50th Anniversary Signature Events

Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching

Upcoming Signature Events

Spring 2022

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

January 17

Bringing together over 900 students, community members and community partners, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is Stockton University’s signature annual day of service.

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50th Anniversary Campus Exhibit Unveiling

Celebrate with us as we unveil our 50th Anniversary Campus exhibit.

Stockton Community Day in Atlantic City

Stockton Community Day in AC

April 23

Participate in a  community-wide cleanup and party in O'Donnell Park.

African American Cultural Heritage Short Cours

African American Cultural Heritage Short Course

May 7

A one-day event celebrating the experiences, arts, culture, and history of African Americans in Southern New Jersey and beyond.


Scholarship Benefit Gala

Scholarship Benefit Gala

May 14

Find your rhythm and up your tempo with live entertainment, signature cocktails, supreme food and more! Net proceeds from the event support the Stockton University Foundation Benefit Gala Endowed Fund.

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Celebrate student success as they begin the next phase of their lives.

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The Reunion

June 3 - 5

You won't want to miss "The Reunion" which kicks off Friday, June 3 with a mixer in the Courts. Spend the weekend in the Courts, wake up Saturday to a full day of reuniting with friends, food trucks, local craft beers and live music. The Reunion concludes with Sunday brunch in Lakeside.

Fred Fest

Fred Fest

July 30

Welcome Week

Welcome Week

September 2 - 6

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.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

September 21

Join speaker Lorraine Bannai, Director Emeritus of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality and Professor Emeritus, Seattle University School of Law, who will present on the topic of Anti-Asian Hatred & Violence.

Golf Classic

Golf Classic

September 14

Join Stockton supporters for a day on the golf course to support the Stockton University Foundation's mission to enrich the student experience.

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Symposium

October 12

Fannie Lou Hamer was a legendary figure in the civil rights movement who helped to organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer voter registration drive for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

University Weekend

University Weekend

October 7 - 10

A celebration for Stockton alumni, students & families.

Hughes Center Honors

Hughes Center Honors

November 10

The Hughes Center Honors recognizes outstanding New Jerseyans for excellence in their field and for a commitment to public service, civility and bipartisanship that reflects the life and career of Ambassador William J. Hughes.

The Council of Black Faculty & Staff

The Council of Black Faculty & Staff

November 12

Celebrating 50 years of Advocacy, The Council of Black Faculty & Staff “Family Reunion Mixer”

The Pappas Visiting Scholar Series

Pappas Speaker Series

November 16

Established in 2012 by Zoe S. Pappas and the late Stockton University Trustee Dean C. Pappas, the Pappas Visiting Scholar Series brings noted scholars and thought leaders to the University.

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

November 19

Stockton University and the Garden State Film Festival will present an hour-long program featuring a selection of favorite short films selected from the last 20 editions of the Garden State Film Festival.

Winter Tree-dition

Winter Tree-dition

December 8

A special celebration honoring the anniversary of Stockton’s groundbreaking.

Celebrate Stockton’s 50th Anniversary of Teaching into your Event! 

Invite/Involve alumni

  • Contact Alumni Relations at (609) 652-4469 or alumni@stockton.edu to discuss how to invite alumni from your club, organization, or academic program to your events throughout the celebration.
  • Consider inviting standout students, past members, past presidents or executive board members, residents and more! Alumni Relations is here to help.
  • Send an update to alumni on what you’re doing, how your program or organizations has grown, or how they can get involved.  

Research the history of your organization

  • Reach out to alumni with a survey or encourage them to share a memory on the 50th anniversary website.
  • Contact the Stockton Archives and Special Collections, located on the lower level of the library, for help in conducting research.

Challenge people or groups to help accomplish 50 tasks

  • Complete 50 hours of community service.
  • Raise $50 to support a Stockton cause through the Foundation.
  • Ask 50 students, parents, and alumni to make a gift to support your program.
  • Create a “Top 50 Moments” list for your organization or department and share it with faculty, staff, and students.  

If you are interested in having your event identified as a 50th Anniversary “Signature Event”, please share it with us below and submit the details for consideration.

Submit a Signature Event