Congratulations on your acceptance to Stevens! On behalf of the students, administrators, faculty and staff, I welcome you to this next phase of your academic career. We are thrilled that you decided to pursue a graduate degree at Stevens and will do our part to ensure that your time here is fulfilling.
It is my goal for the Office of Graduate Student Life to create a supportive, engaging environment that enables students to pursue their academic goals. From orientation to commencement, we work with students, faculty and staff to promote our students’ professional and personal development through a wide variety of programs and services.
Graduate and Doctoral students have the ability to positively impact the Stevens community by getting to know their faculty & colleagues, joining professional societies and clubs, and exploring opportunities for collaboration. Our office offers a variety of academic, enrichment and co-curricular experiences to assist you. Please refer to our weekly Newsletters, as well as the Graduate Student Life Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about what’s going on in the world of Graduate Student Life at Stevens.
Please stop by our office on the 11th floor of the Howe Center to share your suggestions and concerns, or just to say “Hi”. You can also reach me via e-mail at [email protected].
Orientation is mandatory for all new incoming graduate students, both international and domestic, full- and part-time. Orientation includes a number of important presentations and check-in processes as well as academic advisement. For more information about this event please visit the Graduate Student Orientationpage of our website.
Airport Pick Up
The Office of Graduate Student Life offers free airport pickup for new graduate students who are coming from outside of New Jersey. Advanced registration is required for this service. For more information please visit the Airport Pickup Service page of our website.
The Office of Graduate Student Life offers temporary housing, in a local hotel, to new incoming graduate students for a nominal fee. Advanced registration is required for this service. For more information please visit the Temporary Housing page of our website.
Students have a few different options for finding permanent housing in Hoboken and the surrounding area. For more information please visit our Permanent Housing webpage.
English Language Communication (ELC) Requirements
Every international student must demonstrate English language proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS test scores and the Stevens English Communication Proficiency Exam (ECPE). For more information, please visit the ELC page of the Office of Graduate Admissions website.
Prior to arrival, you must have your Health Form completed by a doctor in your home country. Please submit your completed health form to the Student Health Center, via email or in person. The Health Center is located on campus in the Student Wellness Center (Pond House).
Student ID Cards
If you are a new student entering the University, you are able to submit a photo online for your first University ID card. Please visit DuckBills.com, go to the Online Card Office section and select Photo upload. Sign in with your MyStevens username and password then follow instructions to upload your photo. Once your photo has been submitted, approved or rejected, you will receive a confirmation via email.
You will obtain your Stevens ID card when you arrive on campus. Please bring either a government photo ID, driver’s license or passport, for verification.