A room in the Stony Brook Manhattan Campus. The university senate voted to shut down the campus in the spring of 2017. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
A room in the Stony Brook Manhattan location. The university will shut down the campus next year. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Beginning at the end of February, classes will no longer be offered at the current Stony Brook Manhattan location.

Classes will still be offered at the location at 387 Park Avenue South for the Winter 2017 semester.

Two years ago, Stony Brook was made aware that the lease for the location would end in February 2017. The university then began a search for a new lease, but due to high rental costs, the university has not found another option in the greater New York City Area, according to Lauren Sheprow, the university’s spokeswoman.

“We continue to explore opportunities, and are committed to ensuring the quality of our student experience is consistent in offerings throughout each campus, in our classrooms, within our research facilities, in on-line learning, and at our events,” Sheprow said in an email.

Individual programs are in the process of seeking new spaces through partnerships with other SUNY schools. The School of Social Welfare, which formerly offered classes at Stony Brook’s Manhattan campus, will now offer classes at the SUNY Optometry location on 34th Street.

Stony Brook’s Manhattan location opened in 2002. The school offers classes in degree programs including an MFA in writing and literature, an MFA in film, a master’s degree in philosophy, a master’s in social work, a master’s in higher education administration and a Ph.D. program in science education.

Michaela Kilgallen

Michaela is a senior journalism and political science double major. She joined The Statesman as a freshman, became an assistant news editor as a sophomore and later became news editor. She has interned at Newsday, The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, New York and the Times Union in Albany. Reach Michaela at [email protected] or @michaelakilg on Twitter.


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