Stay Connected

How can I stay connected to my student at Stony Brook?

There are a variety of ways to stay connected to your student's Stony Brook University experience and the office of Student Orientation & Family Programs is a great place to start.  There are two great online newsletters at Stony Brook University.  The University Newsletter is called "Stony Brook Happenings" and you can sign up for the newsletter here then click on "subscribe".  Sign up for the Friends of Stony Brook University Newsletter, "Stony Brook Matters" here and clicking on the "Stony Brook Matters" link on the left side of the page and then "subscribe".

Campus Life at Stony Brook

The Stony Brook University campus is alive with activity and family member are welcome to join in the excitement.  Be sure to check out the University Events calendar here.  This website not only connects you to the fun events such as Homecoming, Junior Ring Ceremony, Staller Center performances, and Athletic events, but it keeps you connected to critical dates and deadlines via the Academic Calendar. Many of these dates on the Academic Calendar could have serious consequences for your student, including increased fees or missed deadlines.

Another exciting Stony Brook tradition you do not want to miss is Family Day in the fall semester!

Resources for College Parents and Family

There are a variety of non-university sources that assist parents and families in navigating the transition from high school to college, or from home to campus.  Stony Brook University is also a member of College Parents of America, an organization that provides parents and family members with information and resources on the college experience.