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Summer Optional Virtual Sessions 

summer orientationWelcome to Stony Brook, new Seawolves and families! 

We know you may have many questions regarding your upcoming college journey and Stony Brook. The Division of Student Affairs has created a series of optional virtual sessions to help guide students and families and inform you about the resources and services we have available for you. 

We have sessions available on almost every topic. Just enter text in the 'filter list' field below, and the filter will yield search results for the content you’re looking for. Some sessions are geared towards students, others for parents and families, many for both. 

Every session will be conducted in a virtual environment, either via Zoom or other virtual platforms. A few are asynchronous which means you can watch them at your leisure.  After you register, you will receive an email from the session organizer 24 hours before the scheduled session with instructions on how to participate. 

All times are Eastern Time (UTC/GMT-04:00).

Please note that participation in these sessions is optional, and does not fulfill Opening Weekend requirements.

 

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  • Meet Up: Spill The Tea with SASC

    The brand new piping-hot afternoon Zoom hangout you didn’t know you needed! SASC stands for Student Accessibility Support Center and we are the office on campus that ensures students with disabilities receive the accommodations they need for their time as a Seawolf. Your favorite SASC characters will all be in one (virtual) place, spilling the tea on the ins and outs of our office and answering your smoldering questions. We promise to dish the deets on what SASC is all about, from our process to accommodations and everything in between. In order to keep our tea party neat and tidy, feel free to submit any questions in the chat throughout the session. This way we can ensure that we get to all questions and reduce any spillage (of time). So, grab a mug, open your laptop, and come join us for a SASC afternoon!

    Student Intended Audience: Prospective SASC Students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: ALL

    Format: Meet-Up

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 60

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Saturday August 15 at 10am

    Registration Link

  • Recreation and Wellness at Stony Brook!

    Join us for a virtual tour of the Walter J Hawrys Recreation Center, meet professional and student staff to learn what Recreation and Wellness can offer you in 2020-2021!  The panel will be available for Q&A.

    Student Intended Audience: All

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 30 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 40

    Type of Session:  Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesday  8/4, 3-3:45pm; Thursday August 6, 7-745pm; Thursday 8/13 3-3:45pm

    Registration Link

  • What Can I Do With My Major? Business + Arts & Communications + Government & Public Service

    We know that deciding on a college major can be overwhelming. But have no fear! The selection of your major or minor will not lock you into a specific career for the rest of your life. The experiences you engage in during your time at Stony Brook matter. Learn from a junior/senior student panel about how their selection of a major/minor and other experiences factored into their career path.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):  8/5 at 2pm

    Registration Link

  • What Can I Do With My Major? Healthcare + Education & Helping Professions

    We know that deciding on a college major can be overwhelming. But have no fear! The selection of your major or minor will not lock you into a specific career for the rest of your life. The experiences you engage in during your time at Stony Brook matter. Learn from a junior/senior student panel about how their selection of a major/minor and other experiences factored into their career path.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):  8/7, 10am

    Registration Link

  • What Can I Do With My Major? IT & Engineering + Research & Applied Sciences

    We know that deciding on a college major can be overwhelming. But have no fear! The selection of your major or minor will not lock you into a specific career for the rest of your life. The experiences you engage in during your time at Stony Brook matter. Learn from a junior/senior student panel about how their selection of a major/minor and other experiences factored into their career path.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): August 3, 6pm and  August 7 at 3pm

    Registration Link

  • What Can I Do With My Major? Exploring

    We know that deciding on a college major can be overwhelming. But have no fear! The selection of your major or minor will not lock you into a specific career for the rest of your life. The experiences you engage in during your time at Stony Brook matter. Learn from a junior/senior student panel about how their selection of a major/minor and other experiences factored into their career path.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesday, August 4, 1 PM

    Registration Link

  • How and Why to Find a Part-Time Job, Internship, or Experience

    Part-Time Jobs, internships, and experiences are the most effective way to begin to build your resume, stand out to future employers, and discover what type of work you may be interested in.  Join us to learn more about how to find experiences using our Handshake platform and hear from a panel of student leaders about how pursuing a part-time experience has positively impacted them!

