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Faculty: Your Stay at Stone Lab

Information about your stay

Faculty: Your Stay at Stone Lab


Please stop at the office to check-in and receive your keys before being transported to Gibraltar Island or moving into South Bass cottages. Please plan your arrival and departure according to the dates and times indicated on your Faculty Housing Contract.

Housing Facilities

Your housing and meals are provided by Stone Laboratory. Faculty staying in South Bass cottages are responsible for cleaning the entire building.

Sycamore Cottage: This cottage is located on South Bass Island on Bayview Avenue, adjacent to Terwilliger’s Pond. It currently is utilized as two units: upstairs and downstairs.

Peach Point Cottage: This cottage is also located on South Bass Island, just beyond the Aquatic Visitors Center. This is a two-story cottage, one screened-in porch, four second-floor bedrooms, one bath with shower, a large living room and dining area, and a kitchen. Two double beds and two sets of twin beds allow a maximum occupancy by eight persons.

Both cottages are equipped with the following: Refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, microwave, miscellaneous pots and pans, silverware, cooking utensils, dishware and glassware, plastic trash bags, toilet paper and paper towels.

Recommended items to bring: sheets (single and double), pillow cases, blanket and/or comforter, personal toiletries, bath towels, kitchen towels, dish soap, flashlight, alarm clock.

Stone Cottage: Stone Cottage is located on Gibraltar Island. The main floor contains eight individual rooms, each with a private bath and full-size bed; a common meeting area; and a kitchen equipped with a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and sink. A large screened-in porch with wicker furniture faces the north side of the island.

Recommended items to bring: Blanket and/or comforter, personal toiletries, bath towels, flashlight, alarm clock


Faculty staying in Stone Cottage are provided with meals as part of their housing package. Faculty staying in Peach Point and Sycamore cottages are welcome to eat at the cafeteria, but must make their own arrangements for transport to Gibraltar Island.

General Information

Dress Code

The dress code at Stone Laboratory is very casual. Shorts and T-shirts are acceptable.


Keys are issued for offices and classrooms when you arrive at the lab and must be returned to the lab secretary prior to your departure. Lost keys should be reported immediately. Lost keys are subject to a replacement fee of up to $150.