SEVIS Activation & Orientation

Each semester, F-1 and J-1 Students beginning a new program at Stevens must complete SEVIS Activation. This process is different from the orientations or check-ins held by Stevens offices including Graduate Admissions, Graduate Student Life, Undergraduate Admissions, or Student Affairs, and is an important part of beginning your international student journey at Stevens Institute of Technology. 

SEVIS Activation can be completed after your arrival to Stevens. Students must be within the United States in order to submit the form.

The SEVIS Activation Form will be found in the student's ISSS Student Portal, accessible to newly admitted students 30 days prior to the start date listed on their Form I-20.

SEVIS Activation Guide

SEVIS Activation Information

SEVIS Activation Resources

Please review all available resources in order to be best prepared for your F-1 or J-1 Program at Stevens Institute of Technology

Access the ISSS Student Portal

The SEVIS Activation Form will be found within the ISSS Student Portal, available to Spring 2024 students on December 18, 2023.

ISSS Student Portal
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Maintaining Your Immigration Status in the U.S.

This video will guide you through the main ways to maintain your immigration status while in the United States.

Maintaining Your Immigration Status in the U.S.
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Access your Electronic I-94

Follow this link to search for your electronic I-94 record. The I-94 record is required to submit your SEVIS Activation Form.

Access your Electronic I-94
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Maintain Your F-1 Status

Each F-1 Student must enroll in the proper amount of credits and maintain their on campus presence each semester.

Maintain Your F-1 Status
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Questions & Contact Information

Below are a list of offices that can answer many of the questions you might have about beginning your program at Stevens.