Anxious for back-to-school season to start? Can’t wait for campus life to begin? Check out our Pre-Orientation programs for early access and an even stronger start to your freshman year at Stevens.

Your soft launch at Stevens.

These fun, three-day experiences take place just before Orientation and allow you to move in early, bond with some of your classmates, get comfortable on campus and explore exciting sides of New York and New Jersey ­­before the intensity of the school year gets underway. Choose from five unique programs that include an Adirondack camping trip, a Broadway theatre package, a Brooklyn Bridge workout, sightseeing in the Big Apple and a foodie walking tour of the boroughs. Pre-Orientation programs take place from Sunday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 22.

The cost of all Pre-Orientation programs is $375.  Registration will open on April 1, 2018.

Cancellations: Please note that any cancellations occurring after Friday, July 20, 2018 are subject to full payment unless a doctor's note or other comparable documentation is provided that requires a full withdrawal from the program. 

Arrival Information 2018

  • You will arrive for Pre-Orientation at Stevens between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19.
  • If you’re living on campus, you will move into your assigned residence hall after checking in. With the exception of Outdoor Adventure participants, you will reside on campus in your new room during Pre-Orientation. If you are a commuter student, you will stay at home in the evenings and arrive on campus in the morning for your Pre-Orientation activities.
  • International students will be required to participate in International Student Orientation on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 and will not be able to participate in Pre-Orientation.
  • Freshman Orientation begins on Wednesday, August 22 for all incoming freshman.

Choose Your Experience!

City Life Experience

Familiarize yourself with Hoboken and discover what the Big Apple has to offer in this whistle-stop tour of your new location. Take a guided tour through Hoboken and various neighborhoods of New York City, visiting popular landmarks including Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial and various city museums — you’ll even catch a sunset from Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock.

Flavors of New York

Experience the history and culture that make New York City and its surrounding boroughs famous by hitting the streets. Tour the world’s most diverse neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, Bushwick and Astoria to get a taste of their food, music, art, history and culture. You’ll see nineteenth-century row houses and cobbled streets in the neighborhoods where jazz, art, gay rights and culture thrived. Other highlights include tales of living history from long-time residents and an insider’s look at New York City.

Outdoor Adventure

Spend three nights and two days in the scenic High Peaks region of Adirondack State Park, New York. Students attending this Pre-Orientation will have the option to choose from five different day trips: hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and paddle boarding.

Performing Arts Experience

Sample NYC’s bustling entertainment scene while learning about the performing arts at Stevens! Attend a Broadway show or two, go behind-the-scenes at historic arts venues, and take part in workshops led by theater professionals. On campus, you’ll learn more about the Stevens performing arts environment in workshops and activities featuring acting, improvisation, music, dance and technical theater. Best of all, you’ll meet other freshmen with performing arts interests before the first day of classes. No experience necessary.

Sports & Fitness

Start off on the right foot at Stevens with a Pre-Orientation program that physically challenges you, with a special invitation to play on campus and in NYC. Participate in a Brooklyn Bridge workout, bike through Central Park, tour large athletic venues, among other sports-related activities and enjoy making friends with other active people in your incoming class.