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Vax Up and Soar SafelyHere is what we are doing to keep the Stockton community safe and healthy: 

  • 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.
  • There are extensive safety protocols in place. Masks are required of all students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Cleaning procedures have been enhanced.
  • Student housing has been modified to comply with state and federal guidelines. 
  • Procedures are in place to test and/or quarantine faculty, staff and students as needed.

Student Accommodations:  

Official ADA Accommodations: Only registered Stockton students can seek services from the campus Learning Access Program (LAP). When a student self-discloses their disability to the Learning Access Program, they also need to submit dated documentation that identifies the student's diagnosed disability, functional limitations, and suggested accommodations. This documentation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis during a personal intake interview with one of our LAP coordinators. Accommodations are designed to provide equal access for academic success while maintaining the standards of the program.  

Student Modifications:  

Informal Modifications: Faculty may consider informal adjustments to individual student requests in their class; however, student requests for official accommodations must continue to follow the University’s existing ADA Accommodation process through the Learning Access Program (LAP). Current University policies and procedures for medical modifications continue to apply; visit the Learning Access Program’s webpage to learn more. 

Stockton’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion maintains a webpage with information about reasonable accommodations for employees.  

Stockton will continue following guidelines and protocols from institutional and governmental sources, including (but not limited to): 

One of the most important steps we all can take to keep ourselves and each other safe is to get vaccinated. Students are our largest demographic (approximately 85% of the Stockton community). A vaccinated student body allows the University to provide a vibrant and complete college experience while also offering the best chance for herd immunity at Stockton, subject to exemptions for valid and documented medical or religious reasons.

Statement from President Kesselman

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

Yes, all undergraduate and graduate students are required to be vaccinated, regardless of whether they are residential or commuter students.

The University is mandating that all SFT employees (faculty, faculty librarians, and professional staff) be vaccinated before September 1, 2021, and has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Stockton Federation of Teachers Local 2275 (the Local Union), and the Council of New Jersey State College Locals, AFT, ALF-CIO (the Council) to set out the terms and conditions of that mandate.

Stockton is also requiring that all Managers and TES (temporary) employees be vaccinated by September 1, 2021.

Procedure 6335 was revised as of 9/11/21 to incorporate vaccine requirements for all employees.

By September 1, 2021, all Employees who are SFT Employees (full-time and adjunct faculty, faculty librarians, and professional staff), Managers, and Temporary Employee Specialists must do one of the following:

  1. upload a copy or photo of their vaccine card and enter their vaccine information via the University goStockton Portal;
  2. request an exemption to this requirement based on their own medical condition or sincerely held religious belief by completing and submitting the COVID-19 Immunization Exemption/Extension Request Form or
  3. request an extension to be Fully-Vaccinated by submitting the COVID-19 Immunization Exemption/Extension Request Form.

By October 18, 2021, all Employees who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJPBA), New Jersey Superior Officers Association (NJSOA), New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association (NJLESA), and, all Employees not otherwise identified, must do one of the following:

  1. upload a copy or photo of their vaccine card and enter their vaccine  information via the University goStockton Portal;
  2. request an exemption to this requirement based on their own medical condition or sincerely held religious belief by completing and submitting the COVID-19 Immunization Exemption/Extension Request Form; or
  3. request an extension to be Fully-Vaccinated by submitting the COVID-19 Immunization Exemption/Extension Request Form.

All students have until the close of business Friday, Aug. 27, to provide proof of vaccination or approval of an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from their fall classes. These students will have a hold placed on their account and will not be permitted to re-register for classes until the hold is removed (by providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approval for a medical or religious exemption). 

Students dropped from classes who subsequently submit their documentation, or apply for and receive an exemption, will be allowed to re-enroll and should follow the University's existing process for doing so. Once the registration hold is lifted, students will be able to enroll in courses themselves, or can seek the assistance of their preceptor or assistant dean.

What if the course a student seeks to enroll in fills after they were dropped? 

If a course in which a student enrolled subsequently fills, students can either select a different course that fulfils the same requirement, or choose another course that fills another requirement, as they would do now if dropped for another reason. 

If a student has a particular need (i.e. is a graduating senior or needs a particular course that is only offered in certain terms to remain on target for their program), they should reach out to their respective assistant/associate dean for assistance. Faculty are not able to add students above the course cap. 

Follow the instructions to submit your vaccination documentation in the Student Health Portal.

Individuals will only be contacted if there is a problem with their documentation.

