December Commencement

To the Campus Community:

Commencement is an important part of the academic process for our undergraduate and graduate students. It marks the culmination of years of hard work and serves as an earned rite of passage. Since 1995, Stony Brook University has recognized its December graduates by holding a ceremony which has been well attended over the past sixteen years. Last December alone, over 2,200 degrees were conferred and graduates were given the opportunity to commemorate this milestone by attending the December Commencement ceremony in the Stony Brook Arena. Because of planned renovations to the Arena there have been concerns about the location and timing of December Commencement this year.

I am pleased to report that December Commencement will take place on Friday, December 21, 2012. As more details about December Commencement become available they will be posted at:

Any questions related to December Commencement should be directed to Conferences and Special Events at (631) 632-6320.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.