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Stony Brook Union

Since it first opened in 1970, the Stony Brook Union has been a building block in the longstanding traditions at our university. The newly renovated facility provides a holistic approach to addressing students’ needs, as a home of centralized services, programs and initiatives to provide a more efficient and holistic campus experience.
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Building Highlights:
  • 63.4 million dollar, 3 year renovation, 177,000-square-foot facility, situated at the center of the Stony Brook campus   
  • The building’s exterior combines modernist and neoclassic touches to create a timeless style. Finishes include a mix of brick, stone, metal panels and glass assemblies 
  • The interior features open spaces, high ceilings, and a grand staircase to the second floor  
  • 3 levels dedicated to student services and student-centric spaces 
  • A main lobby that supports studying and collaborative learning through comfortable seating, powered stations, and a DoIT help desk 
  • 4,000 sq. ft. Ballroom to support campus events, student programs and activities 
  • 3,500 sq. ft. of Tutoring Space, that includes private and collaborative spaces 
  • 100 seat auditorium - featuring a fixed podium for the presenter and plush audience seats, each with their own convenience outlet and tablet arm.
  • Every level features either meeting rooms, conference rooms, or classrooms to serve the campus community, each of which offer plug-and-play media stations and wireless streaming.

 

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Convenience:  

  • From the Stony Brook shuffle to the Stony Brook two-step: A central location for offices and departments that are student-facing providing easy access and convenience
  • Two dedicated lactation rooms available to faculty, students and staff
  • An enhanced space for the Stony Brook Food Pantry, available to students, faculty and staff   
  • Student Accessibility Support Center and Testing Rooms 

 

Student Life Highlights:
  • Newly designated and centralized Office of Student Life combining Student Engagement & Activities, Student Community Development, Commuter Student Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Expanded footprint for nationally recognized Center for Civic Justice
  • Club Hub: a new 7,500 sq. ft. lounge featuring designated student club space featuring: 
  • Brand new E-Sports facility to support top ranked competitive E-sport student organization 
  • Recreational video gaming stations and consoles, traditional games such as billard, foosball, etc.
  • Additional storage for student clubs and organizational equipment
  • Dedicated Fraternity & Sorority Lounge for chapter meetings, recruitment events and community programs, and for the Commuter Student Association Office and Science fiction forum
  • General lounge space 
  • Athletic Band Storage, lounge and student performance group rehearsal space
  • The new Interfaith Center includes the Mark & Gloria Snyder Hillel Center for Jewish Life, the Interfaith Chapel,  Catholic Campus Ministries, Protestant Campus Ministries, Islamic Ministries and a new Islamic Prayer Room  

 

 

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UNITI Cultural Center: 

A long-standing campus facility and program that promotes cultural diversity and inclusion at Stony Brook University, the UNITI Cultural Center or UCC is scheduled to open later this academic year in the new Stony Brook Union Building. The UCC offers all students opportunities to learn about our multicultural campus community, which consists of people of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, abilities, socio-economic statuses, and other backgrounds. 

 

  • 3,500 square-foot inclusive space with a multipurpose lounge, study booths, a spacious conference room, meeting room, group study area, and comfortable seating areas. 
  • Made possible by a New York State Grant initiated by Stony Brook alumnus Carl E. Heastie '90, Speaker of the New York State Assembly.  
  • Students will be able to visit the UCC to relax, study, engage in a wide range of discussions, and enjoy many cultural programs.
  • The UCC will build upon our current commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity while also reflecting the rich history of the African American and Latino experience at Stony Brook.  

 

For more information about the UCC, visit stonybrook.edu/oma