Student Technology Guide

This guide will provide you with an overview on essential services offered by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) that will enable you to be successful at Stony Brook University.

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Getting Started

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Wireless Access
WolfieNet is Stony Brook University's wireless network on West Campus, Southampton, Manhattan, and parts of East Campus. It is available to all faculty, students, staff, and guests.
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Records & Registration
SOLAR is Stony Brook University's enterprise-wide, self-service system which provides faculty, staff, and students with online access to manage personal information.


Login & Password
Every active employee, student, and faculty member is assigned a NetID which is used to access various computing resources.

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Computing Access

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Quota & Release Stations
Students can print in SINC Sites and other computer labs on campus, or by using Stony Brook's Print From Anywhere service.
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SINC Sites

Computer Labs
SINC Sites are public computer labs that allow users to access both Windows & Mac computers. SINC Sites provide printing services and access to numerous academic software titles.
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Download and Use Software
Get access to the software titles you need and find out how you can download free software titles such as Microsoft Office and Windows OS upgrades.

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Learning Tools

This section will help you learn more about Google Apps, Brightspace and ECHO 360.

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Stony Brook's Google Apps suite of products includes Mail, Calendar, Drive, Contacts, Sites, Groups, Hangouts and a host of other applications to enhance communication and real-time collaboration across campus.

Brightspace is Stony Brook University's learning management system (LMS), which allows instructors to supplement face-to-face classes, or launch online classes.
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Echo 360
Several courses utilize Echo 360 which is used to record lectures. In classes that use Echo 360, you can create study guides from both slides and class capture, take notes, bookmark important study spots and participate in a Q & A area with your peers and instructors.

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Where to Find Help

DoIT is committed to providing outstanding service to the Stony Brook University community. Submit a help ticket through our service management system, or contact the student helpdesk.

Client Support

For any technical related issue, you can contact Client Support by creating a support ticket. A member of the Client Support staff will be assigned to assist you with your needs.

Accessing SOLAR

To access SOLAR visit Use your 9-digit SOLAR ID and password to login. If you are a student, your initial password is your birthday in MMDDYY format.

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Register For Classes

In SOLAR you will be able to register for classes. You can use our new schedule builder tool that is integrated with SOLAR to help build your class schedule much quicker.

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Pay Your Bills

In SOLAR you will be able to pay room deposits, tuition fees, and pay other bills. You will be notified via email if there is an outstanding financial obligation in your account.

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View Your Grades

Final course grades are posted in SOLAR. You can view grades from current and past semesters.

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View My Course History/Grades

Manage NetID

You can view your NetID and set your NetID password inside SOLAR.

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SB Alert

SB Alert is the University's emergency notification system used to alert the campus community of major emergencies, immediate threats or impending situations that could pose harm, disrupt classes, impact facilities, activities, or other operations.

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