4/29/20: Planning for Fall 2020 Semester

To: The Stevens Community
From: President Nariman Farvardin
Date: April 29, 2020

As we near the end of the spring semester, one question I and the leadership team are asked is, “Will Stevens be open in the Fall?” The answer is an unequivocal, “Yes.”

As we have learned during the Spring 2020 semester, however, fulfilling the core mission of the university—to provide a world-class, technology-based education and conducting pioneering and relevant research—can occur in alternative modes.

We are optimistic about the possibility of resuming campus life in the fall as we previously knew it: delivering personalized, classroom instruction along with engaging students in the many out-of-the-classroom activities that comprise the special Stevens experience. Should it be necessary, we are prepared for alternative scenarios for the fall, including a hybrid of online and classroom instruction or continuing the learning modes we have implemented during the Spring 2020 semester.

In planning for Fall 2020, Stevens will be guided by directives from the State of New Jersey and health agencies, strengthened by analyses and recommendations of our campus planning team. We are currently conducting a scenario analysis—utilizing the brain power of the best and brightest members of our community and incorporating the counsel of experienced friends and advisors—to prepare the university for the various scenarios that we may encounter in the fall semester.

On behalf of the university community, I pledge to our new and returning students and their families that we will do everything possible to create a safe, healthy, and flexible university and campus environment for Fall 2020 and beyond. We are committed to delivering a world-class, technology-based education to our talented students, and we look forward to welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus when it is safe to do so.

I look forward to providing updates about our plans for the fall in the coming weeks.


4/27/20: Health Advisory: Twenty-First Positive COVID-19 Case and Guidance from the State of NJ for Renters

To : The Stevens Community
From : Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date : April 27, 2020
Subject : Health Advisory: Twenty-First Positive COVID-19 Case and Guidance from the State of NJ for Renters

COVID-19 Update
Stevens has learned that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member became symptomatic on April 17th , was tested on April 20th and received positive confirmation on April 23rd. The staff member has not been on campus for more than four weeks and is recovering at home. As with our prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. Our thoughts are with those suffering from the virus and we wish them a quick recovery.

If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or  [email protected] .

Information for Renters in New Jersey
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued  Executive Order No. 128  (2020) enabling tenants to instruct landlords to use their security deposits to offset rent or back rent. The Order took effect on April 24, 2020 and remains in place until 60 days after the Public Health Emergency established by Executive Order No. 103 (2020) is lifted. Tenants must communicate in writing or electronically to the landlord that they want to use the funds for this purpose. Tenants will not be obligated to make any further security deposit relating to their current lease agreement but would still be responsible for any money landlords expend that would have normally been reimbursable via the security deposit as outlined in the original contract (i.e. damage to the property). However, should the tenant and landlord extend or renew their lease, then the tenant would be obligated to replenish the security deposit in full either six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency, or on the date on which the current lease agreement is extended or renewed, whichever is later. 

Other information for renters in New Jersey may be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/renter .

Mental Health Resources and Additional Information
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students. This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177). If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening. CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the  CAPS website  for more information.

For members of our community who are 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 .

Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:

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.

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 attention to these important matters. Please stay safe and healthy.


4/21/20: Commencement 2020: Save the Date, First in Class and More

To : Stevens Community
From : Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management And Student Affairs
Date : April 21, 2020
Subject : Commencement 2020: Save the Date, First in Class and More

As you know, due to COVID-19, Stevens postponed its May 2020 Commencement ceremonies. Although there is still uncertainty about holding large gatherings in the fall, we want to inform you that we have reserved  Saturday, October 17, 2020  for our 2020 Commencement at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. 

Of course, as we have done throughout this time, we will follow all guidance from the State of NJ and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the health and safety of our community. Given the ongoing uncertainty, we recommend that you wait to book any non-refundable travel until later in the summer or early fall when there is more guidance about hosting large in-person events. We will send additional updates closer to the date of the event. For more details about each ceremony  click here.

First In Class

I am pleased to announce the undergraduate students who are recognized as First in Class. They are Devin Dragon, Devon Leslie, Christopher Liu, Victoria Stabile, and Kristen Tan Click here for more information about these students. Congratulations!

Commencement Speakers

I am pleased to announce that the Commencement Speaker for the Undergraduate Ceremony is  Giovanni Caforio, M.D. , Chairman of the Board and CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb and that Dr. Allan E. Goodman , President and CEO of the Institute of International Education is the speaker for the Graduate Ceremony.  Click here  for more detailed information about our distinguished speakers.

Ordering Academic Regalia 

Academic Regalia is currently available only with the "Ship to Home" option (additional shipping charges will apply) until May 8, 2020. The option to "Ship to Bookstore" will be available again (with no additional cost to graduates) over the summer. Further details on this can be found by  clicking here.

May 20th Virtual Plans

We will be providing opportunities to share memories and celebrate the success of our graduates virtually on May 20th. Stay tuned!


4/20/20: Health Advisory: One New COVID-19 Case and One Hospitalization

To : The Stevens Community
From : Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date : April 20, 2020
Subject : Health Advisory: One New COVID-19 Case and One Hospitalization

COVID-19 Update
Stevens has learned that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. The staff member was last on campus on March 18th, experienced an onset of symptoms on April 6th, was tested on April 14th and received positive results yesterday. The staff member is recovering at home. As with our prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols.

