Stevens is currently monitoring the coronavirus, and will continue to do so in an effort to keep our community safe and informed. The Stevens administration and Student Health Services staff are in regular contact with local, state and national agencies to closely monitor the progress of the virus.
Health Advisory & Campus Update
Updated April 3, 2020, 6:10 PM
To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date: April 3, 2020
Subject: Health Advisory: Seventh COVID-19 Case and Guidance on Tuition Refunds
Stevens was informed today that a seventh member of our community, a student, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not visited campus for a number of weeks. As in the prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. At this time, we have some good news about some of the cases in our community. Two students and one staff member have recovered and are awaiting clearance from their medical professionals to leave self-isolation. One student and one staff member are improving and recovering at home. An additional staff member is hospitalized and stable. We are sending our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.
As you know, the coronavirus pandemic prompted a sudden and unanticipated transition to online learning and remote business and student service operations for colleges across the U.S. and the world. This transition was critical not only to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the greater Hoboken community, it was mandated by an Executive Order from the Governor of New Jersey, and later, by the President of the United States. As many students had already made significant progress toward their coursework in the current semester, Stevens, like other institutions across the country, is fulfilling its commitment to students by delivering coursework online and providing ongoing related support services. Since all courses will continue to be offered online through the end of the semester, and students will receive course credit, tuition will not be refunded.
Additional Resources and Information
If you test positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].
For those experiencing anxiety and stress due to the COVID-19 emergency, the N.J. Department of Human Services operates a toll-free “warm line” which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access: (877) 294-HELP (4357). Note that the “warm line” does not replace 911 and is not used to report emergencies.
The City of Hoboken provides daily updates on COVID-19 and its impact on the city. The situation is dynamic and we recommend that members of our community sign up for Hoboken alerts at https://local.nixle.com/alert/7903072/?sub_id=2919246
Please sign up Stevens Alerts at https://www.stevens.edu/alerts, which is the system Stevens uses to notify our community of time-sensitive, urgent situations. Stevens Alerts is used only to transmit urgent and emergency notifications, not routine campus announcements.
NJ Prepares for Potential Coronavirus Cases 24-hour public hotline: 800-222-1222
The Stevens Emergency Management Team (EMT) continues to monitor this situation and is committed to providing our community with the best information we have and supporting our students, faculty and staff members at this challenging time. We will continue to provide the most up to date information and past advisories and emails on the Stevens COVID-19 website.
Thank you for your patience and attention to these important matters. Please stay safe and healthy.
Updated April 3, 2020, 5:35 PM
To: All Students
From: Christophe Pierre, Provost
Date: April 3, 2020
Subject: New System for Reporting Academic Questions and Concerns
I would like to thank all our students for making the transition to remote classes. We are aware that this change has created a number of challenges. In response, we are supplementing our regular advising and support services with a new channel enabling students to ask questions and report academic concerns directly to their academic units.
If you have a concern or question related to a particular course or a general academic question, please fill out this form. Your submissions will be reviewed by faculty members and academic advisors and you will be answered promptly.
In addition, I would like to note new online resources that can assist you with academic questions and other issues:
- The Office of Undergraduate Academics (OUA) has staff members available through its Office of Undergraduate Academics Zoom Video Chat. Additional assistance from OUA can be found here.
- The Academic Support Center has a Virtual Walk-in Tutoring Center where students can receive tutoring in groups or individually. Request an appointment here.
- The Office of Graduate Education has moved all of its operations online. Students can visit its virtual office here.
Finally I want to emphasize the importance of academic integrity, which is described in the Stevens Academic Catalog under the sections “Honor System for Undergraduate Students” and “Graduate Student Code of Academic Integrity” (pages 6-7). We expect all of our students to follow these codes.
Your academic experience is our top priority and we are striving to provide the best support we can in these circumstances. We strongly encourage you to use these resources described above.