Coronavirus Information

Stockton COVID-19 Updates

Stockton is operating remotely until further notice. All summer sessions classes will be conducted online.

 
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update (May 22, 2020--3:30 p.m.)
  • Monday is Memorial Day and the University will be closed. Enjoy the holiday.

  • A University Restart Operations Committee (UROC) has been established to research, analyze, prepare and recommend a set of operating principles to guide the University’s launch of the Fall 2020 semester.

  • The Galloway mailroom will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, but will be open on Tuesday May 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and will also be open normal hours on Thursday, May 28.

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The University is operating remotely until further notice. All summer session classes will be conducted online.

While the campus will remain open, students and the community are strongly encouraged to stay home as the University supports social distancing. On-site staffing is limited as faculty and staff follow work-from-home protocol.

If you have been tested for COVID-19 in any jurisdiction, please contact Stockton at publicsafety@stockton.edu as soon as possible. You do not need to wait for results. This will greatly assist our efforts in tracking the people in our community who have been impacted.

Current Stockton Students: If you are sick and would like to be seen by Stockton’s health professionals please contact Student Health Services in advance of visiting the office: (609) 652-4701(Galloway); (609) 345-6000 (Atlantic City) or wellctr@stockton.edu. Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coronavirus Hotline

Learn what precautions you can take about the Coronavirus.

  • Call the NJ Coronavirus & Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line.
  • Have general questions about COVID-19? Call: 2-1-1

Trained health care professionals are taking callsl 24/7 OR visit nj.gov/health

FAQ

Campus Access and Operations

Stockton is open, however, in-person staffing is extremely limited as most faculty and staff have transitioned to work-from-home protocol. Please contact Stockton employees via email. Students, employees and the community are strongly encouraged to stay home as the University supports social distancing.

The Atlantic City Residential Complex and John F. Scarpa Academic Center are closed to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily. 

Kramer Hall in Hammonton, Stockton in Manahawkin, The Azeez Museum in Woodbine and Noyes Arts Garage are closed until further notice.

Housing will be available during the summer in Galloway for approved students only. The Office of Residential Life has posted updated information on its website and emails are being sent to affected students.

Chartwells summer dining schedule begins Saturday, May 16. Only Dunkin’ and Student Choice/Create will be open. All meals are offered for take-out only.

As of result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on campus operations, the following billing adjustments were made for the spring 2020 semester, as applicable:

Housing and Meal Plans

The University will issue a prorated credit or refund for residential students in housing and all students participating in one of the University’s meal plans. The credit will be for 38 days of the spring 2020 semester starting March 25. The amount of the credit will vary by student based on individual financial aid packages. 

Transportation and Safety Fee

The University will issue a prorated credit for the transportation and safety fee for 38 days of the spring 2020 semester starting March 25.

For questions, visit stockton.edu/bursars or email bursar@stockton.edu.    

Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are a current student and would like to be seen by Stockton’s health professionals, please contact Student Health Services in advance of visiting the office: (609) 652-4701(Galloway); (609) 345-6000 (Atlantic City) or wellctr@stockton.edu.

Stockton's Richard E. Bjork Library is availble remotely only. Digital databases, electronic journal subscriptions, and video-streaming services will run as normal. Librarians are available for virtual course support.

Faculty with materials on course reserve should contact Joseph Toth, Director of Library Services at toth@stockton.edu.

The Bjork library offers online live help via the "Ask Us! Chat" service Mondays -Thursdays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. during the summer. No live help is available weekends or holidays.

The due date for all borrowed books and materials for the spring has been extended until August 30. Questions may be emailed to the library. 

In compliance with Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order, all computer labs are closed. Remote technology assistance is available at (609) 652-4309 or by email at helpdesk@stockton.edu.

The Follett Bookstore is closed. However, Follett is offering free shipping on all online orders. Follett is offering free FedEx return labels for rented textbooks. Students can obtain the label by logging into their Follett account on the bookstore website.