We also have an update on a staff member who had been recovering from COVID-19 at home and is now hospitalized. At this time, three members of our community (two staff members and one student) are hospitalized and we are sending our thoughts and prayers for their recovery.

If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or  [email protected] .

Mental Health Resources and Additional Information
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students. This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177). If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening. CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the  CAPS website  for more information.

For members of our community who are 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 .

Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:

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.

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 attention to these important matters. Please stay safe and healthy.


4/17/20: Health Advisory: One New COVID-19 Case

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date: April 17, 2020
Subject: Health Advisory: One New COVID-19 Case

COVID-19 Update
Stevens has learned that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was last on campus on March 9th and became symptomatic yesterday.  The student is recovering at home. As with our prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. We have a student and a staff member who remain hospitalized and are sending them our best wishes for a complete recovery.

If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].

Mental Health Resources and Additional Information
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students.  This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177).  If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

For members of our community who are 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.

Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:

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.

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 attention to these important matters.  Please stay safe and healthy.


4/17/20: Fee Refunds

To: The Stevens Community
From: Christophe Pierre, Provost
Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date: April 17, 2020
Subject: Fee Refunds

As you know, in March 2020, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to ensure the health and safety of the Stevens community and the surrounding areas, and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Stevens transitioned classes and business and student support service operations online. 

We have undertaken a deliberative and detailed process to review each fee and to determine if and how these funds are being utilized to support our students in the current environment. Certainly, the mode of delivery of many of our academic and administrative support services has changed; however, these services continue to be provided, and, in many cases, are augmented. Since the revenues generated by fees have been committed to cover the costs of providing support services for students, Stevens will not be refunding fees, except for parking fees announced on April 15th. 

In the next week, we will be discussing the allocation of remaining funds available from the Student Activity Fee with student government leadership and will be working together to use these funds to address critical student needs resulting from COVID-19.

Thank you.


4/16/20: Health Advisory: Three New COVID-19 Cases

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 16, 2020 
Subject:  Health Advisory: Three New COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Update

Stevens has learned that two staff members and one student have tested positive for COVID-19. It has been more than 14 days since any of these individuals has been on campus.  As with our prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. We wish them well as they recover at home.  We continue to hear good news about our staff member who remains hospitalized are sending good wishes for complete recovery.

If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].

Mental Health Resources and Additional Information

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students.  This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177).  If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

For members of our community who are 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.

Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:

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.

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 attention to these important matters.  Please stay safe and healthy.


4/15/20: Information on Spring 2020 Parking Charges

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Warren Petty, Vice President for Human Resources
Date:  April 15, 2020 
Subject:  Information on Spring 2020 Parking Charges 

During the university-wide telework period and while classes and services are held remotely, Stevens will suspend the collection of parking fees for faculty and staff with current parking deductions effective with the April payrolls and will also refund a portion of the Spring 2020 parking fees to students.

Students
Students who have paid parking fees for Spring 2020, will receive a credit to their student account for a prorated portion (41.2%) of their parking fees.  This amount will be refunded to students If there is no amount due on their student account.  

Employees
Beginning with the April 17 payroll for employees paid bi-weekly and the April 30 payroll for employees paid monthly, Stevens will take action to ensure that parking charges are no longer deducted from employees’ paychecks until the new academic year. Those employees who had bi-weekly deductions taken from their April 3 paychecks will be refunded the deducted amounts. Employees will not have to surrender their hangtags or fill out any forms in person.

Faculty and staff accessing campus during the modified staffing period to conduct critical services should display their hangtags as they normally would when parking on campus. Any faculty and staff member who must access campus to conduct critical services but does not possess a hangtag should display their contact information and role at Stevens on their vehicle dashboard. This will allow Stevens Police to contact the employee, if necessary. Permits will be available for reactivation or purchase once the campus returns to regular operations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Benefits Department of the Division of Human Resources:

Fionnuala Coyle, Benefits Coordinator     e-mail: [email protected]
Soph Horn, Retirement Administrator      e-mail: [email protected]
Maria Ouckama, AVP for HR                   e-mail: [email protected]


4/14/20: Health Advisory: Two Confirmed and Two Presumed Positive New COVID-19 Cases

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 14, 2020 
Subject:  Health Advisory: Two Confirmed and Two Presumed Positive New COVID-19 Cases 

COVID-19 Update
Stevens has learned that two students have tested positive for COVID-19 and two students have COVID-19 symptoms and since their family members have tested positive, are presumed positive.  It has been more than 30 days since any of these students have been on campus.  As with our prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. Thankfully, our staff member who remains hospitalized is showing signs of improvement and we ask that you continue sending your thoughts and prayers for a complete recovery.

If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].

Mental Health Resources and Additional Information
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students.  This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177).  If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

For members of our community who are 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

Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:

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.

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 attention to these important matters.  Please stay safe and healthy.


4/13/20: Health Advisory: Two New COVID-19 Cases

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 13, 2020 
Subject: Health Advisory: Two New COVID-19 Cases 

COVID-19 Update
Stevens was informed that two undergraduate students have tested positive for COVID-19. One student was last on campus on March 12th and the other on March 13th. As with the prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. We are very pleased to learn that members of our community who have tested positive for the virus are improving and some have recovered completely. Our thoughts and prayers continue for a staff member who remains hospitalized.

