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Terms of Occupancy 2022-2023

last updated: 2/11/2022

Effective for 2022-2023 Housing Agreements and Summer 2023 Housing Agreements

Below are the 2022-2023 COVID-19 Policies that as of today will be in place for the  upcoming agreement period. Additional policies and procedures may be implemented throughout the housing agreements period in response to COVID-19. By signing a housing agreement, residential students acknowledge that they are required to adhere to all published policies, and as applicable addendums to the policy, related to COVID-19. Changes in COVID-19 or our policies in response to COVID-19 are not a reason to terminate your housing agreement

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COVID-19 Campus Residences Policies

last updated: 7/7/2022

  • Students are required to obtain a negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) taken within 3 days prior to coming to Stony Brook. For example, if you are moving into your residence hall on Monday, August 15, please take a test between Friday, August 12 and Sunday, August 14.
    • At check-in, Campus Residences' staff will not retain documents, but view proof and return to the student for safe handling. 
    • At home tests are acceptable, but please take a photo of your negative test result alongside a picture ID and include the date you took the test in the photo to show to Campus Residences staff.
    • If you tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days prior to your move-in date, you may still test positive and are not required to demonstrate a negative test at this time. Please show proof of prior positive status by either a medical provider's note or completing this Attestation Form.
  • At times of move-in and move-out you will be limited to two guests assisting you and all are recommended to wear masks during the move-in or move-out process. 
  • Comply with University expectations in regards to mask requirements and regular COVID-19 testing at University designated locations and any additional testing expectations.
  • Guests and visitors will be limited.
    • For the first two weeks for the start of Fall semester, guests and visitors are not allowed in the residence halls until Tuesday, September 6. This includes commuter, off-campus students, family members, and/or non-SBU visitors. This allows time for your Resident Assistant to establish roommate agreements and for on-campus testing to start up. 
    • No overnight guests are permitted until the suitemate/roommate agreements are completed.
    • Tentative Guest Policy effective Tuesday, September 6: Residential students are permitted to have non-resident guests in the residence halls, including commuter and off-campus students, family, and friends. Non-Resident Guest Health and Safety Requirements: Non-resident guests must follow these health and safety requirements:   

        • All non-resident guests must befully vaccinated against COVID to enter any residence hall, except those under 12 years of age. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated guests who are 12 or older are not permitted to enter any residence hall, including the lobby area. 
        • Residents who are hosting guests, including family members, are expected to verify that all guests (age 12 and older) are fully vaccinated.  
        • Family members and guests who enter the residence halls may be asked by Campus Residences staff to show proof of COVID vaccination. All guests must be prepared to show their electronic or paper proof of vaccination if asked.
        • Should a guest not be able to provide proof of their COVID vaccine, they will be asked to leave the residence hall immediately and the resident host will be referred for student conduct follow-up.
        • Should a guest feel unwell or present COVID symptoms at any point during their stay, they will need to leave the residence hall immediately and will not be allowed to continue their stay. 
      • General Guest Policies:
          • Each resident of an apartment/room/suite may host no more than two guests. Total occupancy may never exceed twice the number of residents assigned to that space. For example, a six-person suite may be occupied by a MAXIMUM of 12 persons total.
          • Late Night/Overnight Guests:
            • Residents are permitted to host overnight guests, which is any person or persons remaining in a residential community between the hours of 11:00 pm and 9:00 am. Residents seeking to host a late night/overnight guest must follow all published procedures. Procedures are available within each residential building from the Residence Hall Director, or their designee. This policy applies to SBU affiliated guests only, including residential students, commuters, and off-campus students.
            • Only late night/overnight guests whose hosts have followed the published procedures are permitted to stay in a residential facility. No individual may be a late night/overnight guest for more than three (3) nights in any seven (7) day period, and a maximum of six (6) nights in any thirty (30) day period. Graduate and Family Agreements: Can apply for an extended stay guest pass up to three times during the agreement period that allow for a 4 to 15 consecutive night guest stay. There must be at least 30 nights between each extended guest pass issued to a resident. The extended guest pass cannot be for another Stony Brook University student.
          • See the Terms of Occupancy II.G. Guest Policy for full details.
    • The guest policy may be modified and suspended at any given time should university guidelines surrounding COVID-19 change.
    • If you are directed to relocate in quarantine or isolation for a period of time, you must comply with the directives provided by University Officials.

Additional policies and procedures may be implemented throughout the housing agreements period in response to COVID-19.


Community Living Reminders

  • You will need to work with you fellow residential students to establish healthy and safe practices for your room, suite, apartment, and building.
  • You will be expected to participate in roommate, suitemate, and apartment agreements as applicable.
  • Campus Residences will assist, but cannot mandate outside of the COVID-19 and other University Policies how your roommate, suitemate, or fellow community members will behave.
  • When issues regarding policy violations are reported, Campus Residences will respond, assist with mediation, and/or address through conduct processes.
  • University staff or contractors will visit your apartment to address maintenance concerns and to complete regular health and safety assessments.
  • It is strongly recommended that you not share personal items with a roommate, suitemate, or apartment mate. 
  • Do not allow garbage to collect in your room, suite, or apartment. Properly bag and dispose of all garbage into trash/recycling rooms in your building/area.

Housing Agreement Cancellation, Termination, and Financial Liability Information

Housing cancellations prior to posted deadlines are eligible for a $100 credit of the deposit. After a student moves into their housing agreement, they are financially liable until the end of the agreement period. Please see the related housing website for the most up to date information on this information.


Code of Student Responsibility

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Revision Date: December 12, 2018



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