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Student Accounts

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation in New York, GSI is moving to an online-only format for Summer 2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for details before submitting your GSI application.

Solar Account (Number Based ID)

SOLAR is Stony Brook University's primary administrative system used by students to register for classes, print schedules, view and pay bills, view transcripts, update personal information, and more.

All GSI participants will be assigned a 9 digit Stony Brook University ID number (i.e. 101234567). Once a student is admitted to GSI, our team will send a Stony Brook ID number and default SOLAR password to you by email. If you do not receive this number within 72 hours of acceptance, please check your application status before contacting the  Global Summer Institute Office for further assistance.

SOLAR Log-in Instructions

If you cannot log-in to SOLAR, please visit the troubleshooting webpage for assistance.

Net ID (Letter Based ID)

Net ID is a combination of your first and last name (i.e. JohnDoe). You need to set up a password to access various computing resources, including campus Wi-Fi and your Stony Brook email account.

NetID Set-Up Instructions     Campus Wi-Fi Connection     Stony Brook Email

Student ID Card

All GSI students will have a campus ID card made during orientation. You can use the card to make food purchases, do laundry, use the library, and more.