Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions related to housing, meal plans, room changes, and Residence Life services.
Returning students (all students other than new, first-year students) who select a bed space during the room selection process will receive their room assignment and roommate(s)' name(s) during the spring semester. Students who apply for housing outside of the selection times (ex. Students returning for the spring semester or who missed the application deadlines) will be assigned by our office.
New first-year students will select their rooms in June. New first-year students also have the option of being assigned to a room by our office after the selection process has ended.
All the beds in the residence halls are xl twin beds (36 inches wide by 80 inches long). You will need extra long (80") twin bed sheets, which are available at retail stores.
Students should first reach out to their RA to share their concerns. The RA will assist with problem-solving if there are roommate concerns or facilities repairs needed. Should an effort be made without resolution, room changes are an option after the second week of each semester based on availability. Until a formal room change is granted, students should remain in their assigned room. Students may submit a Room Change Request Form which can be found through the myStevens Housing/Dining portal. A staff member from the Office or Residential & Dining Services will contact the student to inform them of potential spaces available.
No. With the exception of documented service animals, pets are not permitted in Stevens Housing.
Yes, our beds are designed to be bunked. If you need assistance bunking your bed, please contact your Resident Assistant or visit the Residential and Dining Services Office located on the 7th floor of Howe.
Lofts are not permitted.
No, the furniture provided may not be removed from the rooms. Non-Stevens furniture is not permitted.
Resident rooms are cleaned before arrival. Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms throughout the year. Housekeeping is responsible for cleaning the public areas (hallways, common area kitchens, etc.), public restrooms, and community bathrooms. Students with bathroom facilities in their individual rooms are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms.
We encourage all students to complete the online roommate agreement within two weeks of a new assignment. Residents can email [email protected] or connect with their RA for assistance with roommate concerns. We expect students to respectfully speak with their roommates and communicate in an effort to resolve any conflict. They may also contact their Resident Assistant (RA) or the Resident Director (RD) for their respective building, who may help mediate and attempt to resolve any roommate concerns.
Students may leave their belongings in the room for the winter and spring breaks but not over the summer. We encourage students to take valuables home during times they are away since Stevens does not assume responsibility for missing or damaged items.
No. Stevens does not have storage facilities. There are a variety of storage facilities in Hoboken that store items, should you wish to rent storage space. There are many companies that will even pick up your belongings and store them for you.
Here are some suggested storage facilities
Yes. Stevens is not liable for loss of or damage to personal belongings. We suggest that you check with your parent or guardians’ homeowner’s insurance carrier to make sure you have protection against loss or damage.
Stevens is not responsible for student belongings. If you have items damaged or stolen you should file a police report with Stevens Campus Police and check with your insurance company about coverage.
Yes. All campus rooms are supplied with basic cable service at no extra charge. Please note that you must supply your own coaxial cable.
Each on-campus residence hall has free laundry with washers and dryers in the building. Stevens Leased Housing has laundry service in the building or apartment.
Yes; however it is highly suggested that you do not purchase your own. We recommend that you rent a MicroFridge through our rental program. (click here for information about renting through Stevens).
A microwave cannot exceed 700 watts and a compact refrigerator cannot exceed 4.0 cubic feet.
1 microwave per room
1 refrigerator per room
Full-sized refrigerators and microwaves are provided in the suites in 600 River Terrace, 604 River Terrace, and all Stevens Leased Housing apartments.
Microwaves are provided in the common area kitchens in all corridor style buildings (Jonas, Castle Point Hall, Palmer, Davis, Humphreys).
All residence hall exterior doors are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The only students who have access to the building are those students who live in the building. We expect the residents of each building to maintain safety and security by not propping doors open or giving access to non-residents.
Yes. All Stevens Housing has Resident Assistants (RAs) living in the buildings. An RA is a trained returning student who serves as an advisor to the students on the floor. RAs help students adapt to their living environment, develop a sense of community, offer programs and events, connect students to campus and local resources, and resolve student concerns. RAs are supervised by professional staff members who also live in Stevens Housing and are accessible through the area offices. The RAs and professional staff are on-call 24/7 to respond to emergencies and critical incidents.
Stevens offers meal plans for residential and commuter students. Plans are assigned by class year and building location. Please visit ourHousing and Dining Rates page for more information. Each meal plan has a set amount of Grubhub Dining Dollars that can be used wherever the student is on- or off-campus.
DuckBills are an add on to the meal plan. They are a cash equivalent that can be utilized at any of our food or vending locations, Campus Bookstore or at select off-campus locations. DuckBills are valued at one DuckBill = one dollar and can be viewed and/or replenished at any time by going toOnline Card Office.
There is no food service during Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. There may be no meal plan service or reduced services and hours for the meal plans during Spring Break. Students may use their Grubhub Dollars or DuckBills at off-campus restaurants. View a complete list ofoff-campus vendorsthat accept duckbills.
On-campus work orders can be submitted by logging into your myStevens portal and clicking on the "Facilities Work Order" link. Stevens Leased Housing work orders can be submitted through the Housing/Dining portal. By using the work order portal, students are able to track the progress of the work order.
By using the work order portals students are able to track the progress of the work order.
We are currently reviewing this policy. Pleas check back soon
Due to COVID protocols currently in place, students at this time are not permitted to have any quests in their rooms at any time. During non-COVID times, students are permitted to have one overnight guest provided they complete the Overnight Guest Form.