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CommUniversity DayAbout CommUniversity Day

Stony Brook University’s CommUniversity Day will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Arising out of the campus Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, this event will showcase the many facets of the campus community. The day has been planned for our neighbors, regional partners, alumni, employees and other friends. CommUniversity Day will highlight the campus through hands-on, interactive activities, fun entertainment, and thought-provoking mini-talks. We encourage families to attend.

CommUniversity Day will be held on the Academic Mall from noon to 4 p.m. "Neighborhoods" will be stationed throughout the mall area for visitors to explore. From music to medicine, from food to fun, we invite you to explore all that Stony Brook has to offer.

CommUniversity Day admission is free and open to the public.

Learn more about Stony Brook University.

Learn more about the Stony Brook University Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.


2022 CommUniversity Day Leadership Team

Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations

Joan Dickinson, Assistant Vice President, University and Hospital Community Relations

Nicole Pacheco, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Community Relations Office

Christine Quinn, Assistant Director, Conferences and Special Events

Shelley Catalano, Managing Editor, University Communications and Marketing

Suzanne Natsch, Budget and Financial Manager, Marketing Communications Office

2022 CommUniversity Day Team Leaders

The Arts and Kazoo-university: Paul Newland, Outreach Director, Staller Center for the Arts

Main Stage: Michael Hershkowitz, Executive Director, Community Music Programs Department of Music

Discovery Zone: Dave Ecker, Director of Research Technologies, Division of Information Technology

Find Out in 15: John Peter Gergen, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Karen Kernan, Director, URECA and Director, Simons Summer Research Program 

Health: Traci Thompson, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Assistant Director for Student Events, School of Health Professions; Christine Marsh, Hygienist for the Dental Team, School of Dental Medicine; Erika Karp, Community Relations Representative University Hospital; Catherine Duffy, Director HealthierU

Safety: Amanda Alicea, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Enterprise Risk Management

Traditions: Kristen Nyitray

Food Court/Food Trucks: Dawn Villacci, Manager for Student Staff Development and Customer Relations, Faculty Student Association.

Info Tent: TBD

Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band and Duck Race: Jeff Barnett, Interim Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students Office; Justin Stolarik, Interim Director of Athletic Bands

WUSB & Student Community Development: Isobel Breheny, Assistant Director of Student Media, and Argirios Davanelos