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.
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.
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.
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?
• Class Search
• Add/Drop/Swap/Edit Classes
Features not available in the mobile version can be accessed by clicking the "full site" link.
If you are a student and you encounter a problem while working in SOLAR Mobile, please report your issue using the IT Service Management portal. Remember, as a workaround, you can always access the site from a desktop, tablet or laptop computer.
Problems Using SOLAR
If you experience problems logging in, accessing, or using the SOLAR system, or if you experience issues with how data is being displayed within SOLAR, please use the DoIT Help Portal to request assistance from Customer Engagement and Support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Current employees and students can find the SOLAR ID number on their Stony Brook ID Card. Otherwise students may reach out to Registrar and employees may reach out to their Department/HRS/VP Coordinator for their SOLAR ID number.
Main Campus: Administration Building, Room 254
East Campus: Health Sciences Center, Level 3, Room 162
*For former students only:
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.
*This does not include former employees who have never taken a class or future or current students.
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.
Files & Links
Customer Engagement and Support
- (631) 632-9800