If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].

Reminder: Face Coverings and Social Distancing
The State of New Jersey and the City of Hoboken are recommending that everyone follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and wear face covers when outside. Please do not purchase medical grade face masks as that will impact the availability of those masks for use by our critical medical professionals. The CDC website provides instructions for making your own mask and guidance on how to wear it properly. While using a face mask may help protect you and those you encounter, it is not a substitute for social distancing. Staying home is the best thing we can all do.

Mental Health Resources and Additional Information
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students.  This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177).  If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

For members of our community who are 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.

Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:

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.

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 attention to these important matters.  Please stay safe and healthy.


4/9/20: Health Advisory: Eleventh COVID-19 Case

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 9, 2020 
Subject:  Health Advisory: Eleventh COVID-19 Case 

COVID-19 Update
Stevens was informed that an eleventh member of our community, a student, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last on campus on March 10th, became symptomatic on April 3rd and tested positive on April 7th. As in the prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. We continue to have a staff member who is hospitalized and are sending our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].

Reminder: Face Coverings and Social Distancing
The State of New Jersey and the City of Hoboken are recommending that everyone follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and wear face covers when outside. Please do not purchase medical grade face masks as that will impact the availability of those masks for use by our critical medical professionals. The CDC website provides instructions for making your own mask and guidance on how to wear it properly. While using a face mask may help protect you and those you encounter, it is not a substitute for social distancing. Staying home is the best thing we can all do.

Mental Health Resources and Additional Information
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students.  This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177).  If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

For members of our community who are 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.

Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:

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.

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 attention to these important matters.  Please stay safe and healthy.


4/7/20: Health Advisory: Ninth and Tenth COVID-19 Cases

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 7, 2020 
Subject:  Health Advisory: Ninth and Tenth COVID-19 Cases 

COVID-19 Update
Stevens was informed today that two staff members in our community have tested positive for COVID-19. Neither individual has been on campus in the last few weeks and both are self-isolating at home. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. As in our prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. We continue to send our best wishes for a full recovery to our staff member who is hospitalized.

If you test positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].

Reminder: Wearing Face Coverings and Social Distancing
The State of New Jersey and the City of Hoboken are recommending that everyone follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and wear face covers when outside. Please do not purchase medical grade face masks as that will impact the availability of those masks for use by our critical medical professionals. The CDC website provides instructions for making your own mask and guidance on how to wear it properly. While using a face mask may help protect you and those you encounter, it is not a substitute for social distancing. Staying home is the best thing we can all do.

Additional Resources and Information
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students.  This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177).  If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

For members of our community who are 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.

U.S. State Department
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
State of New Jersey at https://covid19.nj.gov/

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 attention to these important advisories. Please take good care.


4/7/20: Temporary Use of Jonas Hall for Medical Personnel and First Responders

To: The Stevens Community
From: Beth McGrath, Vice President for Government and Community Relations/Chief of Staff
Date:  April 7, 2020 
Subject:  Temporary Use of Jonas Hall for Medical Personnel and First Responders 

In response to requests from the Hoboken Office of Emergency Management, the university is making rooms available to health care professionals affiliated with Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) and the Hoboken Fire Department in Jonas Hall starting this week.

HUMC is contracting with medical personnel from other areas in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 cases in our area, while the Hoboken Fire Department (HFD) is utilizing this space in order to practice social distancing while on shift.

All students previously living in Jonas have either returned home or have been relocated to another residence hall on campus.

The Division of Facilities and Campus Operations readied the building to turn over to the City of Hoboken and HUMC for up to six weeks, with the option, and with agreement by all parties, to extend the term if necessary.  The City is providing all necessary on-site sanitation and other services during this period, and will thoroughly clean and disinfect the building at the conclusion of the term.

All HUMC and HFD personnel will wear identification badges while on campus and have been provided with options to park in the Eighth Street lot if needed, with authorization and a parking placard.

We appreciate the tireless dedication of those who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and are pleased to offer these accommodations to assist during this difficult time. 


4/6/20: Health Advisory: Eighth COVID-19 Case and Additional Guidance

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 6, 2020 
Subject:  Health Advisory: Eighth COVID-19 Case and Additional Guidance 

COVID-19 Update
Stevens was informed yesterday that an eighth member of our community, a student, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is a part-time, on-line student, who has not visited the Stevens campus. As in the prior cases, we will follow Hoboken Health Department protocols. We continue to have a staff member who is hospitalized and are sending our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.

5 Marine View Plaza
Yesterday,  the management of 5 Marine View Plaza (MVP) informed Stevens that two members of their cleaning staff have symptoms of COVID-19.  We have been advised that, during the past week, the cleaning staff has been entering tenant spaces, including the space used by the Finance offices, to perform periodic cleaning checks throughout the building. These cleaning visits are performed during evening hours. The 5 MVP building, four blocks from campus, is where all Finance units except Environmental, Health and Safety, Office of Sponsored Accounting and Payroll are located.

Stevens has notified the Hoboken Health Department and we anticipate that representatives of all relevant health agencies will follow their established protocols.  Stevens stands ready to assist them with their investigations and notifications. The management of 5 MVP has informed Stevens that they have disinfected the building.

