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First-Year Students

Steps to Enroll

To reserve your space, complete these steps in the SOLAR System using your Stony Brook ID number and password by November 1 for Spring 2023 and May 1 for Fall 2023 or the date on your letter of admission.

Pay your $150 Tuition Deposit

Pay your $200 Campus Housing Deposit (if applicable)*

Pay your $300 Orientation Fee


Access Your Portal for Next Steps


Refund Policies

Not sure where to start?

 Watch our video to view the steps you need to take to pay your deposits and fees to enroll at Stony Brook!

A Note From Housing

*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 November for spring admits and May for fall admits.

If housing demand greatly exceeds available spaces, Campus Residences will first implement assigning three students to a double room to offer as many students as possible the experience of our residential learning environment and if needed, implement a radius policy to prioritize housing to students who live farther away first.



Once you have enrolled and submitted your deposit, take a look below for the next steps!



Next Steps

Steps to complete after those above. Starting in April for the fall term, 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.

Your Journey Begins

The first day of classes is Monday, January 23 for Spring 2023 and August 29 for the Fall 2023 semester. Click here to view the University's academic calendar.