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Resident Student Information

If you are a new or returning student to campus housing this spring, Campus Residences will send you a reminder with information regarding your check-in dates and other important details closer to your move-in date. Your arrival date is the date you selected in the housing portal at the time you submitted your Spring 2021 housing application. Typically, new students will move in   between January 27 -29, 2021, between 9 am and 4 pm. Continuing students (including those who did not live on campus Fall 2020) will generally move in on January 30 or 31.

If you are required to complete a precautionary quarantine and have requested to complete that quarantine on-campus (see details below), you should have already received an earlier arrival date from Campus Residences.

 

What You Must Do Prior to Coming to Campus

If you are coming to campus from within New York or a contiguous state, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont , or from a level 1 country , you are required to:

  1. Complete the daily Campus Clear health screening app for any symptoms for 14 days prior to coming to Stony Brook.
  2. Self-quarantine at home for 7 days prior to coming to Stony Brook.
  3. Obtain a negative COVID PCR test taken within 7 days prior to coming to Stony Brook.   Note: If you have tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days, do not get tested;  rather, obtain a note from your doctor indicating that you are free of any symptoms and upload that information to Medicat at least 2 days prior to traveling to campus.  Please keep a printed or electronic copy of the doctor’s note with you to show Campus Residences staff.
  4. Upload your negative COVID PCR test result to Medicat , our Student Health Services records system, at least 2 days prior to traveling to campus.  Please keep a printed or electronic copy of the test result with you to show Campus Residences staff.  IMPORTANT:  New resident students must provide a printed copy or show an electronic copy of their negative COVID PCR test result at check-in in order to receive their room key
  5. Complete the New York State Traveler Health Form if you traveled to Stony Brook from any state other than New York. 


If you are coming to New York from a non-contiguous state or from a level 2 or higher country , you are required to: 

  1. Complete the daily Campus Clear health screening app for any symptoms for 14 days prior to coming to Stony Brook.
  2. Self-quarantine at home for 7 days prior to coming to Stony Brook.
  3. Obtain a negative COVID PCR test within 3 days prior to traveling to New York.   Note:  If you do not obtain a negative COVID test prior to arriving in New York, you must quarantine in a designated campus residence hall (if you requested to complete this quarantine on-campus) or quarantine at a safe off-campus location for 10 days and be free of any symptoms.   If you have tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days, do not get tested; rather, obtain a note from your doctor indicating that you are free of any symptoms and upload that information to Medicat at least 2 days prior to traveling to campus.  Please keep a printed or electronic copy of the doctor’s note with you to show Campus Residences staff.
  4. Upload your negative COVID PCR test result to Medicat , our Student Health Services records system, before traveling to campus.  Please keep a printed or electronic copy of the test result with you to show Campus Residences staff. 
  5. Complete the New York State Traveler Health Form .
  6. Remain in precautionary quarantine housing on campus for 3 days and be COVID tested on day 4 (provided by Student Health Services).  Note: If you have tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days, do not get tested.   Upon receipt of the results and confirmation of both COVID tests being negative, check into your spring housing assignment.  If you completed the request form for precautionary quarantine housing by the deadline, you should have already received confirmation from Campus Residences.  If you have any questions, please email reside@stonybrook.edu .  

 

What You Must Do During the Spring Semester

  1. Complete the daily Campus Clear health screening app to monitor your temperature and any symptoms before you leave your residence hall/apartment.   
  2. All resident students are required to participate in free, on-campus COVID PCR testing two times per week from February 1 - May 21. The testing locations are GLS/HDV Center, 2nd floor, and LDS Center. You will be assigned a location depending on your residential building.  This testing program helps to quickly identify students who test positive, reduce the spread of COVID, and keep you and our campus community safe.  You will receive an email with more details by January 25, which will include your assigned testing days and location as well as details on making your appointments in advance to minimize wait time.  
  3. No overnight guests are permitted in campus residence hall rooms, suites, or apartments.  Each resident is permitted to have one resident guest.  Non-resident guests are not permitted, including commuter or off-campus students, family members, or friends.