Students and employees are encouraged to pursue vaccination opportunities in their home communities. Locations where vaccinations are offered can be found on the NJ Vaccine Appointment Finder site.

View the recording of this summer’s “A Conversation about the COVID-19 Vaccine for the Stockton Community,” which featured local public health and medical professionals answering questions and addressing concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Panelists include:

• Manish Trivedi, M.D., Chairman of Infectious Diseases; Co-Chair of Infection Control and Prevention; Coastal Infectious Disease - AtlantiCare

• Charisse Fizer, RN, FACHE, MSN, Vice President of Clinical Services and CDEIO - AtlantiCare

• Sandy Festa, LCSW, LCADC, Executive Director - AtlantiCare Health Services - FQHC

• Zupenda Davis-Shine, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Associate Director of Health Outreach, Promotion & Education

No. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been offically approved by the Federal Drug Administration. The FDA has authorized two additional vaccines for emergency use in the United States: the 2-dose series Moderna or single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen). These vaccines also have been recommended for use by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Many of the University’s clinical partners are updating or have already updated their immunization requirements to include mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. The University’s affiliation agreements with those third-party clinical sites require the University’s compliance with the standards implemented by the respective sites, including immunization requirements. Many clinical facility partners will not permit students to participate in clinical experiences at their facilities without the COVID-19 vaccination and University exemptions will not be honored by those sites.

Where possible, Stockton will assist students to identify alternative options if external vaccination requirements present a barrier to a student’s participation; however, the University cannot guarantee the availability of alternative or comparable sites. Please note that degree completion may be impacted. Students who chose not to become vaccinated may be delayed in graduating or permanently excluded from clinical due to external clinical site requirements, and therefore, cannot complete the degree program. Students who have a COVID immunization declination may be negatively impacted that limits their choice of campus and program of study.

Please view our AtlantiCare COVID-19 FAQ for more information from our partners at AtlantiCare.

 

Stockton University follows guidance from the State of New Jersey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for mask protocols. 

Disposable surgical masks will be available in the Wellness Center, the Campus Center Information Desk, the John F. Scarpa Academic Center Information/ Security Desk at the Atlantic City campus, and in most division office suites throughout the Galloway and Atlantic City campuses. 

The following protocols will remain in effect until such time as public health and safety conditions permit the University to consider an adjustment. 

  • Indoor public and common areasAll individuals (students, employees, guest visitors, vendors, affiliates, etc.) regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask in indoor public and common areas, such as: hallways, public restrooms, lounges, laundry facilities, the library, computer labs, University shuttles and dining areas (masks can be removed when eating) unless an individual is granted an accommodation. 
  • Classroom instruction. Beginning Tuesday, September 7, all students and faculty participating in face-to-face classroom activities, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask through the entirety of the instructional session, unless for students, an accommodation has been approved by the Learning Access Program (LAP) and for faculty, an accommodation has been approved by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This requirement applies to all courses with an in-person component, no matter how brief, including traditional and hybrid classes, labs, seminars and studios. 
  • Indoor work/office areas (including forward-facing office counters that interface with students, employees, and the general public, open workspaces or cubicles, and enclosed or private offices). Employees are required to wear masks in work areas (unless granted an accommodation) when certain conditions apply  
    • Employees, regardless of vaccination status, may opt to remove their mask when alone in their own work area. 

    • Employees, regardless of vaccination status or plexiglass barriers, must mask up when beginning a face-to-face conversation of any kind.  

    • For traditional in-person meetings, all individuals (employees and non-employees) must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, number of meeting participants or room size.    

    • In breakrooms, employees should wear masks and practice sensible social distancing.  

  • Residential studentsResidential students may remove their mask when in their own residential room alone or with their roommate. When other residential students from another room are present, everyone must be masked. Visitors who are not residential students are not permitted in the residence halls. 

 Mask Accommodations 

  • Students who cannot safely wear a mask for medical reasons can submit an accommodation request to the University’s Learning Access ProgramIf granted, the student will be given an accommodation letter to provide to the course instructor.  

  • Employees seeking an ADA accommodation must submit a request to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Direct questions about employee ADA accommodations to Valerie Hayes at 609.652.4695.  If granted, the employee will be given an accommodation letter to provide to their supervisor. 

Cleaning and Sanitizing sign

Stockton follows COVID-19 Safety Protocols per CDC Guidelines, including: 

  • Clean and sanitize non-residential facilities (classrooms, offices, all public and dining areas, athletic facilities, etc.). 

