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Experience Stony Brook (Opening Weekend)

Mark Your Calendars!
New student move-in day: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Experience Stony Brook (required): Thursday August 20 , 2020 , to Sunday,  August  23, 2020
Classes begin: Monday,  August  24, 2020

View the full schedule for Fall 2020 ESB in mid August!  

What is Experience Stony Brook?

Experience Stony Brook is a multi-day program. You will attend a series of programs and activities designed to acclimate you to Stony Brook and introduce you to faculty, staff, and fellow students. You will receive important information about your rights and responsibilities as a Stony Brook student, including policy information on issues such as drugs and alcohol, sexual assault, hazing, and the University code of conduct. You will also receive your student ID card and have the opportunity to visit an information fair consisting of various university departments.

These days are  required for all new students. Students who do not attend Experience Stony Brook will receive an Orientation Hold on their account and will be required to participate in the  Required Orientation Makeup Experience (ROME) during the semester.

What is the schedule for the weekend?
Residential students are required to attend Thureday through Sunday and will receive agendas for the weekend at residence hall move in on Thursday and at Experience Stony Brook check-in on Friday. Commuter students are required to attend Friday through Sunday and will receive an agenda at check-in on Friday.  More information about check-in time and location will be sent to you via email in  mid-August.

What should I bring to Experience Stony Brook?
For Experience Stony Brook, students are required to bring their student ID to all events, as student attendance will be taken via their ID cards. Student IDs will be picked up when residential students check-in to the residence halls.  Commuter students can pick up their ID card at the Commuter Expo on Saturday or at ESB check-in on Sunday.

Can I bring a guest to Experience Stony Brook?
Guests are welcome to assist residential students with move-in and attend our Family Farewell event, however, they are not able to attend Experience Stony Brook events. 

Who can I contact if I have questions or need accommodations?
Students who have questions about orientation or require an accommodation should contact the office of  Student Orientation and Family Programs at 631-632-6710. Students who have special dietary needs should be sure to indicate this on the Advising Planning Form on  SOLAR.