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 first-year at Stevens.

Pre-Orientation Connections

Pre-Orientation Connections offers both mandatory and optional programs for all new students that are designed to provide support in navigating life at Stevens as well as encourage connections to knowledgeable faculty, staff, and students from July 13 through August 14.  

New Student Modules (Required)

These online modules are one way to educate all members of the Stevens community regarding our expectations for a healthy campus culture and to equip you with the skills and resources to make thoughtful decisions as a Stevens student. You will complete these modules at your own pace before the start of the fall semester. The fourth module on consent, sexual assault, and relationship violence will be released after August 14. 

For the first three modules, the release schedule is as follows: 

  • The Stevens Honor System- Monday, July 13 (notified by Canvas)
  • Mental Health- Monday, July 20 (notified by Everfi)
  • Alcohol EDU- Monday, July 27 (notified by Everfi)

New Student Webinars (Optional)

These webinars will cover a variety of topics that will help you better understand the academic, social, and personal resources throughout your Stevens career. Invitations for each webinar will be distributed to your Stevens email. 

Making the Transition to College (including COVID-19 precautions) 

  • Monday, July 13 at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 6:00 pm

First Generation Student and Family Welcome

  • Tuesday, July 21 at 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00 pm

Adjusting to Academics

  • Monday, July 27 at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00 pm

Making the Most of Your First Year

  • Monday, August 10 at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 pm

First Year Reading Program (Required)

By mid-July, you will receive a physical copy of What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Hope, Resistance and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha in the mail.  It is expected that all new students read this book before First Year Orientation as you will participate in small, faculty-led discussion groups focused on the reading. Students will explore the topics and themes addressed throughout What the Eyes Don’t See and engage in a meaningful and intellectual way with their new classmates and faculty.  

Zoom Community Hangouts (Optional) 

As part of our peer-led conversation series, we will continue to host hangouts during Pre-Orientation Connections that will help you connect with other incoming students. Hangouts are planned to help you meet more students around your residential communities (if applicable), your interests and passions, as well as around your identities to help you find your home here at Stevens. Invitations will be sent directly to your Stevens email. Zoom communities include but not limited to:

  • Professional Organizations 
  • Multicultural Organizations
  • Religious & Faith Based Communities
  • Arts, Music, and Performing Arts
  • Service, Media, and many more!

First Year Blog (Optional)

Each week, Peer Leaders will share their experiences and what they have learned during their time thus far at Stevens. Look out for topics around the best places to eat in Hoboken to how to navigate public transportation between Hoboken and NYC, along countless other topics. The First Year Blog will be updated each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at www.stevensorientation.com. 

Parent and Family Programs (Optional)

Parent and Family Orientation

  • Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00 pm

Making the Transition to College for Parents and Families 

  • Wednesday July 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm 

If you have any questions or concerns about Pre-Orientation Connections, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team by emailing [email protected]