Tips and traffic pointers for you! – Student Services

August 30, 2021

Info to help you manage traffic at the start of the semester.

Posted in: Announcements, Facilities, Featured News, Parking & Shuttle, Red Hawk News, Safety

It will be wonderful to meet everyone! We are all excited about the new academic year, which brings exciting new opportunities.

To successfully cope with 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?

To park any vehicle on campus, a permit must be associated with a vehicle. You can buy your license online or at an agency and register your vehicle! Make sure your vehicle is registered so we know it belongs to you and remember… only one vehicle is allowed on campus with a permit. See more details on getting your permit.

You can also park on the Red Hawk parking deck by purchasing a specific permit for the deck or by paying an hourly rate. Additionally, you can download the PaybyPhone app to pay to park in the suburban/general lots or on the Car Parc Diem bridge if you don’t have a parking permit.

It’s crowded over there!

Don’t forget that many people are back on the road in the first weeks of September. Our local roads will experience back-to-school congestion after the summer holidays. Allow extra time to get to campus and successfully navigate campus roads while everyone gets back into the rhythm.

We have the apps to help you

In the words of News12: “Find out before you go!” The Parker App helps you find out where the parking spots are and Nextbus tells you when the next shuttle will arrive at your shuttle stop.

Get to know the map

Some things have changed! Become familiar with the University parking map. Understanding what the campus is like and where you can park can significantly reduce your time on the road.

Beat the traffic. Come early. Get free breakfast!

Come early! Parking Services and the Office of Commuter Life will be hosting a Traffic Jamz event in Lot 60 near the shuttle stop.

Traffic jam

  • When: Tuesday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (rain date: Wednesday, September 8)
  • Where: Lot 60
  • Details: Come have breakfast and coffee! Games and raffles!

Check out the Engage schedule for Traffic Jamz!

Get the tweet

follow us on Twitter @MSUParking. We provide regular updates to provide you with the most accurate reports on campus space availability.

Public transportation!

Consider leaving your car at home and try to use public transport. Montclair State is located between two train stations and is served by several bus lines; this makes public transit an easy and environmentally friendly choice. As an added incentive, full-time students are eligible for a 25% discount on NJ Transit monthly passes! See the details.