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Department of Student Community Development

Non-Traditional Student Week

National Non-Traditional Student Week takes place the first week of November each year. To celebrate Stony Brook University's adult learners, the Office of Commuter Student Services holds our Lunch on Us event, and actively promotes our Driving Force efforts (see below). In addition to this week in November, Stony Brook also recognizes adult learners again in the spring semester, typically in early April. Please check back for specific dates. 

During Non-Traditional Student Week, our partners in the Faculty Student Association and Campus Dining often offer discounts and/or coupons to celebrate the occasion. Our office also conducts contests during this week for great prizes!

Non-Traditional Orientation Session 

The Office of Orientation and Family Programming and the Office of Off-Campus Living have worked together to develop a comprehensive Orientation session, during Part II of Orientation. This session approaches topics from the point of view of a returning student, while also incorporating the required content that all new students must fulfill.

Incoming undergraduates over the age of 24, as well as veterans, are directly invited to attend during their Orientation process. However, if a student self-identifies as a non-traditional student/adult learner, they may be able to register, as well. 

For more information about this session please visit Student Orientation and Family Programs.