Family Weekend at Fall Festival: September 23-24, 2022

Family Weekend is an opportunity for Stevens families and students to reconnect and experience a rich variety of activities on campus and in Hoboken. This year, Family Weekend will be part of Fall Festival, an event for students, family, alumni, and faculty/staff. For questions, please contact Undergraduate Student Life at [email protected] Please look for details this summer.

NOTE: masks are required for all indoor activities.
Registration is closed - onsite registration will be available. Planning is still in process and registration will open this summer. 

Family Weekend Schedule 2021:
Saturday, September 25

Parking at Babbio Garage (Enter at Frank Sinatra Drive). Locations are Google map-enabled below. Click here if you prefer a campus map PDF.

9 am - 12 pm   Check-in
Babbio Center Desk, Babbio Center
Check in and have a light breakfast while enjoying our best view.

9 am - 3 pm   Bookstore Open
Howe Center, First Floor
Stop by to pick up the latest bookstore swag.

10 am - 11 am   State of the University with President Nariman Favardin
DeBaun Theater, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall
Get an official welcome from President Nariman Farvardin and get the latest updates on our many accomplishments at Stevens.

11:15 - 11:55 pm   Empowering Students to Succeed with the Stevens Career Center 
DeBaun Theater, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall
Join the Stevens Career Center to learn more about how students can take advantage of the abundant resources available to jumpstart their careers.

 11:30 am - 1:30 pm   Open Houses

  • School of Business Center for Student Success, Babbio 303, Babbio Center The Center for Student Success is a dedicated resource for all undergraduate and graduate business students at Stevens. The Center is your home away from home — a one-stop shop for everything from registration to graduation. 
  • Mechanical Engineering Department, laboratory, Carnegie Building - The Carnegie Laboratory has embodied the state-of-art in manufacturing since 1902. 
  • Samuel C. Williams Library Come join us at the Samuel C. Williams Library where students and parents can view items and exhibits from the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, documenting over 150 years of Stevens history. The Mary Stuart Stevens Baird Room, located near the entrance, contains artifacts, paintings, and other materials covering the history of the Stevens family and their remarkable legacy of engineering innovation and inspiration. Attendees will also receive a historical walking tour brochure to guide them on an exploration of the university’s ever-evolving campus.

12 pm - 12:25 pm   Supporting Your Student’s Mental Health through College
DeBaun Theater, Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Hall
Join the Stevens Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to learn more about how students can take advantage of the abundant resources available to support their mental health and wellbeing.

12:30 - 12:55 pm   Planning Ahead for Study Abroad in a Pandemic: In-Person and Virtual Opportunities
Babbio 122, Babbio Center
Join Susi Rachouh, Director of Study Abroad, who will discuss the many opportunities for students to get an international learning experience through both in-person and virtual opportunities. 

1:00 - 1:45 pm   Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Stevens: Get to Know The Lore-El Center
Babbio 122, Babbio Center
Learn about the Lore-El Center for Women’s Leadership, a residential community and programmatic center focused on the empowerment of women and gender minorities in STEM. As 2021 marks 50 years since the first class of undergraduate women were admitted to Stevens, it is more important than ever to emphasize the importance of women in STEM and the support programs we offer at Stevens. Join staff from Diversity Education as they share about the exciting events and opportunities happening all year! Then join us for an optional tour of the Lore-El Center immediately after session.

1:30 pm - 3 pm   STEP Family Reception
Babbio Reception 4th Floor Lounge, Babbio Center
Families of students who are part of the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) are invited to stop by for dessert and refreshments to hear from Dean Deborah Berkley, current students,  and other Student Affairs representatives.

2:00 - 3:00 pm   Faculty Lecture Series Spotlight 
Babbio 122, Babbio Center
Join Drs. Jennifer McBryan, Director of the Freshman Experience Program at the College of Arts & Letters, and Jan Cannizzo, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Mathematics, for an enlightening taste of the classroom at Stevens.

11 am - 3 pm  Harvest Festival with Lunch & Attractions
Babbio East & West Patios, Babbio Center
Families and students are invited to enjoy a fall-themed festival of great food, music, amusements, and college fun! Note: catering will provide options for dairy-free, nut-allergy, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian needs. 

3 pm   Men's Soccer vs. Stevenson's University
Dobbelaar Field
Show your Duck pride and support the Men's soccer team as they battle Stevenson's University on the field. 

Saturday, September 25 - Sunday, September 26

Family Weekend attendees are encouraged to spend free time together in the evenings and Sunday. Families may consider the free entertainment offered by the Mile Square Theater below. The events below are free, but they do require separate registration.

En Plein Air

Sept. 25th & 26th

On the lawn at 7th and Jackson Plaza

FREE Tickets


Mile Square Theatre, with the generous support of the Hoboken Business Alliance, presents a festival of storytelling, music, and dance at Hoboken’s 7th and Jackson Plaza.


On the Waterfront Storytellers

September 25th @ 2pm, September 26th @ 2:30pm

On the Waterfront Storytellers brings true, funny, and moving stories from some of the best storytellers in the business. Previous storytellers have been featured on The Daily Show, The Moth, Seinfeld, UCB, Second City, and more!


MST Dance Academy Performance Group

September 25th @ 1pm and 3:30pm

MST Performance Group, under the direction of Sarah Weber Gallo, presents a concert of dance that reflects upon the collective experience of teenagers during the past 18 months and looks boldly ahead to a better vision of the future. Set to a driving score, the dances express all the big feelings bubbling under the surface of young adults and dare to look forward with hope.


James and Jerome Piano Tales

September 25th @ 5pm and September 26th @ 5pm

Piano Tales is James and Jerome’s ongoing celebration of storytelling, music, and the freedom that comes from not having a plan. The audience chooses which three tales will be told (out of a possible 10) that performance and in what order, by selecting objects from a trunk. Then James and Jerome tell those tales in a different way than they ever have before, discovering a totally new show right along with the audience.


James & Jerome are a duo of musician-storytellers based in New York. They make hyper-literary, live-music story performances for theaters and other spaces. Their work has been presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center Education, La MaMa, the Under The Radar Festival, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Ars Nova, and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, among others.


Dancers of the Met

September 26th @ 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm


Dancers of the Met presents a concert of original dances created and performed by Met Opera dancers and in collaboration with Met Chorus Artists and the Met Orchestra. This independent collective of world-class artists was developed during the long work hiatus caused by the pandemic, and has presented multiple outdoor concerts in NYC venues before bringing their talents to En Plein Air in Hoboken. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be immersed in the interdisciplinary and collaborative world of Opera!