New Students

Welcome Letter

Dear New Stevens Graduate Student,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Stevens! On behalf of the students, administrators, faculty and staff, I welcome you to this next phase of your academic career. We are thrilled that you decided to pursue a graduate degree at Stevens and will do our part to ensure that your time here is fulfilling.

It is my goal for the Office of Graduate Student Affairs to create a supportive, engaging environment that enables students to pursue their academic goals. From orientation to commencement, we work with students, faculty and staff to promote our students’ professional and personal development through a wide variety of programs and services.

Graduate and Doctoral students have the ability to positively impact the Stevens community by getting to know their faculty & colleagues, joining professional societies and clubs, and exploring opportunities for collaboration. Our office offers a variety of academic, enrichment and co-curricular experiences to assist you. Please refer to our weekly Newsletters, as well as the OGSA Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about what’s going on in the world of Graduate Student Affairs at Stevens.

Please stop by our office on the 7th floor of the Howe Center to share your suggestions and concerns, or just to say “Hi”. You can also reach me via e-mail at

I look forward to meeting you soon,

Nathalie Waite Brown

Director of Graduate Student Affairs


Orientation is mandatory for all new incoming graduate students, both international and domestic, full- and part-time. Orientation includes a number of important presentations and check-in processes as well as academic advisement. For more information about this event please visit the Graduate Student Orientation page of our website.

Arrival & Airport Pick Up

Stevens Institute of Technology offers free airport pickup for new graduate students who are coming from outside of New Jersey. Advanced registration is required for this service. For more information please visit the Arrival page of our website.

Temporary Housing

Stevens Institute of Technology offers temporary housing, in a local hotel, to new incoming graduate students for a nominal fee. Advanced registration is required for this service. For more information please visit the Temporary Housing page of our website.

Permanent Housing

Students have a few different options for finding permanent housing in Hoboken and the surrounding area. For more information please visit our Permanent Housing webpage.

English Language Communication (ELC) Requirements

Every international student must demonstrate English language proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS test scores and the Stevens English Communication Proficiency Exam (ECPE). For more information, please visit the ELC page of the Office of Graduate Admissions website.

Academic or Admissions Questions

If you have any questions about your admission status, deposit, or academic program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions or e-mail

International Documents

For questions regarding Visa, Passport, I-20, and I-94s, please contact International Student Scholar Services via phone 201-216-5189 or e-mail

Health Information

If you have not done so already, please review the Health_Letter from the Director of the Student Health Center, Maggie Cunning.

Prior to arrival, you must have your Health_Form completed by a doctor in your home country. Please submit your completed Health_Form to the Student Health Center which is located on campus in Jacbous Hall.

Student ID Cards

If you are a new student entering the University, you are able to submit a photo online for your first University ID card. Please visit, go to the Online Card Office section and select Photo upload. Sign in with your mystevens username and password then follow instructions to upload your photo. Once your photo has been submitted, approved or rejected, you will receive a confirmation via email.

You will obtain your Stevens ID card when you arrive on campus. Please bring either a government photo ID, driver’s license or passport, for verification. Students who upload their photo will receive a 15% coupon for the Stevens Campus Bookstore, and a free gift, while supplies last.

For more information, please visit the Card Office website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to the most frequently asked questions that Stevens graduate students have, please visit the FAQ page.

More questions?

Contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs via email at or by calling 201-216-5633.