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Welcome Seawolves!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at and include your SBU ID# in all correspondence so we can best assist you by looking into your specific account.

Before You Arrive 

Spring 2023 Arrival Dates                                                                                         

The Spring semester starts on January 23. You will select an arrival date between January 2 and January 22 in your housing application. Your move-in time will be between 1pm-4pm on the date you select. If you experience a travel delay, you can contact your area office to schedule a late 8pm-9pm arrival.

  • New international undergraduate students should select an arrival no later than Wednesday, January 18 to attend orientation starting January 19.
  • New domestic undergraduate students should select an arrival no later than Thursday, January 19 to attend orientation Friday, January 20.
  • Undergraduate housing is billed by the spring housing term. There is no additional charge or credit to your account based on the arrival date you select. 
  • Graduate housing is billed monthly and charged based on the date of the first arrival and no later than Saturday, January 21 even if the student arrives late.

Packing Tips

Use these helpful lists to help guide you in what to bring during move-in and what should be left at home.

Packing Checklist

Packing Specifications

Special Tips for Out of State and Out of Area Students

Residents have the ability to receive mail on campus. During the start of the semester the mailroom operation experiences peak utilization, therefore it is strongly encouraged that students delay shipping large items so that they arrive after the student reaches campus. Please note that we are unable to receive packages for individuals not currently residing on-campus. The delivery of extremely large items requiring freight or other carrier delivery services such as auto parts or furniture will be refused. 

While students are expected to provide their bed linens and towels, there will be a limited number of these items available on a loaner basis upon request in each Area Office for students unable to travel with these items. Upon purchasing bedding and other linens, these items must be laundered and returned to the Area Office to remain available for other students. We cannot guarantee that loaner linens will be available upon arrival.



Moving to Campus

Finding Your New Home

All buildings at Stony Brook University can be searched up on services such as Google and Apple Maps in order to find walking and driving directions.

Find Your Community

Finding Your Check-In Location

Most spring new student arrivals will check in at the area office between 1-4pm. On weekends or a scheduled late arrival between 8-9pm will be with the RA on duty. Area Office and RA on duty information can be found on our contact us website.

Move-In Process

Upon arrival on campus you should report to your check-in tent located in your residential community. At the location you will be required to:

  • Have 2 copies of your check-in pass, one to bring to check-in and one to be placed in the dashboard of your vehicle. You can print your pass in late July in the housing portal "Assignment Confirmation" page for your most current move-in date and time.

  • Bring photo ID (Stony Brook ID, Drivers License, Passport, etc.)

Guest Assistance: You are limited to no more than two other persons in addition to yourself, in the residence hall while you move in.  As such, the University strongly recommends not traveling to campus with multiple family members as they will not be permitted to enter the building.

Vehicle at Move-in: Arrive in only one vehicle and do not leave vehicles unattended in non-designated parking areas. Unload and park in an appropriate location. Cars can only be parked for unloading for 15 minutes outside of a residential building. As soon as all items are unloaded from your vehicle, your car should be moved to a parking space. All residents coming with a vehicle to move in should print a second copy of their check-in pass that must be displayed on the dashboard of their vehicle to assist in locating you if the car needs to be moved. Use of a trailer during move-in will not be permitted.



Your New Home

Roommate Agreement 

This agreement will be created by your RA who will work with you and your roommates and/or suitemates to set agreed upon common rules. Please reach out to your RA if you have any questions.

Dining Halls

There are several dining halls located on campus that offer a wide variety of meal options. First year students are required to have an unlimited meal plan. There are retail locations located on campus and two Starbucks! Click here to learn more about campus dining services. 

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center at Stony Brook University is your on-campus source for meeting your primary health care needs.

Please call us at (631)-632-6740 if you have any questions or concerns. If you have an emergency and the SHC is closed, please contact University Police at (631)-632-3333.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services offers free and confidential services to enrolled students. Services include crisis intervention, brief counseling for individuals, couples, and groups; consultation to students, faculty, staff, friends, and parents; medication management; and assistance with referrals to community resources. 

Please call us at (631)-632-6720 to schedule an appointment for counseling care.

Fitness Centers

In addition to the Campus Recreation Center, each Area is equipped with a fitness center available for residential students. Click here for more information.

Computing Centers

In addition to the many SINC sites that are scattered across campus, each Area is equipped with a computing center with computers and printers available for residential students. Click here for more information.

Laundry Services 

Laundry services are included in the cost of Stony Brook housing. Each building has a laundry room with washers and dryers. Students can use LaundryView to view the current status of the washing and dryer machines. For any problems with washers and dryers, please contact your RA or residential staff member to report the problem. Residents should remove their laundry from machines as soon as the washer and dryer cycles end. Other residents should not remove laundry from machines that is not their own personal property.

Wifi & DoIT

WolfieNet is the wireless network used on campus. It is recommended that students use the WolfieNet-Secure network on a day-to-day basis. Please see DoIT for any questions or concerns. To report any IT issues and to get help, visit the IT Service Portal.

Reporting a Problem

If for any reason you should experience issues requiring maintenance, use FIXIT to submit work requests for maintenance, repairs involving pre-existing infrastructure, sign request, or special events set up. Once you submit a request, you will receive email updates with the status of the request. If you have any questions, please contact your Area Office. For any problems with washers and dryers, please contact your RA or residential staff member to report the problem.