As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Stevens continues to promote campus and community health and safety while also continuing to deliver a high-quality educational experience to students.
We are taking a science-based approach to the mitigation of infection and spread, adhering to the State of New Jersey’s health regulations and guidance for colleges and universities and consulting leading health experts. Access to campus has been strictly controlled, campus density has been reduced, hybrid learning has been enabled. Buildings and spaces have been upgraded, redesigned and sanitized regularly. COVID testing is required of all students, faculty and staff on campus.
After careful consideration, Stevens has now begun formulating preliminary plans for the Spring 2021 semester. These preliminary plans call for moderate increases in students, instruction and activities on campus next semester:
- Student populations eligible to take courses on campus include first-year undergraduate, transfer and new graduate students matriculating in the 2020-21 academic year, as well as those graduating seniors who are expecting to graduate in either Spring 2021 or Summer 2021.
- Limited numbers of student employees may be returning to campus.
- We have modified the Academic Calendar to allow ample time for travel, preparations and the potential need for quarantining and COVID-19 testing prior to the start of the semester. The spring semester is now scheduled to begin February 1 and the spring break will be eliminated for 2021.
- We will communicate updates to the on-campus COVID-19 testing schedule and additional housing information in the near future.
Please see the October 29 announcement summarizing Stevens' preliminary spring plans. These plans are subject to change based upon evolving health conditions and infection rates at Stevens and within the local community, as well as in state and federal guidance.
We will continue to update the community regularly with special announcements, through this Return to Campus website and through other communications channels.