As a premier, student-centric research university, Stevens hosts programming to extend learning, intellectual dialogue, and cultural enrichment beyond the classroom. Each semester, Stevens invites the Hoboken community to participate in a number of lectures, sporting events, performances, exhibitions, panels, and more.
The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series
The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings our world’s most distinguished thought leaders in science and technology to create debate and spur discussion on the role of technology and its implications in 21st century society. Past speakers have included Dr. Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google; Dr. Curtis Carlson, Founder and CEO of Practice of Innovation and Former President and CEO of SRI International; General Michael V. Hayden (USAF, Retired), Former Director of the Centeral Intelligence Agency and Former Director of the National Security Agency; Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel Laureate and former Director of the National Cancer Institute; Dr. Craig Barrett, retired CEO and Chairman of Intel; Dr. John Deutch, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Learn about upcoming President's Distinguished Lectures.
OnStage at Stevens
OnStage at Stevens is a new performing arts and cultural series that brings premier music, theater, dance, literary arts and other artistic and cultural productions to campus for the enjoyment of the Stevens, Hoboken, and surrounding communities. OnStage at Stevens symbolizes the university's new and expanded focus beyond it's historic roots as a science and technology-centric institution. Learn more about ticketing information and upcoming events.
Stevens Innovation Expo
The Stevens Innovation Expo is an annual Spring showcase of Stevens faculty and student research and innovation. The day-long program features lectures on current research from faculty and invited industry leaders advancing innovation; student pitch and project plan competitions; and an afternoon exhibition of Senior Design Projects, the capstone of the Stevens undergraduate experience. Registration is required. Learn more about the Innovation Expo.
DeBaun Performing Arts Center
The DeBaun Performing Arts Center houses all of Stevens student performing arts programs including theater, music, and dance. All events are ticketed and open to the public. Learn about DeBaun Performing Arts Center's upcoming events.
Tennis Court Access for Hoboken Residents
Stevens provides access to four tennis courts on the northern end of campus during the summer months for use by Hoboken residents 18 years of age and older. Tennis courts are available for use between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m and use is free of charge. Interested residents must register for a visitor ID swipe card and complete necessary paperwork. More information on usage and registration for this program can be found in this news story and on the FAQ page.
Hoboken Community Barbecue and Hoxie House Holiday Reception
Each summer, Stevens hosts a barbecue for members of the Hoboken community that serves to connect Hoboken friends, alumni, faculty, and staff as they enjoy good food, fun, and conversation. Guests have the opportunity to tour some of Stevens' state-of-the-art research facilities prior to the barbecue. In December, the president hosts a holiday reception at his residence on campus, Hoxie House, for members of the Hoboken community.
Center for Science Writings
The Center for Science Writings sponsors free, public events at which prominent writers—including journalists, scientists, engineers, philosophers and other scholars—visit Stevens to discuss science-related issues. Learn about the Center for Science Writings upcoming events.
[email protected] Workshops
The STS (Science and Technology Studies) [email protected] brings distinguished visitors to campus to present research and works-in-progress at the intersections of science, technology, and society.
Games++ is a free, 12-hour game development event in the Spring sponsored by the Visual Arts and Technology program at Stevens. Participants build games from scratch for 10 hours, then the public is invited to play their creations. Registration is required for this event. Learn more about Games++.
Hoboken House Tour
Each year the Hoboken Historical Museum holds the Hoboken House Tour, a self-guided tour of traditional and contemporary homes and spaces in Hoboken. In the past, Stevens has featured Hoxie House, the President’s residence; the Mary Stevens Room in the S.C. Williams Library; and Davidson Laboratory on this tour.
Stevens Athletics Sporting Events
Stevens Athletics hosts a variety of men’s and women’s sporting events on campus throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, track & field, swimming, volleyball, and more. In Spring 2015, Stevens hosted the NCAA DIII Men’s Volleyball Tournament, which brought competing teams and fans from across the country to Hoboken. View upcoming schedules and ticketing information.
Hoboken Special Olympics
Stevens Athletic teams participate in and/or host Hoboken Special Olympics teams for various sporting events. In Spring 2015, Stevens Men’s Baseball assisted with a baseball game for Special Olympians and Men’s Volleyball hosted the Hoboken High School Special Olympics team for a bowling event during the NCAA DIII Men’s Volleyball Tournament.
Birthplace of Baseball Classic
Each Spring, the Men’s Baseball team hosts the annual Birthplace of Baseball Classic at Dobbelaar Field. The event begins with an Empire 8 game followed by a two-inning exhibition contest by Hoboken’s Historic H9 Baseball Team.
The Provost’s Lecture Series on Women in Leadership
The Provost’s Lecture Series on Women in Leadership, offered since 2012, it has showcased the achievements of prominent and successful women to motivate the next generation of leaders. Past speakers have included Lori Traweek, Chief Operating Officer, American Gas Association; Adrienne Choma, Esq., Co-founder & Member of the Board of Directors, Saladax Biomedical, Inc.; Linda S. Sanford, Sr. Vice President of Enterprise Transformation, IBM; and Dr. Ruth A. David, President & CEO, Analytic Services Inc. Lectures are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Learn about past lectures in the Provost’s Lecture Series on Women in Leadership.
The Extraordinary Stevens Family: A New Jersey Legacy 1776-1911 & Descendants’ Day
In January-July 2015, Stevens and Hoboken Historical Museum partnered to curate an exhibition of artifacts detailing the history of the Stevens Family, the founding family of Stevens Institute of Technology, and their legacy of innovation. In June 2015, Stevens hosted Descendants’ Day, which brought together Stevens Family descendants and Hoboken community members for an exploration of the Stevens family tree and a reception featuring a showcase of Stevens family treasures.
Senator Cory Booker’s Small Business Tech & Social Innovation Forum
In July 2014, Stevens provided space for the Small Business Tech & Social Innovation Forum hosted by Senator Cory Booker in partnership with the Internet Association. The forum featured a panel of small business owners and national Tech companies, followed by an exposition of tech resources for small business owners.
Stevens hosted the first TEDxHoboken event in 2013 at the Babbio Center.