Travel and Lodging


        Getting to Campus

Stony Brook University is situated on an 1,100 acre site (see campus maps) on the north shore of Long Island in southeastern New York. We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City.

By Car
From New York City, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan or the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge in Queens to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. To find the campus via GPS, enter the address "100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790."

By Train
Take the Long Island Railroad's Port Jefferson line from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus; bus service to the central campus is provided. Trains to and from Penn generally require transfers at Jamaica or Huntington. Hicksville is also a transfer point on some lines. Find schedule and fare information here.

By Ferry
Car ferries cross Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long Island. Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, and turn left on Nicolls. The University entrances are the first three intersections you come to. From New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road and proceed as above.

By Plane
Long Island's Islip-MacArthur Airport is 16 miles from the campus and is serviced by direct flights by major airlines and commuter lines. New York City Area Airports (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark) are 50 miles to the west.

Driving directions to Stony Brook University from Islip-MacArthur Airport: Exit the airport and turn left onto Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454 West). Merge onto Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and take the second exit onto Nicolls Road. Drive north for 12 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left.


Lodging: There is a campus hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, which may have a limited number of rooms; they were unable to hold a block for us, as they were essentially full for the dates of the workshop. There is a block of rooms held (until Oct 19) at the Holiday Inn Express of Stony Brook, call 631-471-8000 and mention "FWCG" to get the special rate ($139). They complementary local transportation to/from campus, as well as the Stony Brook LIRR train station, the Islip Long Island airport, and the Port Jefferson ferry (for travel from Connecticut/Massachusetts). A van will depart each morning at about 8:30am from the hotel to campus. (Call Holiday Inn Express to arrange free shuttle from Islip Airport or LIRR train station at Stony Brook.)