While the best information we have is that close contact with an infected individual is required to spread the virus, this information can change as scientists learn more about the virus.  Out of an abundance of caution, we have informed Stevens staff members who work in the building or have visited in the last 14 days, to monitor their health and if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, to self-isolate and contact their health professional

Please do not visit 5 MVP at this time.  Should you need to enter the building for an urgent reason, please contact Vice President Lou Mayer for approval.

Wearing Face Coverings and Social Distancing
The State of New Jersey and the City of Hoboken are recommending that everyone follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and wear face covers when outside. Please do not purchase medical grade face masks as that will impact the availability of those masks for use by our critical medical professionals. The CDC website provides instructions for making your own mask and guidance on how to wear it properly. While using a face mask may help protect you and those you encounter, it is not a substitute for social distancing. Staying home is the best thing we can all do.

Summer 2020 Programs for High School Students
Many of our summer 2020 programs, that cannot be transitioned on-line, have been cancelled. In particular, our Summer Pre-College Program for high school students is now cancelled.  Those who facilitate these programs will be notifying those who have registered.  If you have questions about a program, please contact the coordinator of that program directly.

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].

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering tele-behavioral health services (teletherapy) for Stevens students.  This service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current state licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances). If you are a current client of CAPS and are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177).  If you have not been to CAPS and are interested in scheduling a teletherapy session, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only. Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

For members of our community who are 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.

U.S. State Department
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
State of New Jersey at https://covid19.nj.gov/

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.


4/6/20: Important Information for Securing Zoom

To: All Students, Faculty, and Staff
From: Michael Parente, Interim Vice President for Information Technology
Michael Scalero, Director of Learning Technology
Date:  April 6, 2020 
Subject:  Important Information for Securing Zoom 

As previously announced last week, several security concerns have arisen with Zoom. Many of these have since been patched, but others remain due to the way Zoom works and since the remaining issues are not necessarily technical in nature.

If you use Zoom for anything, whether it be teaching, learning, or meetings, it is important that you read this message and follow the recommendations and instructions below to ensure you are protected against any malicious activity.

  • Ensure your Zoom desktop software or mobile app is updated to the latest version. 
    You must ensure this is done ASAP before your next Zoom meeting!
    Follow these steps depending on the platform you use: 
    • If you are using Windows, sign in to the Zoom application, select your user badge in the top-right corner of the Zoom window (with your initials), and select “Check for Updates”. You should see the message “You are up to date”. If this is not the case, follow the on-screen instructions to update your Zoom software to the latest version.
    • If you are using Mac, you can use the same steps as described above, or instead, select “zoom.us” at the top-left corner of the screen, and select “Check for Updates…”. You should see the message “You are up to date”. If this is not the case, follow the on-screen instructions to update your Zoom software to the latest version.
    • If you are using a mobile device, check the app store for your specific device.
  • Password protect all your Zoom meetings.
    This means that only people with both the meeting ID and password can join your meeting. You should check any previously scheduled or recurring Zoom meetings to ensure you have set a password.
  • Disable the “Join Before Host” feature.
    Disabling this feature will give you better control of your meeting by requiring the host to be present and initiate the meeting before any participants can join.
  • Use the “Waiting Rooms” feature whenever possible.
    This allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting. The host can admit attendees one by one or hold all attendees in the waiting room and admit them all at once.
  • Do not publish your Zoom meeting ID on external sites.
    Avoid posting the Zoom meeting ID or invite link on public websites when at all possible. If you need to have the Zoom session accessible from a link on the internet, put the meeting URL as a hyperlink inside the message text. While this doesn’t necessarily increase security, it makes it more difficult for unwanted audiences to find out the meeting information.
  • Use caution when opening any links in the Zoom chat window.
    Similar to a phishing attack, opening any malicious link in the Zoom chat window can allow someone to gain access to user credentials though the actions of unsuspecting meeting participants. Only the host should post links if necessary and should specifically notify the meeting participants when doing so. While this security vulnerability has now been patched, attendees with Zoom clients that haven't been updated can potentially still introduce the issue.

We have created the Best Practices for Securing Zoom Meetings page which provides more information on how to perform these steps as well as other recommendations on how to keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure. General information and how-to guides can be found in the Zoom Knowledge Base articles.

We are also hosting a "Best Practices in Securing your Zoom Sessions" training on Thursday, April 9th, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. You can sign up for this training as well as other previously announced Zoom trainings on the registration page.

Finally, Zoom has pledged to address all concerns as they relate to the security and privacy of their product. We will be closely monitoring their progress and will take appropriate actions if the need arises. We will also keep the Stevens community informed of any critical developments as well as additional recommendations as they become available.

If you need to speak to someone regarding any questions or concerns you have, please ensure you use the remote support hotline that has been established to contact User Support Services at 201-380-6599. This hotline will be available throughout the remainder of the current campus closure.


4/6/20: CAPS Now Offering Teletherapy for Students

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 6, 2020 
Subject:  CAPS Now Offering Teletherapy for Students 

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now offering telebehavioral health (teletherapy) for students.  Our counseling staff is excited to be able to offer this new option as we transition to a virtual campus community.  With this new offering, CAPS can further support students who need assistance during this time.

