Information and Events for Parents and Families

Several programs are offered to help parents and family members support the transition of their student into the Stevens community. Parent and Family Orientation webinars are offered over the summer in a virtual format. During move-in, parents and families are encouraged to attend parent and family mixers, where several University representatives will welcome you and answer questions.

Registration links for the virtual sessions will be available in early summer 2024. Before the webinar, registrants will receive a confirmation email with login instructions. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Life with any questions or registration concerns at student_life@stevens.edu.

Parent and Family Orientation

This orientation session for parents and families provides information about the vast network of resources available to your student to support their wellness, academic success and holistic development as a Stevens student. This session is facilitated by Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Sara Klein and Dean of Students Ken Nilsen. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

Making the Transition to College for Parents and Families

This session explores how parents and families can help their student thrive at Stevens as they adjust to a new environment. From understanding warning signs to recognizing adjustment challenges, we want to equip parents and families with helpful resources to support students throughout the first year. This session is facilitated by Dean of Students Ken Nilsen and staff from Stevens’ Counseling and Psychological Services office. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

Parent and Family Move-In Day Programs

For parents and families of students participating in Pre-Orientation on Thursday, August 22, lunch will be served following move-in, and then the Pre-Orientation begins at 1 p.m. Programs for parents and families will be available on campus from 1 to 3 p.m. to allow families to connect to campus administrators, mingle and feel confident about Stevens’ resources before departing for the day.

For parents and families of students moving in on Sunday, August 25, a lunch will be served following your move-in time; students and families may drop in anytime during the move-in process to eat. Programs for parents and families will be available on campus from 3 to 5 p.m. to allow families to connect to campus administrators, mingle and feel confident about Stevens’ resources before departing for the day.

Flock Together: Stevens Family Day

Family Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2024. You can expect to attend a variety of sessions about the Stevens experience, take your family to see different labs and maker spaces, hear from President Farvardin about the State of Stevens and take part in gatherings and athletic games. Families who are interested in attending and who are traveling from a distance should consider booking local accommodations soon.

Ongoing Communication to Parents & Families 

Parents and families who would like to be updated about what’s happening at Stevens can connect with Stevens in the following ways:

  • Follow Stevens Students and Stevens Institute of Technology on Facebook

  • Follow us on Instagram: @StevensStudents  and @FollowStevens

  • A group of parents has also created an informal Stevens Parents Facebook group: Stevens Institute of Technology Parents

  • Read the Stevens Family Newsletter that is emailed to you each month during the academic year for updates and information. Students must update their contacts in Workday (see instructions detailed above on this website) to ensure that the parent/guardian email addresses are correct to receive this monthly newsletter.

Information and Events for Parents and Families

Information and Events for Parents and Families

Parent and Family Orientation

This orientation session for parents and families provides information about the vast network of resources available to your student to support their wellness, academic success and holistic development as a Stevens student. This session is facilitated by Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Sara Klein and Dean of Students Ken Nilsen. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Student volunteers at Freshman Orientation Garden

Making the Transition to College for Parents and Families

This session explores how parents and families can help their student thrive at Stevens as they adjust to a new environment. From understanding warning signs to recognizing adjustment challenges, we want to equip parents and families with helpful resources to support students throughout the first year. This session is facilitated by Dean of Students Ken Nilsen and staff from Stevens’ Counseling and Psychological Services office. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

The Stevens fountain and flowers that are arranged before it on the campus.

Parent and Family Move-In Day Programs

For parents and families of students participating in Pre-Orientation on Thursday, August 22, lunch will be served following move-in, and then the Pre-Orientation begins at 1 p.m. Programs for parents and families will be available on campus from 1 to 3 p.m. to allow families to connect to campus administrators, mingle and feel confident about Stevens’ resources before departing for the day. For parents and families of students moving in on Sunday, August 25, a lunch will be served following your move-in time; students and families may drop in anytime during the move-in process to eat. Programs for parents and families will be available on campus from 3 to 5 p.m. to allow families to connect to campus administrators, mingle and feel confident about Stevens’ resources before departing for the day.

Stevens Orientation Unpacking Trunk

Flock Together: Stevens Family Day

Flock Together: Stevens Family Day is an annual tradition inviting parents and families back to campus. Students and their families are invited to attend a variety of sessions about the Stevens experience, hear from President Farvardin about the State of Stevens, and attend a festival with amusements, food, and entertainment across the lawns. Families who are interested in attending and who are traveling from a distance should consider booking local accommodations soon.

Flock Together: Stevens Family Day
Attila in front of the Empire State Building when it was lit up in red for Stevens

Ongoing Communication to Parents & Families

Parents and families who would like to be updated about what’s happening at Stevens can connect with Stevens in the following ways: • Follow Stevens Students and Stevens Institute of Technology on Facebook • Follow us on Instagram: @StevensStudents and @FollowStevens • A group of parents has also created an informal Stevens Parents Facebook group: Stevens Institute of Technology Parents • Read the Stevens Family Newsletter that is emailed to you each month during the academic year for updates and information. Students must update their contacts in Workday (see instructions detailed above on this website) to ensure that the parent/guardian email addresses are correct to receive this monthly newsletter.

Parent taking picture of students