SOLAR is Stony Brook University's enterprise-wide, self-service system which provides faculty, staff, and students with online access to manage personal information. Students use SOLAR to register for classes, print schedules, view and pay bills, update personal contact information, view transcripts, and submit student employment timesheets. Employees use SOLAR to update personal contact information, view vacation/sick accruals, print class rosters, submit grades, and much more.

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For Faculty & Staff

SOLAR is Stony Brook University's primary administrative system used by faculty and staff to update personal information, view vacation/sick accruals, print class rosters, submit grades, and more.

For Students

SOLAR is Stony Brook University's primary administrative system used by students to register for classes, print schedules, view and pay bills, view transcripts, update personal information, report student employment hours, and more.

Public Access

While most of SOLARs functionality requires authentication with your Stony Brook ID. We do offer public access to our Course Catalog and Class Search tools

SOLAR Mobile

SOLAR Mobile Screenshot

A Service for Students

Students who access SOLAR using a mobile phone will experience the mobile version of select SOLAR pages: 

  • Messages, Holds and To-Dos
  • My Weekly Schedule
  • View My Grades
  • Enrollment Dates
  • My Course History
  • Account Summary/What Do I Owe?

Features not available in the mobile version can be accessed by clicking the "full site" link.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Look Up My Stony Brook ID Number?

If you do not remember your 9 Digit Stony Brook ID Number, also referred to as SOLAR ID or EMPL ID, you can perform a lookup using this tool. 

How do I change my email address in SOLAR?

All University communications are sent to the Campus email address, so be sure to check your stonybrook.edu email account regularly. If you have not been issued a campus address or your account has been disabled (e.g. you have graduated and left the campus), communications will be sent to the "Home" address first (if one has been entered), or "Other" automatically. Please keep all email addresses current throughout your time at Stony Brook.

Adding an email address

1.  from the SOLAR Home Page, under Security and Personal Data, click Email Addresses

2.  click the Add An Email Address button

3.  fill out *Email Type and *Email Address, then click the Save button

 
Deleting an email address

Click on the Delete button and then click Save.  Note:  You cannot delete the Campus email address.

 
Changing an email address

You can change your Home or Other email address.  You cannot change your Campus address here.  To change your Home or Other email address, highlight all or part of the address and overwrite the *Email Field and then click Save.

 

 

Getting Help

SOLAR is a large system with many different groups providing different services and support for it. To ensure your issue is resolved quickly select the appropriate issue below.

You will need to use your NetID and Password to use these tools.

If you can't login with your NetID call Client Support at 631-632-9800 to resolve that issue first.

Technical Issues Accessing SOLAR

If you are having problems logging into or accessing the SOLAR Service use the ITSM to report the issue to Client Support.

Problems Using SOLAR

If you are having problems using SOLAR or have issues with the data being displayed in SOLAR use the form below to submit your issue to the right support team.