interdisciplinary Living Community (AILC)

Comprised of students majoring in art & design, music, theatre, dance,
broadcasting and/or communication studies, the AILC occupies a floor
in the Freeman Residence Hall on the south end of the campus – just
across from the Cali School of Music and a few minutes’ walk from all
of the college’s visual arts and performance facilities.

But AILC is not just about convenience. It is about students with creative
and multidisciplinary interests living together, sharing their passions
and challenges, and discovering their common ground.

The College of Science and Mathematics Living Community (CSAM)

Any student majoring in any of the disciplines in the department of Biology/
Molecular Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Studies,
Computer Science or Mathematics/Physics are eligible to apply to be a part
of this community housed in The Heights (John Basilone and Albert Einstein
Halls).

This Living Community is committed to creating an environment for residents
that is conducive to learning and promoting personal, intellectual, social and
academic growth.

The goals of the CSAM floor area: academic success, development of
community, and teamwork through social and educational activities.

There will be meals with CSAM faculty, opportunities to speak with guests,
visiting lecturers, and field trips.

Stonewall Living Community (SLC)

Students residing in Dinallo Heights -Stonewall Living Community have the
opportunity to enjoy a comfortable living and learning experience, where residents
are placed without consideration of gender identity/expression, or sexual
orientation. This community seeks to connect students interested in supporting
and educating themselves and their community about the lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender questioning/queer/ally community.

Students living in this community will work to connect the theory they learn in
the classroom with opportunities for student involvement through Residential
Education and Services and the LGBT Center.

Honors Living Community (HLC)

Any student who is an active member of the university’s Honors Program is eligible.
The HLC is designed to provide the advantages of a small liberal arts
college within the larger dynamic university community.

The HLC provides a core curriculum of seminars and elective courses that fulfill
general education requirements, while working to establish a lively and creative
community for its students and faculty. Machuga Heights– Albert Einstein and
John Basilone Halls where HLC is housed, provides an environment that is intended
to be conducive to learning and to promoting personal, intellectual, social
and academic growth.

The goals of this residential community are to promote academic success along
with a sense of collaboration, discovery and teamwork through a number of social
and educational activities. There will be special opportunities for residential
students to meet individually with Honors faculty, take part in special seminars,
dinners and lunches, and participate in off-campus concerts, lectures and field
trips.

Global Living Community (GLC)

The Global Living Community (GLC) is a residential community of International
and American students at MSU. Any student with at least 50 credits, who is
interested in learning about the traditions and customs of students from a variety
of countries, should think about applying to be a part of this living community in
The Village at Little Falls.

American students in this program will be expected to assist in the transitional
issues faced by international students (i.e. orientation to campus life, Montclair,
and its surrounding communities). In exchange, the international students will be
expected to share with the American students the customs and culture from their
native lands. Consideration will be given to American students who express interest
in living with an international student of a specific culture or who speaks a
foreign language.

Faculty/staff advisors to the GLC will be represented by the Office of International
Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Foreign Language
faculty and other relevant faculty and advisors possessing intercultural living
skill.

Business Community

The Business Living-Learning Community is in Blanton Hall. Students pursuing
majors in Business living in this community can expect an environment
that focuses on exploring the different majors and careers associated with the
business world.

Students will have opportunities to:

  • Engage in activities that promote academic achievement like math tutoring
    and review sessions with faculty members.
  • Participate in community events while living among other dedicated students
    with similar academic interests and ambitions.
  • Take 5 classes together:
    • ECON101 PRIN OF ECONOMICS:MACRO
    • ENWR105 COLLEGE WRIT I: INTELLECT PROS
    • GNED199 NEW STUDENT SEMINAR
    • INFO173 INTRO TO COMPUTERS IN BUSINESS
    • MATH100 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
  • Begin to explore their skills and abilities in regards to selecting a major/
    career within the College of Business.
  • Build traditions of the Business Living-Learning Community (i.e. trips to
    meet alumni in the field, etc.).
  • Have opportunities to develop leadership and interpersonal skills through
    involvement in student organizations and activities (both within and outside
    of the living-learning community).
  • Develop networks with faculty, upper-level students (including academic
    advisors, staff, and alumni in the business world.

To accomplish these goals, the Business Living-Learning Community works
closely with the College of Business and partners with other campus departments
to ensure collaborative learning between students, faculty and staff. Our
goal is to provide a seamless Living and Learning environment for students that
promotes a successful transition to the higher-education environment and prepares
students for the challenges that a career in the various business fields
offer.

