Welcome Week

Welcome Week Fall 2022

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 2022

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 2, 2022

9:00am-5:00pm Residential Life Move-in (see the Move-in Newsletter to select your move-in timeslot)

5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

6:00pm-6:45pm Mandatory Residential Life Meeting

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

6:45pm Squad Games

Location: Campus Center Event Room

6:45pm Game Room Open

Location: Campus Center Coffee House & Game Room

7:45pm Volleyball & Basketball

Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Saturday September 3, 2022

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Dunkin Donuts

9:00am Mandatory Welcome to the Nest

Location: Campus Center Event Room

9:15am-10:00am Mandatory Choose to RISE

Location: Campus Center Event Room

10:00am-11:15am Mandatory 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

1:00pm-2:00pm Mandatory Osprey Wellness

Location: Campus Center Event Room

2:15pm-3:15pm Mandatory Diversi-Tea

Location: Campus Center Event Room

3:15pm-4:00pm Mandatory  SUPD 101

Location: Campus Center Event Room

5:00pm-7:00pm Dinner/Karaoke

Location: Campus Center Food Court , Food Hall @ N-Wing

8:00pm-11:00pm Neon Nest Glow Party hosted by Stockton Entertainment Team (SET)

Location: Lakeside Lodge

8:00pm Game Room Open

Location: Campus Center

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball

Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

 

Sunday September 4, 2022

8:00am Breakfast

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Dunkin Donuts

9:00am-12:00pm Beach Day in AC

Location: Stockton's Atlantic City Residential Complex

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch 

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Live Music

Location: Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-2:00pm Mailroom Open

Location: Lower E-Wing

2:00pm-4:00pm Find your classroom locations with the help of TALONS! (feel free to bring your class schedule with you)

Location: Meet in Campus Center Grand Hall

5:00pm Women's Soccer vs. Scranton

Location: Turf Field

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner/Karaoke

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

7:00pm Think Fast Trivia Game

Location: Campus Center Event Room

7:00pm Game Room Open

Location Campus Center

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball

Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

 

Monday September 5, 2022

8:00am Breakfast

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Dunkin Donuts

11am-12:15pm (doors open at 10:30am) 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

3:00pm Free Canoeing on Lake Fred

Location: Lakeside Lodge Oasis

3:00pm Sankofa Welcome Reception

Location: Campus Center Meeting Room 5

4:00pm-6:00pm Find your classroom locations with the help of TALONS! (feel free to bring your class schedule with you)

Location: Meet in Campus Center Grand Hall

Saturday September 3, 2022

9:00am-5:00pm Residential Life Move-in (see the Move-in Newsletter to select your move-in timeslot)

4:00pm-5:00pm Dinner

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

6:00pm-6:45pm Mandatory Residential Life Meeting

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

8:00pm Neon Nest Glow Party hosted by Stockton Entertainment Team (SET)

Location: Lakeside Lodge

6:45pm Game Room Open

Location: Campus Center Coffee House & Game Room

6:45pm Volleyball & Basketball

Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Sunday September 4, 2022

8:00am Breakfast

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Dunkin Donuts

9:00am Mandatory Welcome to the Nest

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

9:15am-10:00am Mandatory Choose to RISE

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

10:00am-11:15am Mandatory Let's Talk about Sex

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

11:15am-1:00pm Lunch with Live Music

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Mailroom Open

Location: Lower E-Wing

1:00pm-2:00pm Mandatory Osprey Wellness

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

2:15pm-3:15pm Mandatory Diversi-Tea

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

3:15pm-4:00pm  Mandatory SUPD 101

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

4:00pm-5:30pm Dinner & Karaoke

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

5:00pm Women’s Soccer v. Scranton

Location: Turf Field

7:00pm Think Fast Trivia Game

Location: Campus Center Event Room

7:00pm Game Room Open

Location: Campus Center 

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball

Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

 

