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Welcome Freshmen Students!

Check in at orientation

Welcome to Stony Brook University! All new freshmen students at Stony Brook University will participate in a multi-part orientation experience. Orientation is required for all new freshman students and consists of required online orientation modules (Seawolf Foundations), participation in the advising and registration process (with your Undergraduate College), virtual group activities (Seawolf Connections) with an Orientation Leaderand opening of school activities (Experience Stony Brook).

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 (Part 1) will be available after December 1st, and is due on January 1st (spring admitted students). 

Seawolf Connections Virtual Group Activities are designed to connect you with an Orientation 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. 

Opening of School, also known as  Experience Stony Brook, 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). Expect more information in mid January! Experience Stony Brook takes place during the weekend before the beginning of the semester. Students who do not attend Experience Stony Brook will automatically be enrolled in the  ROME (Required Orientation Makeup Experience) course.


Things to Do to Prepare for your Orientation Experience:

Accept your Admission to Stony Brook University
Confirm your preferred communication methods.
Set up your NetID.
Complete Required Health Forms.
Complete Advising Planning Form.
Take Required Placement Assessments.
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.
Complete your course registration Blackboard Assignments.
Upload a photo for your Student ID Card
Encourage your family members to participate in our Family & Guest program.