New International Graduate Student Welcome
Congratulations on your decision to attend Stevens! It is our priority to ensure that you transition smoothly into life on campus. All full-time incoming international graduate students are required to attend the New Student Welcome (Orientation) to begin classes. The objective of Orientation is for you to get to know your classmates, check-in with the Offices of Graduate Admissions and International Student and Scholar Services, register for classes, as well as learn about the Stevens Community and how to be successful as a graduate student in the United States.
The information below is only for NEW incoming Fall 2013 International Graduate Students. If you are a domestic or part-time student, we will be hosting a Domestic Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. We are currently designing that program. Please check back in June for details. If you are interested in registering for classes directly online, please go to: http://www.stevens.edu/sit/registrar/policies-procedures/.
New Student Welcome Program - Orientation
International Graduate Student Orientation will take place from Tuesday, August 13, 2013 through Thursday August 15, 2013. More details on the exact times and activities will be posted shortly. However, students should plan on attending all three days from the morning to the early evening. In addition, students should plan on arriving in the country at minimum 2-3 days prior to orientation in order to adjust to the time difference and recover from jetlag. For more information on pre-arrival tips and helpful contacts, please view the OGSA_New_Student_Information power point.
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, all students must have their health form completed by a doctor. If you are an international student, you should have this form completed in your home country. Please submit your completed Health_Form prior to your arrival on campus to the Student Health Center.
Banking and Cell Phones
There are many banking and cell phone options for international students. Representatives from local companies will be at the new student welcome. For a list of possible companies, please view the OGSA_New_Student_Information.
The Office of Graduate Student Affairs invites you to consider participating in the Stevens American Graduate Experience Summer Program (SAGE). The deadline for registration has been extended to Friday, May 31st. This is a three week summer program which offers, airport pickup, housing, meals, activities in New York City, networking with faculty and staff as well as American culture immersion to prepare students for the upcoming fall semester. More information can be found on the SAGE website.
In order to better assist you in your transition to life in the United States, Stevens Institute of Technology will be offering airport pickup for new international graduate students in collaboration with the Chinese Student and Scholar Association. This summer we will be offering pickup ONLY from Newark International Airport (EWR). Advanced registration is required. The dates and times of airport pickup are limited. Please review the information below carefully before booking your travel.
Pickup Time - Approximately 7:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Stevens will only pickup students once a day from the Newark International Airport (EWR)
Monday, July 29, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Monday, August 05, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Registration for airport pickup will open in early June. The website for registration is currently under consturction, however, please feel free to check back for updates. - www.sitcssa.com
Additional Travel Options
Students who arrive outside of these days and times are encouraged to take a taxi or public transit from the Newark International Airport (EWR) to their temporary or permanent housing option. Stevens recommends that you DO NOT fly into John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York. Although, it might offer a cheaper flight, it will take an additional 60-90 minutes travel time and cost approximately $50-100 more to arrive in Hoboken, NJ.
Academic or Admission Questions
If you have any questions about your admission status, deposit, or academic program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions email@example.com.
For questions regarding Visa, Passport, I-20, and I-94s, please contact the International Student Scholar Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs via email at email@example.com or by calling 201-216-5631.