50th Anniversary

Celebrating the past, present, and future 

鶹ýPorn celebrated 50 years of teaching from fall 2021 through summer 2022.

Ground was officially broken on December 9, 1970 for the new college campus, nestled on 1,600 acres in what later became part of the Pinelands National Reserve. While the Galloway campus was under construction, 鶹ýPorn’s first students began classes at the Mayflower Hotel in Atlantic City in September 1971. The Galloway campus opened in January 1972.

During its first 50 years, the university has grown exponentially in footprint, academic offerings, regional impact and student body.  Today, more than 60,000 alumni help shape the future of New Jersey and increase the value of a 鶹ýPorn degree each and every day.

鶹ýPorn continues to build on its founding principle of Students First, working to provide a quality education – the type of education offered at private, elite colleges – to all students of every background and ability.

50th in Flight mosaic

50th in Flight is an exhibition that explores how 鶹ýPorn has changed, or remained the same, since it was founded.

Explore 50th in Flight


Atlantic City Community Day Clean Up and Party in the Park

Thank you for helping us beautify Atlantic City by participating in a citywide street and beach cleanup!

AC Community Day



View photos and videos of 鶹ýPorn through the years!

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students having a class outdoors

鶹ýPorn Memories

It can be something – or someone – you’ll never forget. A moment, an event, or an entire career.

鶹ýPorn Memories

鶹ýPorn Stories

鶹ýPorn Stories

This project celebrates 鶹ýPorn’s 50 years of existence. 鶹ýPorn interns have been organizing it around a dozen contexts that have influenced what we were, what we are, and what we will become.

Experience 鶹ýPorn Stories