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Things to Do On- and Off-Campus


>> University Caf’eacute;

The University Caf’eacute; features karaoke, a bar and lounge, outdoor seating and a performance area for the students, staff and faculty at Stonybrook University. Bands, poetry readings and other performances are regularly scheduled for Caf’eacute; patrons. The hours for the Caf’eacute; are Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the lounge hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a valid I.D to gain during lounge hours, attendees must be 21 years or older.

>> Starbucks

A recent addition to the dining options at Stonybrook, Starbucks is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. A good location to grab a quick coffee drink before that Organic Chemistry lecture, or meet with friends, Starbucks is open from 9:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

>> Staller Center for the Arts

The Staller Center for the Arts offers a variety of artistic and theatrical productions for the student body to enjoy, including concerts, operas, recitals and movies. You can contact the box office at 2-7230 to purchase admission to see performances from student based theatrical groups or independent film screenings at discounted student prices.

>> Wolfie’s Restaurant

Decked out in Stony Brook memorabilia, Wolfie’s is the go-to place for Stonybrook students to grab a bite to eat and watch Seawolves football. The menu features all American items such as cheeseburgers, pasta and pizza, along with the House special of the day. Wolfie’s is open Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

>> Roth Regatta

A Stony Brook tradition that arguably brings out some of the most school pride, the Roth Regatta is a competition to construct and sail a boat across Roth pond. The only materials that may be used to build the boats are paint, duct tape and cardboard. Residence halls, student groups and individuals all compete and gather to watch the winning racers, and cheer the navigators of sinking boats back to shore.


>> Smithhaven Mall

Smithhaven Mall features over 140 stores, including Guess, Forever 21, Macy’s and Apple. Mall hours are from 10 A.M to 9:30 P.M. Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. It’s a quick drive away from campus, and is also accessible by bus, which regularly depart from the Union and Tabler stops on the hour.

>> O Sole Mio Italian Restaurant

This restaurant is a favorite among students and Stonybrook residents for delicious Italian food. Featuring pizza and a take out section, as well as an elegant dining area, this is a close and great location for dining out, 2194 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook, NY.

>> AMC Lowes Theatre

A perennial entertainment favorite, a night at the movies never fails to please. The local movie theatre features the most current and up to date films and blockbusters, even offering discounted tickets on Thursday nights. For showtimes, hours and ticket pricings, you can call the AMC hotline at (888) 262-4386.

>> Port Jefferson Harbor

Close to campus, Port Jefferson Harbor in Brookhaven, Suffolk County, is a quick ride away for many students. The harbor features many small shops, bars and outdoor space, which make for a breezy afternoon getaway. There are many local music and craft fairs sponsored by the town, and an annual Charles Dickens festival scheduled in early December, with locals dressing up in 19th century outfits and other related activities.

>> West Meadow Beach

West Meadow Beach, in Suffolk County N.Y., is a great destination for students to engage in many activities, from swimming, fishing, and even whitewater rafting. West Meadow Beach is also close to Fire Island National Seashore, and several quality hotels and courses for the collegiate golfer.

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