Congratulations on your decision to attend Stevens Institute of Technology!

It is our priority to ensure that you transition smoothly into life as a Stevens student. Below is information about orientation activities for each type of master’s student.

Orientation Sessions and Activities

Full-Time On-Campus Students

All new full-time on-campus master’s students are expected to attend New Master’s Student Orientation. 

School of Business and School of Systems & Enterprises students will attend orientation on Monday, August 19 from 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. in Canavan Arena. 

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science and College of Arts & Letters students will attend orientation on Tuesday, August 20 from 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. in Canavan Arena. 

On the day of your orientation, please arrive between 8:15 and 9 a.m. so you can check in before the program begins. 

Part-Time On-Campus Students

New part-time on-campus master’s students are invited to attend an optional Evening Orientation & Reception on Wednesday, August 21 from 6-8 p.m. in Babbio Center Atrium (525 River Street). Part-time students are also asked to complete online orientation modules that are available through the Online Orientation Canvas course. 

Online Students

Online students do not need to attend the on-campus program and have two orientation opportunities: Welcome Orientation hosted by the course instructor via their course website and the Online Orientation module provided by Webcampus. 

Late Orientation

A Late Orientation will be held in early September for on-campus graduate students (both master’s and Ph.D.) who missed their scheduled orientation session. The date, time and location of Late Orientation will be emailed to all students by September 1. 

Welcome Week 

During the week of August 19, there will be a number of additional workshops and activities for new master’s students. All Welcome Week activities are free and open to all new master’s students. 

Visit Us in Person

Students who wish to contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, the Office of Graduate Academics & Student Success or the Office of Graduate Student Life may do so by visiting in person on the 11th floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)


If you have questions about orientation, please email [email protected] or call 201.216.5633. 

International and Out-of-State Students

International students should plan to arrive in the Hoboken, New Jersey area at least two days before to orientation to adjust to the time difference and recover from jet lag. 

Stevens offers an airport pickup service as well as temporary housing options for new incoming graduate students who are traveling from outside of New Jersey or outside of the United States. Advance registration is required for these services. 

International students must attend Mandatory Immigration Reporting with International Student & Scholar Services on Thursday, August 15 or Friday, August 16. All incoming international students should have received an email directly from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) with information about registering for an immigration reporting sessions. 

If you have questions about immigration reporting, please contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).