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Undergraduate Housing

During Summer 2020, a committee of faculty, staff, and resident students examined our current undergraduate housing model.  This committee’s work included evaluating housing models at peer institutions, particularly around the first-year experience, and making recommendations to improve on-campus living for all residents.  As a result of this committee’s work, starting in Fall 2021, the University is designating certain corridor-style residence halls in Roosevelt, H, and Mendelsohn Quads as first-year housing.  We believe this new system of housing first-year students together will improve their transition to Stony Brook, provide common experiences, and strengthen class year identity and community.

Our goal is to ensure that continuing resident students will also benefit from this new plan.  We will offer more engagement opportunities and targeted resources that cater to each class year and community’s needs.  In addition to still offering some corridor style spaces for interested upperclass students, this new housing plan frees up spaces that are typically in greater demand by returning students (such as suite-style housing in Kelly, Roth, and Tabler Quads), 

As we implement this new housing plan, we will send updates to the campus community.


Apartment Style and  Suites are available for Junior and Senior students in our  West Apartments, Chávez Hall, and Tubman Hall. Eligibility will continue to be available for residents who have 57 or more credits (earned cumulative credits and currently enrolled credits) and are not on residential probation.    More information can be found below about these areas as well.