Welcome from the Assistant Vice President, Division for Campus Residences!
On behalf of the Division of Campus Residences, allow me to welcome you to Stony Brook
University for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. We are very excited to have you as part
of the residential community, whether for the first time, or as a returning resident.
Your decision to live on campus is a critical factor in your success, as a student
and in your life beyond your academic experience. It’s well established that, whether
you come to this experience as a first-time or transfer student, graduate or undergraduate,
living on campus contributes significantly to the development of skills, your knowledge
of the University and its vast resources, your ability to interact with those who
come from different life experiences and learn from them, and ultimately helping to
shape your path forward in life.
Much of the value of the residential experience comes through the commitment of the
staff who live in close proximity to you, whether that’s your Resident Assistant,
your Residence Hall Director or Area Coordinator, or the many others who support them
and their work on your behalf. There are countless individuals behind the scenes who
are part of making living on campus a full and rich experience, and you are certainly
encouraged to make use of their commitment to your well-being.
As with any experience in life, what you get out of it is directly a consequence of
what you put into it. The same is true of living on campus. It’s not that you can’t
sequester yourself in your room and avoid experiencing the many challenges that are
around you every day. But that’s certainly not the optimal experience, that will make
living and studying here as valuable to who you are becoming as it can be.
Take the challenge to become the best you possible. It’s all about Education Beyond
the Classroom. Living on campus can contribute in many important ways to your future
Dallas W. Bauman III, PhD Assistant Vice President Division for Campus Residences