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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 Student Activities Center (SAC).

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 BusTake the Railroad Route Bus to the Student Activities Center (SAC) loop bus stop. 

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 Student Activities Center (SAC).

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 Student Activities Center (SAC).

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Directions to the Student Activities Center (SAC) for orientation


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  1. Follow the directions on the website to the MAIN ENTRANCE.
  2. From the Main Entrance, turn LEFT on Circle Road.
  3. Follow Circle Road until you see Campus Drive on your right (you will pass Marburger Dr. & Tabler Drive on your left and Engineering Drive on your right before coming to Campus Drive on the right).
  4. Turn RIGHT on Campus Drive.
  5. Take an immediate LEFT on to John Toll Drive.
  6. Turn RIGHT into the large Student Activities Center Parking Lot. Parking in this lot is free for new students on orientation days, except for metered spots.
  7. Walk to the top of the lot (away from the road) towards the Student Activities Center.
  8. Please check in at the Student Activities Center Lobby.

 

Directions to our office (W3519 Melville Library)

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The Student Orientation and Family Programs Office is located on the third floor of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library in the west corridor, room W-3519.

The office can most easily be reached by taking either set of main elevators in the Library to the third floor. Upon exiting the elevator, take a right and proceed forward until you can go no further. Take a left at the Hispanic Languages and Literature department and proceed until you can no further. Take another left, followed by a quick right and proceed past the Library service elevator toward room W-3519.

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