Welcome Week

Welcome Week Fall 2023

Welcome to the Nest, Ospreys!

Welcome Week programs are designed to help you embrace Stockton as your new home- providing new opportunities for you to learn, build connections, and grow into your best self. Now that new students have decided to commit to Stockton, Welcome Week is intended to unify the incoming class as they take their next steps together in committing to the following actions/goals: 1) connect to other students, staff, and faculty during programs provided during Welcome Week and the academic year 2) contribute to a more safe, inclusive, and welcoming community, and 3) complete your degree at Stockton.

University guidelines on COVID-19 response will be followed, and can be found here.

Welcome Week Schedule 2023 - Coming Soon

All new students should be attending all Welcome Week events noted on your Welcome Week schedule, as they will open new doors for you to meet your peers, help you become familiar with the institution, and show you how to safely and successfully assimilate into the campus community. Some events are mandatory for all new students no matter if you are a first-year student, transfer student, commuter, or residential student and attendance will be taken.


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Welcome Week Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify practices and resources that promote safety, health and belonging at Stockton University.
  • Identify practices and resources that will help students successfully engage and navigate new or unfamiliar circumstances.
  • Identify practices and resources that will help students develop an understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences and their role in promoting social justice in society.

Click on Welcome Week Assessment Here!

Frequently Asked Questions (2022)

We have scheduled the same sessions over the course of multiple days to accommodate students who are moving in during different days and to reduce the number of times that our commuter population is required to travel to campus. Make sure to attend the Welcome Week schedule that applies to your status as they are designed to help you succeed at Stockton! 

All new students should have taken their Student ID card photo during their New Student Orientation day.  Your ID card can be used to access campus facilities, purchase meals, and to purchase supplies at the campus book store.

First-year and transfer students that are living in University housing will receive their ID card on their move-in day during their Residential Life check-in time. First-year and transfer commuter students will receive their ID cards when they arrive for Welcome Week on Sunday September 4, 2022.

Yes, all new students need to attend Welcome Week. Attendance will be taken by ID Card swipes and completing assessments. Commuter students are required to attend mandatory Welcome Week events on September 4th and September 5th, 2022. Commuter ID cards will be distributed on Sunday September 4th.
Please visit this link to see any updates regarding a safe return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.stockton.edu/return/faq.html

From September 2nd to September 5th, the Gallloway shuttle schedule will follow the Saturday schedule to accommodate students participating in Welcome Week programs. 

View the special Welcome Week shuttle schedule

note: click here to visit the shuttle website for normal hours

All information about dining can be found at the following website: dineoncampus.com/su. Your Fall 2022 meal plan is active beginning on September 2, 2022. 

Stockton University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and events. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the Wellness Center Learning Access Program at 609.652.4988 in advance of your participation. 


Welcome Week 2022


Welcome Week Spirit Day 2019

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Welcome Week Spirit Day 2022 Photo Gallery


Previous schedules from Welcome Programs can be found on our Welcome Program Archive Page.

Questions may be sent to studenttransitions@stockton.edu or by calling the Office of Student Transition Programs at 609-626-3643.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Event Services and Campus Center Operations at 609.652.4878 or event.services@stockton.edu at least 5 business days in advance of your participation or visit.