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):   8/13, 6pm

    Registration Link

  • What's Your Type? Six Reasons Why Knowing Your Personality Type will Enhance Your College Experience

    Learn what you can do to get insight into what makes you, YOU. Understand WHO you are and WHY you do things the way you do. Join us for a conversation about HOW to use your personality type to help you stay motivated, make better decisions such as WHAT to get involved in on-campus, WHICH majors to explore and choose a career path that's a good fit.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience:

    Format: Meet-Up

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesday, August 11, 1pm

    Registration Link

  • Veteran and Military Student Services Orientation

    This orientation session is for all incoming student veterans and military associated students.  We will discuss the services that our office provides, with an emphasis on GI Bill processing procedures.  Our Military Liaisons will be part of the meeting, to introduce themselves, and explain the services they provide for our students, as well as begin creating personal relationships.

    Student Intended Audience: All student veterans and military-affiliated students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: None

    Format: Affinity Room

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): August 20, 1 pm

    Registration Link

  • It's On Us, Seawolves!: Education, Prevention, Response to Sexual Misconduct at Stony Brook University

    This session will consist of a presentation and virtual panel of key stakeholders at Stony Brook University who will educate new students and their families on how the University educates, prevents, and responds to sexual misconduct on the campus. Students and family members are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the panelists during this session.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 60

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):  August 12, 2020 - 2:00pm

    View the Presentation   HERE

  • What Would Wolfie Do?: The Importance of Making Smart Choices

    Creating wonderful experiences at Stony Brook University is important to all new students. For many of you, it is your first opportunity to make decisions independently. Along with this independence comes responsibility and accountability. Choices you make now may help you create your desired future. Learn how to weigh your options and make smart choices as you create your best experience at Stony Brook.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 25

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):  August 6, 2020 - 2:00pm; August 13, 2020 - 10:00am

    Registration Link

  • Conflict is a Good Thing: Building Positive Conflict Resolution Skills

    No one likes conflict, but conflict can actually be helpful in many ways.  This session will guide students in successfully navigating conflicts, settling disputes, and responding effectively to disagreements inside and outside of the classroom. Conflict resolution skills will help in creating a better experience here at Stony Brook University and far beyond.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 25

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):  August 6, 2020 - 10:00am; August 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

    Registration Link

  • Come Experience Student Life Venues Through a Virtual Lens

    Come join us to virtually tour and experience the venues which are home to the exciting and diverse array of student events at Stony Brook University! From auditoriums to ballrooms, and theaters to dance studios, Stony Brook has dozens of event spaces and areas to house the dynamic events that Stony Brook Student Life has to offer.

    Student Intended Audience: All

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Length: 20 minutes

    View the Presentation HERE

  • Seawolves Step Up: Bystander Intervention and Peer Education Opportunities at SBU

    Find out what it means to be an Upstander at SBU, and learn about the bystander training and peer education opportunities at the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO).

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 40

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesday 8/4, 2pm ; Thursday 8/13; 2pm 

    Registration Link

  • Healing Arts at SBU

    Learn more about CPO's Healing Arts program, and the opportunities available at SBU to develop creative self-care & coping skills while connecting with others.

    Student Intended Audience: All new students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 40

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):    8/6  from 7 to 7:45pm

    Registration Link

  • Spirit of Stony Brook Information Sessions

    Learn about the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching and Pep Bands, and how to join. After a short presentation, prospective students can ask questions.

    Student Intended Audience:  All

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 30 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Every Wednesday at 5:30pm on 07/01, 07/08, 07/15, 07/22, 07/29

    Registration Link

  • Mind Matters for First-Year Students

    Together we thrive. Come connect with other students as we address the collective challenges of this time and identify ways to successfully maintain our health and well being in order to excel at Stony Brook University. Learn about the resources available to you and how to access them.

