Graduate Student Affairs

Graduate 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. 



All new graduate students, both international and domestic, are encouraged to attend Graduate Student Orientation.  Students do not need to register or RSVP for Spring 2017 orientation.



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.



Orientation is on Thursday, January 12.
Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. 
Check-in is located in the Skyline room, Howe Center, 4th Floor


What Else?

An online orientation module will be available early January 2017. Completion of the online orientation module will be required prior to attending the on-campus orientation on Thursday, January 12. Full details of how to access the online orientation module will be emailed to you soon! 


There will also be a number of workshops available. Please see the list of workshops below.

Tuesday, January 10th
11:00 MM - 12:00 PM: Getting involved as a Graduate Student, Babbio Center Room B122
1:30 PM: Career and Job Planning, Babbio Center Room B122

Wednesday, January 11th
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Housing Workshop and getting around Hoboken, Babbio Center Room B122
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Banking in the US and preventing identity thefts, Babbio Center Room B122


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 Orientation
Monday, January 9
Please contact ISSS with questions about this orientation.




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