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Undergraduate Living at Stony Brook

The Division of Campus Residences Stony Brook University

Telephone: (631) 632-6966
Fax: (631) 632-9211
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Housing Styles

All rooms come furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and bookcase for each resident, have high-speed networked access to the Internet, and are equipped with state-of-the-art phone systems featuring digital phone mail, conference calling, and call forwarding. A cable access connection in each room provides Cablevision’s® premium service (currently offering HBO1 and 2).

Mendelsohn Quad  

Buildings: Ammann, Gray, Irving, and O’Neill Colleges 

Mendelsohn Quad is conveniently located near the Student Union, the Melville Library, LaValle Stadium, the Sports Complex, and the Student Health Service. Irving College, which is open during winter break, offers its residents cooking facilities. O'Neill College offers a 24 hour quiet community while Gray College offers a substance free living environment.

H Quad

Buildings: Benedict, James, and Langmuir Colleges 

H Quad features a residential dining hall called Campus Connection. James is open during winter break and Langmuir offers a 24 hour quiet community as an option. 

Kelly Quad

Buildings: Baruch, Dewey, Eisenhower, Hamilton, Schick Colleges and Lauterbur Hall 

One of three residential cafeterias is located in this quad. Schick offers a 24-Hour Quiet Community and Baruch offers a substance free community.

Roth Quad

Buildings: Cardozo, Gershwin, Hendrix, Mount, and Whitman Colleges 

Close to academic buildings, Roth Quad surrounds a pond—the site of the annual Roth Pond Regatta, a Stony Brook tradition that brings students, faculty, and staff together to race cardboard boats. Roth Quad Cafeteria features a food court. All Roth Quad rooms are air conditioned. Gershwin College offers the option of cooking and a 24-Hour Quiet Community. Mount College offers the options of a Substance Free community. 

Tabler Quad

Buildings: Hand, Douglass, Dreiser, Sanger, and Toscanini Colleges 

Tabler Quad surrounds an apple orchard. Residents dine at the nearby Roth Quad Cafeteria. Hand College is open during the annual winter intersession and features kitchenettes in each suite area. Dreiser College is a 24 hour quiet and substance free community.

Roosevelt Quad

Buildings: Greeley, Keller, Stimson, Wagner Colleges and Yang Hall 

All buildings are accessible to students with physical disabilities. Roosevelt has limited availability of single rooms. Stimson College is designated as a 24 hour quiet community while Keller College is designated as a substance free community. 

Apartments (Recommended for students in Nursing and School of Health Technology and Management clinical programs)

Complexes: Chapin, Schomburg, and West Apartments 

Click to view  floor plans for Chapin, Shomburg, and West Apartments. 

The West Apartments feature single and double occupancy bedrooms in an apartment-style setting for upper-division Stony Brook students with at least a semester of prior residency in Stony Brook residence halls as well as a 3.0 GPA. 24-Hour Quiet and Substance Free Communities are available within West. All Apartments are open on a 12 month calendar basis. 

Chapin and Schomburg combine the privacy and comfort of apartment living with the convenience of living on campus. Designed to house graduate and family applicants, both facilities offer year-round housing. 

For a virtual tour and more information, call (631) 632-6767 or visit the Campus Residences Web site at

Undergraduate College Academies

Undergraduate College Academies integrate the student’s residence hall experience with academic concerns and enrich both aspects of the college education. Stony Brook offers several Undergraduate College Academies: Environmental Studies in Hendrix College, Health and Wellness in Schick College, International Studies in Stimson College, Community Service Learning in James College, and Media Arts in Douglass College. Many classes are held within the residential buildings and building activities are centered around the living learning center topic. All Living Learning Centers add an academic component to each student’s residential experience, and all offer academic minors.

Resident students not living in Undergraduate College Academy buildings, as well as commuting students, may also participate in Undergraduate College Academy programs and take the minors. For minor requirements, see the specific listings in the Approved Majors, Minors, and Programs chapter.

Community Service Undergraduate College Academies

The Community Service Undergraduate College Academies, housed in James College, is designed to use the special educational opportunities available at Stony Brook to create citizens with the depth of commitment to community service that the 21st century will demand. Acquisition of skills and knowledge is combined with a fostering of an appreciation by students of their role as citizens both in the University and in the surrounding communities.

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Undergraduate College Academy, housed in Hendrix College, offers an environmental studies minor as well as activities that emphasize both scientific and social issues encompassed by the broad field of environmental studies. Through this program, motivated natural science and social science students are able to apply their coursework specifically to the study of the environment.

The minor in environmental studies is designed to give students enhanced exposure to one subfield of environmental stu­dies—the natural science of the environment.

Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness Undergraduate College Academy, housed in Schick College, is designed to give students a foundation in the concepts of healthy living and to help students select future studies and careers in the health professions.

International Studies

The International Studies Undergraduate College Academy, housed in Stimson College, provides an integrated view of institutions, ideas, historical traditions, and aspirations of peoples of other countries or regions. The minor is open to all undergraduates who wish to add an academic dimension to their residential experience.

Media Arts

The Media Arts Undergraduate College Academy, housed in Douglass College, offers a minor in media arts with courses examining media technology, theory, and practice. The program builds on strong relationships with student media organizations, and encourages research, independent study projects, and internship opportunities. Projects can include assignments in radio, television, and print journalism.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please Note: The application deadline is May 1 for the summer and fall semesters, or within 30 days of the offer of admission, whichever comes later (but no later than June 30). Housing for Transfer Students, including Health Sciences admits, is not guaranteed.


Is summer housing available for Health Sciences students?
What if I’m applying for spring semester housing?
Am I guaranteed to get the specific housing accommodation I request (i.e., a single room or accommodations in the West Apartments)?
How much does it cost to live on campus as an undergraduate student?
Do I need to send any money in order to secure my housing?
What if I change my mind and decide not to attend Stony Brook University. Will I be refunded my $200 deposit?
If I have more questions, whom can I contact?


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