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Winter Welcome


Mark Your Calendars!

New Seawolf WinterWelcome: Thursday, January 20, 2022 (Required for all new international students) and Friday, January 21, 2022 (required for  all new students). 

New Student Move In

International Students:  Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Domestic Students: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Move in times and details to be communicated directly by Campus Residences.

Classes begin Monday,  January 24, 2022.


What is Winter Welcome?

New Seawolf Winter Welcome is an experience geared toward getting you acclimated to Stony Brook University and to introduce you to faculty, staff, and fellow students. Each student has a unique schedule of Assigned Workshops and Choose Your Own Workshops. All workshops can be found in SBEngaged, our online platform that houses campus events, organizations & involvement opportunities. View the step by step guide to access and manage your New Seawolf Welcome Week schedule. Access to the orientation organizations and your schedule will be available in January.

Students who do not attend the required workshops will receive an Orientation Hold on their SOLAR account, preventing them from registering for the following semester, and will be required to participate in the   Required Orientation Makeup Experience (ROME).


What is the schedule for New Seawolf Winter Welcome?

Students will each have a unique schedule comprised of Assigned Workshops and Choose Your Own Workshops.  In order to fulfill New Seawolf Winter Welcome requirements, students are   required    to attend all of their assigned workshops, below are the dates of assigned workshops. All programs will be available on SB Engaged in January. Students should review this step by step guide to view and manage their schedule.  


Who can I contact if I have questions or need accommodations?

Students who have questions about orientation or require an accommodation should contact the Office of New Student Programs at (631) 632-6710 or at  


Dining During Welcome Week (SUMMER 2021, Winter 2022 updates TBA)

The dining program offers two all-you-care-to-eat dine-in locations to use meal plan swipes and over a dozen retail locations to use dining dollars.

For new resident students, a day rate of $25 Dining Dollars has been deducted from your meal plan for Welcome Week meals. There are no refunds for missed meals during Welcome Week.

  • On the day you move-in, you will be attending a BBQ lunch and will then use a meal swipe for dinner at dine-in.
  • You will have three meal swipes per day each day after your move-in up until Friday, August 20. For dining hours visit .

Your unlimited meal plan starts on Friday, August 20 where you can visit East Side and West Side dine-in as often as you’d like and use your Dining Dollars at retail locations including the great new restaurant quality concepts at Roth Food Court such as Modern Asian Kitchen, Tadka Essence of India and Mac & Cheeseyology. 

Be sure to check out all of the dining Welcome Week programs and try new cuisines, enjoy free samples, prizes and giveaways each day! Remember to download your dining apps before school starts!

3 Apps You Need to Download

  • Nutrislice - view menus, nutrition information and heat maps showing density of dining locations 
  • GET mobile - use for mobile ordering and pay with your SBU ID card
  • Stony Brook Campus Card - add Dining Dollars or Wolfie Wallet funds and check your balance