University Weekend

University Weekend October 7-10

Stockton University is excited to continue the traditions that make our university so special. University Weekend is designed to showcase the amazing aspects of our university, and create a Stockton celebration for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families. 


COVID-19 Updates at Stockton University

For updated guidance and information regarding COVID-19 protocol, please visit the Campus Operations During COVID-19 website. 

Mask Guidance

All individuals (students, employees, guest visitors, vendors, affiliates, etc.) regardless of vaccination status, will be 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 granted a medical accommodation.

Visitor Registration

Please complete the Visitor Registration prior to your arrival on campus. This includes the Visitor/Attendee Health and Safety Pledge and Parking Registration. 

Schedule of Events 

Stockton Myths & Legends

4:30 – 6:00pm | Zoom

Join faculty, staff, alumni from the first few years of the college as they talk about the beginning days of Stockton. Most colleges do not have the advantage of being able to hear from folks who were present at the founding of the college. We will be talking about the philosophy and environment that have helped make Stockton New Jersey's Distinctive Public University. Come prepared with questions, as audience participation helps to make this evening fun and enlightening. 

Light Up Lake Fred

5:30pm | Lakeside Oasis

Join the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority for Light Up Lake Fred, a lantern festival hosted at the Lakeside Lodge to remember Brother Steven Hensle, who passed away in 2017. Celebrate and remember with us the lives of those affected by cancer, as all proceeds made are donated to the Ulman Foundation to support young adults going through cancer diagnoses.

$6 for One Lantern; $10 for Two Lanterns. All proceeds donated to the Ulman Foundation. 

Alumni Awards & Volunteer Recognition Reception

6:00 – 8:00pm | Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room - Atlantic City Campus

This event is an opportunity to recognize our best and brightest graduates, highlight impressive levels of engagement and involvement, and learn more about our University’s most valuable ambassadors: our leadership volunteers and distinctive alumni. Alumni are recognized for the ways in which they have positively influenced both Stockton and our world.

Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon

8:30 – 10:30pm | Campus Center Theatre

The Fusion Experience

9:00pm – 12:00am | Campus Center Event Room

New York City is widely known as a melting pot. With thousands of people from all walks of life it’s almost impossible not to learn from neighbors, appreciate differences + similarities, and infuse various customs of others into your daily life. Well, the melting pot has dripped down to the pinelands of Stockton University with “The Fusion Experience”!

At its core, The Fusion Experience is a dance party, but with components like ethnically diverse food + drinks, students dressed in traditional garb, performances from cultural organizations, and a DJ battle highlighting various music genres, it truly becomes a complete cultural exchange. Join us at The Fusion Experience to explore and appreciate the diversity of Stockton’s student body, show pride in your personal identities, and forge intercultural connections with fellow Ospreys!

School Spirit T-Shirt Swap

10:00am – 2:00pm | Campus Center Coffeehouse

Bring a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or other piece of apparel from another college/university and trade it in for a FREE Stockton t-shirt (while supplies last)! Limit 1 Stockton t-shirt per person. All collected items will be donated to a local charity.

TogetHER Tea Time

1:00 - 2:00pm | Campus Center Meeting Room 5

Float Decorating Party

3:00 - 6:00pm | Sports Center

Student organizations & offices wishing to participate in the University Weekend parade can sign up here. Decorating party is reserved for organizations participating in the parade. 

Registration for the University Weekend Parade 

Los Latinos Unidos Spoken Word Poetry Night

7:00 - 8:00pm | Campus Center Coffeehouse 

The spoken word poetry night will be an open mic night for students,staff, and faculty to come perform some of their favorite poems and even their very own poems. Light refreshments will be provided and Los Latinos Unidos merchandise will also be there for those who attend. 

Osprey Ball at Sea (SOLD OUT!)

7:00 - 10:00pm | Spirit of Philadelphia (Busses leave Stockton at 5:30pm)

Stockton students and alumni are invited to Osprey Ball At Sea, a 3-hour semi-formal cruise (7-10PM) in the Philadelphia Harbor provided by the Spirit of Philadelphia on Friday, October 8, 2021. The cruise includes a food buffet and cash bar with a DJ on board. Busses for students will leave campus promptly at 5:30PM from behind the Sports Center.

