50th Anniversary


Celebrating the past, present, and future 

Stockton University is celebrating 50 years of teaching from fall 2021 through summer 2022.

Ground was officially broken on December 9, 1970 for the new college campus, nestled on 1,600 acres in what later became part of the Pinelands National Reserve. While the Galloway campus was under construction, Stockton’s first students began classes at the Mayflower Hotel in Atlantic City in September 1971. The Galloway campus opened in January 1972.

During its first 50 years, the university has grown exponentially in footprint, academic offerings, regional impact and student body.  Today, more than 60,000 alumni help shape the future of New Jersey and increase the value of a Stockton degree each and every day.

Stockton continues to build on its founding principle of Students First, working to provide a quality education – the type of education offered at private, elite colleges – to all students of every background and ability.

As we get closer to celebrating this milestone anniversary, we invite you share your Stockton memories, view photos of Stockton through the years and join us in the celebration.

students having a class outdoors

Share Your Own Stockton Memory

It can be something – or someone – you’ll never forget. A moment, an event, or an entire career.

Share Your Memory

Upcoming Events

Signature Events

If you are interested in having your event identified as a 50th Anniversary “Signature Event”, please share it with us.

Learn how you can incorporate Stockton’s 50th Anniversary of teaching into your event! 

Signature Events



View photos and videos of Stockton through the years!

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Navigate an interactive timeline of Stockton University.

Explore Stockton’s rich history.

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Stockton Stories

Stockton Stories

This project celebrates Stockton University’s 50 years of existence. Stockton interns have been organizing it around a dozen contexts that have influenced what we were, what we are, and what we will become.

Experience Stockton Stories