A message from President Nariman Farvardin:
May 24, 2023
To the Class of 2023, Parents, Families and Friends,
Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for the disappointment and inconvenience many of you experienced today. It is simply inexcusable.
This was to have been a day of joy, celebration and pride in all that our graduates have accomplished, and Stevens did not live up to the standard of excellence to which we hold ourselves.
Now is not the time to offer explanations or excuses for the miscalculations and logistical and technical failures which occurred today. We will, in short order, examine the planning process and the events of the day and make necessary corrections so that our future graduating classes experience the Commencement ceremony they have earned and that they deserve.
Those who were negatively affected by today’s event have every right to be upset. So many faculty and staff have worked hard to make your time at Stevens a positive and rewarding experience. That your Stevens journey has ended on this sour note is very disappointing.
To the parents and families of our graduates, I am truly sorry that your day of celebration did not live up to your expectations.
To our Class of 2023, as you recall your time at Stevens, I ask you to focus on the positive times, the friends you made, the professors who inspired you and the learning that you have mastered to propel you on a successful journey.
Stevens is your home. We hope you will stay close to your alma mater.