Wesley J. Howe Center
This 14-story high-rise, undoubtedly the tallest building on the Stevens campus, is the hub of administrative and student activities, containing:
• A visitor center
• A student service center (registrar, financial aid and student financial services)
• A campus store (books, gifts, snacks, candy, beverages)
• The Stevens Career Center
• Dining facilities (Pierce Dining Hall, Pierce Café, Colonel John’s)
• Conference rooms
• A music room
• A bowling alley
• A post office
The Howe Center is a stop on all Stevens Shuttle routes from campus and residences to all of Hoboken. The shuttle can be seen at the traffic circle in front of the building throughout the day as it picks up / drops off passengers.
The Howe Center is situated at the top of the hill on Castle Point where the ancestral home of the Stevens family – Castle Stevens – once stood. Built in 1784 by Colonel John Stevens the Georgian-style mansion served, at times, as a dormitory, a cafeteria and office space.
The Castle was demolished in 1959 to make way for the new center building, which was completed in 1961.
The center is named for Wesley J. Howe ’31 M.S. ’53, who was chairman, president and CEO of Becton Dickinson (BD), and a major contributor to the renovation of the center.