The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) extended the deadline for current students to apply to renew their State financial aid to June 1. The extension for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application for NJ Dreamers applies to "renewal students" in the current academic year who are already receiving a New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), Governor's Urban Scholarship (GUS), and/or New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJSTARS and NJSTARS II). 

The deadline remains Sept. 15, 2020, for new students enrolling for the first time in the fall 2020 semester. 

To complete a FAFSA, click here. To complete a New Jersey Alternative Application for NJ Dreamers, click here.

Course Instruction - Resources for Students and Faculty

The Tutoring Center is open for limited online Zoom tutoring during the summer.

The Instructional Continuity website offers a page designed to host your ideas.

The Center for Learning Design has scheduled a series of Zoom webinars to assist faculty in moving coursework online. Dates and times are on the website.

To reduce the chance of the disruption of meetings and classes on Zoom, IT has published a guide to prevent and report "Zoombombing."

Stockton has set up a temporary lending program only for students who do not otherwise have access to a computer off campus. Please direct students to the IT Help Desk for more information (609-652-4309).

IT recommends that students use the following website to locate free high-speed internet resources:  https://stockton.edu/information-technology/network-connection.html

The University has access to additional remote desktops available for students to use through Amazon's App Stream services. This will provide students access to specialized University computer lab resources while working remotely. With App stream students will be able to access applications that are unavailable from home, like IBM’s SPSS, Mathworks MATLAB, ESRI’s ArcGIS, and many more. App stream remote desktops can be accessed and fully utilized using a through any modern browser on any device. To get started, visit Stockton.edu/VDI for more information and troubleshooting assistance.

All Stockton courses were completed during spring 2020, albeit in another form. Consequently, students are not eligible for a full or partial tuition reimbursement. 

Stockton University has modified its Pass/No Credit grading option for undergraduate students for the spring 2020 semester only. Details are on the Academic Affairs website.

Students can appeal their grades if they have a university-defined reason for doing so; that classes have shifted to online instruction will not, by itself, be sufficient reason to appeal a grade—particularly as the withdrawal date has been extended. 

More details about the grade appeal process can be found on pages 55-56 of the University Bulletin.

Stockton is currently reviewing multiple instructional scenarios for the fall semester and we will continue to provide updates on these plans as we gain more clarity from government and health officials. All plans under review are being developed with a commitment to the health and safety of the Stockton community – our students, staff, and faculty. We expect to have a final determination by mid-July.

University Restart Operations Committee (UROC) has been established to research, analyze, prepare and recommend a set of operating principles to guide the University’s launch of the Fall 2020 semester.

Campus Events

The Highland Summer Day Camp at Stockton will not begin in June. For now, it has been postponed to a possible start date in July depending on COVID-19 circumstances. Questions regarding payments or refunds should be directed to Highland Academy at 609-652-9500.

The Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy has been moved to summer 2021.

In-person events and meetings scheduled through June 30 should be considered cancelled or postponed at all sites. Some events and meetings have converted to online/virtual and are listed in the Campus Calendar. Events scheduled after June 30 remain under review. Contact the Office of Event Services and Campus Center Operations at event.services@stockton.edu with questions

The Performing Arts Center has cancelled all events through May. Refunds are being issued.

We recognize this is a milestone for each student, their family and friends. Consequently, the University is planning a two-phase celebration for the Class of 2020 (graduate and undergraduate students). The first component is a virtual presentation to celebrate your success on May 15, 2020. This will be followed in fall 2020 by a more traditional ceremony that brings us back together. The Class of 2020 includes all students who graduated in the summer/fall 2019 and those who are scheduled to graduate this spring.

Information for Faculty and Staff

Previous Announcements

About Coronavirus

COVID-2019 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people, the severity of resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, vaccine or treatment medications).

For additional information about COVID-19, including how it spreads, symptoms, prevention, treatment and preparedness, please visit the CDC coronavirus website or the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) website.

Prevention

To protect yourself from the spread of viruses, including flu, practice these everyday habits:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue, not your hands, then throw it way, or use your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

For questions about Stockton's response measures, contact Campus Public Safety, at 609-652-4762 or publicsafety@stockton.edu.