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Candidates and their families are invited to participate in a live stream celebration where Interim President Michael Bernstein and University Deans will confer degrees.

Deans will also host a Virtual Departmental Convocation or Recognition

*Please check the schedule below for more information. 

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President's Message

Congratulations, graduates. Stony Brook University takes enormous pride in your success. You have earned a degree from one of the finest universities in the world — a University that boasts the best and brightest students.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul


Department Convocation and Recognition Schedule

* Please note that not all Departments will be hosting virtual events at a scheduled time.  Please check the links below to find out more information regarding your Department Convocation. Some links won't be live until the scheduled time.

Wednesday, May 20

8:30 am - School of Nursing (Undergraduate/Graduate)

2 pm -  Program in Public Health

5:30 pm - School of Social Welfare (UG/MSW/PhD)

6 pm - School of Professional Development


Thursday, May 21

8:30 am - College of Business

12 pm - EOP/AIM

12 pm - Lavender Graduation

12 pm - Physiology and Biophysics

1 pm - Graduate School, Doctoral Hooding

4 pm - Civil Engineering

4 pm - Honors College

4 pm - Political Science


Department Recognitions

* Electrical Engineering

* Graduate Nutrition, Dept. of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine

* Psychology

* Physics and Astronomy

* Women's and Gender Studies

Friday, May 22

8:30 am - Anthropology

8:30 am - Africana Studies

8:30 am - Journalism

8:45 am - Chemistry

9 am - European Languages, Literatures and Cultures

9 am - History

9 am - Mathematics

9 am - Mechanical Engineering

9 am - Pharmacological Sciences

9:30 am - Linguistics

10:30 am - Biology and Biochemistry

1 pm - Master of Arts in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics

1 pm - School of Health, Technology and Management

1:30 pm - Dental Medicine

1:30 pm - Art and Art History

1:30 pm - Asian and Asian American Studies

1:30 pm - College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

1:30 pm - Economics

1:30 pm - English

1:30 pm - Geosciences

1:30 pm - Hispanic Languages and Literature

1:30 pm - School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

1:30 pm - Philosophy

1:30 pm - Sociology

3:00 pm -   Music

4 pm - Multidisciplinary Studies