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Stony Brook Benefits for BNLers

SUNY Stony Brook/BNL Shuttle Service

The Office of the Vice President for Brookhaven Laboratory Affairs has implemented a minibus route between Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab. The intent of this service is to provide easily accessible transportation for students, faculty and staff working at both Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory and is supported by the VPBLA, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Graduate School.

SBU Parking Permits

We welcome our Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) colleagues to the Stony Brook Campus. As a courtesy, non-student employees of BNL are eligible for a Stony Brook University Faculty/Staff parking permit, which allows you to park in Faculty/Staff parking lots on campus.

As of November 1, 2010, BNL parking permits will no longer be honored as valid parking permits and you will be ticketed. You must have a valid Stony Brook parking permit to park on campus. PERMITS NEED TO BE RENEWED EVERY TWO (2) YEARS.

To obtain a SBU Faculty/Staff parking permit you must first be entered into our SBU system as an affiliate of the University. Instructions for applying for a permit can be found at the Stony Brook Office of Brookhaven Affairs web site. The application can be done by email and the permit will be mailed directly to the employee.

Contact Ann Ozelis in the Office of Brookhaven Affairs if you need assistance, (631) 632-4889.

Parking Garage SBU West Campus

To purchase a parking garage pass for the garage attached to the Administration Building, a BNL employee must visit the card office (Room 103 of the Administration Bldg) and show their BNL ID badge to obtain an SBU ID card. They take their SBU ID card to the Garage Office (first floor of the Garage) and purchase a pass there. Regular SUNY Stony Brook employee rates apply.

SBU academic mall

SBU Academic Mall
Photo by John Griffin/Office of Communications (SBU)

Charles B. Wang Center

The Charles B. Wang Center at SUNY Stony Brook offers BNL badge holders a 20% discount off special event tickets at the Wang Center. Email: to reserve your tickets. On the day of performance, show your badge, pay for your discounted tickets & enjoy.

NOTE: Payment is CASH only.  Not available with on-line ticket purchases.


A guest library card may be obtained by going to the Ward Melville Library Circulation Desk at the Library and presenting a BNL employee ID card. The West Campus University Library at Stony Brook contains bound volumes and publications in microformat. The libraries provide hundreds of databases and state-of-the-art information services, serving students, faculty, and the surrounding community.

Staller Center for the Arts

Staller Center for the Arts offers a wide variety of world class performances from September through May and presents the Stony Brook Film Festival every July. Over 50 professional performances, as well as approximately 450 events generated by the departments of Art, Theater Arts, and Music, are part of the Staller Center season and are supplemented by those outside presenters such as the Long Island Philharmonic and the Seiskaya Ballet, which presents The Nutcracker.

BNL employees may use their BNL email address to order tickets on-line from the Staller Center, noting BNL EMPLOYEE in the comments box on the on-line order form. Up to two tickets for each Staller Center show will receive the $3.00 off faculty/staff discount. Or you may go to the Box Office in person or order by phone at 632-ARTS(2787). BNL ID will be required. (NOTE: The BNL/SUNY Stony Brook Faculty/Staff discount may not be available for all events or shows. Ask at or call the box office for information).

Stony Brook Craft Center

Craft Center activities are open to the public. BNL employees are charged at the Community Member rate. An event calendar and instructions for registering are available on the Craft Center website. Payment may be by cash, check or money order only.

Campus Recreation Center

The Department of Campus Recreation is located on Toll Drive in Building #39 next to the Student Union & the Stadium. Parking is pay/metered unless you have your own parking permit. Amenities include locker rooms and showers, cardiovascular area, jogging track, multi-activity court, wellness studio, weight room and gymnasium.

We are given the courtesy of being considered Faculty/Staff, and a 13 month membership is $300. You must have a BNL badge to buy a membership. They are open all year, but close for 1 week in May. Take a virtual tour.

Stony Brook Swimming Pool

The pool is located in the Sports Complex across from the Recreation & Wellness Center. Enter the locker rooms and go downstairs to find the patron entrance.

Seawolves Events Tickets

Catch the excitement of NCAA Division I athletics as Stony Brook teams compete in baseball, football, lacrosse, softball, and volleyball; men's and women's basketball, cross country, indoor track and field, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field; and women's golf. For ticket information, scores, and results, call (631) 632-WOLF or visit the Seawolves website.