I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people

— Sir Isaac Newton

Montclair State University

Getting to Campus:

The campus of Montclair State University is located at the corner of Valley Road and Normal Ave:
1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ. Note that due to ongoing construction on the Route 3/Route 46 interchange there may be changes in your route. If the Valley Road exits are closed, we suggest using Clove Road (the entrance is across the street from 33 Clove Rd, Little Falls).

Click here for more information on how to get to campus and parking info.


Once on Campus:

Visitors can use the Red Hawk Parking Deck or Parking Lot #19.

  • Red Hawk Parking Deck: take a ticket at the gate and find a parking space. Take the ticket with you. The parking fee is paid at the machines on floors 2, 4 or 5 when you are ready to leave. Recently they have also added an option to pay with a credit at the exit gate.
  • Lot 19: metered parking is available on one side of the lot. Lot 19 is located near Blanton Hall.
  • Parking fees are $4.00 for 2 hours; 2‐4 Hours $8.00.
  • The walk across campus from the parking lots to the CELS building takes several minutes so please plan accordingly.
  • Additional parking info as well as a parking app is available from Parking Services.
  • Meetings and Telescope Nights take place at the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS). Telescope Nights are held, weather permitting, in front of the building. Meetings are usually held on the first floor in room 110. This is located off the large lounge area at the back of the building. Room 110 is on your left.