Campus Operations During COVID-19

Campus Operations Fall 2021

We are excited to share our plans for the Fall 2021 semester. While the details are still evolving, we do expect to offer a more traditional Stockton experience.

Based on projections for COVID-19 vaccine availability and access, along with actions taken by the university to assure a safe and healthy environment, Stockton is planning to open the Fall 2021 semester under traditional capacities. This includes academic courses, housing, athletics, food service, student clubs and activities, transportation, computer and library services, etc. 

Our goal is for students, faculty and staff to resume as many in-person activities as possible, while following state health and safety guidelines. Stockton also requires students, employees and visitors to wear masks in indoor public and common areas, regardless of vaccination status.

All Stockton University students and employees who are unvaccinated for COVID-19,  including those with approved medical and/or religious exemptions, will be required to report for a COVID-19 screening.

We will continue to monitor the guidance and recommendations from the State of New Jersey and provide ongoing updates to our fall plans.

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Please note: The guidelines below are meant as examples and should not be considered final or comprehensive.

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Course Modality

Stockton plans to operate the Fall 2021 semester as a predominantly face-to-face academic experience with additional course modalities available, including online and hybrid. Course modalities, chosen by the instructor of record, are listed on the Fall 2021 schedule.

Classrooms are scheduled to open at full capacity. For example, a classroom designed for 35 students will accommodate courses with 35 students. Other academic settings – science labs, studios, library facilities, computer labs, etc. – are expected to operate at standard seating capacities.

Students and facultly are required to wear masks during all face-to-face instruction.

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Safety Precautions

The university will continue to encourage the community to Soar Safely in accordance with the guidance of the CDC and OSHE. 

Stockton also requires students, employees and visitors to wear masks in indoor public and common areas, regardless of vaccination status.

Stockton will require all residential and commuter students receive a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

All Stockton University students and employees who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 and who have approved medical and/or religious exemptions will be required to report for a COVID-19 screening.

Read what members of the Stockton community have to say about vaxxing up!

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Housing & Campus Life

Stockton intends to provide robust residential life and campus experiences in Fall 2021 at the Galloway and Atlantic City campuses. Policies for guests and gatherings will be adapted as needed to meet state guidelines.

  • Residential lounges will be open to students.
  • All students must wear masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Non-residential guests (commuter students, families, friends) are not permitted in the residence halls. Only current residential students are permitted to visit one another in the residence halls. Residents must remain masked while visiting one another. Only fully vaccinated residential students may be an overnight guest.

Other campus amenities and services will operate under typical capacities and schedules, including:

  • Athletics (competitions, intramural sports and fitness facilities, with some exceptions)
  • Dining facilities
  • Shuttle transportation service
  • Campus Center Game Room
  • Event-related facilities

Student activities, clubs, and organizations will be able to resume most of their pre-COVID meeting and event standards and practices.