  • Refill hand sanitizer stations in hallways and offices, provide offices with additional supplies like individual hand sanitizers, wipes and plexiglass (if necessary). 

  • Supply wipes in classrooms, computer labs, and meeting spaces. 

  • Provide disposable masks in public spaces. 

  • Offer testing (including nearby testing locations).

  • Maintain contact tracing.  

Stockton’s maintenance and custodial staff will clean and disinfect campus buildings more frequently to help reduce the spread of germs on commonly touched surfaces like door handles, sink faucets, handrails, computer stations, etc.

Our dedicated employees can’t do it alone. We must all do our part by using disinfecting wipes (provided by Stockton) to wipe down common areas to minimize surface transmission of bacteria and germs.

The University has touch-free hand-sanitizer units and waste receptables throughout our campus locations.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The University requires all students, employees and visitors to wear face coverings while indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status.


All University Contractors and Vendors that provide services at the University (including Chartwells, Follett, and Allied Security) must comply with the New Jersey Department of Health public health guidance, and any additional requirements and instructions as directed by the University representative with oversight responsibility for their services. Vendors will ensure their employees follow all necessary organizational, State, and University-related COVID-19 safety protocols.

Students. If you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, please remain in your residence hall (residential students) or do not come to campus (non-residential students). Log onto the Stockton GoPortal, choose the “Student Life” tab, click the red “Stockton COVID-19 Reporting” button, and complete the form. You will be contacted by Student Health Services. The Dean of Students Office will assist you in contacting your faculty to make any necessary arrangements if you need to miss classes. 

Employees. If you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, please do not come to campus, log onto the Stockton GoPortal, choose the “Employee” tab, click the red “Stockton COVID-19 Reporting” button, and complete the form. You will be contacted by the University’s Office of Human Resources. Follow standard procedures to notify your supervisor. 

Vendors. Chartwells, Follett and other vendors will ensure that their employees follow similar safety protocols. Delivery drivers will be discouraged from entering buildings and will be required to wear masks. 

Stockton has designated facilities on the Galloway campus (Parking Lot 8A) and the Atlantic City campus (Room B-115) for unvaccinated students and employees who are required to complete regular COVID-19 screening and testing protocols. 

If a vaccinated individual is interested in on-campus testing, they must first update/decline their online COVID-19 reporting form located in the goStockton Portal. A Stockton representative will then contact the individual and determine if on-campus testing is the appropriate next step. Students may also contact Student Health Services with any questions about testing opportunities. 

The State of New Jersey maintains a complete list of statewide testing locations on its COVID-19 information hub website. We encourage anyone seeking a COVID-19 test off-campus to first update/decline their online COVID-19 reporting form located in the goStockton Portal. This step will help the University with medical follow-up and COVID-19 mitigation and clearance efforts. 

All community members are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.  

Members of the University community who have COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to follow current Stockton health and safety procedures, including adherence to all current local, state, and federal (e.g. CDC) protocols and guidelines. Stockton maintains up-to-date COVID-19 related health and safety procedures, including COVID-19 testing, on its website. 

When any member of the Stockton community becomes ill with COVID-19, Stockton’s COVID-19 response group gathers information regarding close contacts to assess the extent of the exposure. This information will be provided to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health by the Campus Public Safety Office. 

Students. If you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, please remain in your residence hall (residential students) or do not come to campus (non-residential students). Log onto the Stockton GoPortal, choose the “Student Life” tab, click the red “Stockton COVID-19 Reporting” button, and complete the form. You will be contacted by Student Health Services. The Office of the Dean of Students  will assist you in contacting your faculty to make any necessary arrangements if you need to miss classes. 

Employees. If you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, please do not come to campus, log onto the Stockton GoPortal, choose the “Employee” tab, click the red “Stockton COVID-19 Reporting” button, and complete the form. You will be contacted by the University’s Office of Human Resources. Follow standard procedures to notify your supervisor.

Employees and students who are not vaccinated must comply with the screening process outlined here.

Disposable surgical masks will be available in the Wellness Center, the Campus Center Information Desk, the John F. Scarpa Academic Center Information/ Security Desk at the Atlantic City campus, and in most division office suites throughout the Galloway and Atlantic City campuses. 

Students who cannot safely wear a mask for medical reasons can submit an accommodation request to the University’s Learning Access ProgramIf granted, the student will be given an accommodation letter to provide to the course instructor.  

Employees seeking an ADA accommodation must submit a request to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Direct questions about employee ADA accommodations to Valerie Hayes at 609.652.4695.  If granted, the employee will be given an accommodation letter to provide to their supervisor. 

