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First-Year Housing

Welcome to Stony Brook University, for our first-year residents our residential communities are designed to create opportunities for you to make strong connections and enhance your engagement for your first year. Students participating in our Undergraduate College are housed in one of our three corridor-style communities. Scholars and WISE students live in all three Undergraduate Colleges and have a building that primarily houses these participants amongst other first-years from the Undergraduate College. Simons STEM Scholars and Honors Program participants are housed in Yang Hall a suite-style building, as part of our living-learning community. Our priority is to house all new first-year students who want to live on campus and meet all deposit and application deadlines. On occasion, demand may exceed available spaces, and we will implement these strategies to best support as many students with housing.

Eleanor Roosevelt Community 

These Corridor Style, primarily double rooms with limited design three-person rooms and single rooms. These include: Keller Hall, Greeley Hall, University Scholars, Wagner Hall, and WISE. Home of The Creativity, Technology, & Innovation (CTI) Undergraduate College


Mendelsohn Community 

Corridor Style, double rooms. These include:  Irving Hall O'Neill Hall, WISE, and Ammann Hall, University Scholars. Home of the Social Justice, Equity, & Ethics (SJE) Undergraduate College.


H Community

Corridor Style, Double Rooms. These include: Benedict South Hall, University Scholars Langmuir Hall James Hall, and WISE. Home of The Global Health, Wellness, & Community (GWC) Undergraduate College.


Yang Hall 

Living Learning Community Suite Style, double rooms. Home of the Honors College and Simons STEM Scholars Program.


Corridor and Suite Style Details:

Corridor Style

  • Generally houses two residents.
  • Shared bathroom for the entire floor and is cleaned daily.
  • Rooms are furnished with two beds, dressers, desks, and closets. Rooms are generally 180 square feet in size.
  • Each floor has a public lounge for students to socialize and relax in.
  • No air conditioning in bedrooms except on the fourth floor of Roosevelt Community
  • General room layout can be found here.

Suite Style

  • Houses between four to six residents.
  • Shared bathroom for the suite and cleaned weekly.
  • Each suite has a private living room area that contains two sofas and a table.
  • Double occupancy rooms are furnished with two beds, dressers, desks, and closets. Rooms are generally 130-165 square feet in size.
  • Single Occupancy rooms in Chávez and Tubman are furnished with one bed, dresser, desk, and closet. Rooms are generally 110 square feet in size.
  • To accommodate the suite bathroom and private living area bedrooms are smaller in suite-style housing.
  • Air conditioning in Roth Community and Living Learning Community suites.
  • Hand Hall and three-bedroom units in Gershwin Hall have cooking units instead of a living room and do not require continuing students to have a meal plan.
  • General suite layout can be found here.

For information about housing rates, please visit the Rates and Fees Page. If you need to contact your area office or building staff, see our contact information. If you choose to live with us beyond your first year, see our expanded housing options for continuing students.

Additional Housing Options:

Gender Inclusive Housing 

Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is a housing option in which two or more students share a bedroom, suite and/or apartment regardless of the students' sex, gender identity or gender expression. In other words, this option allows for students of any gender identity to live together regardless of sex assigned at birth.

Gender Inclusive Housing is not recommended or intended for: living with significant others, only specific people, and/or to get to a specific location within housing. Choosing to live in GIH is an agreement for the whole year, and you will not be permitted to room change to a non-GIH space after being approved. Similarly, if you do not choose to live in GIH for the upcoming year, you will only be able to choose rooms based on the gender identity listed on your student record. Approximately 1.25% of New First-Years participate in Gender Inclusive Housing, representing about 35 bedspaces in two communities. Appeals to leave or join GIH mid-year can be made in the housing portal. If you are interested, you will need to review and agree to all items below in your housing application before being approved for Gender Inclusive Housing.

  • I understand choosing to live in Gender Inclusive Housing means I will have roommates and/or suitemates of any gender identities.
  • I understand that the only options I will have access to are gender inclusive spaces, and that I am committed to living in GIH for the academic year.   
  • I understand that only people who have been approved for the Gender Inclusive Housing environment will be allowed to move into my space.   
  • I understand that if I live in GIH with the plan to live with a specific person, and that person leaves the space, that the room will be filled by only individuals who are GIH approved.   
  • I affirm and feel comfortable living with LGBTQ* people, specifically trans and non-binary people.   
  • I understand my role in creating and affirming a bias free environment for everyone living in this community.  

For more information, please contact:

Campus Residences at (631) 632-6750 or at

LGBTQ* Services  at (631) 632-2941 or at

Family Housing

For couples with no children, couples with one child 5 years or younger, or a single parent with one child who has an interest in our family housing options, please contact for additional details and eligibility requirements. Family housing is limited on a space-available basis.