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The First Year Experience

Becoming a Freshman at Stony Brook

As a freshman, you will be a member of a small community called an Undergraduate College, which will allow you to explore a broad academic theme beyond your major through a series of one-credit seminars, field trips and social events. Each Undergraduate College is home to a diverse group of students from all majors and backgrounds. Your Undergraduate College will provide you the experience of a small college within a large research university.

Orientation and Experience

During your one-day summer orientation, you will meet with other students from your Undergraduate College, as well as University faculty and staff, including your academic advisor. Just a few days before the start of classes you will participate in Experience Stony Brook, where you will discover the vast resources and opportunities available to you as an SB student. You’ll attend various programs and workshops focused on your academic success, campus involvement, and health and wellness.