Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2021

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 2021

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.

Find your Welcome Week Schedule below by selecting the appropriate tab according to your residential or commuter status. All new residential students should have received communication from the office of Residential Life inviting you to select a check-in date and timeslot.

Please note: Students must utilize their meal plans or personal funds for all Welcome Week meals. This Welcome Week schedule is subject to change, check this website for our most up to date version!

Friday September 3, 2021

9:00am-5:00pm Therapy Dogs 
Location: Campus Center Coffee House next to Dunkin Donuts

11:00am-12:00pm Optional Yoga (BYO yoga mat)
Location: I-Wing Gym

11:00am-2:00pm Optional Lunch
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

1:00pm-2:00pm Optional Salsa Dancing Lesson
Location: I-Wing Gym

2:00pm-3:00pm Optional Wellness Fair
Location: Campus Center Coffee House next to Dunkin Donuts

3:00pm-4:00pm Optional Nature Walk
Location: Meet @ Dunkin Donuts

4:00pm-5:00pm Dinner
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

5:00pm-6:00pmMandatory Residential Life Meeting
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

6:00pm-7:00pmMandatory True Life 101
Location: Performing Arts Center

7:15pm-8:15pm Inclusive & Diverse SPACES Mixer
Location: Campus Center Coffee House & Game Room

8:00pm-9:30pm Whose Line is it Anyway?
Location: Campus Center Event Room

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Saturday September 4, 2021

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Dunkin Donuts

9:00amMandatory Welcome to the Nest
Location: Campus Center Event Room

9:15am-10:00amMandatory Choose to RISE
Location: Campus Center Event Room

10:00am-11:15amMandatory Let's Talk about Sex
Location: Campus Center Event Room

11:00am-1:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-wing

11:15am-1:00pm Lunch 
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Live Music
Location: Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Chartwells Pop-Up Snack Station
Location: Independence Plaza

1:00pm-2:00pmMandatory What's in Your Cup?
Location: Campus Center Event Room
*FREE Water Bottle to all attendees*

2:00pm-3:00pmMandatory Diversi-Tea
Location: Campus Center Event Room

3:00pm-4:00pmMandatory Osprey Chat
Location: Upper F-Wing Classrooms

4:00pm-5:30pm Optional Energizers
Location: Campus Center Meeting Rooms

Energizer 1: Improv
Location: CC Meeting Room 1
Energizer 2: Music Challenge 
Location: CC Meeting Room 2
Energizer 3: Pop Culture and Stockton Trivia
Location: CC Meeting Room 3
Energizer 4: Speed Friending
Location: CC Meeting Room 4
Energizer 5: Just Dance 
Location: CC Meeting Room 5

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner/Karaoke
Location: Campus Center Food Court 

7:00pm-8:30pm Think Fast! Trivia Game
Location: Campus Center Event Room

9:00pm-10:30pm Movie Night
Location: Campus Center Event Room

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Sunday September 5, 2021

8:00am Breakfast
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Dunkin Donuts

9:00am-12:00pm Beach Day in AC
Location: Stockton's Atlantic City Residential Complex

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch 
Location: N-Wing cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Live Music
Location: Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Chartwells Pop-Up Snack Station
Location: D-wing Courtyard

11:00am-2:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

2:00pm-3:00pm Meditation
Location: I-Wing Gym

3:30pm Men's Soccer vs. NYU
Location: G. Larry James Stadium

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner/Karaoke
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

6:30pm-8:00pm Play Fair
Location: I-Wing Gym

9:00pm SET Party
Location I-Wing Gym

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Monday September 6, 2021

8:00am Breakfast
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Dunkin Donuts

9:30am-12:00pm: Mandatory Spirit Day
Location: Big Blue Sports Center
*FREE T-Shirt to all attendees*

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch
Location: N-Wing cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

12:00pm-3:00pm The After Party
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

12:00pm-4:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

1:00pm-2:00pm Sankofa Kick Start Social
Location: Campus Center Event Room

Saturday September 4, 2021

9:00am-5:00pm Therapy Dogs 
Location: Campus Center Coffee House next to Dunkin Donuts

11:00am-12:00pm Optional Yoga (BYO yoga mat)
Location: I-Wing Gym

11:00am-2:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

11:00am-1:00pm Chartwells Pop-Up Snack Station
Location: Independence Plaza

12:00pm-1:00pm Optional Salsa Dancing Lesson
Location: I-Wing Gym

1:00pm-2:00pm Optional Lunch 
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

2:00pm-3:00pm Optional Wellness Fair
Location: Campus Center Coffee House next to Dunkin Donuts

3:00pm-4:00pm Optional Nature Walk
Location: Meet @ Dunkin Donuts

4:00pm-5:00pm Dinner
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

5:00pm-6:00pmMandatory Residential Life Meeting
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

6:00pm-7:00pmMandatory True Life 101
Location: Performing Arts Center

7:00pm-8:30pm Think Fast! Trivia Game
Location: Campus Center Event Room

9:00pm-10:30pm Movie Night
Location: Campus Center Event Room

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Sunday September 5, 2021

8:00am Breakfast
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Dunkin Donuts

9:00amMandatory Welcome to the Nest
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