    Student Intended Audience: First-year students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Panel

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 25

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): August 13, 1 pm

    Registration Link

  • Mind Matters for Transfer Students

    Together we thrive. Come connect with other students as we address the collective challenges of this time and identify ways to successfully maintain our health and well being in order to excel at Stony Brook University. Learn about the resources available to you and how to access them.

    Student Intended Audience: Transfer students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Panel

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 25

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): July 9, 4 pm

    Registration Link

  • Planning Ahead for Mental Health Support - New Students

    Students who have received mental health services know the importance of feeling comfortable with their clinical providers, having clarity on how to make appointments, and the cost of services. This session describes CAPS services, and helps participants decide the types of help to seek at CAPS, and when to continue seeing providers at home.

    Student Intended Audience: First-year students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: Parents/families of first year students

    Format: Panel

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 40

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): August 6, 1 pm

    Registration Link

  • Planning Ahead for Mental Health Support - Transfer Students

    Students who have received mental health services know the importance of feeling comfortable with their clinical providers, having clarity on how to make appointments, and the cost of services. This session describes CAPS services, and helps participants decide the types of help to seek at CAPS, and when to continue seeing providers at home.

    Student Intended Audience: Transfer students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: Parents/families of transfer students

    Format: Panel

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 40

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Thursday, July 9, 1 pm

    Registration Link

  • LGBTQ* Student Affinity Space

    For LGBTQ* students, joining the SBU community may be your first opportunity to connect with thriving LGBTQ* communities and explore your own identities, but how to find one another? We’re inviting incoming LGBTQ* students to come together to give you a head start in meeting each other and building community.

    Student Intended Audience:  All new LGBTQ* students  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or any identity along the spectrums of gender and sexuality)

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Affinity Room

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 25

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Monday, August 3 at 10am, Wednesday, August 5 at 3pm, Wednesday, August 19 - 11am - 12pm, Friday, August 21 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

     

    Registration Link

  • Finding Your Place Here: A Guide for Incoming LGBTQ* Identified Students

    In trying to navigate a new University, LGBTQ* students may ask themselves, "how does this apply to me?" or "what resources are available to LGBTQ* students?" Join us for an overview of LGBTQ* Services and learn about navigating other resources not specific to, but affirming of, LGBTQ* students at SBU.

    Student Intended Audience:  All new LGBTQ* students  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or any identity along the spectrums of gender and sexuality)

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: N/A

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):  Wednesday, August 12 - 10am - 11am, Monday, August 17 - 2pm - 3pm

     

    Registration Link

  • Take a Sneak Peak at Your Future Home

    Students will have an opportunity to take a virtual tour of their living community. This session will take participants on a guided tour of our residential communities including student living areas, laundry rooms, lounges, and other specialty spaces.

    Student Intended Audience:   All

    Parent/Family Intended Audience:   All

    View the Presentation HERE

  • The 411 on Mail Services

    Resident students will learn about the services offered through the campus housing mailrooms and how to's necessary to effectively send and receive packages.  They will also learn about physical locations, hours of operation, their campus address, and any other pertinent information needed to ensure all paper mail and packages are handled accordingly.

    Student Intended Audience: All residents

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Length: 20 minutes

    View the Presentation   HERE

  • The Unique Residential Experience: Home Away From Home

    Welcome to Campus Residences.  Join us for a lively panel discussion with senior leadership to learn about the unique residential environment our students will experience. We facilitate  education beyond the classroom while providing a safe, inclusive, learning community.   We will discuss the roles of staff in the halls, some helpful policies, housing eligibility, and important financial and billing deadlines.

    Student Intended Audience: N/A

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Panel

    Length: 30 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants:  40

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Transfers: Monday, June 29 at 6pm, Thursday, July 2 at 6pm.  First-years: Monday, August 3 at 6pm, Tuesday, August 11 at 6pm 

    Registration Link

  • Resident Meal Plans: Authentic Craveable Menu Options

    Take a culinary journey through the diverse menu offerings available on campus and get your questions answered about meal plans and campus dining.

