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Ceremony Information

The December Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to take place on December 18, 2014 at 11 am in the Stony Brook Arena located in the Sports Complex.

Getting to Campus

Stony Brook University is situated on an 1,040-acre site on the North Shore of Long Island in southeastern New York. We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City. For more directions visit:

Campus maps with transportation and parking information will be mailed home. 

Local Lodging

On Campus:

The Hilton Garden Inn, located on the Stony Brook University main campus. For more information visit: Hilton Garden Inn 

Off Campus:

Danfords Hotel & Marina, Port Jefferson, NY

(800) 332-6367,

Holiday Inn Express, Stony Brook, NY:
(631) 471-8000,

Marriott Residence Inn, Holtsville, NY
(631) 475-9500,

Three Village Inn, Stony Brook, NY
(631) 751-0555,


Suggested parking for December Commencement will be the stadium lot off of Stadium Road. All parking is free of charge. The parking lot on Gym Road will be reserved for cars with appropriate ADA Permits. The ADA van, equipped with a lift, will be available for those who require assistance between the parking lot and the Sports Complex. If you have questions regarding parking at Stony Brook University, please visit our Parking and Transportation website at

Guests with Disabilities

Parking for ADA Permit Holders will be located on Gym Road. Proper identification is required. Stony Brook University’s ADA Transport Services van will be accessible from the Gym Road parking lot on Commencement Day.

For more detailed information on disability access for all campus locations please see the Disability Access Index by visiting

Live Web Cast

There will be a live webcast of the ceremony and will be available from the Stony Brook University homepage on December 18, 2014. The ceremony will then be archived and available online for two weeks following the ceremony at:

Due to limited seating, an alternate viewing location has been secured in Frey Hall for all non-ticketed guests.

Food and Beverages

Guests may purchase refreshments at:

  1. SAC Food Court – 7:30 am to 6 pm – Student Activities Center
  2. Starbucks – 8 am to 4 pm – Student Union
  3. Union Deli – 8 am to 4 pm – Student Union
  4. Administration Cart – 8 am to 2 pm – Administration Building
  5. Jasmine – 11 am to 5 pm – Charles B. Wang Center
  6. Simons Café –11:30 am to 3:30 pm – Simons Center for Geometry and Physics


Graduation Flowers

Graduation flowers will be available for purchase on site 
the day of the ceremony. To pre-order your flowers and guarantee your color preference, place your order at





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