Tickets are $20 for students

Sponsored by Stockton Student Senate, Stockton Entertainment Team, Stockton Greek Council, Student Development, and Alumni Relations.

SET Magician featuring Ran'D

8:00pm | Campus Center Theatre

Ran’D is the face of the new millennium magician. He wowed audiences with his brilliant presentation at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C as well as Capetown, South Africa. As one of the most sought after college performers he has also captured the imaginations of audiences from Hollywood to New York City for more than a decade. He has already read your mind and knows that you want to know more. Come see for yourself…

Club Ice Hockey vs. Seton Hall

8:00pm | Flyers Skate Zone (501 N. Albany Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401)

Admissions Campus Tours: Galloway Campus

10am, 12pm, & 2pm | Admissions Office, Campus Center 101 

Join us for an hour and a half walking tour of our beautiful Galloway campus. Reservations are required, with a 3 person limit per reservation. This includes the student and 2 guests. Please note that guest limits will be strictly enforced. IMPORTANT: Due to current public health conditions related to COVID-19, Stockton will reinstate mask requirements for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, beginning on Monday, August 16. We will continue to assess the guidance offered by the State of NJ and will provide updates on requirements as needed. You will receive a reminder email several days prior to the event with the most updated guidance and requirements. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Please click here for Stockton University's Guidelines for Health and Campus Safety.

Please sign up in advance using the link below: 

University Weekend Parade: Stockton Through the Decades

11:30am | Viewing Areas: Campus Center Front Lawn & Academic Quad

Come to watch student organizations, athletes, and campus offices participate in the University Weekend parade and tell their stories with decorated golf carts, banners, and floats! This year's parade theme is Stockton Through the Decades in honor of the University's 50th Anniversary. 

Registration for the University Weekend Parade 

Street Fair

12:00 - 4:00pm | Campus Center Front Lawn & Parking Lot 3

Stroll along College Walk to enjoy music, food, activities, community vendors, and more! The heart of this Street Fair are Stockton's student organizations, fraternities, sororities, sports teams, and offices who will be hosting free, interactive activities and showcasing the wonderful aspects of the Stockton community.

Activity Registration for Stockton Organizations & Offices

Community Vendor Registration

SPACES Block Party

12:00 - 4:00pm | Parking Lot 3

The SPACES Block Party is an extension of the Street Fair and provides a common spaces for student organizations and fofices who promote belonging for special identity groups to celebrate University Weekend collectively.

Ospreys on Tap

12:00 - 4:00pm | Academic Quad

Join fellow alumni, family and friends during University Weekend at Ospreys on Tap on the Quad! All are welcome to enjoy live entertainment from local performers, complimentary food and refreshments, and lawn games on the quad. Beer samples and pints will be available for purchase from local breweries. Wine will also be available for purchase.

Field Hockey vs. TCNJ

1:00pm | North Athletic Complex Turf Field

Women’s Soccer vs. Montclair

1:00pm | G. Larry James Field

Admissions Campus Tour: Atlantic City Campus

12pm & 3pm | Stockton Atlantic City John F. Scarpa Academic Center

Your campus tour begins at Stockton University's Atlantic City Welcome Center and lasts one hour. Tours are guided by an Admissions Ambassador, who will show you around our newest campus and share their experiences as a current Stockton student. Reservations are required, with a 3 person limit per reservation. This includes the student and 2 guests. Please note that guest limits will be strictly enforced. IMPORTANT: Due to current public health conditions related to COVID-19, Stockton will reinstate mask requirements for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, beginning on Monday, August 16. We will continue to assess the guidance offered by the State of NJ and will provide updates on requirements as needed. You will receive a reminder email prior to the tour with the most updated guidance and requirements. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Please click here for Stockton University's Guidelines for Health and Campus Safety.

Please sign up in advance using the link below: 

Nuestro Pueblo Awards Gala

6:00 - 11:00pm | Atlantic City Campus

The Mission of the Nuestro Pueblo Awards celebration is to promote community involvement and advancement of our Hispanic cultural heritage by recognizing individuals and/or organizations that are making a difference in "Nuestro Pueblo" (our community). 

