Frequently Asked Questions
Dorm accommodations will be in campus residence halls. Rooms are neat but spartan. All rooms are air-conditioned. Most rooms are double occupancy with a small selection of singles available for an additional price.
Rooms do have Internet connections, but no refrigerators, telephones, or televisions (though there are TVs in the basement common rooms). All campus facilities are nonsmoking, including dorm rooms and suites. Linens are included for an additional fee. – See What to Bring for more information.
Once you are accepted you will be directed to housing reservations.
Directions from New York City:
Take I-495 (Long Island Expressway) east to Exit 70, then turn right on County Road 111; follow the signs for State Route 27 East/Montauk - Sunrise Highway. Take Route 27 East (which becomes County Road 39) and proceed 19 miles to Southampton Campus. Make right at the traffic light onto Tuckahoe Road. Go past the first entrance on Tuckahoe Road. Turn right at the next entrance.
From the South Shore:
Take the Belt Parkway east, keep left to Exit 25A toward Eastern Long Island. The Belt Parkway becomes Southern State Parkway. At Exit 40, take Robert Moses Causeway south toward ocean beaches. Take Exit RM1 toward Route 27 East (Sunrise Highway). Follow directions from Sunrise Highway (above).
From upstate New York:
Take the New York State Thruway south to the George Washington Bridge, then take the Cross Bronx Expressway to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Keep right on the bridge and follow signs to Eastern Long Island, Cross Island Parkway. Take the Cross Island to I-495 East (Long Island Expressway). Follow directions from the LIE (see above, 'From New York City').
From New England:
Take I-95 South towards New York City to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow directions from the Throgs Neck Bridge (see above, 'From upstate New York').
Ferry service to Long Island is available from New London, CT to Orient Point and from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson. For driving directions from the Orient Point and Port Jefferson ferries, please refer to our campus map.
Long Island MacArthur (aka Islip) is a small airport that has Southwest and another airline based there. It is our closest airport. Getting here from there is a little tricky - you can either rent a car and drive (the easiest) or you will need to catch a taxi to theRonkonkoma Train Station or a Hampton Jitney stop and then take one of those out to Southampton and then a quick cab to campus.
JFK or Laguardia airports - they are in the city - there are more flights and they might be less expensive,
but you will still need to get out to Southampton via train or Hampton Jitney or rental
car. JFK has a tram that takes you to Jamaica Station and where you can catch the
Long Island Railroad. Some participants arrive at night, stay in the city and then catch the train or
Jitney straight from Manhattan the next morning.
Take the Long Island Railroad's Montauk Branch from Jamaica Station in New York City to Southampton. (Service from Manhattan's Penn Station to Jamaica runs frequently.) The campus is a short taxi ride from the station. Here is the schedule for the Southampton station.
- Deposits are non-refundable.
- Fees are not refundable after June 6, 2016.
Check-in will run from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Library. The meal plan begins with lunch on check-in day.
- Orientation scavenger hunt begins at 1:30
- Formal orientation begins at 4 pm.
- Meet your faculty salon from 4:30-5:30 pm.