Selecting Your Undergraduate College
Each Undergraduate College has its own specific theme and is affiliated with its own
residential quad. A student's placement in their Undergraduate College decides the
theme of their one-credit first-year seminars, their college community, as well as
which quad they will be living in for their first year. In order to select which Colleges
might be a student's first, second and third choice, incoming students can browse
the various aspects of the Colleges on this site: theme, courses, quad, events, programs,
faculty and staff, and more.
Submitting your preferences:
Each College provides its own distinctive slice of academic and university life, and
each is part of a broad liberal arts curriculum at Stony Brook University. To ensure
that each College provides students with the best possible individualized experience
within their College, the size of each College is limited. Each College is planned
to provide an enriching experience to students with diverse academic and career plans,
and will provide each student with essential preparation and community to begin their
• Students may submit their preferences on the New Student Preferences Form on SOLAR.
• Preference Forms are due by May 1st.