Zoomed in photo of The Torch Bearers Sculpture - a cast aluminum sculpture depicting a man on the ground passing a torch to a man on a horse

Spring 2023 Doctoral Orientation

Friday, January 13, 2023 | 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM (ET)

University Center Complex, Tech Flex Auditorium

Thank you for joining the Spring 2023 Doctoral Orientation. We look forward to welcoming you to Stevens and introducing you to the faculty, staff, and administrators that will guide you through your doctoral journey. Below you will find the agenda for the event, a video showcasing our beautiful campus, and resources you can refer to throughout your first semester. If you are unable to join in person, join our live stream on Zoom by clicking the link to the right. Welcome!

The upward trajectory of Stevens over the last 10 years is nothing short of remarkable. With this foundation in place, the sky’s the limit.
Dr. Nariman Farvardin President


08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Check-In & Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

Welcome & Meet Your Peer Mentors

Kayla Lauricella, Associate Director, Graduate Academics & Student Success

09:10 AM - 09:30 AM

Introduction to Your Doctoral Studies

Dr. Constantin Chassapis, Professor and Senior Vice Provost for Graduate Education

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM

Graduate Academics & Student Success: Academic Resources & Workday

Kayla Lauricella, Associate Director, Graduate Academics & Student Success

09:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Graduate Academics & Student Success: Ph.D. Milestones

Dr. Ilham Abdelaziz, Assistant Director, Graduate Academics & Student Success

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM


10:20 AM - 11:30 AM

What I Wish I Had Known: Reflections on the Doctoral Student Experience Panel

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM


01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Stevens' Library

Victoria Ludas Orlofsky, Head of Research Services

01:30 PM - 01:45 PM

Graduate Student Life: Services & Resources

Nathalie Waite, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM

Counseling & Psychological Services

Dr. Ying Xiong, Assistant Director of Counseling, Counseling and Psychological Services

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

Stevens' Writing & Communications Center

Sarah Minsloff, Assistant Director, Writing & Communications Center

02:20 PM - 02:30 PM

Wrap Up & Next Steps

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Laboratory Tours

Dismissal from Tech Flex Auditorium with Peer Mentors

04:00 PM

Campus Tour & Mix and Mingle (Bowling)


Review the below resources to help make an informed decision about your graduate future