Coming Together, Piece By Piece

Summer 2018 Issue

Feature Story

Coming Together, Piece By Piece

Stockton Atlantic City is on schedule for fall 2018 opening.

by Daniel J. Douglas

Stockton Atlantic City
Drone photo of Stockton University Atlantic City taken in early June.


Connected by land and sea – from the Pinelands National Reserve to the Atlantic Ocean – the MudGirls Studio mosaic tile project, which will be installed in the residence hall of Stockton University Atlantic City, gives a visual metaphor to the complexity of assembling the pieces of a new campus in Atlantic City.

"From conceptual drawings to moving in furniture, the Atlantic City campus is coming together for our fall 2018 opening," said Donald Hudson, vice president for Facilities & Operations. "As a public-private partnership, we have many stakeholders working in unison in a carefully choreographed process. We are on-time, within budget and ready to open the doors to a unique experience for our students, the community, faculty and staff."

Located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the city's Chelsea neighborhood, Stockton University Atlantic City will feature an academic center and residential building offering apartment-style living for more than 530 students. More than 100 courses are scheduled and over a thousand students are expected to be registered for classes this fall at Stockton University Atlantic City. 

On June 20, officials from Stockton and AtlantiCare announced that AtlantiCare will open its first Urgent Care Center in Atlantic City at the site of the new Stockton University Atlantic City campus in September.

Brian Jackson, chief operating officer, Atlantic City campus, and Haley Baum, assistant dean of students, Atlantic City, have been able to educate the University community, prospective students and area businesses about the beachfront living and learning opportunities at Stockton University Atlantic City during their presentations and shuttle tours of the new campus. 

From shopping and restaurants, the art district, local attractions, entertainment and the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, the new campus will provide opportunities for students to participate in community engagement projects and learn from real-life internships and partnerships right in the city.

At the same time, the University will be able to strengthen its presence and partnerships in Atlantic City. 


Mudgirls StudioArtists from MudGirls Studio lay out ceramic tiles on the floor of their studios in St. Michael’s Loft in Atlantic City. The ceramic tile design will be installed on a fireplace at Stockton’s new Atlantic City campus. | Photo by Susan Allen
MudGirls Studio Founder and Director Dorrie Papademetriou describes the ceramic tile design, which will be installed on a fireplace at Stockton’s new Atlantic City campus.


Students studying in ACStockton University Atlantic City offers students a chance to live and learn in a coastal city. | Photo by Kevin Monko
Michelle McDonald, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and chief officer for Academic Programming, Atlantic City, talks about Stockton University Atlantic City during an interview for Comcast Newsmakers.
AC ViewView of the Atlantic Ocean from one of the residential rooms at Stockton's new campus in Atlantic City.

Students on AC BeachWith Stockton's new campus located steps from the Atlantic City Boardwalk and beach, students will experience beachfront living and learning. Photo by Kevin Monko
Residential buildingDrone photo of Stockton University Atlantic City's residential building taken in early June.


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