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    New Seawolf Family Programs

    As a Proud Seawolf Family Member, we know you play a vital role in your student's success and look forward to your partnership in the transition of your newest Seawolf to Stony Brook University. We encourage you to take advantage of our online and in person sessions to help prepare and understand the academic and social environment at SBU. 

    SBU is now your new home as well and we hope to help you get acclimated to the community!

    The Office of Family Services and Support is a resource for you from orientation through to graduation! Stay connected with our Family Newsletter

    Seawolf Information Sessions

    Information Sessions

    Seawolf Information Sessions get you connected to a variety of campus offices, hear about the services they offer, and ask questions live. Students are required to register and attend either Living on Campus or Commuting to Campus. We highly encourage you to register for the additional sessions that interest you! Topics include:

    • Living on Campus*
    • Commuting to Campus*
    • Paying for College
    • Seawolves Essentials: Meal plans, Books & More!
    • Academic Support and Success
    • Build Experience at SBU and Beyond: Student Employment, Study Abroad, Research & More
    • Get Involved!

    *Your student is required to attend either Living on Campus or Commuting to Campus (based on student's plan for housing)

    Please check regularly for additional topics and dates! 

    If you missed a session, you can watch a recording on our YouTube page. Recordings will be available in July.

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    Seawolf Visit Days


    This is an optional event offered to new students and up to 2 family members/guests. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the student experience from Peer Assistant Leaders, interact with campus departments, attend in person Seawolf Information Sessions, tour the campus and more! By attending a Visit Day, new Seawolves will complete the Commuting to Campus or Living on Campus Seawolf Information Session requirement.

    Seawolf Visit Days are highly encouraged, but not required.

    When registering, use the drop-down menu to choose how many guests (up to 2) you will be bringing in addition to your student. This event is rain, snow or shine! 

    Your student can register for an extended Seawolf Visit Day, which includes one of their New Seawolf Orientation requirements, an in person Seawolf Connection! Families and Supporters, please do not select the Seawolf Connections option, instead, please have your student register the whole family!

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