Few life events are more exciting than arriving on campus as a new Stevens student. It’s an exciting time for us, too, and we can’t wait to greet you and your family!
Eager for campus life to begin? Check out our Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) programs for early access and an even stronger start to your first year at Stevens. Pre-O programs provide new students an opportunity to come to campus early and connect with peers around a specific topic or area of interest. Pre-O participants are placed in smaller groups to help foster a sense of community and discovery within each of the programs. This program takes place August 22-24, 2024. Whether you are interested in exploring the local area, enhancing your leadership skills or just want to meet new students, we have the program for you! Check out stevens.edu/pre-orientation for details.
First Generation and Limited Income (FLI) Student & Family Pre-Orientation
Are you a first-generation or limited income (FLI) student? At Stevens, a first-generation college student is someone whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university. Students who self-identify as limited income may receive a Pell Grant or funding through New Jersey’s EOF program, but any student interested in these resources is welcome to participate in the FLI Pre-Orientation from August 22-24, 2024. You are invited to participate in this free, specialized orientation experience, which includes a half-day event just for parents and family members. Make early connections with peers, meet faculty and staff and learn about available campus resources.
Pre-Orientation program tracks are first come, first served and remain open until July 17. The cost to participate is $295, which includes all meals. There is no cost to participate in the 1st Gen, Limited Income (FLI) Student & Family Orientation. Registration opens on April 1 at stevens.edu/pre-orientation.
New Student Orientation
Orientation is designed to welcome you to our vibrant community, learn about academic and student services and explore ways to get involved during your time as a Stevens student. All incoming students are required to participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation from August 25-29, 2024. Please clear your calendar for the entirety of that timeframe. Orientation begins first thing in the morning and extends late into the evening each day. A detailed schedule of orientation activities is provided in August.
IntroDUCKtions are a unique opportunity for you to virtually connect with the Stevens community that you will soon call home. IntroDUCKtions include both mandatory and optional virtual sessions for all new students, designed to provide you with additional support in navigating life at Stevens, as well as provide you with connections to knowledgeable faculty, staff and students. Virtual sessions and offerings take place in July and August; check stevens.edu/newstudents for dates and times.
Over the course of the summer, expect to receive information through your Stevens email regarding required educational online modules on topics including alcohol and other drugs, mental health, Title IX, hazing and the Stevens Honor System. These are not only required by Stevens, but many of these modules are required by state and federal mandates for new college students. Please monitor your Stevens email and complete all modules by the stated deadlines.
Peer Leaders (PLs) are current undergraduate students who are committed to supporting new students as they transition to college. They embody a unique sense of pride for the Stevens community. PLs provide mentorship and guidance to you during New Student Orientation and throughout the fall semester. In addition, PLs support first-year students with the resources needed to successfully acclimate to the Stevens community.
Family Orientation and Programs
Several programs are designed to help parents and family members transition their students into Stevens. Parent & Family Orientation webinars are offered over the summer in a virtual format. During move-in, parents and families are encouraged to attend the Parent and Family Mixer, where several university representatives will welcome you and answer questions.
International Student Arrival
Incoming international students are invited to arrive a few days early on August 22 in time to participate in International Orientation on August 23, 2024. During International Orientation, students learn about campus resources and services to support their transition to campus. Immediately following, all students participate in our five-day New Student Orientation program beginning on August 25. Please check your Stevens email regularly for important information regarding virtual check-in with International Student and Scholar Services, a resource guide for navigating Hoboken and the surrounding area, move-in updates, and Orientation details.
Family Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2024. You can expect to attend a variety of sessions about the Stevens experience, hear from President Farvardin about the State of Stevens, and attend a festival across the lawns. Families who are interested in attending and who are traveling from a distance should consider booking local accommodations soon.