Please note that this service may be limited depending on your state of residence (current State licensing laws prohibit our staff from engaging in teletherapy with students living outside NY and NJ, however some states do offer temporary allowances).

If you are a current client of CAPS, please reach out to your therapist (or call our main number at 201-216-5177) if you are interested in setting up a teletherapy appointment. If you have never been to CAPS before and you are interested in setting up teletherapy sessions, please call 201-216-5177 and a counselor will provide you with a brief screening.  CAPS services are for Stevens students only.

Please visit the CAPS website for more information.

Mental Health Resources for Faculty and Staff
For faculty and staff 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.


4/6/20: Important Information: Virtual Student Administrative Services

To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date:  April 6, 2020 
Subject:  Important Information: Virtual Student Administrative Services 

While we are not on campus, Stevens’ administrative offices are open virtually  and offer several options to connect with us. Staff members are working remotely and are available to you - by email or phone or video chat.  Please see below for up-to-date information and resources:

Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid staff is available by email at [email protected] and by phone, to answer questions or discuss concerns. Request a phone call by leaving a message at 201-216-3400 during regular business hours and we will return your call within the hour.  Your financial aid advisor can schedule a time to meet with you via phone or Zoom.  Email your advisor directly to schedule:

Jennifer Marrero ([email protected]): students with last names beginning with A - H
Samantha McAndrew ([email protected]): student with last names beginning with I - Q
Yasmin Freeman ([email protected]): students with last names beginning with R - Z

Office of Student Accounts
The Office of Student Accounts is available by email and phone to discuss any questions you have related to your student account, payment options, or to make payment arrangements. You can also schedule a zoom meeting with our staff by sending an email to [email protected]. Requests for callback can be left at 201-216-3500 and we will return your call within an hour during business hours.  Answers to your most frequently asked questions can also be found on our website: www.stevens.edu/studentaccounts

Important Dates:
Spring 2020 Graduate Tuition Bridge Plan Due: June 8, 2020
Summer 2020 eBills: published by April 17, 2020
Summer 2020 Due Date: May 15, 2020
Summer 2020 Payment Plans are now open

Information Technology
During the current campus closure, all technology support will be provided remotely. If you require technical support, we ask that you search the Knowledge Base for help. If you cannot find an answer to your question or a solution to your problem in the Knowledge Base, the most expedient method to receive support is to submit a service request through the IT Service Desk ticketing system. This will ensure your request is visible to all User Support Services staff and can be routed to the appropriate person to address your specific issue.

Due to the high volume of people working remotely, we have established a new support hotline to allow User Support Services staff to better assist you. This hotline has enhanced call routing features that will make the process of delivering your call directly to a remote User Support Services staff member more efficient. The hotline number to call is 201-380-6599. This hotline will be available throughout the remainder of the current campus closure.

Office of the Registrar
During this week of registration, we will be providing Virtual “Walk-In” Office Hours, during which students will have the chance to speak with a member of our team regarding any questions about registration or other processes.  Our knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you on a first-come, first-serve basis, during the hours of 2-4 pm, Monday, April 6th through Wednesday, April 8th.  Join URL: https://stevens.zoom.us/j/421360612

Please note that before or after these set times, the best way to get in contact with a staff member is to email us at [email protected].  

Office of Undergraduate Academics (OUA)
OUA will have staff members available through its Office of Undergraduate Academics Zoom Video Chat  from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10th.  Additional assistance from OUA can be found here.

Academic Support Center
The Center has a Virtual Walk-in Tutoring Center where students can receive tutoring in groups or individually. Request an appointment here.

Office of Graduate Education
The Office has moved all of its operations online. Students can visit its virtual office here.

Stevens Bookstore
For the remainder of the Spring 2020 term, the bookstore is offering free access to eTextbooks through a partnership with VitalSource. This and other resources can be found on the Remote Library Services & Resources page. Apparel, gifts, accessories, supplies, and electronics may be purchased online and shipped directly to you - enjoy free ground shipping on all orders! https://stevens.bncollege.com/shop/stevens/home. Rental textbooks for Spring 2020 are due on May 18, 2020.  You will receive an email with a free return shipping label to return your textbook. If you have questions please contact the Stevens Bookstore at [email protected].

Stevens Post Office
Beginning Monday, April 6, the campus post office window will be closed until further notice. Students remaining on campus may arrange to pick up mail and packages at the Post Office from Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please contact the Post-Office in advance of your arrival at (201)216-5103. Departments that want to pick up mail or packages at that Post Office window may also contact the Post Office to arrange pickup from Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For questions and service-related matters, please contact: Summer Gustave – Post Office Supervisor, (201)216-5103 or [email protected].


4/3/20: Health Advisory: Seventh COVID-19 Case and Guidance on Tuition Refunds

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 

COVID-19 Update
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.

Tuition Refunds
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.

U.S. State Department
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
State of New Jersey at https://covid19.nj.gov/

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.


4/3/20: Important: Update Your Zoom Software

To: All Students, Faculty, and Staff
From: Darren Yezo, Chief Information Security Officer
Date:  April 3, 2020 
Subject:  Important: Update Your Zoom Software 

Several vulnerabilities in Zoom were recently discovered that can potentially allow cyberattackers to perform malicious activities on user devices and gain access to user credentials though the actions of unsuspecting users. Zoom has since released a patch for these vulnerabilities, and it is now available to the public. Please ensure your Zoom software is updated to the latest version. If you are using Zoom on a mobile device, please ensure that you have updated the app. You can check this as follows:

•If you are using Windows, sign in to the Zoom application, click on your user badge in the top-right corner of the Zoom window (with your initials), and click “Check for Updates”. You should see the message “You are up to date”. If this is not the case, follow the on-screen instructions to update your Zoom software to the latest version.

