Living at Stevens
Your residential community at Stevens is your home away from home on your Stevens journey! Your residence hall is not just the place you will sleep. It’s the place where you connect and develop relationships with other students who have diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities different from your own. Your residence hall is also the place where you further explore your own identities and beliefs. Living at Stevens provides you with the opportunity not only to be academically successful, but also to grow further into an engaged global citizen during your time at Stevens and beyond! As you consider your options for your campus home, please note that each of our residential communities offers something different for you to connect with your peers, from suite-style housing to a traditional residence hall. Now is a good time to reflect on your preferences and what you hope to get out of your first year at Stevens. Housing applications must be submitted by May 31.
We are excited to offer five living-learning communities for first-year students in our traditional residence halls. WiMSE, or Women in Math, Science, and Engineering, is designed to support women in STEM and is located in Davis Hall. 1GS, or First-Generation Scholars, located in Humphreys Hall, is a community of support for first-generation college students, or those whose parents or guardians did not graduate from a 4-year institution. The Arts Community provides a connection for students interested in the fine and visual arts, and the Service and Leadership Community is focused on civic engagement, community service and developing leaders at Stevens and beyond. The Pinnacle Scholars House supports our incoming Pinnacle Scholars. Priority for living in any of the first-year living-learning communities is given to students who apply for housing by May 20. You can learn more about these communities by visiting stevens.edu/living-and-learning-communities.
Finding a Roommate
Connecting with Your Roommate
Contact your roommate well before you arrive on campus. This allows you to get to know each other and to plan for your living experience. Ask each other who will bring key items for your room, like a TV, area rug, or basic cooking supplies. Discuss personal habits, such as what time you go to sleep, what your class and co-curricular schedules look like, your major pet peeves, and what you like to do with your free time.
Selecting a Room
New students who want to live in Stevens housing are required to first submit a housing application and pay a $500 security deposit, which allows them to participate in the room selection process. After the housing application closes, all applicants receive an email sent to their Stevens account with a date and time to log in to the selection process on one of three selection days during the month of June. On the day and time of their selection, students log into their myStevens housing and dining portal and choose a room for next year.
What to Bring
Please check out stevens.edu/transitioning-to-college for a helpful packing list as you prepare to move into Stevens residence halls. Be sure to review the “What to Bring” and “What Not to Bring” sections before you pack! If you plan to ship items to campus, please note that the campus post office cannot accept packages until August. It is also important to speak with your roommate in advance so that you do not duplicate belongings. Every residential student is provided with an extra-long twin bed and mattress with about 30 inches of clearance underneath, a desk, desk hutch with a light, a desk chair, two 2-drawer dressers that can be stacked, and either a wardrobe or built-in closet. First-year students living in suite-style housing (i.e., River Terrace) will also have a loveseat, armchairs and a dining table and chairs. Trash cans are provided for all rooms and common areas. Residence hall rooms either have overhead lighting, or lamps are provided.
Stevens Dining Services
Your dining experience is an essential part of life on campus. Stevens Dining Services makes meals convenient and delicious in an inviting atmosphere just steps from your classes and residence halls. Stevens Dining features a wide variety of wholesome and delicious menu selections that support the local economy, celebrate the diversity of the campus and promote sustainability. A full-time registered dietitian-nutritionist is available on campus daily to provide counseling services, presentations and seminars to the entire campus community. It is highly recommended that students with allergies and special dietary needs contact our dietitian ([email protected]) to discuss their individual needs. Visit stevensdining.com for additional information.
Stevens Dining Services offers an innovative and flexible plan for students. New students living on campus are given the greatest flexibility and greatest value with the Tera Bite meal plan for both the fall and spring semesters of their first year. The Tera Bite meal plan consists of $230 Grubhub Dining Dollars, 230 regular meal swipes and 105 snack swipes. Grubhub Dining Dollars can be used on campus and at any Grubhub vendor in Hoboken or throughout the country. Regular swipes can be utilized for all non-breakfast meals at Pierce Dining Hall and all full meal exchanges at all on-campus dining venues. Snack swipes can be used for breakfast in Pierce Dining Hall or as a snack meal exchange throughout the day. Meal exchange allows you to build your own meal by choosing an entrée, a side and a beverage at any Stevens dining venue. New commuter students can choose to purchase any meal plan that meets their needs — details about all dining plans are available at stevensdining.com.
Eating in Hoboken
Hoboken offers everything from artisanal coffee shops and Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Malaysian, Mexican and Thai to burgers, shakes, pizza, falafel, sub sandwiches and many more options. Stevens students enjoy walking-distance access to one of New Jersey’s most diverse dining scenes. Duckbills (Stevens’ cash equivalent) are accepted at many of Hoboken’s most popular eateries.