Stony Brook University, SUNY's largest residential campus, offers 26 residence halls in which undergraduate students may choose to live. The residence halls are divided into six areas called quads, conveniently located on different parts of the campus. All residence halls offer a variety of living, recreational, and study spaces, with many different housing options available to suit almost every students every need. There are two types of residence halls to choose from:
In corridor style buildings, a community of approximately 30 residents live in double or single bedrooms along a corridor, sharing a common bath and shower area, lounge area, and (if a cooking building) a kitchen. Many residents prefer to live in these buildings due to the social nature of the halls.
Corridor Style Quads:
In suite style buildings, four or six residents of the same gender share two or three bedrooms, a private bathroom, and living or dining area. Many residents choose to live in a suite to have more privacy. There are two types of Suites: cooking, and non-cooking. The common rooms in cooking suits are furnished with dining tables, chairs, and cooking facilities; common rooms in non-cooking suits are furnished with couches and end tables.
As a general rule, incoming students are placed in residence halls based on their college of interest. Many returning students prefer to change their room assignments during room selection to gain more privacy, to move to more social halls, to move in with friends, to take advantage of housing policies, or to gain access to cooking facilities.
Suite Style Quads:
Brookhaven Residential Village
As the result of higher retention rates of returning students and an influx of new students, Stony Brook University has paired with a local college to provide housing for 200 transfer students at Brookhaven Residential Village.
Additional information about the residence hall, its location and the surrounding area can be found at: stonybrook.edu/brookhaven.