If you have questions regarding your academic status, please contact Registrar at 631.632.6175 or via email at email@example.com
For information regarding graduation applications and the awarding of degrees, please go to: www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/registrar/graduation/graduation.html
If you require an accessibility accommodation for a ceremony, please call 631.632.1118
The deadline to Apply to Graduate on SOLAR is Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Apply for Graduation & Register for Commencement
*Candidates will now apply to graduate as well as register for the ceremonies of their choosing in one step on their SOLAR accounts. Please see sample screenshots of the process below.*
For further information, please visit the Office of the Registrar.
*Please be advised that students that apply to graduate after November 13th, 2019, will not be eligible to have their name listed in the printed program.
Senior Class Portraits
A portrait photographer from Thornton Studios will be on campus for your formal regalia portraits and professional head shots.
Schedule your appointment today!
Step One: Visit their website at www.thorntonstudio.com
Step Two: Select ‘Schedule Appointment’
Step Three: Enter School Code: 02838
For more information, please call 800-883-9449 Ext: 1758
Charles B. Wang Center, Room 102
11 AM – 7 PM
There is no sitting fee and proofs will be viewable online!
Portrait Tips and Tricks
- Portraits are from the waist up. We recommend you dress as you would for a job interview or business portrait.
- Long sleeves and solid colors look best!
- Bring a comb or brush.
- Check your nails; your hands will show in several poses.
- For your convenience, Academic Regalia and Undergraduate Honors stoles will be provided by the portrait photographer.
- You may bring your own University stoles and cords.
Contact Thornton Studios at firstname.lastname@example.org using subject line: Stony Brook
CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR ACADEMIC REGALIA TO ATTEND December COMMENCEMENT.
Bachelors and Masters Candidates can purchase their academic attire online!
DOCTORAL REGALIA IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Candidates who do not order online before November 2, 2019, will need to visit Shop Red West or Shop Red East to obtain or order regalia.
Delivery & Returns
Candidates who order online will be able to pick up their regalia beginning December 4, 2019 at Shop Red West.
All rented Regalia must be returned to Shop Red West or Shop Red East by December 30, 2019 at 3:00 PM.
For further questions please call Shop Red West at 631.632.6543.
Candidates who have applied to graduate and registered for the December Commencement Ceremony by Wednesday, November 13 at midnight on SOLAR will be able to access the online ticket portal on our commencement website beginning on Monday, December 9, 2019. All Candidates will receive (3) Guest Tickets to the December Commencement Ceremony at that time.
Tickets are now through the Athletics ticketing system.
Steps to Accessing Tickets for University Commencement
- Beginning on Monday, December 9, 2019 visit the commencement website to access the ticket portal
- Create a new account using your @Stonybrook.edu email address *You must log in with your SBU email in order to access tickets
- Follow all prompts (i.e. enter address, etc.)
- Confirmation page
- A confirmation email will be sent followed by a second email containing a PDF of your 3 guest tickets
*NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR TICKETS. TICKETS ARE ALWAYS FREE.
Ticket holders must present a printed ticket to be scanned for entry. Tickets are unique by barcode and admit one. Duplicate tickets will not scan and will not provide entry into the Ceremony. Violations are subject to disciplinary action.
10:00 AM Candidate Arrival: Candidates are in line at the Pritchard Gym located in Indoor Sports Complex wearing caps and gowns
10:30 AM Academic Procession: Candidates are ushered to their seats on the arena floor
11:00 AM Ceremony Begins: All guests are seated
*Candidates, please be sure to provide your guests with their tickets before lining up at 10:00 AM
Candidates with International Guests
International students or domestic students wishing to invite international family, please visit:
Visa and Immigration Services
Stony Brook University
E5310, Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3393
Telephone: (631) 632-4685
Fax: (631) 632-7064
Pay it forward. Start your legacy. Be recognized.
Join other students from this year's class by making your senior class gift online today at stonybrook.edu/seniorclassgift