Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2020

Welcome Program 2020: #StocktonUandIwill

This year, the Office of Student Transition Programs launched the "I WILL..." campaign to bring greater awareness of setting goals, taking action steps, and increasing a sense of meaning and purpose for pursuing a degree at Stockton University. During Welcome Week, Stockton students are encouraged to declare their future actions/goals on campus and beyond, and will meet people who will support them along the way. Now that new students have decided to commit to Stockton, the "I Will..." campaign 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.

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.

Grit Noun

Welcome Week Word of the Day

1: perseverance and passion for long term goals

"I will display true grit by working really hard to graduate from Stockton University"

Welcome Week Zoom background

Show your Stockton Pride Online

1. Download and use the Welcome Week Zoom virtual background

2. Use the hashtag #StocktonUandIwill on all social media platforms during welcome week.

3. Search #StocktonU in the Instagram sticker library to find the Stockton sticker for Welcome Week. 


I Will Participate in Welcome Programs (2020)

Attend ALL activities/programs that were designed to successfully transition you into the university. Choose from each date to view the schedule of activities/programs, and click on the blue links for the respective locations.

New to Zoom? Check out our quick tutorial!

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Blue Carpet Welcome in Atlantic City for Residents

Students moving in will receive a special VIP welcome by receiving giveaways and taking a professional photo on the Blue carpet!
TALONS

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Blue Carpet Welcome in Galloway for Residents

Students moving in will receive a special VIP welcome by receiving giveaways and taking a professional photo on the Blue carpet!
TALONS

10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 1:45 pm

Lunch – Take Out

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dinner – Take Out

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

I WILL Connect with the TALONS

In Person: Students who are in-person will receive specific instructions on your classroom assignment when you check in face to face. 

Students and staff are expected to wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your osprey wings to help maintain social distancing!

Interactive Zoom Session: Students who will not be coming in-person will be able to join one of the following zoom links below that are broken down by alpha ranges. Click on the alpha range link below that is affiliated with your last name to join the zoom meeting.

Transition Activity Leaders of New Students (TALONS)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Blue Carpet Welcome for Residents in Galloway

Students moving in will receive a special VIP welcome by receiving giveaways and taking a professional photo on the Blue carpet!
TALONS

10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Webinar: I WILL Think Before I Drink
Amy Jones, Stacey Rose

11:30 am - 1:45 pm

Lunch – Take Out

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dinner – Take Out

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

I WILL Connect with the TALONS

In Person: Students who are in-person will receive specific instructions on your classroom assignment when you check in face to face. 

Students and staff are expected to wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your osprey wings to help maintain social distancing!

Interactive Zoom Session: Students who will not be coming in-person will be able to join one of the following zoom links below that are broken down by alpha ranges. Click on the alpha range link below that is affiliated with your last name to join the zoom meeting.

Transition Activity Leaders of New Students (TALONS)

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In Person: I WILL Make Masks (Campus Center, Board of Trustees Room)

Students and staff are expected to wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your osprey wings to help maintain social distancing!

Stockton Entertainment Team (SET)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Blue Carpet Welcome for Residents in Galloway (Big Blue Sports Center)

Students moving in will receive a special VIP welcome by receiving giveaways and taking a professional photo on the Blue carpet!
TALONS

10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Webinar: I WILL Think Before I Drink
Amy Jones, Stacey Rose

11:30 am - 1:45 pm

Lunch – Take Out

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dinner – Take Out

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

I WILL Connect with the TALONS

In Person: Students who are in-person will receive specific instructions on your classroom assignment when you check in face to face. 

Students and staff are expected to wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your osprey wings to help maintain social distancing!

Interactive Zoom Session: Students who will not be coming in-person will be able to join one of the following zoom links below that are broken down by alpha ranges. Click on the alpha range link below that is affiliated with your last name to join the zoom meeting.

Transition Activity Leaders of New Students (TALONS)

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Interactive Zoom Session: I WILL Meet the Greeks
Joe Thompson, Adrian Wiggins, Dr. Ana Rodriguez

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Interactive Zoom Session: Kahoot Trivia Night

Stockton Entertainment Team (SET)

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blue Carpet Welcome in Galloway for Commuters (Big Blue Sports Center)

Commuter students will have this designated day to participate in welcome week in-person programs/activities. You must sign up for a specific time you will be arriving to campus (see links below). Commuters will receive a special VIP welcome by receiving giveaways and taking a professional photo on the Blue carpet!

TALONS


Choose your preferred check-in time
12 - 1 pm | 1 - 2 pm | 2-3 pm | 3-4 pm

10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Webinar: I WILL Think Before I Drink
Amy Jones, Stacey Rose

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch – Take Out

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In Person: I WILL Stretch My Body & Mind through Yoga Outdoors (B-Wing)

Bring your own Yoga mat and water bottle! Students and staff are expected to wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your osprey wings to help maintain social distancing! 

Iris Mendez

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In Person: I WILL Salsa on Sunday (Salsa Lesson Outdoors at K-Wing Circle)

Students and staff are expected to wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your osprey wings to help maintain social distancing!