2021 Nuestro Pueblo Award Honorees

For more information, visit the Nuestro Pueblo Awards website or contact

Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon

8:30 – 10:30pm | Campus Center Theatre

Fred Fest

10:00am - 2:00pm, Lakeside Oasis & Lodge

Close out University Weekend at Fred Fest! Join the Office of Residential Life for fun activities including canoeing, kayaking, yoga, music, food trucks, and more, available for students, families, and friends! Yoga begins at noon at the Lakeside Oasis Outdoor Stage. Food Trucks serving FREE items 12:00 PM -  2:00 PM. We'll see you at Lake Fred!

Esports Tours

10:00am - 2:00pm, Esports Gaming Lab, Building 80

Join Stockton Esports for a tour of the campus gaming facility and play a round of Smash Bros Ultimate or Mario Kart! The Esports Gaming Lab is located in Building 80 in the Housing IV Quad, and accessible through the North Lot Shuttle Stop.

Movie: Raya and the Last Dragon

2:00 - 4:00pm | Campus Center Theatre

University Weekend A La Carte 

Pick and choose from our menu of pre-recorded videos to see what's been happening at Stockton! 

Virtual Visit

Take a virtual tour of our Galloway, Manahawkin, and Atlantic City campuses to catch a glimpse of the life at Stockton University.

Atlantic City Housing Tour

Stockton University Atlantic City offers opportunities to live, learn, and grow in a beachfront environment, just a quick shuttle ride away from the university's main campus in Galloway.

Choose to become engaged through real-life internships and partnerships, and join the thousands of students who take classes on the coast, and have made Atlantic City their home.

Marine Field Station Walking Tour

Join us on a walking tour of the Stockton University Marine Field Station and a discussion of the programs supported at the Marine Field Station. Recorded on April 22, 2020. Stockton University is one of only a few undergraduate institutions in the U.S. that offers a degree program in Marine Science with a dedicated, easily accessible field facility (Stockton Marine Field Station). Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty to design and implement research projects. For more Information about the Marine Science Degree and The Marine Field Station please visit 

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center Overview

A video tour of The Holocaust Resource Center located on the upper level of Stockton's Library. 

Richard E. Bjork Library Tour

A short video tour of Stockton University's Richard E. Bjork Library. Virtual tour is also available in Spanish .

From Boys To Men: Rising to Success in Atlantic City

Documentary presented by the Division of Student Affairs

Stories of Atlantic City 

Christina Noble and Toby Rosenthal discuss community involvement in Atlantic City. 

48 Blocks Festival 

Stockton's Dean of Arts & Humanities, Lisa Honaker, speaks on the University's involvement with the 48 Blocks project of showcasing art throughout Atlantic City.  

MudGirls Studios 

A short clip of MudGirls Studios, an Atlantic City based social mission to empower disadvantaged women. 

Atlantic City Lives 

Peter Murphy shares poetry around Atlantic City published by himself and the illustrator, Michael McGarvey


SPACES is a promise and a pledge that inclusion is at the core of everything that we do at Stockton University. We are committed to cultivating an academic environment that ensures our campuses-classrooms, offices and common spaces are welcoming to all and that everyone who comes to campus feels respected and valued. Spaces celebrates and nurtures a culture of inclusion that respects the humanity of all people. We believe that an inclusive community fosters an understanding and appreciation for diversity among our students, faculty, staff and administrators.

First Ospreys

Learn about Stockton's commitment to first-generation college students. 

Sankofa Retention Initiative

Sankofa Retention Initiative (SRI) is a student retention initiative for minority male students at Stockton University. Housed within the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, SRI aims to help you successfully transition into the college environment, provide opportunities for professional and personal development, encourage engaged citizenship and provide individualized mentoring by Stockton faculty and staff and trained peer mentors.

Educational Opportunity Fund at Stockton

Learn how the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) assists low-income New Jersey residents who are highly motivated and capable, but lack adequate preparation and/or the financial means for college, succeed at Stockton (and beyond)

Community Conversations And Collective Action: The Anatomy of What We Face Today

Foundational education about systemic racism coupled with an exploration of research centered on the inequities faced by African American males in the education system.

Stockton Athletics: Choose to Soar

Stockton University Athletics has a tradition of academic and athletic excellence. We're a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and compete in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. We want to develop engaged and effective citizen leaders with a commitment to life-long learning and the capacity to adapt to change in a multi-cultural, interdependent world. Stockton University is a place with real students, real athletes and real success. For more information about the Athletics Program at Stockton University please visit 

Athletics Team Captain Sound-Off

Captains from the Athletics sports programs share why they chose to play at Stockton and why they are proud to be an Osprey.

