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Atlantic Cape Welcomes Students Back to Campus (and Online) for the 2023-24 School Year

09/06/2023 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Students return to Mays Landing campus for Fall 2023 semester

MAYS LANDING — The sound of footsteps emanating from up and down hallways, the voice of professors engaged in classroom conversation with students and book bags slung from broad shoulders traversing the campus Quad between classes can mean only one thing: school is back in session!

Victor Moreno assists a new Atlantic Cape student on the first day of fall semesterAtlantic Cape Community College welcomed incoming freshmen, returning sophomores and non-traditional adult learners to the Mays Landing and Atlantic City campuses (and online) on Tuesday, September 5 for the start of the fall semester. The Cape May campus will welcome its students to campus on Monday, September 25.

Students of all ages are again enrolled in courses either in the traditional in-person/on-campus, online (complete assignments by a predetermined deadline), hybrid (in-person/online) and remote (signing in to classes live via Zoom or Blackboard).

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a Welcome to Campus coffee and donuts event in the Student Center in G Building. Freshmen and sophomore students stopped by before and after their classes to speak with various club members, learn about exciting future campus events and how to stay connected with the college’s Campus Groups.

A big majority of the students on campus were enthusiastic about the return to school after a long and relaxing summer vacation.

Melanie Vasquez sits in the Student Center on first day of fall semester“Summer went by really fast, but I am excited to get back to school,” said Melanie Vasquez, a sophomore Social Work major from Egg Harbor Township, who was standing in the Student Center waiting to speak with an Admissions counselor. Vasquez plans on continuing her education after Atlantic Cape and earning her bachelor’s degree in Social Work.

In the Innovation Center lobby were Alyssa Lloyd, Jake Elko and Anthony Corson enjoying some down time in between classes.

“It feels good to be back and I am ready to get my year completed,” said Elko, a sophomore Environmental Science major from Sea Isle City who plans on pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Stockton University.

Lloyd, a sophomore Elementary Education major from Ocean City said, “it’s so exciting to be back on campus and to start school again.” Lloyd, too, plans on pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Stockton University next fall.

Students pose for photo in Innovation Center on first day of fall semesterCorson, a third year K-12 Education major from Ocean City, said he “feels good to be back. It was definitely a nice summer, but I am ready to get back into the swing of things and get my mind ready for class and doing work.” Corson is hoping to earn a scholarship to Ohio State University or attend Stockton or Rowan universities.

Also, this week the SGA is inviting all students to an Iced Coffee Social event on Thursday, September 7 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center in G Building.

It’s not too late to register for fall semester classes. Visit for more information.

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About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive two-year community college serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. The college offers over 40 career, transfer and workforce development programs to more than 8,000 students annually at three campuses in New Jersey: Atlantic City, Cape May Court House and Mays Landing.