Office of Residential Education
The Office of Residential Education (Res Ed), in partnership with the Office of Residential and Dining Services (RDS), support students' academic and personal growth by providing safe and inclusive communities that foster meaningful relationships and create opportunities for learning outside of the classroom.
The Residential Experience
Housing at Stevens is far more than just a "dorm" with four walls and a roof. Living in our residential communities provides opportunities to form bonds, smooth transition from home to college and from year to year, and build and maintain friendships for life. Our Residential Education staff is available to support you as you live side by side with students in different majors and from different backgrounds and provides a space to make connections, meet collaborators, and learn more about yourself while living away from home.
The professional and student staff in Residential Education utilize a curricular approach to enhance the experience of living at Stevens, both on campus and within leased housing. The development of this residential curriculum is founded in theory and supports the goals, missions, and values of Stevens, the Department of Student Affairs, and the Office of Residential Education. At the core, it is designed to intentionally support student learning, both in and outside of the classroom, and utilize staff as not only a resource for students but also educators as well.
Through intentional connections, innovative programming, and socially just engagement initiatives, the residential experience inspires personal development, academic engagement, intercultural exploration, and social responsibility to develop engaged global citizens during their time at Stevens and beyond.
Personal Development is the students’ process of continued exploration from self-awareness towards self-authorship. Through this process, students will be able to identify and express their own values and beliefs to develop a sense of belonging at Stevens. These skills will also allow students to create a support system to aid in their academic and personal successes as well as build and maintain meaningful relationships.
Academic Engagement refers to the students’ opportunity to guide their own curricular experience. Through this process, students will take responsibility for their own learning by identifying and utilizing resources that will support their academic success, and ultimate career goals.
Intercultural Exploration allows students the opportunity to engage in diverse communities centered in mutual respect and appreciation. Students will participate in dialogues across difference, challenging conflicting values and ideology to create connections and spaces for social change.
Social Responsibility creates a space for students to have a positive impact as both local and global citizens. Students will engage in service and leadership opportunities that support the values of advocacy and accountability for self and others for a more enriching personal and professional experience.
While our website offers a breadth of information about the Stevens residential experience, you can always contact us directly. Our staff are available in-person in our main office, as well as satellite offices, virtual meetings, or via phone and email.
The Office of Residential Education is located in Harries Hall, Room 103.
You can call us at 201.216.8990.
If you have questions about housing assignments, meal plans, and/or billing, please contact our partners, The Office of Residential and Dining Services at 201.216.5182 or via email at [email protected].