Travel and Lodging


        Getting to CEWIT (Friday, Oct 29 venue)

Note: CEWIT is not close (walking) to the LIRR station on campus; there is a bus (see schedule) from the center of main campus (the "SAC Loop") to CEWIT, with the first morning bus arriving at 8:20am to CEWIT.

We recommend that those who arrive by train on Friday let us know which train you will arrive on; we have some volunteers who will help get you to the CEWIT building (possibly by carpooling). (This is not an issue on Saturday, as the LIRR station is a short walk to the Mathematics building, where the talks will be.)

        Mathematics Building (room S-240), next to the new Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (Saturday, Oct 30 venue)

        Getting to Campus

Stony Brook University is situated on an 1,100 acre site (see campus maps) on the north shore of Long Island in southeastern New York. We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City.

By Car
From New York City, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan or the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge in Queens to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. To find the campus via GPS, enter the address "100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790."

By Train
Take the Long Island Railroad's Port Jefferson line from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus; bus service to the central campus is provided. Trains to and from Penn generally require transfers at Jamaica or Huntington. Hicksville is also a transfer point on some lines. Find schedule and fare information here.

By Ferry
Car ferries cross Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long Island. Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, and turn left on Nicolls. The University entrances are the first three intersections you come to. From New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road and proceed as above.

By Plane
Long Island's Islip-MacArthur Airport is 16 miles from the campus and is serviced by direct flights by major airlines and commuter lines. New York City Area Airports (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark) are 50 miles to the west.

Driving directions to Stony Brook University from Islip-MacArthur Airport: Exit the airport and turn left onto Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454 West). Merge onto Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and take the second exit onto Nicolls Road. Drive north for 12 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left.


Lodging: There is a block of rooms held (until ** Oct 19 (extended) **) at the Holiday Inn Express of Stony Brook, 631-471-8000. Mention code "FWC" when placing reservations to get the special group rate of $119/night (per room, even if 2 or more stay in the room). They provide also local transportation to/from the workshop venues on campus; a van will depart each morning at about 8:30am from the hotel. (Call Holiday Inn Express to arrange free shuttle from Islip Airport or LIRR train station.)