Hey! My name is Matt Marsh and I am a junior Civil Engineering major from South Kingstown, RI. I transferred to Stevens before the spring of 2019, and I am more than happy with my decision.
At this point, I have taken classes at three different universities, and like me, I’m sure that you will find that Stevens is quite different from other institutions. Thus, it is important to figure out what makes you feel comfortable on and off campus in order to make your adjustment to Stevens life as seamless as possible! Obviously, the irregular circumstances of the upcoming semester pose a challenge with getting immersed in our campus life, but there will still be plenty of virtual events to attend!
Transfer Orientation, though in virtual form this year, will definitely introduce you to other transfer students, however it is important to get involved on campus as soon as possible. The Transfer Student Association is a great place to meet fellow transfers, and it is nice to have other students in your same situation to lean on for help or general advice! Additionally, simply knowing names and faces around campus will help you feel more comfortable during your time acclimating to Stevens.
I would also encourage branching out and trying something else offered at Stevens. There are hundreds of unique clubs where you can meet many diverse students. The Corq app allows you to browse through all our organizations and see when they will be meeting. These connections with your more seasoned peers can be a great asset when you are lost or confused. I was happily surprised to find that almost anyone on campus is more than happy to help when you encounter a problem!
Remember, I was in the same position as you just a few years ago, so feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com, or any of the other Peer Leaders with any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you all online this fall, and hopefully around campus this spring!
Matt Marsh, Civil Engineering