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Fall 2023 Move In

Welcome Seawolves!

For specific move-in date information, visit our arrival date website.

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 

Fall 2023 Arrival Dates                                                                                         

The fall academic semester starts on Monday, August 28. Arrival dates are designated for various populations based on orientation and agreement start dates. Please see our arrival dates website for additional details. You will select your specific arrival date and time in the housing portal after you have a room assignment and between May 24 and July  28.

Packing Tips

Packing Checklist

Prohibited Items

Kitchen Appliances

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 wait to ship large items so that the item arrives 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 for on services such as Google and Apple Maps in order to find walking and driving directions.

Find Your Community

Finding Your Check-In Location

Find your check-in location with these maps.

Chapin Apartments

Chávez & Tubman Halls

H Community

Eleanor Roosevelt Community

Kelly Community 

Lauterbur & Yang Halls

Mendelsohn Community

Roth Community

Southampton Southold

Tabler Community

West Apartments 

 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, driver's 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. Do not park in handicap, metered, or faculty/staff parking.



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.