University Weekend Schedule

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Check back frequently, as new events will continue to be added to the schedule. For more information, e-mail

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Fall Career & Internship Fair, 10am-2pm, Sports Center

Employers attend this event every semester, providing students with information about internships and full-time jobs with their organizations. 

Myths & Legends, 4:30-6pm, Campus Center Theatre

Join faculty, staff, alumni from the first few years of the college as they talk about the beginning days of Stockton. Most colleges do not have the advantage of being able to hear from folks who were present at the founding of the college. We will be talking about the philosophy and environment that have helped make Stockton New Jersey's Distinctive Public University. Come prepared with questions, as audience participation helps to make this evening fun and enlightening. Reception to follow in Meeting Room 5.

UNIDOS Latino/a Lecture Series featuring Dr. John E. Gray, 4:30pm, F-111

Quitting was Not an Option: A Journey of Perseverance and Resilience is the personal journey of Dr. John E. Gray. It is a story of determination and fortitude. John lost his mother to cancer at age 7, and found himself moving from place to place, with some of those places landing him in foster homes and shelters. Through it all, he held on to that spark of inner determination that let him know that he could do better. He was never one to give up and graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ. Dr. Gray earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a certification in African-American Studies at Stockton University in 1992. As an EOF student at Stockton, he found tremendous support and refuge from the EOF community. Dr. Gray continued his educational journey by earning a Masters of Education degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona in 2006, and a Doctorate of Education Degree from Walden University in June of 2012. After serving as a teacher and administrator in Atlantic City Public Schools for close to 20 years, he became the Assistant Dean of the School of Education at Stockton University in 2017. As Assistant Dean, he provided numerous EOF students with the guidance and mentorship he received as an EOF student. He also initiated the FUTURE program, which is a Provost Office Diversity Grant Initiative that reaches out to local urban school districts to collaborate with them and expose their students to the possibilities of higher education. 

Alumni Awards & Volunteer Recognition Celebration , 6-8pm, Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room - Atlantic City; This event is invitation only.

This event is an opportunity to recognize our best and brightest graduates, highlight impressive levels of engagement and involvement, and learn more about our University’s most valuable ambassadors: our leadership volunteers and distinctive alumni. Alumni are recognized for the ways in which they have positively influenced both Stockton and our world.

Get Centered Movie Night Series featuring The Lion King, 8:30pm, Campus Center Theater

Free movie, snacks, and prizes!

24th Annual Osprey Ball, 9pm-1am, Campus Center Event Room

Dance the night away at this annual semi-formal event. Tickets for students & their guests available at Campus Center Information Desk. 

$5 - Special pricing through October 3; $10 beginning October 4. 

School Spirit T-Shirt Swap Sponsored by Student Senate, 10am-2pm, Campus Center Coffeehouse 

Bring a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or other piece of apparel from another college/university and trade it in for a FREE Stockton t-shirt (while supplies last)! Limit 1 Stockton t-shirt per person. All collected items will be donated to a local charity. 

Float Decorating Party, 3-6pm, Sports Center

Student organizations & offices wishing to participate in the University Weekend parade can sign up here. Decorating party is reserved for organizations participating in the parade. 

Dia de La Raza Kick-Off, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Campus Center Theatre

October 12th has many different meanings in the Spanish-speaking world. For some people it is El Día de Colón, the day Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. For some, it is el Día de la Hispanidad, a day to celebrate one’s connection with all other Spanish-speaking people, regardless of their country. And for others, it is el Día de la Raza, a day when indigenous people come together as a community and celebrate their heritage. Other Spanish speakers celebrate their mixed heritage of indigenous, African, and European cultures. We will kick off this national holiday by honoring our roots through an interactive educational discussion with guest speakers, alumni, and light refreshments.Co-sponsored by Los Latinos Unidos, UNIDOS, and the Office of Global Engagement

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 6-9pm, Event Room

Honor the 2019 Hall of Fame Class at this signature University Weekend event. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, contact the Stockton Office of Athletics & Recreation at 609-652-4217.

Get Centered Programming: Family Fun Night with Magician Mark Zacharia, 7-8:30pm, Campus Center Coffeehouse
Tableside magic plus one-hour magic show to enjoy with your family members.

Grandmaster Flash, 7:30pm, Performing Arts Center 

The legendary Grandmaster Flash will present his visual show “Hip-Hop, People, Places & Things” that takes the audience through the ‘history’ of hip-hop with Flash playing a wide range of music across all genres including funk, disco, rock, R&B and of course, classic hip-hop!

Parents and Alumni - $18; Students - $8 

Atlantic City Movie Night Featuring Men in Black: International , 8pm, AC Residential Complex Classrooms B119-B120 (3701 Boardwalk - Atlantic City)  

Free movie & snacks!