•If you are using Mac, you can use the sames steps as described above, or instead, click on “zoom.us” at the top-left corner of the screen, and click “Check for Updates…”. You should see the message “You are up to date”. If this is not the case, follow the on-screen instructions to update your Zoom software to the latest version.

•If you are using a mobile device, check the app store for your specific device.

Please note that with an unprecedented number of people now using remote conferencing and collaboration software, along with the obvious benefits comes the increased risk of cyber criminals attempting to exploit this situation. It is important that you always keep your software up-to-date and regularly check for operating system and software updates to ensure you have the latest security protections.

If you need to speak to someone regarding any questions or concerns you have, please ensure you use the remote support hotline that has been established to contact User Support Services at 201-380-6599. This hotline will be available throughout the remainder of the current campus closure.


4/3/20: New System for Reporting Academic Questions and Concerns

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.

Thank you.


4/2/20: Microsoft Teams: A better way to chat, communicate, and collaborate

From: Michael Parente, Interim Vice President for Information Technology
Date:  April 2, 2020 
Subject: Microsoft Teams: A better way to chat, communicate, and collaborate 

Microsoft Teams – a new tool for Stevens faculty and staff

We are happy to announce the launch of Microsoft Teams for faculty and staff members! Microsoft Teams is an online chat and collaboration tool being made available to you and provides an effective way to communicate with your Stevens colleagues.

We think you will find that Microsoft Teams will provide an enhanced experience for you to:

  • chat with other Stevens faculty and staff members
  • create ad-hoc meetings with video chat and screen sharing
  • connect online, from anywhere, without having to connect to VPN
  • create spaces for group collaboration and task management

Microsoft Teams is available online (web version), and for PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices.

Learn more about how to chat, communicate, and collaborate with your colleagues in the Teams Knowledge Base articles.

Microsoft Teams Training Available

Members of the Division of Information Technology will be offering training on Microsoft Teams during the coming weeks. Please visit the IT Training website on myStevens to sign up for an upcoming session.

Do you already use Jabber to talk and chat with other Stevens colleagues?

You may already use Jabber to make voice calls and chat with other Stevens colleagues. We are making Teams available to you because we realize that Jabber does not fully meet all the needs of everyone, specifically when it comes to chat and collaboration. Chat has limited functionality in Jabber, but with Teams, you will have an enhanced experience. You can also use Teams to easily make audio and video calls with other Stevens faculty and staff members if you’d like.

It’s important to note that Teams doesn’t replace Jabber, but instead is an additional tool you can use to be more effective at work. You will still need to use Jabber to do the things you would normally use your office/desk phone for:

  • making calls directly to other Stevens phone extensions
  • making calls where your Stevens extension will be visible to the receiver
  • making calls to non-Stevens telephone numbers from your Stevens extension
  • receiving any calls to your Stevens extension

Review this reference guide for our recommendations about when to use Teams versus Jabber.

*Note: If you choose NOT to use Jabber and instead use a mobile phone, we strongly encourage you to set up call forwarding to your mobile phone to ensure you are receiving calls to your Stevens extension.

Again, use of this new tool is completely optional, but we think that once you try it, you will find it will make for a more effective and enjoyable remote work experience.

If you need to speak to someone regarding any questions or concerns you have, please ensure you use the remote support hotline that has been established to contact User Support Services at 201-380-6599. This hotline will be available throughout the remainder of the current university closure.


4/2/20: Information about Virtual Stevens Resources and Programs

To: Stevens Students
From: Sara Klein, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Date:  April 2, 2020 
Subject:  Information about Virtual Stevens Resources and Programs  

While we cannot be together on campus, I want to assure you that resources and services are available to Stevens students online!  Our staff members are working remotely and we are excited to connect with you in our new virtual environment. Please see below for up-to-date information about offerings and programs in each of our offices.

Zoom Communities

Build virtual communities around a variety of topics each week to stay connected to Stevens and engage with other students!  Weekly topics range from leadership, lunches, hangouts, affinity groups, and other lively discussions! These online events are organized by affiliation, identity, or topical interest, and there are a number of sessions already scheduled. These events are available online through DuckLink and the Corq app, and they will be hosted through the video conferencing platform, Zoom, which you can access for free through your My Stevens account. If you're interested in joining a session, please register for the event and then join the Zoom link in the DuckLink event description at the day and time indicated. Questions? Email [email protected].

Undergraduate Student Life

Chat with a staff member from Student Life or connect with your student organization liaison to ask questions, share ideas, or chat!  Please bring any questions regarding event cancellations and working with vendors, planning ahead to the fall, Registered Student Organization officer nominations/selection, and more.

