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Fall class begin at Atlantic Cape, but there’s still time to register

09/09/2022 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
Student browses on laptop in hallway of Mays Landing campus on the first day of fall classes.

MAYS LANDING —Sunshine and warm weather greeted students as they returned to Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing and Atlantic City campuses for the first day of fall classes Monday, Aug. 29.

“We are excited to begin another school year at Atlantic Cape Community College with even more students returning to our campuses this year, as we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba. “Although we have continued to face challenges, we have a lot to be optimistic about as we work together to create a brighter future for our students and the entire college community.

In fact, enrollment for the Fall 2022 semester has rebounded since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. Total student enrollment is up over last year, with the number of new, full-time students up 6%.

To celebrate the students’ return, the Student Government Association (SGA) will host its annual Welcome Back events over the next several weeks at the college’s three campuses: Sept. 13 and 14 in Mays Landing, Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, and Sept. 27 and 28 in Cape May County.

Students are invited to learn about what Atlantic Cape has to offer, make new connections, and enjoy free food, music, giveaways, and more. COVID-19 vaccines will be available on the Mays Landing and Cape May campus dates. 

Highlights for the Fall 2022 semester include the start of the new evening Nursing cohort and Academy of Culinary Arts programming at the Cape May County campus. 

“We are thrilled to make these programs more accessible to our Cape May County students,” Gaba said.

In addition, the college is looking forward to the opening later this fall of two state-of-the-art facilities for students: the Innovation Center on the Mays Landing campus, which will house the new Esports and Cyber Security programs, and the Wind Training Center at the Worthington Atlantic City campus, which will provide critical training for the emerging offshore wind industry in the state.

Didn’t register yet? There is still plenty of time to get started. Atlantic Cape’s diverse schedule offerings allows students the opportunity to take a full, 16-week semester, a more condensed eight-week semester, or the 13-week Seasonal Semester unique to our Cape May County campus.

The 13-week Cape May Seasonal Session starts Sept. 19 and an 8-week “Second Start” fall session begins on Oct. 24.

Atlantic Cape will continue to offer students who enroll in six or more credits a free laptop, which is theirs to keep upon graduation.

Those interested in applying can do so online or attend a fast-track “Stop, Drop, and Enroll” day on Sept. 14. For more information, visit

To learn more about upcoming events hosted by SGA and Student Engagement, visit

View photo album from event on flickr