Stony Brook Announces New Pre-College Summer Program

The residential program aims to prepare high school students for the transition to college

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Stony Brook University is launching a new residential Pre-College Summer Programthis July. Developed for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the immersive program encourages students to explore their academic interests and experience campus living.

The week-long program is designed to instill students with the confidence they need to navigate the transition to college life. They will take classes with Stony Brook faculty, participate in college readiness workshops, and engage in recreational activities as they connect with like-minded peers.

Peter Diplock, vice provost for Continuing, Professional, and Executive Education, spearheaded the program. “There is a rich history at Stony Brook of outstanding rigorous summer programming aimed at high school students, and we are thrilled to be able to extend those opportunities and make them available to in-state and out-of-state high school students looking for a residential academic program experience,” he said.

The Pre-College Summer Program will be offered in three weekly sessions starting on July 7. Twelve courses are scheduled this summer on subjects such as health professions, machine learning, dental sciences, multimedia journalism, robotics engineering and sustainability.

“Many of the programs offered at Stony Brook this summer are simply not available at other universities. We are exceptionally unique in our program offerings,” Diplock added.

Breanne Delligatti has been named program director. She previously served as the director of Stony Brook’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a role she has held since 2019.

“I am ecstatic to embark on this new journey,” Delligatti said.“I look forward to collaborating with SBU faculty and staff to nurture intellectual curiosity, foster creativity, and cultivate a supportive learning environment as students are put on a path of academic exploration.”

She added, “We have created a program that will undoubtedly prepare them for a fun and successful college experience.”

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