Recreation Facilities Fee
The Recreation Facilities fee funds the daily operation of the Campus Recreation Center and Recreation Field Space. The fee covers all costs associated with staffing salaries and fringe benefits; maintenance and custodial services; student employment; equipment and supplies. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the fee is $82.00 per semester for all undergraduate students. Graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and spouses/partners may purchase memberships.
Stony Brook prides itself on the transparency of the budget process, which includes direct student involvement throughout the development of the Campus Recreation Facilities Budget. Throughout the year, the Director keeps the Advisory Board apprised of operational expenses associated with indoor and outdoor recreation and partners in the process to determine whether fees should be modified. Each spring semester, the Campus Recreation Advisory Board reviews fee proposals and makes recommendations for the following year. Following a consultation with the Advisory Board, the Director will make budget recommendations to the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students who will review the proposal and make a recommendation to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
New for 2016-2017
This is the second year of our equipment replacement cycle. We replaced all of our 38 elliptical machines with new, state-of-the-art pieces. These new ellipticals offer all they did before but also have internet capability. In spring of 2017, we are excited to re-open the pool for access for open recreation swim. More details to follow.
Proposed Fee for 2017-2018
The Advisory Board is meeting throughout the 2016-2017 academic year to discuss potential fee changes for the next year. Based on various operational cost increases, minimum wage increases, pool operations and other related factors, the Board has already began to discuss increases, and more information will follow.