On June 1, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the State of New Jersey would enter Stage 2 of “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through Public Health.

Stage 2 is described as “moderate risk activities restarted with significant safeguarding,” including “more work activities allowed with safeguarding and modifications” and “potential for some in-person learning with modifications in K-12 and higher education.”

Stage 3 anticipates “higher contact activities restarting with significant safeguarding,” including “most work activities allowed at physical locations with significant safeguarding” and “K-12 and higher education may operate in person with reduced capacity.”

The State of New Jersey is currently in Stage 2 of its Restart Plan, which now allows labs, clinical rotations, and technical and hands-on instruction. Lecture classes, even socially distant classes, are still prohibited at this time until New Jersey enters Stage 3 of its Restart Plan. The timing of the state's transition to Stage 3 will depend on infection rates in New Jersey and other factors. 

For the Fall 2020 semester, only first-year students, new transfer students and new graduate students will have the opportunity for on-campus learning experiences. This on-campus mode will include a mix of in-person, socially distanced hybrid learning and online instruction.

All other students will continue to pursue their education online.

Returning students who work on campus supporting Residence Life, classroom-based teaching and related activities and in research labs (including Ph.D. students) will be provided access to campus and must abide by all health and safety requirements.

Stevens is committed to promoting a safe, healthy and flexible university and campus environment. Accordingly, due to various uncertainties generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is subject to change and Stevens reserves the right to modify its programming, services and facilities as part of its ongoing efforts to maintain its educational activities and support the well-being of all members of the Stevens community.