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Join us in person Wednesday, May 19, to Friday, May 21 for Stony Brook University’s 61st Commencement, as we celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2021. There will be 10 ceremonies, all held outdoors at LaValle Stadium rain or shine. All ceremonies will be live streamed and a recording of each ceremony will live on the Commencement website following the event.

Based on new guidance from the State of New York, you will be able to invite two guests to attend the May 2021 Commencement ceremonies.

New York State has eased its restrictions on large gatherings to permit a small number of guests in LaValle Stadium, as long as they follow all current health and safety guidelines, including social distancing and wearing masks. Guests will also be required to provide proof of recent COVID-19 testing or vaccination before being allowed in the stadium.  View the entry requirements for students, guests, faculty, staff and vendors here.

To receive your two guest tickets, you must have successfully completed the Applied to Graduate form and registered for Commencement on SOLAR. Only registered candidates can access tickets.

*Please note: Due to capacity restrictions and graduating class size, there will be no extra tickets distributed. Check this site for updates.

See the Schedule    Get Tickets Here  

Commencement Schedule

Select the college or school below to view ceremony dates and times. (The College of Arts and Sciences will be divided into 3 ceremonies.)

*Candidates please arrive 1 hour prior to your designated ceremony. Please be sure to view our entry requirements page if you plan on attending Commencement in person. Download the parking and candidate check-in map here. Please use this address in your GPS: Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stadium Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Stony Brook merchandise and flowers will be available at Shop Red West and outside Gates 2, 4 & 6. Concessions and refreshments will be available at each ceremony; only credit/debit will be accepted.

                                                  Congratulations Class Of 2021!