Comedian Hypnotist, Doug Thompson, 8:30pm, Campus Center Theatre

Join the Stockton Entertainment Team (SET) for a hypnotic night of laughter with Doug Thompson. Doug blends his Comedy background and impressions along with hypnosis into one amazing show. You may have seen him perform at Comedy Clubs around the nation such as Funnybone, Deja Vu, StarDome just to name a few. His ability to grab the attention of the crowd is undeniable and he does it from the second he walks on stage. This event is designed for an 18+ audience.


Zeta Tau Alpha's Alumnae Breakfast, 9-11am, C/D Atrium

Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae & family members are invited to join us for breakfast and a chance to reconnect with current sisters and other alumnae. Reservations required. RSVP to

Delta Phi Epsilon Breakfast, 9-11am, Lakeside Lodge

Invite only event.

Parent & Family Association Breakfast Fundraiser, 10am, Campus Center Grand Hall 

Tickets are $15 to attendees 4 and older. Attendees 3 and under are free. Stockton students need to purchase a ticket. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.

Alumni Men's Lacrosse, 10am, North Athletic Facility Turf Field

Future Ospreys Reception, 10:30 - 11:30am, Campus Center Meeting Room 5

This is an invite-only event designed for students who have been accepted to Stockton University for Fall 2020. Come join us for brunch to celebrate your achievements as a Fall 2020 Future Osprey, then enjoy the wide array of festivities scheduled during University Weekend. Admissions staff will be available 11:30 am - 4:30 pm in front of the Campus Center to assist you with navigating the day’s events, as well as provide you with useful information about the admissions process.

Alumni Women's Soccer, 11am, G. Larry James Stadium Practice Field

University Weekend Parade, 11:30am, College Walk (weather permitting)

Come watch student organizations, athletes, and campus offices participate in the University Weekend parade and tell their stories with decorated golf carts, banners, and floats! Parade begins at K-wing Circle and continues down College Walk toward the Arts & Sciences building. 

Street Fair, 12-4pm, College Walk & Front of Campus Center

Stroll along College Walk to enjoy music, food trucks, inflatables, community vendors, and more! The heart of this Street Fair are Stockton's student organizations, fraternities, sororities, sports teams, and offices who will be hosting free, interactive activities and showcasing the wonderful aspects of the Stockton community. Be sure to visit the Spaces Block Party and Festival del Dia de La Raza in Parking Lot 3 as well as Ospreys on Tap in the Academic Quad! 

Ospreys on Tap, Sponsored by Alumni Relations, 12-4pm, Academic Quad

Join fellow alumni, family and friends during University Weekend at Ospreys on Tap on the Quad! All are welcome to enjoy live entertainment from local performers, complimentary food and refreshments, and lawn games on the quad. Beer samples and pints will be available for purchase from local breweries. Wine will also be available for purchase.

Women's Soccer vs. William Paterson, 1 pm, G. Larry James Stadium

Field Hockey vs. Montclair, 1pm, North Athletic Facility Turf Field

Parent & Family Association First Ospreys Family Social, 3-4pm, C/D Atrium

Spaces Block Party, 3-7pm, Parking Lot 3

The SPACES Block Party is a new addition to University Weekend, giving offices, clubs and organizations who represent special identity groups a chance to table, celebrate their identities, and engage with students, faculty, staff, families, and alumni. This event will provide a space for all to feel supported, included, and celebrated at Stockton. Participating organizations can register for the Block Party here

Fall Slam: Live Pro Wrestling, 8-10pm, Campus Center Event Room

Come see Live Pro Wrestling at Stockton University, sponsored by the Office of Military and Veteran Services & Stockton's Student Veteran Organization. This event is sure to knock your socks off and is appropriate for all ages. Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Campus Center Information Desk and are $15/Stockton ID, service members, and veterans; and $20/general admission.

Get Centered Movie Night Series featuring The Lion King, 8:30pm, Campus Center Theater

Free movie, snacks, and prizes!

First-Gen Alumni Mixer, 6-7pm, Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room - Atlantic City

Black Alumni & Friends Mixer, 7-11pm, Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room - Atlantic City 

Coast Day, 10am - 3pm, Atlantic City Campus

Join us at Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus for a day of learning and fun about all things coastal! Atlantic City Coast Day will showcase coastal zone research and activities by Stockton University faculty, staff, and students. Meet local experts on fisheries, wetlands, birds, and beaches. Join in activities to inspire young and old alike. Meet marine life at our touch tank!  Hear public lectures!  Talk with exhibitors and researchers! For more detailed schedule of Coast Day activities, visit

Fred Fest, 12-4pm, Lakeside Oasis  

Round out the weekend with your family and friends by enjoying free canoeing on Lake Fred, backyard games, and music at The Oasis behind Lakeside Lodge. 

Get Centered Movie Night Series featuring The Lion King, 1:00pm, Campus Center Theater




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