FLI Pre-Orientation

Prior to the start of New Student Orientation on August 25, we invite all first-generation and/or limited income (FLI) students and Clark Scholars to join a free, specialized experience at FLI Pre-Orientation from August 22-24. Students make early connections with peers, meet faculty and staff, explore the area, get tips for college and learn about campus resources. Families are invited to join all sessions on Thursday, August 22 for a complimentary lunch and helpful sessions that will end by 5PM.

FLI Pre-Orientation Sample Schedule:


  • 8:00-11:00am: Residential Students Move-In (Humphreys Lawn/Martha Bayard Stevens Hall)

  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Commuter Students Check-In (Humphreys Lawn/Martha Bayard Stevens Hall)

  • 12:00-1:00pm: Student and Family Lunch (Palmer Lawn and University Center)

    • Pick-up your lunch from Palmer Lawn and bring it to the University Center, Tech Flex Auditorium (Ground Level)

    • All students and families/guests check-in at the Tech Flex Auditorium

  • 1:00-2:00pm: Welcome and presentations for Students and Families

    • Introduction to the FLI Network at Stevens

    • Undergraduate Academics

    • Ice breakers and Raffle Prizes

  • 2:00-4:00pm: Student Scavenger Hunt (for all pre-orientation students)

  • 2:00-2:15pm: Stretch/Coffee break for families

  • 2:15-4:00pm: Workshops for Families

    • Financial Aid, Scholarships, and more

    • Supporting Your Student at Stevens

    • Clark Scholar families: attend a special session at 2:15pm

  • 4:00-5:00pm: Closing Activity

  • 5:00pm: Families depart from campus

    • Clark Scholars Meet & Greet and Program Introduction - required for Clark Scholars only

  • Optional evening activities (students only)*:

    • 5:00-8:00pm: Dinner (Pierce Dining Hall)

    • 8:00-10:00pm: Dueling Pianos Café (Howe Center 4th Floor, Bissinger Room)


  • 8:00-10:00am: Breakfast (Pierce Dining Hall)*

  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Stevens Resource Sessions (Gateway North, Corcoran Room 103)

    • Career Center & Student Employment

    • Library and Research Resources

  • 12:00-12:45pm: Returning FLI Student Panel and Q&A

  • 12:45-1:45pm: Lunch (Pierce Dining Hall)

  • 1:45pm: Meet back in Gateway North Lobby

  • 2:00pm: Depart for local activities in Hoboken, Jersey City and on-campus

    • Students can choose from these options:

      • Trip to the Newport Centre Mall with option to see a featured film at the AMC Movie Theater

      • Visit to the Hoboken Museum and walking tour led by current students, with stops for ice cream or boba/bubble tea

      • Stay on campus to explore the game room and bowling alley

      • Clarks Scholars: All students will head off-campus for an Escape Room activity

  • Optional evening activities*:

    • 5:00-8:00pm: Dinner (Pierce Dining Hall)

    • 8:00-10:00pm: ThinkFast Game Show (DeBaun Auditorium)


  • 7:30-9:00am: Breakfast (Pierce Dining Hall)*

  • 9:00am: Meet at University Center and depart for Hoboken PATH Station

  • 9:30am-1:00pm: Experiential and fun activities (Chelsea Piers Fitness Center)

  • 1:00-2:00pm: Lunch at Chelsea Piers

  • 2:00-3:00pm: Travel back to campus

  • 3:00-4:00pm: Closing activity

  • Optional evening activities*:

    • 5:00-8:00pm: Dinner (Pierce Dining Hall)

    • 8:00-10:00pm: Movie Night (Palmer Lawn - rain location: Howe Center 4th Floor, Bissinger)


All incoming students must participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation (Sunday, August 25 – Thursday, August 29), so please clear your calendar for that timeframe. Orientation begins first thing in the morning and extends late into the evening each day. Parents and family can attend resource sessions on day one (8/25) only. See more information about New Student Orientation here.

Registration for 2024 FLI Pre-Orientation will open on April 1.

FLI Pre-Orientation FAQ

Questions about the 2024 FLI Pre-Orientation? Please review the answers to frequently asked questions below. If you still have questions remaining regarding Pre-Orientation, or if you can no longer attend, please email Liliana Delman, Director of Student Culture and Belonging at [email protected].


Office of Student Culture and Belonging

University Center 219

p. 201-216-5624

e. [email protected]