Master's Student Orientation and Advisement

Congratulations on your decision to attend Stevens!

It is our priority to ensure that you transition smoothly into life on campus. Orientation is mandatory for all new master's students, both international and domestic, who are enrolled Full-Time in on-campus courses.

Orientation by Schools: 

  • Monday, August 19, 2019: School of Business and School of Systems and Enterprises
  • Tuesday, August 20: Schaefer School of Science & Engineering and College of Arts & Letters

Online students do not need to attend the on-campus program and have two orientation opportunities: Welcome Orientation hosted by the course instructor via their course website and the Graduate Student Affairs Online Orientation through CANVAS. Part-time students are welcome to attend the in-person orientation session or complete the Online Orientation through CANVAS.

Online Orientation will be made available via email at the start of the semester. 

If you were unable to attend Orientation on August 19th or 20th, you are welcome to visit our office on the 7th floor of the Howe Center for a review of the information at the start of the semester. 


What to Expect 

During orientation week, students will hear more about the Stevens community, submit health forms, get a Stevens ID, meet for academic advisement, register for classes, and learn how to be a successful graduate student. International students must also check in with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to attend a mandatory presentation about visa compliance.  Optional workshops are held on the days following orientation on topics such as American classroom culture, the US banking system, and finding housing in the local area.

**For students who are unable to attend their respective above scheduled orientation date, please note that a late orientation date will be scheduled early on in the semester.**

Details regarding the schedule and logistics will be provided closer to the date.

An online orientation module will be made available to you via CANVAS. Full details of how to access the online orientation module will be emailed to you soon!

Note for International and Out of State Students

International students should plan to arrive in the Hoboken, NJ area at least 2 days prior to orientation in order to adjust to the time difference and recover from jet lag. Stevens offers an airport pick up service as well as temporary housing option for new incoming graduate students who are traveling from outside of New Jersey or outside of the United States. Advanced registration is required for these services. 

Mandatory International Student Check-In
Thursday, August 15th
Please contact ISSS with questions about this check-in process.




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