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MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

1 NORMAL AVENUE, MONTCLAIR, NJ

Directions, Parking (Handicapped Also)

973-655-3431

 

**Please note, when using online or GPS mapping systems, use 30 East Normal Avenue, Montclair, (directly across from our main entrance) as your destination.

 

From New Jersey Turnpike (North or South)

Exit 16W to Route 3 West. Follow direction for Route 3 West. (NOTE: Motorists traveling on the Turnpike south of Exit 11 may exit there to Garden State Parkway North to Route 3 West.  Then follow Route 3 West directions.) See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From Garden State Parkway-North

Exit 153B (left lane) to Route 3 West. Follow directions for Route 3 West. See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From Garden State Parkway-South

Exit 154 to Route 46 West. Follow directions for Route 46 West. See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

North on Valley Road, 3.3 miles to Normal Avenue light, turn left.  The main entrance to the campus is on the right.  See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From Lincoln Tunnel

Follow to Route 3 West. Follow directions for Route 3 West. See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From George Washington Bridge

Route 80 West to Garden State Parkway south. Follow Garden State Parkway South directions. See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From Route 3 (West)

At the Route 46 junction, bear left to merge onto Route 46 west. Upon merging, stay in the right lane.  Take the first exit-Valley Road/Montclair.  Travelling the exit, stay to your right to turn onto Valley Road south.  Travel on Valley Road to first traffic light (1 mile).  Make a right turn at light onto Normal Avenue.  The main entrance to the campus is on the right. See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From Route 46 (West)

Take exit for Valley Road Montclair/Paterson.  Stay to the right.  At stop sign turn right and move to the left lane to make an immediate left into a U-turn section.  Follow the U-turn section’s signs to Montclair.  At the U-turn’s stop sign make a right turn onto Valley Road heading south.  Travel on Valley Road to first traffic light (1 mile). Make a right turn at light onto Normal Avenue.  The main entrance to the campus is on the right. See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

From Route 46 (East)

Approaching Rt. 3 intersection stay to the right.  Take exit for Valley Road Montclair/Paterson.  At stop sign (bottom of exit ramp) make a right turn onto Valley Road heading south. 

Travel on Valley Road to first traffic light (1 mile).  Make a right turn at light onto Normal Avenue.  The main entrance to the campus is on the right. See below: “Once You Arrive on Campus”

 

***Once you Arrive on Campus***

 After you turn onto Normal Avenue, turn right onto College Avenue. College Avenue will bend to the left and you will see the Red Hawk Deck parking garage on the right, after the bend, adjacent to the Alexander Kasser Theater.  After parking, exit the garage from the Fifth Floor onto the walking path that leads directly to University Hall, The College of Education and Human Services (It is a Spanish Mission Style building; it is also the largest building on campus).  Go through the lobby and take the elevators at the North end of the building to the Conference Center on the seventh floor.

 

PARKING FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS 

GO TO RED HAWK PARKING DECK

 Follow directions above in “Once You Arrive On Campus” to the Red Hawk Deck, using handicapped accessible spaces and elevators, EXCEPT, you will exit the garage from the Second Floor and police will use the shuttle service to bring you to University Hall.

 PARKING FOR THOSE WHO ARE DROPPING OFF HANDICAPPED PERSONS

From Normal Avenue turn right onto College Avenue(main entrance to college).  College Avenue will bend to the left(parking garage will be on your right).  Continue past the garage and make a right at the bottom of the hill onto Carlisle Road(police station will be on your left).  Then continue .4 miles and bear right up the hill onto Webster Road.  University Hall will be the large building on your right and you can drop off the person at the front entrance.  That person can go through the lobby to the north end of the building and take the elevators to the hearing on the 7th floor.

NOTE:  You cannot use the handicapped spots adjacent to UNIVERSITY HALL because they are for Montclair permit holders only!!  Police will guide you to parking in the Red Hawk Deck.

 

Public Transportation

 

From The Train

MSU campus is located right next to two train stations.  The Montclair Heights train station, located at the south end of campus, is just a few steps away from the main bodyof the campus.  The Montclair State University train station, located at the northwest end of campus, has a campus shuttle service to the main campus area.  The Montclair-Boonton line does make stops at both stations. 

For a listing of available train service from your location to the Montclair train stations go to: NJTransit's Train Station (Station to Station) Web service

- For a PDF of the Montclair-Boonton (MidTown Direct) Line Schedule.

- For NJ Transit Service information for student discount passes.

 

MIDTOWN DIRECT- Montclair service operates between Montclair Heights Station and Penn Station New York from early morning until late evening, Monday through Friday.  Peak period service will also run to and from Hoboken Heights and Newark Broad Street stations, plus you can use either MIDTOWN DIRECT-Montclair  or Hoboken-bound trains to reach Newark Broad Street Station.  Call 1-973-275-5555 or visit http://www.njtransit.com for complete NJTransit information and schedules.

 

From The Bus

New York City (by bus): DeCamp Bus No. 66 leaves from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and drops you off on campus near College Hall. If the bus is not going all the way to campus, get off at Mt. Hebron and Valley roads, turn right (north) on Valley, and walk one block to the Normal Avenue traffic light, then turn left to campus entrance. For a detailed schedule


Newark: NJ Transit Bus No. 28 originates at Macy's, Washington and Hill streets, and terminates its run on campus.
 

Paterson: NJ Transit Bus No. 705 travels from Main Street and Broadway in Paterson. Or, NJ Transit Bus No. 72 originates at Broadway Terminal, Paterson, and goes to Broad Street, Bloomfield. Change to No. 28 at Bloomfield Center.

 

The Oranges: Take One Bus Co. No. 44 to Main and Day streets in Orange. Connect to NJ Transit Bus No. 92 to Glenwood and Bloomfield avenues. Change to NJ Transit Bus No. 28

 

Passaic: NJ Transit Bus No. 705 originates at Main Street and Passaic Avenue in Passaic and travels through Clifton to Montclair State University.                                                      

Wayne: NJ Transit Bus 705 originates at Willowbrook Mall and ends its run on campus.

- For NJ Transit Service information

* Information available from New Jersey Transit at 1-973-275-5555.

 

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