Individual requests will be reviewed, assessed, and appropriate accommodations determined. Medical documentation may be required.   

The EEO laws, including the ADA and Rehabilitation Act, continue to apply during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they do not interfere with or prevent employers from following the guidelines and suggestions made by the CDC or state/local public health authorities about steps employers should take regarding COVID-19.Please note, the ADA does not provide a blanket exemption to people with disabilities from complying with legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-warns-inaccurate-flyers-and-postings-regarding-use-face-masks-and.   

If you are a current student and would like to be seen by Stockton’s health professionals, please contact Student Health Services in advance of visiting the office: (609) 652-4701(Galloway); (609) 345-6000 (Atlantic City) or wellctr@stockton.edu.

When any member of the Stockton community becomes ill with COVID-19, Stockton’s COVID-19 response group gathers information regarding close contacts to assess the extent of the exposure. This information will be provided to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health by the Campus Public Safety Office.

In the event that a residential student has known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, Residential Life staff, in conjunction with the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Dean of Students and the director of the Wellness Center, will implement a comprehensive isolation protocol for that student. This protocol will include, but will not be limited to, isolation housing (off campus and on campus), dining accommodations, contact tracing, regular monitoring of student’s health (physically, mentally, socially), etc. 

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required, in accordance with public health recommendations, to either isolate in their place of primary residence off campus or in Stockton’s Chris Gaupp housing facility, which will be designated as the location for on-campus isolation housing.  

 

Domestic Travel:  

  • Planned domestic travel must be approved by both the University (first) and Stockton University Foundation, if Foundation funds are to be used for some or all of the trip cost. 

  • Travelers are expected to consider refundable options when possible and feasible under budget constraints. If available, flight insurance is required. Divisional Executives will be required to approve travel plans in advance. In addition, before travelers make any changes to their approved and confirmed tickets, reservations or plans, they should first consult with Travel through Administration & Finance to ensure that they don’t invalidate insurance or other protections.  

  • The CDC and NJDOH offer webpages dedicated to travel.

  • Vaccines will be required by the University to be eligible for any domestic travel. Students, faculty and staff who are exempt for medical and/or religious reasons will be ineligible for University travel.  

  • Travel may be approved only if COVID safety protocols at the destination are the same or similar to those as an on-campus event. 

  • If approved travelers are required to quarantine for COVID travel advisory reasons after they arrive home, and they followed all University and local guidelines during travel, the University will not require employees to utilize any personal or sick time and instead, temporary workplace modifications will be provided. University Procedure 6913 Worker’s Compensation may also apply.   

  • COVID-related travel expenses may be approved as part of the normal budgetary process (e.g., testing, masks, other supplies). 

  • All faculty, staff and students who are approved for domestic travel are required to comply with the COVID-19 health and safety protocols during travel and at the travel destination. 

International Travel:  

  • Approved travel may be modified based upon CDC guidance. 

  • All University guidelines must continue to be followed including Procedure 2008 International Travel 

  • Planned international travel must be fully refundable for approval and must be approved by both the University (first) and Stockton University Foundation, if Foundation funds are to be used for some or all of the trip cost. 

  • Once a travel request is approved by Divisional Executive, the Director of the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) and Senior International Officer (SIO) for the University will work with relevant offices on approval and guidelines specific to international destination(s). This may also include CDC guidance for international travel in addition to the normal criteria used to approve international travel. 

  • All domestic travel procedures/policies listed above also apply to international travel.

  • The CDC and NJDOH offer webpages dedicated to travel.

  • Existing policies, procedures and processes regarding international travel and approval decisions based on State Department risk levels continue to apply with additional reliance on COVID-specific travel information. 

  • Risk Management’s International Travel webpage includes relevant information for approved travelers including the most recent off campus travel emergency guide. 

  • All approved international travelers are required to carry insurance through coordination with the Office of Global Engagement (OGE). 

  • If the University approves international travel for work-related purposes and a traveler is unable to reenter the country due to COVID-19 specific reasons, if they followed all university and local guidelines during travel, the University will bear expenses related to COVID-specific travel requirements or interruptions (e.g., testing, quarantines) consistent with Procedure 6412 until they are allowed reentry into the U.S. This also applies to students traveling on faculty-led programs (FLPs). 

  • All faculty, staff and students who are approved for international travel are required to comply with the COVID-19 health and safety protocols in effect during travel and at the international destination.  

