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Welcome First Year Students!

Check in at orientation

Welcome to Stony Brook University! All new first year students at Stony Brook University will participate in a multi-part orientation. New Seawolf Orientation is required for all new first year students and consists of Seawolf Foundations online orientation modules, participation in the advising and registration process with your Undergraduate College or your respective honors program, virtual group workshops including Seawolf Connections and commuter/resident panel, and New Seawolf Winter Welcome.

Seawolf Foundations Online Orientation (Part 1) focus on getting to know Stony Brook, including modules on  academic readiness, financial responsibility, campus life, and introducing you to the Undergraduate Colleges.  Seawolf Foundations Online Orientation will be available May 1 and is due June 1. 

Seawolf Connections are designed to connect you with your Peer Assistant Leader and your new peers throughout the winter. You'll have an opportunity to ask important questions and learn more about your transition into Stony Brook University. Keep an eye on your email for a link to sign up!

New Seawolf Welcome Week focuses on getting acclimated to the University climate, culture, and community. In preparation for the first day of classes, you will also complete Seawolf Foundations Online Orientation (Part 2). New Seawolf Welcome Week takes place the week before the the first day of classes. Students who do not attend New Seawolf Welcome Week will automatically be enrolled in the ROME (Required Orientation Makeup Experience) course in the first few weeks of the semester. 

To keep you on track, we’ve developed a New Seawolf Orientation Checklist. This checklist is available as a Google Sheet, which you can copy and customize, or as a PDF.

New Seawolf Orientation Preparation:

Accept your Admission to Stony Brook University
Confirm your preferred communication methods.
Set up your NetID.
Submit your Required Immunizations.
Complete Advising Planning Form.
Take Required Placement Assessments and Exams.
Submit all of your AP and Transfer College credit.
Submit an official copy of your final high school transcript with proof of graduation to Stony Brook.
Resolve new student holds on SOLAR.
Prepare for your course registration.
Upload a photo for your Student ID Card
Encourage your family members to participate in our Family & Supporter program.