Student Center Programming/Scheduling
  • Director: Dr. Mariel Pagan
  • Location: Student Center Annex, Room 104
  • Telephone: 973-655-4411
  • Student Center Website

The Scheduling Office provides the University community with the guidelines and procedures for scheduling Student Center and other campus facilities for non-academic programs.

How can the Scheduling office help you as a faculty member?

The Scheduling Office can assist faculty, staff, and recognized campus groups who are seeking to secure Student Center facilities for programs such as lectures, workshops, seminars, and conferences on campus. The office can also assist as a liaison and advisor for securing and hosting events in other campus areas.

The Scheduling Office can suggest available dates and facilities and assists in coordinating the specific needs for your program. There is no rental fee for use of the Student Center facilities for University sponsored programs, however, related costs may be incurred for technology requirements, food service, security, etc.

University employees who are affiliated with external groups may also secure use of Montclair State Student Center facilities for pro-grams at a reduced cost. All related costs as well as liability insurance are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.

Student Communications

The Department of Student Communications was established in 2014 to implement a unified communication strategy and procedure for internal communication with our Montclair State students. Student Communications collaborates and coordinates with academic and administrative offices to develop comprehensive communication plans to produce effective messaging, establish processes, bridge gaps and improve the students’ engagement, connection to support services and community pride.

Our Work

Student Communications is responsible for:

Red Hawk News Email Communication
The Red Hawk News is an e-newsletter sent directly to Montclair State student that’s filled with exciting and important information they want and need to know. Red Hawk News is a one-stop-source for reminders, dead-lines, campus events, career opportunities, emergency and weather alerts and much more! We coordinate with both academic and administrative offices to produce effective communication, track outcomes and develop improved delivery of information to our targeted audiences.

Red Hawk Life Social Media Platforms
Follow Red Hawk Life on social media to get a daily dose of news, events and campus pride, including:
instagram.com/redhawklife/
twitter.com/redhawklife
facebook.com/RedHawkLife/
instagram.com/rockyredhawk/
instagram.com/redhawksofmontclairstate/

Student-Centric Websites
Our office maintains all student-centric websites, for example:

Team Rocky
Student Communications oversees Montclair State’s mascot, Rocky the Red Hawk and Team Rocky! Team Rocky consists of approximately 20 dedicated Montclair State undergraduate and graduate student volunteers and cam-pus leaders. Our main goal is to spread campus pride and encourage involvement.

NEST and NEST Mobile Communication
Our office manages NEST portal content development, announcements and NEST mobile functionality.

How can Student Communications help you as a faculty member?

Our focus is to connect the message/messenger with their targeted audience. Our goal is to provide that information effectively and efficiently. Working with our academic and administrative content contacts, we make sure students get all the information you need to tell them (outside classroom/coursework information) through the most effective media. Through continuing data-driven analysis, we are diligent in our review of our methods and process to be sure we reach our audiences where they are, the way they want and therefore making the best communication connection possible for all members of the campus community.

University Bookstore

The University bookstore is your one stop shopping source for “things you need-stuff you want.” Books, apparel, gifts, gift cards, computer products, dorm and school supplies are offered. Campus reseller for Apple computer.

How can the bookstore help you as a faculty member?

Whether it’s submitting what textbook you’re adopting next semester, reviewing peer critiques of a potential textbook selection, adding course-pack materials, the University Bookstore has a tremendous offering of products and services for you.

How can faculty save the students money?

If you turn in your adoptions before or by the deadline, the Bookstore can get a head start on shopping for used textbooks and can plan buyback accordingly. Used books save students lots of money. With readopting books, we can keep the flow of used books circulating on our campus and pay the maximum value at buyback.

What are the concerns with custom bundles or books?

With custom bundles and books, there is normally a slower turn-around time in getting the order in and publishers usually do not allow the bookstores to return them. Reorders are usually the biggest problem since publishers do not usually keep custom products in stock. Other concerns include refund issues. Most bundles do not qualify for Buyback.

If I know what textbook I am using for several semesters in advance, should I let the Bookstore know? Why?

Yes. This may save students money because we can buy back more books from students during Book Buyback and can better plan for used book pur-chases and returns.

Who should I contact if I need to speak to someone about my textbook adoption?

You may call (973) 655-7391.

Women's Center

The Women’s Center aids in the education of women with respect to their changing roles, rights, and responsibilities in today’s world. Dif-ferent programs, workshops and weekly discussion groups are of-fered 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 services, 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, and learn to facilitate discussions and work-shops in such areas as sexual harassment and sexual assault, domes-tic violence, and leadership.

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 I issues and diversity
  • Safe space provided and referral services in the following are as: maternity leave, breastfeeding, childcare, custody, divorce, domestic violence,
  • Bias Response Taskforce information and referrals.