Family and Friends
- Ceremony Details
The Winter Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 21 at 11:00 AM in Island Federal Credit Union Arena located inside the Sports Complex.
Once Candidates Apply to Graduate and complete the Ceremony Registration Form ( 3) Guest Tickets will be secured in their name. On December 5, Candidates will receive an email invitation to their Stony Brook University account with instructions on how to access tickets. Please be sure to get your tickets from your graduate before the event. Graduates will be lining up prior to the Ceremony.
Doors Open at 10:00 AM. All Guests must present their tickets at the Arena doors. Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket, but must sit on a lap throughout the duration of the Ceremony. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Strollers are not permitted inside the arena.
Please note: the buying, selling, or gifting of tickets is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.
Guests with smart devices can access closed captioning services for the Ceremony at stonybrook.edu/closedcaptioning.
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."
Call (631) 852-5200, or visit the Suffolk County Transit website for schedules, rates, and routes for public bus service between campus and off-campus locations.
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.
SOUTH P LOT
Located at the south entrance off Nicolls Road. There you can take a bus to Main Campus.
SPORTS COMPLEX LOT
Located off of Gym Road*An ADA van, equipped with a lift, will be available for those needing assistance between the parking lot and the Arena.
STADIUM PARKING LOT
Located off of Stadium Road
Guests with Disabilities
Parking for ADA permit holders will be located in the Sports Complex Parking Lot off Gym Road. Proper identification is required. SBU's ADA Transport Services can will be accessible from the Sports Complex lot on Commencement Day.
For more detailed information on disability access for all campus locations please see the Disability Access Index by visiting http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/map/ada/index.html
The area offers several accomodations within five miles. Families are encouraged to make reservations early as availablity is limited.
Hilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook, NY: (631) 941-2980
Danfords Hotel and Marina, Port Jefferson, NY: (800) 332-6367
Hampton Inn Hotel, Islandia, NY: (631) 234-0400
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
- Gifts and Refreshments on Campus
FACULTY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
SAC FOOD COURT
7:30AM - 5:00PM | Student Activities Center (SAC)
7:30AM - 4:00PM | Melville Library
11:00AM - 4:00PM | Charles B. Wang Center
EAST SIDE DINING
7:00AM - 5:00PM | East Side Dine-In
11:00AM - 5:00PM | East Side Southwest
8:00AM - 4:00PM | East Side Emporium
8:30AM - 3:00PM | Administration Building
8:00AM - 6:00PM | Student Activities Center (SAC)
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8:00AM - 6:00PM | Lower Level, Melville Library