Steps to complete after those above. Several days after completing the steps above, you’ll receive your NetID, which will serve as your single sign-on login for many University systems, including the campus housing portal and your SBU e-mail.
Apply for campus housing and select your meal plan in the Campus Housing Portal. You will receive an e-mail with specific dates and deadlines when the portal becomes available to incoming students in Novemebr for spring admits and May for fall admits.
On-campus living is a very popular option at Stony Brook. To offer as many students as possible the experience of our residential learning environment, strategies that include assigning three students to a double room and other options will be utilized.
Commuter students may sign up for meal plans by completing a Faculty Student Association form. Residential students sign up for meal plans in the Campus Housing Portal (do not use this form).
Click on "Financial Aid" in SOLAR to accept/decline your awards online.
Navigate is a mobile advisor that gets you from orientation to graduation. The app helps you choose the right major, navigate requirements from financial aid to course registration, and stay on top of important dates and deadlines—all in the palm of your hand. Download Navigate before your orientation for special tips and reminders.
Don't have a smartphone? You can still use the desktop version at stonybrook.edu/navigate.
The Student Accessibility Support Center works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for all students, including those with temporary or permanent mental health, chronic health, sensory ability, physical health/mobility, and cognitive disabilities.
- Initially, you will meet with one of our Accessibility Support Counselors to discuss your needs, review your documentation, and together decide if educational, housing, and/or classroom accommodations are appropriate.
- Each semester, you and your Accessibility Support Counselor will meet to renew accommodations.
- If you have questions regarding a disability related matter, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Please note that all information and documentation is confidential.
After receiving virtual orientation information in mid-May, tell us more about your academic interests, AP scores, and transfer credits. You will also use this form to sign up for placement exams.
Send your final high school transcript to:
118 Administration Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901
Send final official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:
Academic and Transfer Advising
E2360 Frank Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3353
Report AP scores online through College Board. Code = 2548.
Stony Brook requires all full time students to have comprehensive health insurance, and provides a plan for purchase by those who do not currently have such a plan. If you already have health insurance, you must apply for a health insurance waiver or you will be automatically billed for SB's plan. Once you register for classes, a fee for health insurance will be posted on your account. Log on to SOLAR and look for insurance waivers under “Student Financial Services” on the menu bar.
Please do not request a Handshake account, one will be created for you ONE WEEK AFTER registering for classes. After your Orientation, you will be able to access your Stony Brook Handshake profile by using your NetID and password. Handshake is the Career Center’s database of off- and on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, and volunteer positions. Learn more about Handshake. Once you have access to Handshake, subscribe to one or more Career Communities (under the Career Center tab) to tailor your account by career interest.
Your Journey Begins
The first day of classes is Monday, February 1, 2021 for the spring 2021 semester. Click here to view the University's academic calendar.