Study Abroad:  

  • The Director of the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) and Senior International Officer (SIO) for the University, will, under the direction of the Office of the Provost, continue to work with students and relevant offices for guidelines specific to individual countries and/or programs for study abroad.

Visitors to Stockton's campuses must follow these guidelines: 

  • Wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status
  • Practice safe hygiene – wash hands, don’t touch your face, etc.
  • Complete the visitor pledge

Only current residential students are permitted in on-campus student housing.

The University will continue monitoring campus-wide health and safety conditions, including possble or confirmed COVID-19 cases in classrooms or residential halls. Decisions regarding potential contingency plans will be the responsibility of the appropriate administrative executives and will be made in accordance with public health guidelines.

In general, Stockton has three primary courses modalities: in-person, hybrid and online.

All courses have been updated to reflect the expected modality and can be viewed by logging into your GoPortal account.

For reference, Stockton’s entire set of policies and procedures can be found here

Here are three procedures we recommend all students and faculty be familiar with: 

View the Academic Calendar for Fall 2021 including course drop and withdrawal dates.

Courses may be taught in multiple teaching modalities. These may include in-person classes on campus, hybrid classes that combine in-person and online lessons, and completely online classes.

Stockton has set up a temporary device lending program only for students who do not otherwise have access to a computer off campus. Please direct students to the IT Help Desk for more information (609-652-4309).

Locate free high-speed internet resources here.

Students have access to remote virtual desktops available through Amazon's App Stream services. This provides students access to specialized University computer lab applications that are unavailable from home, like IBM’s SPSS, Mathworks MATLAB, ESRI’s ArcGIS, and many more. App stream remote desktops can be accessed and fully utilized using a through any modern browser on any device. To get started, visit Stockton.edu/VDI for more information.

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.

Guest Procedure: 

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.    

Families may assist in moving their students into the residence halls, but must wear a mask/face covering, observe social distancing protocols, and leave after their student is moved in.   

Deep Cleaning: 

Common areas and hallways in residential areas, including bathrooms and lounges in Housing 2 and 3, are cleaned five days a week, Monday through Friday.   

On-Campus Isolation and Quarantine Protocols: 

Chris Gaupp Housing will be used for quarantine or isolation. Stockton’s Office of Residential Life reserves the right to use other vacant Stockton residential housing for quarantine or isolation housing. 

Stockton will continue to contact trace residential students per CDC and State of New Jersey guidelines.   

Medical Exemptions:

Students with approved medical exemptions will live in private rooms in apartments or in singles to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Students with approved medical exemptions will be charged the rate of a Housing 1, 4-person shared apartment, or a Housing 2 double.     

Mask Guidelines:

Fully vaccinated students (and those with an approved exemption) will live together for the fall 2021 semester. Residential students who are fully vaccinated or who have an approved exemption do not need to wear masks in their room or apartment as it is considered a household unit. 

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.    

Families may assist in moving their students into the residence halls, but must wear a mask/face covering, observe social distancing protocols, and leave after their student is moved in.

All dining options, including the N-Wing cafeteria, the Campus Center food court on the Galloway Campus, Lakeside Lodge, and the Dining Hall inside the John F. Scarpa Academic Center on the Atlantic City campus, will be modified in accordance with public health guidelines. Each location will have updated:
  • Entrance areas
  • Grab-and-go options

Masks are required in all designated dining areas. Individuals are permitted to remove their mask when eating in these areas.

Stockton Dining Information

  • Student clubs and organizations are required to follow all University policies and procedures. 

  • All events held by student organizations must be approved by a Student Development Advisor; this includes in-person, online and hybrid events. 

  • Student groups holding events off campus may be approved only if COVID safety protocols at the off-campus location are the same or similar to those as an on-campus event. 

Visit OspreyHub for the most up to date meeting and event information.

Get outside – safely – and enjoy Stockton’s beautiful campus and offerings!

Please also look for and adhere to additional signage at each facility.

Outdoor Track (beside Big Blue)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Ospreys Basketball Court (Lot 6)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Basketball Court (Lakeside)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Volleyball Courts (TRLC, Lakeside, & Housing 4)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Tennis Courts, North Athletic Complex, Pomona

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Intramural Fields – North Athletic Complex, Pomona Road

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Stockton Trails – 11 ½ miles of beautiful, wooded trails

Monday – Sunday 8 am – Dusk

(5k Course, 6k Course, 8k Course)

Outdoor Fitness Stations (Adjacent to the Intramural Fields/Observatory)

Monday - Sunday 8am - Dusk

Street Hockey Rink

Monday – Sunday 8 am – Dusk

Lake Fred- Fishing

(NJ State Freshwater Fishing License Required

  • Workout facilities and outdoor recreation locations will be open to all current Stockton students and employees as determined under normal University operations.   

