New Student Preferences and SOLAR System
As a new student, your first step is to log into your SOLAR account. The SOLAR System
is Stony Brook University’s secure online service center for members of the University
community. You used SOLAR to check the status of your admissions application. As an
admitted student, you will use SOLAR to pay your deposits and tuition/housing fees,
set your class schedule and check your financial aid status. Additionally, you may
create different accounts with the
dining services and “
You need to check your SOLAR account regularly to review messages, "Holds" and "To Do List" items that you need to complete.
To complete the “New Student Preferences,” click on “For New Students” and follow the directions. Not all steps will pertain to you. Complete only the steps of interest to you. Please note, if you are requesting housing, you must answer the question that pertains to Health Sciences students under Campus Housing.
- To access SOLAR, please click here. You are now on the SOLAR System login page.
- You will be asked for your Stony Brook ID (which is on your acceptance letter) and your password. Your initial password is your birth date in MMDDYY order.
- You will be immediately asked to change your password and confirm it. This will be your password in SOLAR from now on or until you decide to change it.