ATLANTIC CITY — Project Manager Mark Ciccotelli walked through Stockton University’s new campus Tuesday, pointing out the student common areas, the gym and the campus dining area.

Construction workers were busy placing drywall and bringing building materials to the top floors.

Even on a rainy, gray day, light flooded the future classroom wing of the campus center through large glass windows.

With six months until the fall semester deadline, set to begin the Tuesday after Labor Day, Stockton is looking forward to welcoming students to its new campus.

The $220 million, 675,000-square-foot Gateway Project broke ground in April 2017. In a matter of months, the three structures of the project — the university campus, the headquarters for South Jersey Gas and a shared parking garage — have taken shape in the city’s Chelsea neighborhood.

The standout feature of the new campus is the residential apartments, many of which overlook the ocean and offer a nearly panoramic view of the Boardwalk. The university anticipates more than 500 students living on campus next semester. It plans to offer 12-month housing options for students who want to live and work in Atlantic City. According to the university, 50 students have expressed interest in the year-round residential program.

The interior structures of the student center have been added, with areas planned for 17 classrooms, two computer labs and offices.

“We already have faculty wanting to claim these offices,” said Assistant to the Provost Alex Marino, showing offices overlooking O’Donnell Park.

In the middle of the campus building is a 225-person-capacity conference center, which, according to Stockton, is already developing a schedule of events.

“We’re going to be partnering with Meet AC to have this in their inventory so we can help each other,” Marino said.

More than 100 classes are scheduled to be held at the new campus. Programs including a master’s of social work and doctorate of organizational leadership will move from the university’s Carnegie Center on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the Gateway campus.

“The key is flexibility,” said Marino. “We have plans for the campus, but we will see how students and faculty utilize everything the Atlantic City campus has to offer.”

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