Due to the growing need for on-campus housing, temporary housing is necessary to accommodate the number of students who are guaranteed housing through a tripling process. Almost all incoming new undergraduate students that choose to live on campus should expect to be tripled. For additional information regarding tripling, visit the link below:
Students in triples will be in one of three different configurations. The configurations are as follows:
- 1 Standard Bed, 1 Bunk (Includes 2 Beds), 2 Desks, 2 Dressers, 2 Closets/Armoires
- 1 Loft, 1 Bunk (Includes 2 Beds), 2 Desks, 2 Dressers, 2 Closets/Armoires
- 1 Loft, 1 Bunk (Includes 2 Beds), 3 Desks, 2 Dressers, 2 Closets/Armoires
* If all three students in a tripled room collectively decide that they would like to change the configuration of their room, there will be a process communicated to them after the start of opening.
Helpful Tips for Living in a Triple
- Organize your belongings
- Communicate Openly
- Be aware of your roommates needs
- Spend time outside of your room
- Invest in earplugs
- Discuss the possibility of sharing larger items prior to check-in
- Let the little stuff go and learn to compromise
Fall 2019 Detripling Presentation for New First Years & Transfers
The need for on-campus housing is growing, and despite the additional 3000 beds that were added over the course of the last 15 years, temporary housing is necessary to accommodate the number of students who are guaranteed housing, (both new students who pay by the May 1st deadline and current residents that have renewed their housing agreements). Housing renewals from returning students are significantly ahead of last year, and enrollment into Stony Brook has increased.
Most of the 90% of first year students that chose to live on campus should be expected to be tripled, as well as new incoming transfer students.
Most students will be offered a permanent space within the Fall semester. Some students may be tripled into the Spring semester or longer.
The key to living successfully in a triple is open communication and sharing your resources. Campus Residences has created a space allocation formula to help residents decide how to allocate the furnishings within their room. Residents are also welcome to collaboratively come up with an alternative soluation that meets their individual room’s needs. There may be an opportunity, based on the style of room and available inventory, to loft the third bed and add a third desk to the room. Both Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are available to mediate any potential issues that arise.
Detripling is now an opt in process for the people that are willing to move. When a student on the detripling waiting list is reached, they will receive an email to their Stony Brook email account offering a new room assignment in a double room. They will have approximately 3 days to respond to the offer and approximately 5 days to complete the move to their new room assignment.
You can access the Detriple Waitlist on the Housing Portal. It is an opt in process and will require you to sign yourself up. If you sign up for the detriple waitlist and accept the offer, then you will be one to move.
Students who are initially tripled will have an opportunity to join a detripling waiting list after the start of the semester. When spaces become available within the community that they are assigned to, detripling offers will be made using this waiting list.
Campus Residences provides a work crew for students who need assistance for moving larger items on an as available basis. If you require assistance moving items, please contact your Quad Office when you are accepting the detripling offer. Work crew can only move items that are packed in boxes, bags or luggage and all must be clearly labeled with your name, former assignment and new assignment.
Students who are tripled will each receive approximately a 15% reduction of the cost of their room rate for the duration of the time that they are living in a tripled room. If a student is offered the opportunity to detriple, declines the offer and one or both of the other students is on the detripling waitlist, the room will continue to receive the triple credit until all the residents of the room receive a detriple offer. Once all the residents in the room who have joined the detripling waiting list have been offered the opportunity to move, the detripling credit will end.
Note: If no students living in a triple are signed up on the detripling waitlist by the deadline, then the room will no longer receive credit.
First Years in temporary housing can request to be reassigned to another building within their quad. Requests to be reassigned to another quad cannot be considered due to the impact on their Undergraduate College placement.
Transfer students may request reassignment to any quads on the waitlist but should request to live in the quad of their current assignment if they desire to be detripled as soon as possible.
Priority for spaces in every building goes to the triples of that building.
Students in a triple are permitted to request 1:1 swaps into other tripled rooms through their quad office. Room changes will not affect your number on the waitlist. Remember, first years can only request room changes within their assigned Undergraduate College.
We strongly urge temporary housing residents to contact their roommates to discuss larger items that they may wish to bring (TV, refrigerator, stereo, etc.) to reduce the possibility of redundancy. It is also important that all students pack responsibly to ensure that each roommate will have sufficient living space.
The resident of the tripled room who joins the detripling waiting list and is offered the detriple will be the resident to move. The offer cannot be transferred to a different person to the room. If multiple residents of the tripled room are on the waitlist, the offer will be made based on your number on the waiting list. If a roommate gets an offer and declines, the room will remain tripled until the next roommate on the list receives an offer. If no one is on the list to be detripled, the room will remain tripled.