Johana DeJesus

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dinner – Take Out

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

I WILL Connect with the TALONS

In Person: Students who are in-person will receive specific instructions on your classroom assignment when you check in face to face. 

Students and staff are expected to wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your osprey wings to help maintain social distancing!

Interactive Zoom Session: Students who will not be coming in-person will be able to join one of the following zoom links below that are broken down by alpha ranges. Click on the alpha range link below that is affiliated with your last name to join the zoom meeting.

Transition Activity Leaders of New Students (TALONS)

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar: I WILL Get Involved
Jeff Wakemen, Lauren Wilson

9:30pm - 10:30pm

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Webinar: I WILL Meet Our Leaders
Dr. Michelle McDonald (Provost), Dr. Christopher Catching (Vice President of Student Affairs), Katharine Campion (Senate President)

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch – Take Out

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interactive Zoom Session: I WILL Mix and Mingle with First Ospreys

Meet others who are first-generation college students. First-generation students are those whose parents or guardians have not obtained a four-year college degree.

Dr. Angel Hernandez, Dr. Nordia Johnson

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interactive Zoom Session: I WILL Mix and Mingle with SPACES

Learn about two initiatives that promote inclusion on campus including To.Get.Her which aims to empower and mentor womxn of color, and Sankofa which aims to transition males of color into the college environment by providing leadership development opportunities and mentoring.  

Jessica Grullon, Dr. Walter Tarver

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner - Take Out

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Interactive Zoom Session: I WILL Mix and Mingle with Wise Ospreys
We encourage nontraditional students 25 years of age and over to make accomodations to participate in Welcome Programs to learn about the resources that will help you succeed at Stockton. If you cannot attend, any other Welcome programs, we highly recommend at least participating in this special program to meet other Wise Ospreys your age with similar experiences.

Dr. Ana Rodriguez, Dr. Nordia Johnson

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interactive Zoom Session: I WILL Mix and Mingle with My Freshmen Seminar Mentor
Transition Activity Leaders of New Students (TALONS)

New Aspects to Welcome Week

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Most programs will be virtual; Two In-Person programs will be held outdoors with physical distancing protocols.

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Everyone must wear a mask, sanitize hands regularly, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between people in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Assessment will track attendance which replaces ID swiping

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TALONS will build community with students in the classroom with modified capacity to follow state protocols

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No Catering

Limited Shuttle Service will be running every 75 minutes between AC and Galloway until 9/8

I Will Follow the Health and Safety Protocols during and after Welcome Week to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

  1. Follow the signs that assist with guiding social distancing requirements.
  2. Everyone is required to wear a cloth face covering and follow social distancing guidelines even during downtime.  
  3. Bring your own water bottles, event specific equipment and PPE to activities.
  4. Self-evaluate your health prior to any event. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you cannot participate in activities.
  5. Students will be divided into smaller groups indoors and outdoors across different days during in person programs to reduce the potential exposure.
  1. Do not bring non-essential visitors. Minors are not allowed on campus unless absolutely necessary.
  2. Follow signage in highly visible locations with reminders of social distancing protocols, face coverings requirements and hygiene practices.
  3. Use hand sanitizer available at entrances, exits, benches, restrooms, locker rooms and any other area prone to gathering or high traffic.
  4. Use cleaning supplies available in every classroom to do self-cleaning if you feel the need to. Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each usage and in between uses.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have scheduled the same sessions over the course of multiple days to accommodate students who are moving in during different times and days. We also repeat the sessions to accommodate students who experience zoom fatigue. Make sure to attend Welcome Programs which are designed to help you succeed at Stockton! 

To streamline the process for capturing ID card photos, Stockton is now accepting online photo submissions.  Your ID card can be used to access campus facilities, purchase meals, and to purchase supplies at the campus book store.

Please check your Stockton email for a link to submit your photo in order to get your ID. Instructions on where and how to obtain your ID card will vary by student.  You will be notified when your card is ready.

Yes, all new students need to attend Welcome Week. We have made most of the programs virtual to accommodate students who cannot come in person. Attendance will be taken by completing program completion surveys. Due to Covid we are spreading Welcome Week Check in days over four days. We have designated September 6th from 12pm-4pm at the Sports Center (Big Blue) in Galloway for Commuters to check in to Welcome Week and particpate in the In-Person activities. To foster social distancing, we will only have 40 students check in each hour. Therefore, commuters must sign up for a specific time you will be arriving to campus (see links below). 
Choose your preferred check-in time
12 - 1 pm | 1 - 2 pm | 2-3 pm | 3-4 pm
Yes, we encourage you to make accomodations to learn about the resources that will help you succeed at Stockton. If you cannot attend, there is a special program for students 25 years of age and over. This program is called Mix and Mingle with Wise Ospreys held on September 7th from 6-7pm. 

Starting on 8/29, there will be shuttles running every 75 minutes between AC and Galloway. On 9/8 the normal AC-Galloway schedule will resume.

All information about dining can be found at the following website: dineoncampus.com/su. In the fall students will find this tool very resourceful, it will be updated constantly, and if there is indoor dining by the time we open they will be able to use the app to make dining reservations in the N Wing dining hall.

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 609-626-3836.

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.