    Student Intended Audience: All residents

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: Parents/Families of resident students

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Wed, Aug 5 : 10-11am; Tue, Aug 11: 530-630pm

    Registration Link

  • Commuter Meal Plans: Great Taste and Value

    Find out more about the different dining meal plans offered, saving money, and the added convenience provided to commuter students.

    Student Intended Audience: All commuters

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: Parents/Families of commuter students

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Thu, Aug 6: 11-12pm; Wed, Aug 12: 530-630pm

    Registration Link

  • International Health Insurance

    Find out more information about international health insurance requirements, the costs, coverage.

    Student Intended Audience: International students

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: Parents/Families of international students

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesday, August 4 8am EST; Wednesday, August 5 at 8pm EST

    Registration Link

  • Textbooks, Seawolf Spirit and More

    How do I order my textbooks and course materials? How do I make sure my student gets the right textbook? Get these questions and more answered in this session.

    Student Intended Audience: All 

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All

    Format: Presentation

    Length: 45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants: 100

    Type of Session: Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):  Monday, August 3 at 10am; Monday, August 3 at 7pm  

    Registration Link

  • Catholic Campus Ministry: Welcome Catholic Seawolves!

    Wondering how you can live out your Catholic faith on campus? Want to meet other Catholics at SBU? Come learn what Stony Brook Catholic Campus Ministry has to offer! We strive to create an atmosphere where students can deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, while growing in fellowship with their peers.

    Student Intended Audience:   All 

    Parent/Family Intended Audience:   All

    Format:   Meet up

    Length:   45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants:   100

    Type of Session:   Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):     Tuesday August 4 at 11AM; Thursday August 13 at 7PM  

    Registration Link

     

  • Seawolves for Service: Civic Engagement & Community Service at Stony Brook

    How can I make a difference while at Stony Brook?! Meet with students and staff who can help you to get involved in your community and participate in meaningful service through engaging programs. From volunteering at our on campus Food Pantry to building homes during Spring Break, there is something for everyone.

    Student Intended Audience:   All 

    Parent/Family Intended Audience:   All

    Format:   Panel

    Length:   30 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants:   100

    Type of Session:   Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):   Wednesday, 8/12 at 7pm

    View the Presentation HERE

  • Everything You Want To Know About Having A Jewish Seawolf!

    Stony Brook Hillel is the home for Jewish and Israel life on campus. We are thrilled to be able to offer students opportunitties to explore their relationship with Judaism, Israel and each other. Join Hillel staff and student leaders to learn more about our community and ask any questions you may have.

    Student Intended Audience:   N/A

    Parent/Family Intended Audience:   All

    Format:   Q&A

    Length:   60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants:   100

    Type of Session:   Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Monday, Aug 10: 1pm-2pm;Tuesday, August 18: 5pm-6pm

    Registration Link

  • Mazel Tov! Welcome to the Stony Brook Mishpacha!

    Stony Brook Hillel is the home for Jewish and Israel life on campus. We are thrilled to be able to offer students opportunitties to explore their relationship with Judaism, Israel and each other. Join Hillel staff and student leaders to learn more about our community and ask any questions you may have.

    Student Intended Audience:   All 

    Parent/Family Intended Audience:   N/A

    Format:   Meet up

    Length:   60 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants:   100

    Type of Session:   Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s): Monday, August 3 at 1pm-2pm; Tuesday, August 11 at 8pm-9pm; Sunday, August 16 at 2pm-3pm

    Registration Link

  • Keeping Your Faith On Campus

    Protestant Christian Campus Ministry is an multi ecumenical presence on campus. We aim to make SBU a place where students can explore and grow in your faith, connect with others and share your gifts with the greater community while meeting the demands of college life. Join our Spiritual Care team and student assistants to learn more about our community, affiliated partners and where your gifts can be used. All are welcome at our table.

    Student Intended Audience:   All 

    Parent/Family Intended Audience: All 

    Format:   Meet up

    Length:   45 minutes

    Max. Number of Participants:   100

    Type of Session:   Synchronous

    Session Date(s) and Time(s):   Wednesday, August 12  at 11:30 AM,  Monday, August 17 at 1pm

    Registration Link