Welcome Transfer Students!

Welcome to orientation

Welcome to Stony Brook University! All new transfer students at Stony Brook University will participate in a two part orientation. Both part I and part II are required for all new transfer students.

  • Orientation Part I focuses on advising and registration for your first semester courses. Orientation Part I take place in the summer (fall admit) and the winter (spring admit.) 
  • Orientation Part II, also known as Experience Stony Brook, focuses on getting acclimated to the University climate, culture, and community. Experience Stony Brook takes place during the weekend before the beginning of the semester. Students who do not attend Experience Stony Brook will automatically be enrolled in the ROME (Required Orientation Makeup Experience) course.
To Receive an Orientation Date: In order to receive an orientation date, you should log on to the SOLAR system. Here you can accept your admission by:
  • paying your tuition deposit online
  • paying your housing deposit (if applicable) 
  • paying your orientation fee
  • completing the New Student Preferences form 

When you have completed these steps, an orientation date will be assigned based on your intended major and the order in which your tuition deposit was received. You will receive a postcard in the mail with your orientation date. More information about winter orientation is available here

 

Things to Do Before Orientation

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Complete Required Health Forms

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Complete the Advising Planning Form 

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Take placement exams (if applicable)

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Submit final transfer transcripts and enter course work on SOLAR

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Gather syllabi and course descriptions for evaluation during orientation.

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Submit relevant AP and Regents exam scores.

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Resolve new student holds on SOLAR.
*Please note that the Orientation Hold will remain on your account until you come to Orientation Part I and does not need to be resolved ahead of time.

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Review and print general education and major requirements.
At Orientation, you will meet one on one with an advisor to choose your classes. Reviewing the General Education ("DEC") requirements and reviewing and printing information about your intended major will help prepare you for your advising appointment. 

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Find arrival information for orientation including what to bring and where to park. 

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Encourage your family to register for our Family & Guest program.