Important Dates


September 13, 2016: Deadline for undergraduate and Health Science undergraduate  candidates to apply for graduation through SOLAR.

 October 14, 2016: Deadline for graduate candidates, SPD candidates, and Health Science graduate candidates to apply for graduation through SOLAR.
PLEASE NOTE: Applying for graduation after these deadlines WILL NOT guarantee that your name will appear in the printed commencement program.

October 17- December 4, 2016:Ceremony Registration Form is now available on the SOLAR for candidates that applied to graduate and for Summer graduates that did not participate in Commencement last May. This form must be completed and submitted to obtain tickets to the December Commencement ceremony. Please contact the Conferences and Special Events office if you have difficulty completing this form (631-632-6320).

Senior Portraits: Sittings will be available in the SAC Auditorium with Thorton Studios. Graduates are welcome to schedule appointments by visiting and entering the Stony Brook University school code: 02838.

November 7 - 11:00 am to 7 pm at the SAC Auditorium
November 8 - 11:00 am to 7 pm at the SAC Auditorium
November 10 - 11:00 am to 7 pm at the SAC Auditorium
November 14 - 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at the SAC Auditorium
November 15 - 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at the SAC Auditorium

November 16, 2016:Caps, gowns, and hoods are available for purchase by undergraduate and Master candidates at Shop Red West.

November 16, 2016: December Graduation Fair at Shop Red West, 12PM-7PM : One-stop location for ceremony information and purchasing regalia.

December 4, 2016:Last day to submit the Ceremony Registration Form on SOLAR System. All candidates planning to attend the ceremony must submit this to obtain tickets.

Ticket Distribution:Information regarding tickets will be available soon. Please check back on this website for updates.

PLEASE NOTE:There will be no extra tickets outside of the allotted amount. 

Please contact 631-632-6320 if you any have questions or concerns.

December 22, 2016: December Commencement Ceremony in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena: 11:00 AM. Candidates must check in at 10:00 AM in Pritchard Gym. Arena doors will open at 10:00 AM for all ticketed guests.

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