Welcome Week

Welcome Week volunteers

Welcome Week volunteers

students dancing at Welcome Week

students dancing at Welcome Week

giant foosball game

giant foosball game

students dancing at Welcome Week

students dancing at Welcome Week

Welcome Week session

Welcome Week session

Welcome Week Learning Outcomes:

  • New students who participate in Welcome Week educational programs will acquire strategies that promote safety, health and belonging at Stockton University.
  • New students who participate in Welcome Week educational programs will acquire strategies that will help them successfully engage and navigate new or unfamiliar circumstances.
  • New students who participate in Welcome Week educational programs will acquire strategies that will help them develop an understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences and their role in promoting social justice in society.

Freshman Students can ease their transition to college and get to know their classmates by participating in educational and social events during welcome week, which takes place a few days before classes begin. A combination of mandatory and optional programs are offered. Mandatory programs are for both Residential and Commuting students. All programs and activities are designed to instill a sense of belonging and pride in becoming a Stockton student.

Transfer Students are required to attend a special one-day track of programs during Welcome Week. In addition, transfer students are encouraged to attend all other events taking place during the week. 

Students over the age of 25 will receive an invitation to a shortened welcome program taking place during the first week of classes. Come meet with representatives from the Center for Academic Advising and Career Education & Development to learn how we can support you and address your needs. Representatives from Commuters on the Go, Computer Services, Student Development and many additional offices will be present. If your attendance is impacted by child care needs, you are welcome to bring your child(ren) along. Refreshments will be served. By attending this program, you are not required to attend the other mandatory Welcome Week programs that are scheduled for new students; however, you are more than welcome to participate in all programs. Invitations will be emailed to eligible students via their Stockton email account.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the Welcome Week Schedule in September, you will need to add an application to your smart device from your app store called "Stockton Welcome Week." 

  • View an agenda 

Groups have been assigned according to your residence or status at the institution. At Orientation you will be shown how to load the Stockton Welcome WeekApp, our schedule app, to view your specific itinerary.  In addition, you will be assigned an upper-class student member of T.A.L.O.N.S. and an R.A. who have been trained to guide you through the Welcome Week programs and answer any questions you may have before starting class.

Attendance at Fall Passport Events is tracked and tabulated by swiping your Stockton ID Card. If you attend ALL marked Passport Events you will receive a free Stockton Stadium Blanket at the end of Welcome Week. 

Residential Students will receive their ID at housing check in.  Commuter students will need to pick up their ID card the first day of Welcome Week.  Times and location are located in the schedule.  Students that do not pick up their ID during Welcome Week can get their ID from Student Records located on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Students may send an email to welcomeweek@stockton.eduwith their name, Z number and reason for not attending. Students who are not in attendance will have their information sent to the respective office coordinating the event and that office will follow up accordingly. 
Yes, all new students need to attend Welcome Week. There are specific tracks for both commuters and transfer students. 
Yes, however, there is a special program designed for students 25 years of age and over. This program is by email invitation only and supersedes all other Welcome Week programs. 
Yes, the shuttle schedule is posted in the Involvio Orientation App for Fall Welcome Week and will also be posted in the entrance areas of these residential facilities. 
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. 

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.