9:15am-10:00amMandatory Choose to RISE
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

10:00am-11:15amMandatory Let's Talk about Sex
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

11:15am-1:00pm Lunch with Live Music
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

11:00am-1:00pm Chartwells Pop-Up Snack Station
Location: D-wing Courtyard

1:00pm-2:00pmMandatory What's in Your Cup?
Location: Big Blue Sports Center
*FREE Water Bottle to all attendees*

2:00pm-3:00pmMandatory Diversi-Tea
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

3:00pm-4:00pm Energizers
Location: Campus Center Meeting Rooms

Energizer 1: Improv
Location: CC Meeting Room 1
Energizer 2: Music Challenge 
Location: CC Meeting Room 2
Energizer 3: Pop Culture and Stockton Trivia
Location: CC Meeting Room 3
Energizer 4: Speed Friending
Location: CC Meeting Room 4
Energizer 5: Just Dance 
Location: CC Meeting Room 5

4:00pm-5:30pm Dinner & Karaoke
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

5:30pm-6:30pm Mandatory Osprey Chat
Location: Upper F-Wing Classrooms

6:30pm-8:00pm Play Fair
Location: I-Wing Gym

9:00pm SET Party
Location I-Wing Gym

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Monday September 6, 2021

8:00am Breakfast
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Dunkin Donuts

9:30am-12:00pm: Mandatory Spirit Day
Location: Big Blue Sports Center
*FREE T-Shirt to all attendees*

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch
Location: N-Wing cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

12:00pm-3:00pm The After Party
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

12:00pm-4:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

1:00pm-2:00pm Sankofa Kick Start Social
Location: Campus Center Event Room

Sunday September 5, 2021

11:00am-1:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

11:00am-1:00pm Chartwells Pop-Up Snack Station
Location: D-wing Courtyard

1:00pm-2:00pmMandatory What's in Your Cup?
Location: Big Blue Sports Center
*FREE Water Bottle to all attendees*

2:00pm-3:00pmMandatory Diversi-Tea
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

3:15pm-4:15pmMandatory True Life 101
Location: Performing Arts Center

4:00pm-5:30pm Dinner & Karaoke
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

5:30pm-6:30pm Mandatory Osprey Chat
Location: Classrooms

6:30pm-8:00pm Play Fair
Location: I-Wing Gym

9:00pm SET Party
Location I-Wing Gym

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Monday September 6, 2021

8:00am Breakfast
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Dunkin Donuts

9:30am-12:00pm: Mandatory Spirit Day
Location: Big Blue Sports Center
*FREE T-Shirt to all attendees*

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch
Location: N-Wing cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

12:00pm-3:00pm The After Party
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

12:00pm-4:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

1:00pm-2:00pm Sankofa Kick Start Social
Location: Campus Center Event Room

Sunday September 5, 2021

8:00am-9:00am Commuters Pick Up Stockton ID
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

9:00amMandatory Welcome to the Nest
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

9:15am-10:00amMandatory Choose to RISE
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

10:00am-11:15amMandatory Let's Talk about Sex
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

11:00am-1:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

11:00am-1:00pm Chartwells Pop-Up Snack Station
Location: D-wing Courtyard

11:15am-1:00pm Lunch with Live Music
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

1:00pm-2:00pmMandatory What's in Your Cup?
Location: Big Blue Sports Center
*FREE Water Bottle to all attendees*

2:00pm-3:00pmMandatory Diversi-Tea
Location: Big Blue Sports Center

3:15pm-4:15pmMandatory True Life 101
Location: Performing Arts Center

4:00pm-5:30pm Dinner & Karaoke
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

5:30pm-6:30pm Mandatory Osprey Chat
Location: Upper F-Wing Classrooms

6:30pm-8:00pm Play Fair
Location: I-Wing Gym

9:00pm SET Party
Location I-Wing Gym

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Monday September 6, 2021

8:00am Breakfast
Location: N-Wing Cafeteria & Dunkin Donuts

9:30am-12:00pm: Mandatory Spirit Day
Location: Big Blue Sports Center
*FREE T-Shirt to all attendees*

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch
Location: N-Wing cafeteria & Campus Center Food Court

12:00pm-3:00pm The After Party
Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

12:00pm-4:00pm Mailroom Open
Location: Lower E-Wing

1:00pm-2:00pm Sankofa Kick Start Social
Location: Campus Center Event Room

If desired, new first-year or transfer students above the age of 25 can opt into a one-day virtual Welcome program by filling out this form. More information will be emailed to the Stockton email addresses of those students who fill out the above form on Monday September 6, 2021.

 

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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (2021)

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, or submitted a photo online.  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 5, 2021.

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 5th and September 6th, 2021. Commuter ID cards will be distributed on Sunday September 5th.
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

Starting on August 30th, the normal AC-Gallloway shuttle schedule will resume, running every 75 minutes between AC and Galloway on the weekends and every 45 minutes on the weekdays. 

To view the current shuttle schedules, click here to visit the shuttle website.

All information about dining can be found at the following website: dineoncampus.com/su. Your fall 2021 meal plan is active beginning on September 3, 2021. 

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 2019


View photos on Flickr

Osprey Fest 2019 Photo Gallery


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.