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Welcome Transfer Students!

Welcome to orientation

Welcome to Stony Brook University! All new transfer students at Stony Brook University will participate in a multi-part orientation. Orientation is required for all new transfer students and consists of Seawolf Foundations online orientation modules, participation in the advising and registration process, virtual group workshops including Seawolf Connections and commuter/resident panel,  and New Seawolf Welcome.

Seawolf Foundations Online Orientation (Part 1) focus on getting to know Stony Brook, including modules on academic readiness, financial responsibility and campus life. Seawolf Foundations Online Orientation (Part 1) will be available after May 1st, and should be complete before your Seawolf Connections meeting.

Seawolf Connections are designed to connect you with your Peer Assistant Leader and your new peers throughout the summer. 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 in mid-May!

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 Winter Welcome takes place during 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. 

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

 New Seawolf Orientation Preperation:

Accept your Admission to Stony Brook University
Confirm your preferred communication methods.
Set up your NetID.
Submit your Required Immunizations.
Resolve new student holds on SOLAR.
Complete Advising Planning Form on SOLAR.
Take required placement exams (if applicable).
Transfer your credits.
Gather syllabi and course descriptions for evaluation during advising and registration appointment.
Submit relevant AP and Regents exam scores.
Submit an official copy of your final high school transcript with proof of graduation to Stony Brook.
Review and print general education and major requirements.
Upload a photo for your Student ID Card
Encourage your family members to participate in our Family & Guest program