Getting Connected

All university students will eventually need to use a computer, whether for typing papers or conducting research. However, not everyone has access to a personal computer. With this in mind, the Division of Campus Residences has created computing centers for residents. The Residential Computing Centers are ideal for residents who desire the latest technology, yet do not want to travel far. With helpful and supportive staff, convenient hours, and a wide variety of software applications these centers make researching and writing papers easier.

Hardware and Software

  • All centers feature computer hardware and the most versatile software packages, including a text recognizing scanner program. Residents will work on Dell Optiplex GX790-1010 computers and print their work on Xerox printers.
  • Each computer is loaded with Windows 7 operating systems. Software Packages include Microsoft Office Professional for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
  • In addition each workstation is linked to the Internet and the University’s computing resources. Residents may communicate via Email, conduct research, or check their university records.
  • All labs are equipped with an Epson Perfection scanner.

For details on what each computing center has to offer, click here.


The Division of Campus residences offers a number of conveniences through the Residential Computing Centers, including staff, location, and scheduling. Each center is maintained by a staff of resident students. These students have extensive knowledge of all the hardware and software applications available for residents, and are happy to share this knowledge. Student staff provides technical assistance and support, as well as training in the various programs. The Residential Computing Centers are located within all residence halls across the campus, for convenience and accessibility to all Stony Brook residents. The centers are located in:

  • O'Neill College in Mendelsohn Quad, 2-6279.
  • Benedict College in H Quad, 2-6482.
  • Cardozo College in Roth Quad, 2-4969.
  • Douglass College in Tabler Quad, 2-4942.
  • Baruch College in Kelly Quad, 2-6592.
  • The Center for Global Studies & Human Development, 2-6987.
  • West Commons in West II, 2-4927.
  • Chapin Commons in Chapin, 2-6843.

In order to accommodate our residents' busy schedules, the Residential Computing Centers offer late night and weekend hours:

Computing Center Hours (except chapin):
Sunday - 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday - Closed

Cardozo Additional Hours:
Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm

Chapin Hours:
Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm
Sun-Thurs 7pm-1am
Sat 12pm-5pm

In addition to the convenience of being so close to home, all centers are available to all residents, free of charge.