Montclair State University students gathered around campus to celebrate the annual Red Hawk Day on Sept. 1. The day commenced with a student involvement fair, which consisted of different organizations and clubs.
Students lined up in front of tables to sign up to get more involved around campus. People danced to music, had a barbecue and went on rides at Montclair State’s first-ever carnival.
Attractions ranged from a Ferris wheel, the Round Up ride, the Roll-a-Ball game, Bean Bag Tosses, the Fun Slide, the Paratrooper ride, a mirror maze and temporary tattoos.
Many students expressed how much fun they had being on campus and how ready they are to take on the semester.
Faith Monesteri, a freshman linguistics major, said she was excited to socialize and meet other people as a new student.
“I’m glad that I have this opportunity to join clubs and organizations and I’m also happy to see that there are different ways that we can socialize with other people who share similar interests,” Monesteri said.
Ashley Barberio, a freshman elementary education major, said having Red Hawk Day is a strong way to start the semester.
“Having a whole carnival a day before classes is so fun and it’s a great way to meet new people,” Barberio said.