Each Student Life staff member is holding weekly virtual office hours on Zoom:

Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Life is now offering virtual office hours, online programs, and resources with the goals of promoting community-building while still practicing social distancing. The office continues to promote connectivity, health & wellness and leadership development.  Feel free to visit the Graduate Student Life Virtual Office Hours hours from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday via Zoom.  All upcoming events, social media engagement and On-Demand Resources can be found on our website - Graduate Student Involvement. If you have questions about Graduate Student Life programming, contact us at [email protected]

Student Organization Virtual Showcase

Since the move online for the remainder of the semester, Student Life recognizes that there are many organizations that will not be able to showcase the work they have been putting together all semester.  We still want students to be able to show the work they have done and the talents of their members to the Stevens community. This is why we are asking for a call for submissions for any rehearsal, dress rehearsal, tutorial, solo practicing, design, etc. videos students may have preparing for the upcoming events they had planned.  If students have videos or photos of rehearsals for upcoming canceled events, please send to [email protected] with a brief description of what the video is of and who is involved. We will then be sharing them on social media in the coming weeks!  

Diversity Education

In an effort to build community solidarity and respond to the increase in xenophobia, Diversity Education is hosting a variety of community Zoom calls. Students can learn about Zoom programs offered by our staff and join the conversation through Ducklink and the @StevensStudents Instagram! Additionally, the Lore-El Center for Women’s Leadership is sharing what makes each of us unique and promoting connections during this time off campus through “Feature Fridays”, weekly Zoom workshops, and more! 

Duck and Cover Competition

Earlier this semester, members of the Stevens community were invited to submit a ‘Duck and Cover’ music video featuring original Stevens-centric lyrics in celebration of Stevens’ 150th anniversary.  Teams of all sizes consisting of any combination of students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to participate. Teams are asked to work together to select a popular song, create lyrics related to Stevens and record a video of the team performing the new song. Up to three winning videos may be selected by a panel of reviewers representing students, faculty, alumni and Stevens leadership.  Cash awards for the winning teams include third prize ($250), second prize ($500), and first prize ($1000). The winning team’s performance will be showcased in a variety of venues. 

The original deadline for ‘Duck and Cover’ submissions was April 3.  The submission deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020 at midnight.  All submissions should be sent via email to [email protected].  In addition to submitting a link to the video or a video file, please include:  Name, email address, phone number, and affiliation (student/year or alumnus/alumna or faculty/staff).  Please identify the primary contact for the submitting team. Finally, if your team is planning to submit, please let us know by completing this form by Monday, April 6. 

Career Center

All Career Center programming and services are available online and can be accessed through Handshake, the Stevens career management system. Students can make appointments to meet with a career advisor through the Handshake Appointment System. Appointments are conducted virtually using Zoom technology, or by phone if preferred. A schedule of webinars provided by employers and workshop presentations by the Career Development staff is available on Handshake. Students can access this through the “Events” tab.  Students may access internship and full-time employment opportunities through the Handshake job board.

Upcoming virtual workshops include:

Residential & Dining Services

Stevens Housing has closed for the semester.  If you have already left Stevens Housing, removed all of your belongings and do not plan to return to campus this semester, please make sure you have checked out online and returned your key (and fob, if applicable). If you can safely return your key to the drop box at the Howe Center Desk, please do.  If you are not able to return your key in person, please mail your key (and fob, if applicable) to: Stevens Institute of Technology, Office of Residential and Dining Services, 1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Stevens Shuttle service has ended, and Stevens Dining locations are closed for the remainder of the semester.  

The Stevens Housing Application is open for students who wish to apply for Fall 2020 housing and can be found on your myStevens Housing & Dining tab. The Office of Residential and Dining Services (RDS) is providing services remotely and will respond to your questions; please email [email protected].

Residential Education 

The Office of Residential Education is continuing to connect with our students remaining in housing to ensure that they know that they still have a support system and resources nearby.  For our students near and far, we will continue our weekly theme days through social media (including Music Mondays, TedTalk Tuesdays and Foodie Fridays) and offer events via Zoom and HouseParty. Residential Education staff are hosting weekly open office hours on Tuesdays from 1-2 PM through Zoom.  Students can reach the Office of Residential Education staff by emailing [email protected]

Athletics

Stevens Athletics invites students to follow along with our social media platforms (Twitter/Instagram - @StevensDucks; Facebook - @StevensAthletics) for student-athlete spotlights, new features and other new content. Please visit www.StevensDucks.com for direct links to each of our teams’ accounts and up-to-date news. Lastly, the Middle Atlantic Conference has announced a design contest for its 2020-2021 Championship Logo, with an April 3rd deadline; email Charles O’Brien at [email protected] for more information.  

Stevens Campus Recreation has been posting daily workouts and inspirations on our social media pages.  We encourage students to follow on Instagram at @stevenscampusrec and Facebook at Stevens Campus Recreation. Other programs will be announced shortly on social media and our website www.Stevensrec.com. Be sure to check these sites often for updates!  

For further information on varsity sports or Physical Education, please contact Russ Rogers, Athletic Director, at [email protected]. For information on campus recreation, you can reach out to John Maurizi at [email protected] or Brittney Carty at [email protected].

Wellness Education

The Office of Wellness Education is engaging students through social media and meeting with students online via Zoom or by phone to provide additional support, especially during this difficult time.  Additionally, the office will participate in Zoom Communities to hold virtual discussions and provide education and resources on relevant wellness topics and issues. Look for programming in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, in partnership with our Title IX office. For questions regarding the Office of Wellness Education, please feel free to send an email to [email protected] or call the office at (201)-216-3849.  

