What’s open during the Thanksgiving break? – Student services

November 19, 2021

See which services / sites are open during Thanksgiving weekend.

Posted in: Announcements, Campus Dinner, Red Hawk News

The University will be closed for the Thanksgiving break from Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, November 28, except for specific dates / times for the following services / locations:

Center for Academic Success and Tutoring (CAST)

CAST will be offering a special schedule for the Thanksgiving break. All tutoring services will be closed on Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26. Tutors are available for virtual appointments on Saturday November 27 and Sunday November 28. Tutoring services will resume their normal schedule on Monday, November 29.

Students can make an appointment for this weekend and the rest of the semester using the Navigate scheduling system and selecting “Academic Assistance”. Overtime for the finals will be added to Navigate for bookings the first week of December.

Writing Center of Excellence (CWE)

CWE will close online services on Wednesday November 24 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday November 28 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm They will resume their normal hours on Monday November 29th.

Computer labs

  • Wednesday, November 24: the computer labs of the Sprague library and the student center will close at 8 p.m. The computer lab in the university room will close at 10 p.m.
  • From Thursday November 25 to Saturday November 27: all laboratories will be closed.
  • Sunday, November 28: the Sprague library lab will be open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • They will resume normal laboratory hours on Monday, November 29.

Guidance and Psychological Services (CAPS)

For CAPS services, during the holiday weekend, call their main office number at: 973-655-5211 and press # 2 for support. For psychiatric emergencies, contact University Police at 973-655-5222.

Catering services

wednesday 24 november

  • Chez Sam: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Bistro 62 at Sam’s Place: Closed
  • Freeman Room: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Student center
    • Cafeteria: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Grill Nation / Panda Express / California Tortilla / Scoops & Sprinkles: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Wild blue sushi: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
    • Dunkin Donuts: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Student center dining room: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Plaza de Blanton
    • Chili’s: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Dunkin Donuts: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Market at Blanton Plaza: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Jersey Mike’s: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Café Venture: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Café in the university hall: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Panera bread: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Café Diem: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Red Hawk Diner “Grubhub Pickup”: closed

Thursday 25 November

All restaurants are closed

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November

  • Bistro 62 at Sam’s Place: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday November 28

  • Chez Sam: 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Bistro 62: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Freeman Room: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Plaza de Blanton
    • Dunkin Donuts: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Market in Blanton: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Red Hawk Diner “Grubhub Pickup”: from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Normal catering hours will resume on Monday, November 29.

Montclair State Ice Rink

The Montclair State Ice Arena will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will resume their usual hours on Friday, November 26, from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Parking services

The Parking Services office will close Wednesday, November 24 at 11 p.m. and reopen on Friday, November 26 at 7 a.m.

  • Gates at the Red Hawk Parking Deck will be open from Wednesday, November 24 at 11 p.m. and lowered on Friday, November 26 at 7 a.m.
  • NJ Transit Parking Deck will close on Thursday, November 25 at 1:30 am and reopen on Friday, November 26 at 4:30 am This closure will also affect license holders. NJ Transit permit holders (with permits issued by Montclair State University) may park in general (yellow) commuter surface lots during this time.
  • The CarParc parking platform will remain open for normal use depending on the pairing regulations.

Starting Wednesday, November 24 at 4 p.m., weekend parking regulations will be in effect for commuters and resident students. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 29.

Postal services

Postal services will close at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 24 and will be closed until Sunday November 28. They will resume their normal hours on Monday, November 29. See opening hours.

Residence life

The central office will be closed for the bank holiday weekend, but the reception service of the residences will be open.

Shuttle service

The Shuttle Services will be suspended on Wednesday November 24 at 11 p.m. and will resume normal service on Sunday November 28 at 1 p.m.

Sprague Library

The Sprague Library will close Wednesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and will remain closed until Saturday, November 27.

The hours for Sunday November 28 are:

  • Library building: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Access services: 12 pm-9pm
  • Multimedia: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Reference: 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

They will resume normal hours on Monday, November 29.

Student center

The Student Center will close on Wednesday November 24 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Sunday November 28 at 5 p.m.

Student recreation center

The Student Recreation Center will close Wednesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Saturday, November 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will resume normal hours on Sunday, November 28 from 8 a.m. to midnight. Show opening hours.

University bookstore

The bookstore will be closed during the holidays, but their online store is available 24/7.

University health center

The University Health Center will close on Wednesday November 24 at 4:30 p.m. and reopen on Monday November 29 at 8:30 a.m.


Please note: This news will be updated as needed.


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