To The Incoming Stony Brook University Freshman, Here Are 25 Resources To Take Advantage Of

As a freshman or transfer student, beginning your journey at Stony Brook University can be overwhelming. However, once you get adjusted to your schedule, the buildings, and when events are happening, the experience will be rewarding. While you're taking classes and having fun, be sure to check out the resources that are offered on campus to gain an advantage and jump start your future endeavors. Here are the benefits that freshman students need to check out during their first year at Stony Brook University.

1. Academic and Transfer Advising Services

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/advising/_apa/index.php

This staff communicates with undergraduate students and helps them with academic advising, and requirements for graduation. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you need assistance with your schedule or other academic issues.

2. Career Center

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/career-center/index.php

The Career Center gives advice and informs students about career advancement, job opportunities, and internships. They will review resumes, assist with finding employers, and prepare students during their job search.

3. Center for Prevention and Outreach

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/studentaffairs/cpo/

This office is where students can obtain the information about health choices, suicide prevention, and domestic abuse. If you get trained in all three bystander intervention training's before graduating, you will receive the UpStander Award.

4. The Office of Commuter Services and Off-Campus Living

https://news.stonybrook.edu/oncampus/commuter-student-services-off-campus-living-combine-to-help-students-succeed-2/

This office is beneficial for commuter students. It provides students that live off campus, the support to ensure success.

5. Counseling and Psychological Services

https://news.stonybrook.edu/oncampus/taking-the-mystery-out-of-caps/

This is where students should visit if they ever have academic or personal issues and need to speak with someone. The staff is friendly and open to discussions in order to help you overcome any stress and develop a positive mindset.

6. Student Accessibility Support Center

https://news.stonybrook.edu/student-spotlight/ace-program-provides-safety-net-for-new-students-with-disabilities/

Students with a disability will find the support they need to feel safe while having a fun learning experience on campus.

7. Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services

https://www.facebook.com/sbufinancialaid/

If you need help with financial aid applications, tuition bills, status updates or any other questions, this is the place to go.

8. Student Health Services

https://www.stonybrookgso.org/new-page-2

Medical assistance, questions about health, and information regarding student's well being can be found at this location.

9. Undergraduate Colleges

https://www.facebook.com/collegefellows/

Information transfer students and freshman need on programs, advising, and contacting faculty members are offered here.

10. University Police

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/police/safety/stop_the_bleed

Students will feel safer on campus knowing that the university police are available to serve and protect. They make sure that students get to their dorms safely, maintain rules and regulations at university events, and promote responsibility.

11. Veteran Affairs 

https://news.stonybrook.edu/facultystaff/office-of-veterans-affairs-brings-the-murph-challenge-to-sbu/

For students that have fought in the military (thank you for your service) this is the office gives the support those veterans, their families, and other service members deserve including educational opportunities, work-study, and other benefits.

12. Visa and Immigration Services

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/iaps/_articles/2017/03/spotlight-on-vis

International students will get the information they need concerning employment, immigration, and filling out tax forms.

13. Office of the Registrar 

https://www.stonybrook.edu/undergraduate-admissions/visit/directions-and-parking/

Students can declare a major, get a transcript, find information on classes being offered and more at this location.

14. Commuter Student Association

https://www.facebook.com/StonyBrookCSA/

Students that want information on events and would like to participate in activities while making new friends, this is the group to join. CSA offers leadership skills, knowledge, and delicious food during their weekly general body meetings.

15. Women in Science & Engineering

https://www.facebook.com/wisesbuceas/

This is the program for female students majoring in the engineering or science fields, offering advising and opportunities.

16. The Office of Multicultural Affairs

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/studentaffairs/oma/uniti/

This location on campus offers programs for students to learn and celebrate diversity within SBU. Events and opportunities are also provided, giving an inclusion for all students with different majors and backgrounds.

17. Stony Brook Instructional Computer Network (SINC Sites)

https://it.stonybrook.edu/services/sinc-sites/melville-library-sinc-site

These are computer labs that feature Windows and Mac computers for students. They also offer printing and access to academic software programs. For technical assistance, there are specialists that are willing to answer your questions.

18. Blackboard

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/online-education/how-it-works/

This is an online learning management system or LSM for students to access course materials for classes. The syllabus, documents, assignments, notes, discussion threads, online quizzes and exams are organized here. It is used occasionally.

19. College of Arts and Sciences

https://www.facebook.com/SBUArtsSciences/

These departments offer advising to students majoring in any science field or the fine arts. They need to contact their Undergraduate Program Director to answer questions and declare a major.

20. The College of Engineering or Applied Sciences (CEAS) Undergraduate Student Office

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ceas/news/2018/october/Gateway_to_Engineering.php

Any student who is majoring in engineering or science has to stop by this office. They offer scholarship opportunities, tutoring, and help students connect with the career center to assist with finding possible jobs or internships.

21. The College of Business

https://it.stonybrook.edu/services/sinc-sites/harriman-hall-sinc-site

This is the advising center for students majoring or minoring in business, financing, accounting or marketing. They will help with choosing the right program based on your interests and the application process.

22. Health Sciences Programs

https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/hscdiversity/PACE

Any student who is studying nursing, health technology or social welfare should visit to speak with one of the advisers here for any help regarding their major.

23. School of Journalism

https://www.sbstatesman.com/2020/03/15/school-of-journalism-updates-students-as-sbu-goes-remote/

The students majoring or minoring in journalism will find assistance here with programs, advising, and more.

24. Sustainability Studies

https://news.stonybrook.edu/facultystaff/sustainability-studies-faculty-receive-nsf-grant-2/

These programs offer five majors and six minors. For more information, undergraduates meet with the faculty director.

25. Honors College

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/honors-college/about/what-is-the-honors-college.html

For those who become honor students during any semester at Stony Brook, this place offers academic advice.


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