New Student Orientation 2021 Logo "Home is where your nest is"

New Student Orientation 2021 Logo "Home is where your nest is"

Nest Fest Overnight Orientation 2021 Logo

Nest Fest Overnight Orientation 2021 Logo

Welcome to Stockton!

We're committed to providing you the best start possible by helping you learn about available resources, meet members of the Stockton community, and understand the expectations of being a student at the university. We are thrilled you are joining our Osprey Family!


Please be aware that the University has prepared a deliberate and thoughtful approach to examine our options to provide a safe educational and operational experience for everyone. Our goal is to welcome new students to campus for the Spring 2022 semester, following federal and state COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

All new students will receive communication from the office of Admissions with instructions on how to register and participate in the Spring 2022 New Student Orientation experience.

Spring 2022 New Student Orientation Steps

  1. Complete the Stockton University Online Orientation Module
    We have developed a self-guided online orientation platform that will provide you with important information related to your academic and social transition to Stockton during your first year. This information remains accessible should you need to revisit it. Complete the self-guided online orientation module and quiz prior to attending your Orientation/Registration day. For most students, the self-guided online orientation module will take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete. We encourage you to navigate the online module at your own pace. Click here to access the online module! (you'll need to login to your Stockton GoPortal account)
  2. Participate in one of our Spring 2022 Orientation & Registration dates!
    • One-day In-Person Orientation & Registration: This is a one-day program, during which you will learn all about being a new Stockton student and register for your Spring 2022 classes with an academic advisor. Please plan on being with us for the majority of the day.

  3.  Complete the three (3) SafeColleges online courses by January 21, 2022.

    All new students are required to complete the 3 online courses no later than January 21, 2022. These courses are available beginning on your Orientation day and access information will be sent to your Stockton email or you can visit https://stocktonstudents-nj.safecolleges.com/login

    1. Alcohol and Other Drugs (approximately 33 min)
    2. Sexual Violence Prevention (approximately 55 min)
    3. Diversity Awareness (approximately 20 min)

    Questions regarding the SafeColleges courses? Email Jestina.Drysdale@stockton.edu 

For questions about Orientation & Registration, please call 609-626-3643 or email studenttransitions@stockton.edu

Spring 2022 Orientation FAQ


The Accuplacer is a test designed to properly place students in Stockton University courses. The test does not affect your admissions decision or scholarship. 

Students who have not submitted SAT/ACT scores must take 3 Accuplacer tests (reading, writing, and math) prior to attending the mandatory New Student Orientation and Registration. Students who have submitted a math SAT of 560 or less or a math ACT of 23 or less must complete the math Accuplacer only. Please check your personal email for your specific testing needs and to register. If you have taken the SAT/ACT but have not yet sent the scores to us, please do so ASAP. 

Easy! Go to calendly.com/Accuplacer to schedule your in-person placement test at one of Stockton’s convenient locations. To take the test online, use the remote voucher that was sent to your personal email account from Accuplacer with the subject line "Remote Voucher Notification." If you cannot locate the voucher in your inbox, email PlacementTestingRoom@stockton.edu for assistance. 

If your student indicates that they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 while on Stockton’s campus for Orientation, please have them step away from their Orientation session and update their Stockton Health Pledge to reflect that they are feeling symptomatic. A Stockton professional staff member will reach out to the student directly.

Students experiencing dietary restrictions and food allergies can connect with Chartwells and the University’s Nutritionist, who can help the student identify food options on campus that meet their needs.

The Learning Access Program (LAP) is a strong ally for your student managing learning or housing accommodations. If your student requires special accommodations please connect with the Learning Access Program in J-204 to schedule an appointment ASAP. This appointment does not need to take place prior to course registration on their Orientation date, but we encourage starting the process of connecting with LAP once your student is admitted to Stockton and has their medical documentation available to them (IEP, 504, etc). You can schedule an appointment with LAP by emailing lap@stockton.edu or by calling 609-652-4988.

Family members are welcome to attend Orientation and are invited to participate in our special Parent and Family Orientation Program that runs concurrently while students are registering. 

Looking for something fun to do before or after Orientation with your family?  Click here for a list of restaurants and activities near campus!

Visit: https://stockton.edu/student-id-photos . Instructions on photo parameters are on the website and students must login using their GoPortal username and password.

In addition to the brief meeting opportunities provided at orientation, the office of Financial Aid is encouraging students & their families to sign up for an in-depth Financial Aid Appointment prior to attending Orientation by clicking here.