Monday September 5, 2022

8:00am Breakfast

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Dunkin Donuts

11am-12:15pm (doors open at 10:30am) 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

3:00pm Free Canoeing on Lake Fred

Location: Lakeside Lodge Oasis

3:00pm Sankofa Welcome Reception

Location: Campus Center Meeting Room 5

4:00pm-6:00pm Find your classroom locations with the help of TALONS! (feel free to bring your class schedule with you)

Location: Meet in Campus Center Grand Hall

Sunday September 4, 2022

9:15am-10:00am Choose to RISE

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

10:00am-11:15am Let's Talk about Sex

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

11:15am-1:00pm Lunch with Live Music

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Mailroom Open

Location: Lower E-Wing

1:00pm-2:00pm Mandatory Osprey Wellness

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

2:15pm-3:15pm Mandatory Diversi-Tea

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

3:15pm-4:00pm SUPD 101

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

4:00pm-5:30pm Dinner & Karaoke

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

5:00pm Women’s Soccer v. Scranton

Location: Turf Field

7:00pm Think Fast Trivia Game

Location: Campus Center Event Room

7:00pm Game Room Open

Location: Campus Center 

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball

Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Monday September 5, 2022

8:00am Breakfast

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Dunkin Donuts

11am-12:15pm (doors open at 10:30am) Mandatory Spirit Day

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

*FREE T-Shirt to all attendees*

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & 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

3:00pm Free Canoeing on Lake Fred

Location: Lakeside Lodge Oasis

3:00pm Sankofa Welcome Reception

Location: Campus Center Meeting Room 5

4:00pm-6:00pm Find your classroom locations with the help of TALONS! (feel free to bring your class schedule with you)

Location: Meet in Campus Center Grand Hall

Sunday September 4, 2022

8:00am-9:00am Commuters Pick Up Stockton ID

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

9:00am Mandatory Welcome to the Nest

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

9:15am-10:00am Mandatory Choose to RISE

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

10:00am-11:15am Mandatory Let's Talk about Sex

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

11:15am-1:00pm Lunch with Live Music

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

11:00am-1:00pm Mailroom Open

Location: Lower E-Wing

1:00pm-2:00pm Mandatory Osprey Wellness

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

2:15pm-3:15pm Mandatory Diversi-Tea

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

3:15pm-4:00pm  Mandatory SUPD 101

Location: Big Blue Sports Center

4:00pm-5:30pm Dinner & Karaoke

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Campus Center Food Court

5:00pm Women’s Soccer v. Scranton

Location: Turf Field

7:00pm Think Fast Trivia Game

Location: Campus Center Event Room

7:00pm Game Room Open

Location: Campus Center 

9:00pm Volleyball & Basketball

Location: Housing 2/3 Quad

Monday September 5, 2022

8:00am Breakfast

Location: Food Hall @ N-Wing & Dunkin Donuts

11am-12:15pm (doors open at 10:30am) 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

3:00pm Free Canoeing on Lake Fred

Location: Lakeside Lodge Oasis

3:00pm Sankofa Welcome Reception

Location: Campus Center Meeting Room 5

4:00pm-6:00pm Find your classroom locations with the help of TALONS! (feel free to bring your class schedule with you)

Location: Meet in Campus Center Grand Hall

Monday September 5, 2022

12:30pm-1:30pm Wise Osprey Meet & Greet - Prizes will be raffled to attendees who complete the assessment!

Location: TRLC (Townsend Residential Life Center) Multipurpose Room

12:30pm-1:30pm Wise Ospreys Pick Up Stockton ID

Location: TRLC (Townsend Residential Life Center) Multipurpose Room

2:00pm-4:00pm Find your classroom locations with the help of TALONS! (feel free to bring your class schedule with you)

Location: Meet in Campus Center Grand Hall

Build Connections BEYOND September 5th by checking out these events:

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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 2019


View photos on Flickr

Osprey Fest 2019 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.