MSU Homecoming & Family Day

Dayton Friedberg: Homecoming's Little Rocky Mascot

Montclair State University has been partying all week for Homecoming and they will end the festivities on Saturday, October 9 with a fun Family Day. 

This year’s Little Rocky mascot for homecoming weekend at MSU is a 6-year-old girl named Dayton Friedberg who is a 1st grader at Montclair’s Bradford School.  She is the youngest Rocky ever and very cute, vivacious and super excited to walk around the carnival and participate with the cheerleaders during the halftime show at the football game. Her parents won this opportunity as part of the Raise the Roof fundraiser for Bradford held last spring. 

See Dayton as Little Rocky at the carnival and at the Homecoming football game beginning at  3 pm at Sprague Field when the Red Hawks take on The College of New Jersey Lions.  This year’s half-time show will feature Montclair’s Hillside School band Drums of Thunder.

Some of the activities you can enjoy are: 

Marine Corp Flight Orientation
Location: University Hall Courtyard
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Sponsor(s): Office of Veteran and Military Resources and Center for Academic Advising and Adult Learning
Cost: Free
Open to: Public
Description: The United State Marine Corps will bring their Flight Orientation Program to campus as part of the Homecoming celebration. Anyone interested in getting an aerial view of campus, from a Marine Corps helicopter (civilian model), should stop by the University Hall Courtyard area. Members of the Marine Corps Officer Selection Program will be on hand to answer questions.

Location: Alumni Green
Rain Location: Student Center
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsor(s): Center for Student Involvement and University Advancement
Cost: Nominal fee for certain food vendors
Open to: Public
Description: There will be carnival booths and novelty items such as face painting, hair wrapping, caricaturist, photo booth and inflatables. Local vendors will be on site as well.

Location: Alumni Green
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rain Location: Student Center
Sponsor(s): Center for Student Involvement and Montclair State University Food Services
Cost: $1 for BBQ (hamburger or hot dog, chips and drink)
Open to: Public
Description: Enjoy a hamburger or hot dog with the campus community.

Homecoming Parade/Performance
Location: Amphitheater
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Ice Skating
Location: Floyd Hall Arena
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Athletics
Cost: Free
Open to: Public
Description: Free open ice skating. There is a fee to rent skates.

Montclair State vs. The College of New Jersey Football Game
Halftime-Drums of Thunder and Recognition of Class of 1960/Coach Edwards
King/Queen and Parade Winners Announced
Location: Sprague Field
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Sponsor(s): Athletics, Center for Student Involvement, University Advancement, Student Government Association Programming Board, Montclair State University Food Services
Cost: Free to Montclair State students; $8 (Adults) and $5 (Non-Montclair students, Senior Citizens)
Open to: Public
Description: Come watch Montclair State take on The College of New Jersey. The half-time show will be a performance by the Drums of Thunder and the recognition of the Class of 1960. Immediately after the game will be the announcement of the parade winners and crowning of the King and Queen.

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