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TRIPLING FAQ

 

Q: Why does Stony Brook assign students to be tripled?

Q: Are all new students tripled?

Q: How long will tripling last?

Q: How will I be notified when my room is detripled?

Q: How do three residents share a space designed for two?

Q: How will the university decide when my room will be detripled?

Q: What kind of assistance will I receive in moving, once my room is detripled?

Q: Will I receive a discount for living in a triplle?

Q: Can I request to be reassigned to another building or quad?

Q: Can I request a room change while I'm tripled?

Q: What do I bring to my new room?

Q: How is it decided who moves from the room?

 

 

  Q: Why does Stony Brook assign students to be tripled?

A: The need for on-campus housing is growing, and despite the additional 2,200 beds that were added over the course of the last 15 years, temporary housing is necessary to accommodate the number of students who are guaranteed housing, (both new students who pay by the May 1st deadline and current residents that have renewed their housing agreements).  Housing renewals from returning students are significantly ahead of last year, and enrollment into Stony Brook has increased.  The University has recently broken ground on another residence hall, which will accommodate an additional 746 beds, due to open in Fall 2016.

 

   Q: Are all new students tripled?

A: Most of the 90% of freshmen that chose to live on campus should be expected to be tripled, as well as new incoming transfer students.  

 

  Q: How long will tripling last?

A: Each room is assigned a lottery number at the beginning of the fall semester, and spaces are detripled in that order, as vacancies in the quad are identified.  While some rooms will be detripled relatively quickly, it is possible that your room may not be detripled this academic year.  

 

  Q: How will I be notified when my room is detripled? 

A: All three students will be notified via email that there room is being detripled.  The resident who is moving must hand the form in to the quad office by the date indicated on the letter, with the signatures of all three residents.

 

  Q: How do three residents share a space designed for two?

A: The key to living successfully in a triple is open communication and sharing your resources. 

Campus Residences has created a space allocation formula to help residents decide how to allocate the furnishings within their room.  Residents are also welcome to collaboratively come up with an alternative soluation that meets their individual room’s needs. 

There may be an opportunity, based on the style of room and available inventory, to loft the third bed and add a third desk to the room.

Both Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are available to mediate any potential issues that arise.

 

  Q: How will the university decide when my room will be detripled?

A:

  • Detripling offers will be made based on a lottery drawn of all tripled residents and the proximity to the vacancy. For instance, if you live in Irving College and are the earliest triple in the lottery, you will be offered the first space to become available in Irving College.
  • When the detripling offer comes, it will be sent electronically to all three residents of the room. It will be up to all three of the residents to decide who is going to accept the new space and move.
  • If none of the residents can decide who will move, the RHD will draw names to determine which resident will be the one to move.

 

  Q: What kind of assistance will I receive in moving, once my room is detripled?

A: Campus Residences provides a work crew for students who need assistance for moving larger items.  Work crew can only move items that are packed in boxes, bags or luggage and all must be clearly labeled with your name, former assignment and new assignment. 

 

  Q: Will I receive a discount for living in a triple?

A: Students who are tripled will each receive a 15% reduction of the cost of their room rate for the duration of the time that they are living in a tripled room.  This credit is posted to the student's account after the residents of the room have been offered the opportunity to detriple. The triple credit is based on the length of time that the room is physically occupied by three residents, not the date that any extra furnishings in the room are removed by the University.

 

  Q: Can I request to be reassigned to another building or quad?

A:

  • Freshmen in temporary housing can request to be reassigned to another building within their quad. Requests to be reassigned to another quad cannot be considered due to the impact on their Undergraduate College placement.
  • Transfer students may request reassignment to other quads once every triple in that quad has been offered an opportunity for reassignment.
  • Priority for spaces in every building goes to the triples of that building. If there is a triple in the building you want to move to, you will not be granted permission to move to that building until all residents in triples have been reassigned to a permanent space.

 

 Q: Can I request a room change while I'm tripled?

A: Students in a triple are permitted to request 1:1 swaps into other tripled rooms through their quad office.  Please note, the lottery number for detripling is assigned to the space.  Swapping spaces will change your lottery number for detripling. Remember, freshmen can only request room changes within their assigned Undergraduate College.

  

 Q: What do I bring to my new room?

A: We strongly urge temporary housing residents to contact their roommates to discuss larger items that they may wish to bring (TV, refrigerator, stereo, etc.) to reduce the possibility of redundancy. It is also important that all students pack responsibly to ensure that each roommate will have sufficient living space.

 

  Q: How is it decided who moves from the room?

A: All three residents decide who is moving from the space.  Residents also have the option of remaining voluntarily tripled.

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