Club Sports Sound-Off

Club sports provides students another outlet to compete. A few of the Club Sports captains and alumni share why they chose to play and why they are proud to be an Osprey. 

Cross Country/Track & Field Virtual Challenge

The Cross Country/Track & Field teams challenge you to a handstand and timed mile run. 

Virtual Clinic - Volleyball Pass

Learn how to properly pass the volleyball.

Virtual Clinic - Volleyball Control Part 1

​Practice how to control the ball alongside the Volleyball team

Virtual Clinic - Volleyball Control Part 2

Part of winning is being able to control the ball. Here's another drill from the Volleyball team on how to keep the control.

Virtual Clinic - Volleyball Set

Learn how to ​properly set a volleyball ​alongside the Volleyball team.

Virtual Clinic: Field Hockey Block Pop

The Field Hockey team shows you how to Block Pop.

Virtual Clinic - Field Hockey Shoot Off

The Field Hockey team shows you how to Shoot Off the right foot.

Virtual Clinic - Field Hockey Stick Skills

​Learn stick skills alongside the Field Hockey team.

Virtual Clinic - Field Hockey Long Drill 

Practice alongside the Field Hockey players as they enhance their long skill drills  

Virtual Clinic - Field Hockey Block Tackle

Learn how to block tackle with the Field Hockey team. 

Virtual Clinic - Men's Basketball

Men's basketball shows how to complete a proper free throw.

Virtual Clinic - Softball

Learn the different drills to improve your softball skills.

Athletics Featured Alumni

Stockton Athletics Alumni share why they chose to play for Stockton, how Stockton shaped them into great leaders and what they’re doing now.

NCAA Division 3 Week : Fall Sports 

Stockton Athletics celebrates Division 3 week 2020 with short clips of our athletes.

NCAA Division 3 Week : Winter Sports

Stockton Athletics celebrates Division 3 week 2020 with short clips of our athletes.

NCAA Division 3 Week : Spring Sports

Stockton Athletics celebrates Division 3 week 2020 with short clips of our athletes.

Stockton AC Rowing Regatta

Stockton AC Rowing Regatta at the Atlantic City Boat House - March 24, 2019

Stockton University Boat Naming Ceremony

Two varsity eight boats were named on September 25, 2019 for local rowing legend and coach Stan Bergman of Ventnor and supporter and former state senator William “Bill” Gormley of Margate. The Bergman boat was made possible through a generous donation by Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey, which is also listed on the Bergman boat. For more information about Stockton University's Rowing program and events please visit

Get Involved at Stockton

Learn about the Office of Student Development and the many ways students can Get Involved at Stockton University. 

Stockton University Dance Team 2020 University Weekend 

2020 was certainly a unique year, but the Stockton University Team pivoted to make it work! Under the coaching direction of Stockton alumna, Alisa Iacovelli and Erin Pasko, we were extremely proud to present our first performance of Fall 2020 to the Stockton Community! Follow our journey this year as we prepare for our national championship on Instagram @stocktonuniversitydt!

SUDT 2020 Jazz

SUDT 2020 Pom

Stockton Esports - Program Overview 

Want to learn more about esports at Stockton?  Stockton Esports is a diverse community of gamers that compete against other colleges and universities in online gaming.  ECAC Fortnite champions, winners of the CSL Rocket League charity championship, and finalists in a variety of esports tournaments nationwide, Stockton Esports is soaring!

Stockton Esports - Mobile Production Studio 

Interested in production technology as it relates to streaming and esports? Watch a video that outlines some of the amazing technology used to support and produce live esports events at Stockton.

Stockton Sustainability Lab Tour

Take a tour of the Sustainability Lab at Stockton University with Professor Patrick Hossay and see what the students are working on this year. The Sustainability degree offers exciting opportunities to Stockton students, and complements the University’s nationally-recognized programs in Environmental Science and Marine Science. Stockton has long been an environmental innovator, with the nation’s largest geothermal system, a pioneering Aquifer Thermal Energy System, and extensive solar energy production on campus. For more information about Stockton University and the sustainability degree please visit

A College in the Forest

Stockton University shows their commitment to protect, enhance, and sustain the enivornment with Stockton's Forest Management Plan.