  • For indoor facilities, everyone is required to wear face masks while working out so long as the University requires indoor masking for all, including in weight room facilities.   

  • For outdoor locations, all University guidelines for masks, capacity and social distancing for outdoor spaces apply to these areas as well.  

  • Athletics and Recreation will  distribute protocols for competitive athletics, as well as requirements and guidelines for intramurals, club sports and pick-up activities. 

  • Safety protocols for off-campus events (ex: sporting events at other colleges, etc.): 

    • Travel and overnight lodging protocols will follow University protocols. 

    • All student athletes and athletic staff must comply with NCAA protocols (currently consistent with Stockton’s protocols). 

Yes, teams will compete in accordance with their conference. Visit https://stocktonathletics.com/ for updates.

The LabFind app is available to locate open computer labs, find the software you need and discover printers on campus.

Stockton's library is open. Currently, no food or drink is permitted within the library. The library's drop-off box for book and video returns is in the E-F hallway outside the library entrance.

Faculty members with questions about any library service should contact the subject specialist for their program. Questions may be emailed to the library. 

Computer labs are open.

The LabFind app is available to locate open computer labs, find the software you need and discover printers on campus.

Technology assistance is available at (609) 652-4309 or by email at helpdesk@stockton.edu.

Visit the Follett Bookstore website for current store hours.

Students are able to purchase their materials online through the bookstore website. Books can either be shipped to the student’s home (for a fee) or to the bookstore for free.

Transportation protocols: 

  • Passengers and drivers will remain masked at all times. 

  • Wipes and hand sanitizer will be available. 

  • A deep cleaning procedure in accordance with EPA, OSHA and CDC will be applied to each vehicle daily, when in use. 

  • Signage will be installed to remind passengers to wear face masks and to board without touching the handrails or other passengers. 

Requests to use campus facilities for events should be submitted to the Office of Event Services and Campus Center Operations for consideration in accordance with established scheduling protocols. Masks will be required at all indoor events regardless of vaccination status; masks will be optional at outdoor events. External visitors must complete the guest registration/health pledge. Event sponsors will be encouraged to consider using outdoor facilities, reducing densit, and offering virtual options, when possible. 

The University has consulted with the Atlantic County Division of Public Health and our partner AtlantiCare regarding the subject of ventilation.

Stockton University facilities are in compliance with applicable building codes and in accordance with ASHRE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air-conditioning Engineers), the governing standards in which mechanical systems are operated.

The university’s operational response to the mechanical systems and building ventilation during the ongoing pandemic is:

  1. Constant maintenance of equipment. Unlike some institutions. Stockton maintains 100 percent heating and cooling in all occupied buildings. Meaning, we move air through our systems at all times.
  2. Maintaining constant operations and air flow of the equipment.
  3. Increasing the air exchanges from our standard operations and introducing more “fresh outside air).
  4. Surface cleaning diffuser and supplies more frequently, where needed.
  5. Increased the level of filter systems from a Mer 8 to ta Mer 13 (with continued inventory on hand). And increased the replacement sequence.

These operations are in compliance with codes and regulations having jurisdiction, and cross referenced with the operational responses of our peer institutions.   

If a faculty member becomes ill or needs to quarantine, they should follow the same process that is already in place for such contingencies and work with their dean to make alternate arrangements to have missed classes covered or develop alternate assignments. The Center for Teaching and Learning Design has resources available that they will be outlining during Fall Faculty Conference to address some of these concerns.

A link will be accessible on the Employee tab in the goStockton portal for employees to complete if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (regardless of whether you are fully vaccinated), are not vaccinated and have been exposed to COVID-19, are not vaccinated and returning from international travel, or have tested positive for COVID-19. If you are feeling ill, do not come to campus, notify your manager and see your doctor if necessary.

Starting September 1, 2021, all Stockton 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 every day they are scheduled to work Monday through Friday.

Review the Unvaccinated COVID-19 Screening Process for Employees.

The vaccination requirement depends on an individual’s primary role with the University. Students with jobs on campus will follow the vaccine requirement for students administered through the Wellness Center. Employees who also take classes must follow the vaccine requirement process for employees as outlined in Procedure 6335 – COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure for Mandated Employees.

Additional Faculty FAQs

AtlantiCare COVID-19 FAQ