Family Weekend

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Family Weekend 2015 is on October 30 to November 1

What is Family Weekend?
We invite all family members to take part in Family Weekend, a traditional event that occurs in the Fall Semester.  Family members connect with their students for a chance to experience a bit of student life at Stony Brook University.  Join us for a weekend of fun-filled activities and entertainment for the entire family!

Family members have the opportunity to attend lectures presented by select faculty, become members-for-the day of some of our student groups, enjoy a tailgate barbeque, and support our Stony Brook Seawolves at the football game!

Family Weekend provides a great opportunity for family members to connect with one another, and become familiar with university faculty and staff.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Registration for this event will be available on September 1st.
Ticket prices include Welcome Reception, faculty seminars, workshops and activities, barbeque, and football game. More details about the program to come.

Family Weekend Schedule
Stay tuned for the 2015 schedule! Below is the at-a-glance schedule for Family Weekend 2015. 


Friday, October 30
Event Location

 Family Night Welcome Reception

Sponsored by the Alumni Association

Hilton Garden Inn


Men's Soccer Game

Free Admission

LaValle Stadium

Women's Volleyball Game

Free Admission

Pritchard Gymnasium

Solid Soul

Additional ticket purchase required

Staller Center


Student Activities Center Auditorium 
Saturday, October 31
Event Location
9:00am-11:00am Workout at the Campus Recreation Center

Campus Recreation Center

Includes open access to fitness activities. Guests must be 18 or older and accompanied by a registered student. Guest fee is waived!

9:00am-12:00pm Campus Recreation Center Tour

Request a tour at the Campus Recreation Center Lobby


Family Weekend


Arena Lobby

11:00am Pre-game and Fall Festivities 

Stadium and Parking lot

11:15am Wolfie's Walk for Families 

Arena Steps

12:00pm Football Game

LaValle Stadium

Come cheer on our SBU Seawolves! This will be a televised game.

3:30pm-6:00pm Activities/Workshops

Wang Center Main Lobby

Attend activities/workshops of your choice! This includes: activities with the Craft Center, a Campus Information Fair, and student group/faculty workshops. 


Murder Mystery Dessert Reception

Additional ticket purchase required

Student Activities Center 


Sunday, November 1





Dining Halls


Hotel Accommodations

*General reminder about hotel accommodations: rates and availability is limited and subject to change*

The Hilton Garden Inn has reserved rooms from October 30 to October 31 for families attending Family Weekend. The rate is $139.00 per night. Please utilize the code "FAMILY" when registering.

Please visit their website to call or book online here

The Holiday Inn Express at Stony Brook has reserved rooms from October 30 to November 1st for families attending Family Weekend. The rate is $129.00 per night. Please utilize the block code "FWK" when registering.

Please visit their website to call or book online here

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Contact the Student Orientation & Family Programs office for questions regarding Family Weekend.  Call us at 631-632-6710 or email us at