Stevens graduate candidates from Summer '20, Fall '20 and Spring '21 will celebrate their commencement together in May 2021.
Celebrating the Class of 2021
After much research and in keeping with all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of New Jersey, we are pleased to announce that Stevens will hold a number of smaller, in-person commencement ceremonies at the Meadowlands Expo Center for the Class of 2021. The current breakdown of ceremonies is as follows:
- Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - Ph.D. Hooding, Commencement Ceremony, and Faculty Awards Ceremony
- Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Four Undergraduate Ceremonies (divided by school and major)
- Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Three Graduate Ceremonies (divided by school and major)
Please note that Stevens will continue to follow all guidance from the State of New Jersey and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding large gatherings, wearing masks, socially distanced seating, and adhering to New Jersey travel restrictions. All of our plans are subject to change at any time based on guidance from the State of New Jersey.
Live Stream and Recording
Stevens will live-stream all ceremonies so that friends and family who cannot attend in person, can join virtually. Live stream links will be posted to this website days before the ceremonies. Also, recordings of each ceremony will be posted on the Stevens You Tube Channel about two weeks following the ceremonies.
Transportation and Parking
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Stevens will not be providing bus transportation to and from campus to the Meadowlands Expo Center (MEC) for the ceremonies. However, there is plenty of free parking available in lots next to MEC (no passes necessary), and it is only a short ride for Uber and Lyft from Hoboken and Jersey City.
Personal Items, Balloons and Gifts at MEC
Do not bring any personal items with you to MEC that you do not expect to carry with you for the entire ceremony. There are no lockers or areas to leave items. Also, the Stevens Bookstore and flower vendor will not be selling items this year due to restrictions, and balloons are strictly prohibited in the main venue at MEC.
To help celebrate the Class of 2021, Stevens has created a number of digital downloads, including yard signs, social media frames, GIFs and Zoom backgrounds. These are available on our Class of 2021 Digital Downloads page.
International students returning to the U.S. to participate in Commencement 2021 should contact ISSS office for guidance by emailing [email protected]. Students intending to invite guests, that require a letter of invitation, may write an Invitation Letter. This ISSS Form Invitation Letter, and more information on how to fill out the form, can be found by visiting Step-by-Step Guide. Families are encouraged not to make non-refundable travel arrangements till further notice.
Gifts and Diploma Frames
Class Rings and Announcements
The Stevens class ring is a wonderful gift for your graduating student! You may review the variety of class ring options by visiting the Balfour website. Balfour also creates custom Stevens graduation announcements, allowing you to share your achievements with friends and family. A variety of both traditional and more uniquely, customized photo announcements are available by clicking here.
Social Media for Commencement 2021
For the latest announcements on Commencement 2021, please follow the Stevens Class of 2021 Instagram account by searching @stevensclass2021 in the search bar or Googling Instagram.com/stevensclass2021. Also, please use the hashtags #stevensclass2021, #stevens2021, and #stevensit so we can create a space for all graduating students to not only see announcements but share their own posts as well.
For further questions, please contact the Office of University Events by email [email protected].