 

Health & Safety Reminders

Given the serious public health issue posed by COVID, please continue to follow Stony Brook, local, state, and CDC guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID.  If you see a friend or peer not following the expectations noted below, please politely remind them of the importance of everyone doing their part. 

  • Gather only in very small groups, preferably with only your roommates or suitemates if you are living on campus.  Do not gather in large groups, including on or off-campus parties or other events where physical distancing and wearing a face mask are not followed.  These events are known to be COVID super-spreaders, so please do not host or attend any large gatherings.
  • Wear your face mask/covering that covers your nose and mouth in all indoor public spaces, including classrooms, dining halls, libraries, residence hall lounges, and public areas, or outdoor spaces when you cannot maintain at least 6 feet of distance. 
  • Given the low infection rates on our campus, Stony Brook is a safe place to be.  Please remain on campus as much as possible.  If you must go off-campus, please practice physical distancing and wear a face covering at all times. 
  • Stay in your room if you are sick or have been potentially exposed to COVID.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of physical distance from others anytime you are outside of your room, suite, or apartment.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Carry and use hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to soap and water. 
  • Stay informed by checking the Stony Brook COVID dashboard to see the number of tests performed and infection rate as well as the percent of online and in-person classes.
If You Have any COVID Symptoms as Indicated on the Campus Clear Health Screener

If you have any COVID symptoms, contact Student Health Services promptly at (631) 632-6740.  Do not leave your residence hall room until you speak with Student Health Services or another medical professional and receive guidance on steps to take.

If You Test Positive for COVID or Have Been Exposed to Someone Who Tested Positive

If you test positive for COVID, have been exposed to individuals who tested positive for COVID, or are informed by a state or local health department, or medical or campus official that you are “at risk” for having COVID, you may be required to quarantine or isolate either on-campus in a designated residence hall or at a safe off-campus location for at least 10 days.  This may require taking classes remotely and not going to dining halls and other campus facilities.  Residents housed on campus will be provided with meals and medical care.  Please follow the instructions in the Campus Clear app to contact Student Health Services if the above circumstances apply to you. 

Take Care of Yourself – Physically and Mentally

We understand that this is an exceptionally challenging time. SUNY and Stony Brook have resources to help you get the support you need.  

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): stonybrook.edu/caps  
  • Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO): stonybrook.edu/cpo  
  • Student Health Services: stonybrook.edu/shs  
  • Recreation and Wellness: stonybrook.edu/rec  
  • ReachOut SUNY: https://online.suny.edu/covid19/students/local-state-and-national-resources/
  • New York State Office of Mental Health Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741 . 
Request Accommodations for Disabilities

If you wish to disclose covered disabilities and receive reasonable accommodations for  disabilities, please contact the Student Accessibility Support Center (SASC) at (631) 632-6748 or sasc@stonybrook.edu .   

If We Have to PAUSE, Follow These Rules

If Stony Brook reaches at least 100 COVID positive cases within a defined two-week period, we are required to switch to a two-week (or longer) pause.  This means that all classes will move remotely, in-person campus meetings and activities will be cancelled, and residents will be limited to leaving their residence hall to obtain take-out only service from the dining halls.  Please do your part to ensure we stay well below this threshold. 

Please Follow the Rules or Face Disciplinary Action

We expect students to be familiar with and follow our campus Code of Student Responsibility .  When we learn of a violation of the rules associated with COVID safety, students may lose access to campus facilities and/or campus housing.  Other disciplinary action may be taken by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.  Minimum sanctions are outlined in SUNY’s Uniform Sanctioning in Response to COVID-19 Student Violations . Consistent with SUNY policy, students who are suspended or expelled from Stony Brook due to a violation are not eligible for refunds.

Stay Informed about Campus Updates

The ongoing COVID pandemic creates a fluid situation that may require unexpected changes in our response.  Updates to scientific knowledge, public health guidance, or laws and regulations may mean SUNY and Stony Brook have to make changes to our standards and rules, including those indicated above.  Please visit these FAQs for regularly updated information about campus services.