Frequently Asked Commencement Questions
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Answer: Please continue to check our Commencement website and Stony Brook University homepage for more information regarding a future Commencement ceremony. When safe to do so, our intention is to host an on campus event in the future.
Answer: A program, featuring all students who applied to graduate as of November 11, can be found on the Commencement website on December 18.
Answer: Stony Brook Univeristy will be hosting a virtual celebration on Friday, December 18. There will not be indivual department convocations held in December.
Answer: Yes, the event will be available for viewing on our Commencement website. Please check back on December 18.
Answer: Thornton Studios is able to reserve portrait sittings at this time. There will be no walk in appointments available, please be sure to make a reservation. Studio photography appointments will be held in the Wang Center, Room 102.
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Answer: Honors stoles will be mailed to all Class of 2020 Graduates (May and December) who graduated with an honors distinction. *Stoles will be mailed to your diploma address, please check your SOLAR account to ensure this address is correct.
Answer: Visit the alumni website for more information regarding the Stony Brook University Alumni Association. Click here to visit!
Answer: You can find the link to purchase the official class ring on the Alumni website. Click here to purchase your class ring today!
Answer: Honors distinctions are based on your CURRENT grade point average. The actual distinction awarded may be different as it is based on your FINAL grade point average. The actual honor will appear on your final transcript and diploma.