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​​Dedication Ceremony for New Campus Residences and Dining Facility Named for Renowned Civil Rights Leaders Harriet Tubman and Cesar Chavez
​​ Media Advisory for Wednesday, February 22 @ 12:30 PM
Contact: Stony Brook University; Office of Media Relations
631-632-6310www.stonybrook.edu/news; @sbunewsdesk​

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WHAT:
A formal dedication of two new campus residences on the Stony Brook University campus.  Named for two renowned civil rights leaders, 
Harriet Tubman and Cesar Chavez, to honor their legacy, the new facilities add 759 new beds, as well as a 60,000 square-foot-state-of-the-art East Side dining facility.  The new facilities add 759 new beds bringing the total campus housing inventory above 10,300 beds.

In response to the increasing demand for on-campus housing from new and continuing students, the University has completed construction of the new residence halls and dining facility. Completed on schedule, the new residence halls will bring the total campus housing inventory above 10,300 beds. The new facility will be suite-style, single room design, with hopes of gaining LEED Certification.They are centrally located on the corner of Toll and Circle drive.

WHO:
  • Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley  Jr., MD
  • New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
  • Students, faculty, and staff (members of the Stony Brook University Community)
  • Elected Officials
  • Stony Brook University Gospel Singers
  • Stony Brook Student, Zoe Sumner - Spoken Word performance
PHOTO/VIDEO OPs:
  • Ribbon cutting at the new Harriet Tubman and Cesar Chavez Residence Halls
  • Two Cakes designed with the likeness of Civil Rights leaders Harriet Tubman and Cesar Chavez
  • Tours of the new Harriet Tubman and Cesar Chavez residence halls, East Side Dining
  • Performances by Stony Brook University Gospel Singers

***For more information about the campus residences visit:
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http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/res/news/toll_drive.html
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DIRECTIONS:  

Take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left.