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    Welcome to Stevenson!

    We’re committed to helping you stay connected with your student while navigating from high school to college. Stay up-to-date by using our helpful resources, timely information, and campus updates.

Stevenson Parent and Family Email Newsletter

Stevenson family members will automatically receive the Stevenson Parent and Family email newsletter to the email address on record associated with their student’s account, but we welcome other family members to sign up for the newsletter as well. The newsletter will be sent at key times throughout the school year to keep you informed, provide you with resources that will benefit you and your student, and update you on campus news. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I learn more about the Housing Deposit?

    For incoming students, you must pay a $300 deposit and fill out a Housing Reservation form to indicate whether or not you want to be a resident.

    For returning students, you must pay a $200 housing deposit which is applied to the fall housing bill. This deposit is paid between February and March.

    Please note: There is also a $150 security deposit that is applied to the housing bill and refunded at the end of the academic year if there are no damages or charges. This security deposit is unrelated to the above housing deposit.

  • How can I obtain tickets for commencement?

    An email will be sent to Commencement participants approximately two months prior to the ceremony with the quantity of guest tickets available and additional instructions. Participants will be given as many guest tickets as possible based on the number of participants and the seating capacity of the gym. Extra tickets are not available.

    More commencement info is available here.

  • What is the grade appeal process?

    There is an appeal process is for students who wish to contest grades assigned by a faculty member. Click here to review the policy. 

    Download the appeal forms below (must have SU Portal access):

    Form 1

    Form 2

    Form 3

  • How can my student purchase software?

    As a member of the Stevenson University community, you are offered the opportunity to purchase software at special academic pricing. The Office of Information Technology and the University Store have partnered with a third-party vendor to offer this opportunity to all students, faculty and staff.

    Click here for more information and to visit the SU Software Store.

  • How can my student submit a facilities request?
    Go to Stevenson's Helpdesk and be sure to select Facilities from the dropdown menu.
  • How can my student transfer credit from another institution?
    For complete information on credit transfers, explore the transfer credit resource page.
  • How does my student register for classes?

    Registration is an exciting time at Stevenson when you will get the opportunity to select classes that will allow you to explore new topics, delve deeper into your field of study, and progress along the pathway to graduation.

    Click here to view the all-encompassing Registration Guide.

  • What are the dates of Stevenson's spring break?
    Spring break is typically the third week of March. In 2019 it is March 18-24.
  • What are the policies for final exams?

    All students are required to take final examinations.

    If a student misses an examination because of an emergency or illness, the student must contact the faculty member as soon as possible. If the student cannot reach the faculty member, the student should contact the Office of Student Success. The faculty member will work with the student to provide an opportunity for the student to take the examination at a rescheduled time. At that point, the student should contact The Academic Link to reschedule the examination.

    Students will not be permitted to reschedule for reasons other than documented emergencies or illness. A student who is scheduled to take three or more exams in one day should contact the Registrar's Office no later than the Monday of the last week of classes regarding rescheduling an exam. The Registrar’s Office will work with the student’s faculty to determine which exam will be rescheduled. Requests received after the Monday of the last week of classes cannot be accommodated.

  • What dates and times to the residence halls close and re-open?

    All residence halls are closed during vacation breaks and during the summer (the Saturday after your final exam).

    Students requesting to stay on campus while the residence halls are closed are required to submit a Break Extension form on the Residence Life portal. Residents are expected to vacate their residence hall no later than 8AM the day halls close. Additional information on break extension requests will be emailed to your Stevenson email in late August.

  • What items should I bring to the residence halls?

    In general, all of the items that you need on a day-to-day basis (linens, cosmetics, toiletries, clothing), academic support materials (computer, dictionary, high school notes, etc.) are allowed, as well as items that are personally important to you (photos, mementos, posters). For a more comprehensive list of what to bring, visit our What to Bring page.

    Some items are prohibited in the housing complex for reasons of health (pets), safety (candles or other burning substances) or law (alcohol in any apartment/suite where underage students reside). To learn more, visit our Prohibited Items page.

  • What options are available to my student for leftover SU Flex Dollars?
    Flex Dollars are debit dollars that can be used at any of the Sodexo operated dining locations on campus (this does not include the bookstore or vending machines), as well as at any Off-Campus Partners. Unused Flex Dollars are non-refundable and automatically roll-over from fall to spring semester.
  • When are rooms assigned to students, and what is the process?

    Returning residents who participate in housing selection will have the opportunity to choose their specific building, floor and room as long as they meet several deadlines.

    We have created a Returning Student Housing Selection Process Book which walks you through each process step by step and also provides additional information such as room layouts, advantages to living on campus, how to find roommates, and information on our Residential Curriculum.

    If you are a first year or transfer student, your responses from the online Housing Characteristics Survey will be used to match you with another person based on your expressed preferences.

    New freshmen are notified by mail of their room and roommate assignments no later than the second week of August. If you have not received your information by then, please email or call the Office of Residence Life at 443-334-2588. Please note that this is a busy time in our office and we will respond as quickly as we can.

  • When are tuition refunds processed?
    Please view the Enrollment Calendar for specific dates on tuition refunds applicable to you.
  • When is the Dean's List available for viewing online?
    The Dean’s List is posted within three weeks of the end of the fall and spring semesters.
  • How do I learn about Study Abroad opportunities for my student?
    Please visit the Study Abroad FAQ section of the Stevenson website by clicking here.