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is continuing weekly student appointments online via Zoom throughout the semester. Feel free to email the ODS ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns regarding possible disability-related accommodations for online learning.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has fully transitioned to providing remote support and programming for Stevens’ students. Students who wish to speak with a CAPS clinician can call 201-216-5177 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm). Please note that voicemails and emails left for CAPS after hours and on weekends will be checked the next business day. Our team can help by providing solution-focused guidance including referrals for treatment. Visit the CAPS webpage for the latest information about services being offered at CAPS, as well as links to a variety of online resources. Also, keep an eye out on Ducklink for our upcoming online Zoom interactive webinars, including one tomorrow, April 3, from 11-12 - A Group Discussion on Self-Care.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services staff are working remotely and will continue to answer your questions and concerns via email at [email protected] or by phone at 201-216-5678. We are providing up-to-date information as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic and we continue to provide information about immunization requirements, student insurance and referral sources on our website. If you have a medical emergency, please dial x3911 from campus or 911 for an ambulance from off-campus.

CARE Team 

The Stevens CARE Team is a network of Stevens professionals that provide a support system for students.  The CARE Team responds to student behavior that is disruptive or harmful and provides support that a student needs including academic, mental health, medical, or other resources.  Concerned faculty, staff or students can share information with the CARE Team by submitting a CARE Report or by emailing [email protected]. Please note that the CARE Team is not a 24/7 resource, therefore time-sensitive emergencies should always be reported to Campus Police or to 911.  

Emergency Information

As the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, many of us are experiencing feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear, which can be overwhelming.   If you are experiencing any of these emotions and believe that they are impacting your ability to function or cope, contact a licensed mental health professional immediately. Should an urgent, time-sensitive issue arise on the Stevens campus, please call Stevens Campus Police at 201-216-5105.  In case of a life-threatening, time-sensitive mental or physical health emergency occurring off-campus, please contact 911.

Stevens Alerts

There is no better time to ensure that you are informed about campus emergencies!  All students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to register or update their contact information in Stevens Alerts – our emergency text and email notification system, powered by Everbridge.  To receive important Stevens information that could be critical to your safety in an emergency, you must be registered for Stevens Alerts. All members of the Stevens community can sign up for emergency text alerts here.  Students, faculty and staff who have already signed up for emergency texts should login to update their information. Please add a cell phone number so you can receive text messages on your smartphone, and ensure that you have a second email address listed that is not associated with Stevens. Please also consider adding a parent or emergency contact to your profile.

Stay Connected

Although we cannot be together on campus, all offices are virtually open.  Use www.stevens.edu to find contact information for all campus offices as needed.  If you use Instagram, follow @followstevens and @stevensstudents or find us on facebook to stay in the loop about virtual communities and events.


4/1/20: Summer 2020 Semester to Be Held Online

To: Stevens Community
From: Christophe Pierre, Provost
Date:  April 1, 2020 
Subject:  Summer 2020 Semester to Be Held Online 

Due to continued uncertainty about when activity on campus can resume, we are moving all classes for both the Summer I and Summer II sessions online.

Although we remain hopeful that we will all be able to return to campus in the not-so-distant future, we are making this move now to provide a degree of certainty to our students and faculty as they plan their schedules. 

Both summer sessions will take place as scheduled: Summer I classes will start May 19; Summer II classes will begin on July 13. Please consult the Academic Calendar for details.

Additional information will be forthcoming. Thank you for being accommodating during this difficult period.


4/1/20: Ways to Support Hoboken First Responders, Medical Professionals, Vulnerable Populations, and Local Restaurants during COVID-19

To: All Faculty and Staff
From: Beth McGrath, Vice President for Government and Community Relations/Chief of Staff
Date:  April 1, 2020 
Subject:  Ways to Support Hoboken First Responders, Medical Professionals, Vulnerable Populations, and Local Restaurants during COVID-19 

Members of the Stevens community interested in supporting those who are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis in Hoboken as well as those less fortunate members of our community may consider supporting one of the organizations or efforts listed below.  Some options also have the benefit of supporting local restaurants which have also been negatively affected by recent closures.

As always when considering volunteering or making a donation, it is a good idea to review the organization’s web site, where available.  Some of the recent efforts to provide support have been launched as grassroots efforts by individuals and entities which are not charitable organizations.  The university is not endorsing or prioritizing any organization or individual effort, and we are not providing tax or other advice.  This information is being made available as a courtesy to all who might like to help in this time of need.

  • Hoboken Food Pantry
  • Donations of non-perishable items can be made at the Hoboken Food Pantry Amazon Wish List.
  • Hoboken Shelter
    Donations of non-perishable items can be made at the Hoboken Shelter Amazon Wish List or directly through their website.
  • Hoboken First Responders
    Meal donations to first responders including the Hoboken Police Department, Fire Department, and Volunteer Ambulance Corps can be made by contacting Detective Sergeant, Jonathan Mecka at [email protected].
  • Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) of Hoboken and Jersey City
    FLAG is a grassroots effort that has been initiated to supply meals from Hoboken restaurants for first responders and medical personnel using Paypal and Venmo. 

Please respond directly to the organizations.