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Reminders for Students Applying for Graduation

IMPORTANT NOTICE    All student Records & Registration matters have been moved to the Office of the Registrar on west campus. Please click here for their contact information.


Primary (Legal) Name Changes. Students in the Health Sciences that are requesting to change their primary (legal) name before graduation are advised to contact our office as soon as possible. Current employees at Stony Brook must go through HR on West Campus.   Request to Change Primary (Legal) Name

Diploma Middle Name.  Students that have applied for graduation and wish to update their middle name should contact our office.  

Steps to Ensure Timely Delivery of Your Diploma

Diploma Addresses.  To change diploma addresses, students must submit a  Change of Graduation Date/Diploma Address/Middle Name Form for East Campus Students  to our office  as soon as possible.

The printer will mail the diploma to student's diploma address listed in SOLAR.  Students are responsible for leaving a forwarding address with the Post Office if they have not notified our office of an update before their degree is ordered.  Updating their Home or Mailing address will not effect the diploma address field .

Once the diploma  order is placed with the printer there is a 10 day turn around time from when the order is placed to when it is printed.  The printer will also notify the student by email when the diploma is being sent.  It can take 7-10 days for the diploma to arrive and longer if sent internationally. The whole process generally takes 4 weeks.