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Resources for Families and Supporters

Campus Life at Stony Brook

The Stony Brook University campus is alive with activity and family members are welcome to join in the excitement.  Be sure to check out the University Events calendar here.  This website not only connects you to the fun events such as Homecoming, Junior Ring Ceremony, Staller Center performances, and Athletic events, but it keeps you connected to critical dates and deadlines via the Academic Calendar. Many of these dates on the Academic Calendar could have serious consequences for your student, including increased fees or missed deadlines.

Resources for College Parents and Family

There are a variety of non-university sources that assist parents and families in navigating the transition from high school to college, or from home to campus.  Stony Brook University is also a member of College Parents of America, an organization that provides parents and family members with information and resources on the college experience.

There are a number of common challenges parents of high school seniors and college freshmen face. The Supportive Parent, Successful Student Guidebook helps prepare parents and their children for the high-school to college transition by taking an in depth look at timelines, financial aid, and common pitfalls to avoid.


Stony Brook University Parent and Family Webpages

 Parent and Family Resources 

  • College Parents of America
  • Guidebook for the Parents of the College-Bound
  • 2017-2018 Family Calendar and Handbook

    The calendar and handbook is included in the Family/Guest Orientation materials given to families of incoming students. It includes important academic and social dates as well as an A-Z directory of university resources available to families and students. 

     To download the Family Calendar and Handbook, please see the PDF version here.

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