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Getting Here
Stony Brook University is located in the village of Stony Brook, New York, a residential neighborhood 65 miles east of New York City. We are easy to reach by air, rail, ferry, or car. Campus maps, directions, and further information are available on our Web site.

The Undergraduate Admissions Office offers Campus Tours on weekdays and Saturdays through most of the academic year and summer when classes are in session. Please call the Admissions Office at (631) 632-6868 prior to your visit to confirm the tour schedule.

Staying Here
For overnight stays to the campus, the area offers accommodations within 5 miles of the campus. The Three Village Inn features a "taste of New England" in historic Stony Brook village. Nestled in the heart of historic Port Jefferson, Danfords on the Sound also provides quality accommodations, many with harbor views. Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook is just a short drive away as well. Also within driving distance is the Marriot Residence Inn in Holtsville. Useful information for planning your visit is available from the Long Island Convention & Vistors Bureau.

Getting Around
Bring your bike for the best tour! Stony Brook's campus is set among 1,100 wooded acres, complete with a nature preserve. The Paul Simons Memorial Bike Path, six miles of pristine pavement for biking, running, and rollerblading, encircles the campus. Nearby villages and harbors of the North Shore are a leisurely bike ride away. Take a Virtual Tour of Campus or consult the Campus Map for more information.

Parking is available in the parking garages on East and West Campus and in metered parking areas, as shown on the campus map. Two new lots, the Centers for Molecular Medicine Lot and the Earth and Space Sciences Lot, offer metered and long-term parking. Save time by using our Transportation and Parking Services Web Site to obtain a parking permit. Parking Services offers a motorist assistance program, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Staff are equipped to jump-start cars, help if you have locked your keys in your car, assist with slow-leaking tires, and get you going if you run out of gas. If you have additional questions, please call the Parking Services Office at (631) 632-AUTO.


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