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Directions to Campus

By Car 
From New York City, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan or the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge in Queens to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. To find the campus via GPS, enter the address "100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790."  Once you have arrived on campus, follow the directions below to the Stony Brook Union.

By Train
Take the Long Island Railroad's Port Jefferson line from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus; bus service to the central campus is provided. Trains to and from Penn generally require transfers at Jamaica or Huntington. Hicksville is also a transfer point on some lines. Find schedule and fare information here. Once you arrive at the Stony Brook train station on campus, wait at the Bus Stop adjacent to the train station for Railroad Route Bus Take the Outer Loop Route Bus to the Student Health Center bus stop and walk to the Stony Brook Union. 

By Ferry
Car ferries cross Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long Island. Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, and turn left on Nicolls. The University entrances are the first three intersections you come to. From New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road and proceed as above. Once you have arrived on campus, follow the directions below to the Stony Brook Union.

By Plane 
Long Island's Islip-MacArthur Airport is 16 miles from the campus and is serviced by direct flights by major airlines and commuter lines. New York City Area Airports (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark) are 50 miles to the west.


Driving directions to Stony Brook University from Islip-MacArthur Airport: Exit the airport and turn left onto Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454 West). Merge onto Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and take the second exit onto Nicolls Road. Drive north for 12 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. Once you have arrived on campus, follow the directions below to the Stony Brook Union.

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Directions to our office (106 Union)

The Office of New Student Programs is located on the first floor of the Union in room 106. 

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Directions to the Stony Brook Union for in person orientation events

 


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  1. Follow the directions on the website to the  MAIN ENTRANCE.
  2. From the Main Entrance, turn  RIGHT on Circle Road.
  3. Follow Circle Road until you see Stadium Road on your left.
  4. Turn  LEFT on Stadium.
  5. Follow the road until you see the parking lot on the right, next to Lavalle Stadium.
  6. Turn RIGHT into the Stadium Parking Lot. The metered spaces closest to the Stony Brook Union are available at an hourly rate; the non-numbered spaces are reserved for Faculty/Staff. 
  7. Walk to the Stony Brook Union.