Picture Stockton...Students Welcoming Class of 2023
Stockton University welcomed 1,550 incoming freshmen, now part of the nearly 9,000 undergraduate students, during move-in day and Welcome Week. The first few days on campus are filled with emotion and excitement.
The ospreys began a new tradition this year as President Harvey Kesselman and administrators cheered on the Class of 2023 during a ceremonial Spirit Walk around the track.
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More than 100 student volunteers returned to school early to join 114 Residential Assistants (RAs), five graduate students and eight complex directors to help Stockton's newest ospreys move into their new rooms in Galloway and Atlantic City.
Blue carts brimming with belongings roll back and forth between the parking lot and freshman residence hall.
A proud osprey mom hugs her daughter as she heads to her room to decorate her new home away from home.
Settling into college life takes time, and students are sure to have questions in the coming weeks. Residential Life's FAQ guide has lots of answers to those questions.
Right above the commotion, a hummingbird perches peacefully. Stockton's Galloway campus is located within the Pinelands National Preserve. Wildlife sightings are abundant throughout the seasons to those who take the time to look closely.
As new freshman made their way into the Sports Center for a welcome address, they had no idea what they were about to walk into. Students and staff waved banners and pom poms and made as much noise as they could to surprise and welcome new students.
President Harvey Kesselman presented Stockton's nearly 50 years of history in a 10-minute presentation during his welcome address.
Following welcoming remarks, TALONS (Transition Activity Leaders of New Students) led the Class of 2023 to the track for a Spirit Walk.
The Class of 2023 filled the entire stretch of the track.
President Harvey Kesselman cheers on new students.
After the Spirit Walk, students gathered for Osprey Fest. The build-a-bear activity was a hit.
The memories are just beginning to be made by the Class of 2023.