Inside our Vivarium and Greenhouse

Learn about the creatures and flowers housed at the Galloway campus and how they are taken care of. 

Stockton University Forest Management

Time lapse footage of forest clearcut recovery area. 

Stockton University Northeast Campus Forest Interpretative Trail

Introduction for the Northeast Campus Forest Interpretative trail at Stockton University

Delaware Avenue Interpretative Trail

Delaware Avenue Interpretative Trail of the Stockton Forest Management Plan. For more information about Stockton's Forest ManagementPlan please visit

Mindfully Aware Guided Meditation

The Wellness Center shares a meditation designed to focus on mindfulness, improving attention, and tuning into ourselves.

Yoga Warriors by: Luanne Anton-Usinger 

The Wellness Center's Luanne Anton-Usinger provides an hour long guided yoga and stretch session. 

Guided Meditation: Nature Walk 

 A meditiation video using guided imagery to provide comfort and thoughtfulness while on a walk or in a safe place. 

Healthy Cooking Made Easy- Omelets 

The Wellness Center provides a step-by-step lesson to create two healthy omelets. 

Healthy Cooking Made Easy- Desserts 

The Wellness Center provides a step-by-step lesson to make pumpkin bread and an apple crisp. 

Healthy Cooking Made Easy- Healthy Stir Fry 

The Wellness Center provides a step-by-step lesson on how to create a healthy stir fry meal.

Art Should be Striking, Not Birds

The K-Wing Breezeway Mural Project, funded through the Stockton 2020 grant initiative, was designed to reduce the amount of bird strikes on campus.

Korean Lantern Exhibition 

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University presented free Korean lantern-making workshops to the public in 2018. Participants made lotus and lucky pouch lanterns. The workshops complemented the “Korean Lantern Exhibition: Open-Hearts in Lights” at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2018. This exhibition of traditional and contemporary Korean paper lanterns came to the Museum directly from South Korea through the efforts of the Yeon Deung Hoe Preservation Committee and Jongbok Yi, Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy, of Stockton University. The exhibition presented the lanterns used during Yeon Deung Hoe, the Lotus Lantern Festival, an annual event in South Korea in which “people wish for each other’s happiness and where the hearts of all participants come together as one.” Created by Amanda Martinez from the Stockton University Production Services department.

WASHI: The Art of Kyoko Ibe

Stockton Art Gallery Presents: Washi: The Art of Kyoko Ibe. Visit for more information.

Stockton University Visual Arts

Learn about the visual and performing arts programs at Stockton University!

Out of the Unknown 

Jenna Tompkins, a student in Stockton's Dance Program, shares her artistic choregraphy in a short video clip.

Poetry Reading 

Raymond Tyler hosts a poetry reading featuring Professor Emari DiGiorgio. 

Takeway Talon

Takeaway Talon

Talon is ready to soar and celebrate University Weekend with you. Help bring Talon on the adventure of a lifetime!

  1. Print Takeaway Talon on a piece of paper or cardstock.
  2. Carefully cut on the dotted lines.
  3. Attach Talon to a popsicle stick, pen, ruler, etc.
  5. Snap a photo with you and Talon on an adventure or doing something fun at your home.
  6. Post on social media with #TakeawayTalon and #StocktonUniversity

University Weekend T-Shirts will be awarded to the people who take Talon on the best adventures!

University Weekend T-Shirt Events


University Weekend T-Shirt 2021

Stockton students are eligible to pick up their FREE University Weekend T-Shirt (Limit 1 per student with ID while supplies last) at the following events:

  • October 7 – The Fusion Experience (9pm – 12am |CC Event Room)
  • October 8 – SET Magician featuring Ran’D (8pm | CC Theatre)
  • October 9 – Street Fair & SPACES Block Party (12 – 4pm | CC Front Lawn)
  • October 10 – FredFest (10am – 2pm | Lakeside Oasis)

T-Shirts will also be on sale at the University Weekend Street Fair & SPACES Block Party on Saturday, October 9. T-shirts are $20.00 each and all net proceeds will benefit the Stockton Student Relief Fund.  

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel discounts are being offered at Showboat hotel in Atlantic City. Click here to book your reservation.
Friday - $179

Saturday - $299 (with limited availability)