What is Family Housing?
Availability of family housing is not guaranteed. While we do our best to accommodate family housing requests, spaces are limited and there is no guarantee that there will be space (or the right type of space) for every family housing applicant.
All apartments come fully furnished. University-provided furniture cannot be removed from the apartment. There are limitations on what additional furniture can be brought into the residence halls and on-campus housing apartments. For full policies, including guidelines regarding additional furniture, please review the current Terms of Occupancy listed under the "policies" section of the website.
Each apartment has one bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room. Apartments are equipped with a queen-sized bed in the unit's bedroom. If requested, two twin extra-long beds can be provided instead of a queen-sized bed for families preferring that configuration.
Requirements for Family Housing
- Family housing is available only to full time matriculated Stony Brook University students who live with their child/partners full time and meet all eligibility requirements. If your child/partner lives elsewhere but only comes to visit for a few weeks or months of the year, you are not eligible for family housing.
- You must reside full time in your apartment with your child/partner.
- Your spouse/partner or child must move in with you in your on-campus residence within 30 days of your scheduled move-in date.
- Students who live in family housing but do not meet the eligibility requirements, or have a change in family status, will be provided 30-days' notice to vacate their family housing apartment. If the individual is still a full-time Stony Brook students, an effort will be made to provide an alternative assignment in single student housing.