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Participate in Grad Day! 

Join us for Grad Day on Monday, November 9.  There will be a variety of in-person and virtual events to celebrate the December Class of 2020! *Photos taken during these events may be featured during our Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

Schedule of Events | Monday, November 9 

  • 10 AM - 8 PM Virtual Photo Booth, courtesy of the Alumni Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Take a virtual celebratory photo with your family and friends (pets welcomed too) and tag us on Instagram @sbu_commencement  and @stonybrookalum.                             (Check back here at 10 AM on Grad Day to access the online booth!)    

  • 11 AM - 7 PM Graduation Portraits, Wang Center, Room 102                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A portrait photographer from Thornton Studio will be on campus to take formal regalia portraits and professional headshots. There is no sitting fee and proofs will be viewable online! Candidates will receive one LinkedIn, thumbnail sized photo of their choice, courtesy of the Alumni Association. Click here for more information and to schedule your appointment. *Walk-ins not permitted.   

  • 1 - 3 PM  Virtual Class Ring Zoom Presentation hosted by Balfour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Click here to learn more, and to register for the Zoom! 

  • 1 - 4 PM  LIVE EVENT! Commencement Cap Decorating, DJ and Photobooth                                                                                                                                                                                                               Join us in the Union Ballroom located in the Stony Brook Union, for fun in-person activities! Students who wish to participate in the cap decorating activity must bring their own caps. Click here  to purchase a cap, or visit the bookstore for a special discount! Whether you attend the in person event or decorate your cap at home, submit an image of your decorated cap for an opportunity to be featured in the December 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony! Click here to submit your picture. *Submissions will close on Friday, November 20 at 4 PM, be sure to submit your pictures before then!  

  • 5 PM Virtual Raffle Ticket Drawing (Win an SBU Sweatshirt!)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On Friday, November 6,   all candidates who have applied to graduate will receive a virtual raffle ticket and submission form to their Stony Brook University email address. Winners will be announced on our Commencement Instagram  @sbu_Commencement at 5 PM on Grad Day! 

  • 7 - 8:30 PM Virtual Party Bingo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Graduates are invited to join us for a fun filled night of Virtual Bingo! Enjoy multiple rounds of bingo, trivia, activities, live DJ & MC, prizes, and much more! Click here for additional event details and to register for this event!


**Please check back for more information regarding December Commencement .**

Candidates and their families are invited to participate in a live stream celebration where President Maurie McInnis and University Deans will confer degrees. The celebration will take place here on Friday, December 18 at 6:30 PM.

All candidates that wish to be included in the printed program must apply to graduate on  SOLAR  by November 11. The last day for Fall/Winter degree candidates to apply for graduation via  SOLAR is December 4.   Please note that applications submitted after November 11 will not appear in the Commencement publication.  *For questions regarding registration  click here for more information.

December 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony 




                                     Congratulations December Class Of 2020!