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Information for the Platform Party

Dear Platform Party Member:

We are honored to welcome you to Stony Brook University’s inauguration ceremony of Maurie McInnis on Saturday, October 23. A celebratory reception will immediately follow. For your convenience, reserved parking is available in the Island Federal Arena parking lot accessible off of Circle Drive on Gym Road. Please refer to the Platform Party arrival map below. We encourage you to arrive early to allow enough time to dress into your regalia and line up.  If you have ordered regalia, it will be available in the suite upon your arrival. 

A copy of the order of the program and script will be placed on the stage at each seat. We anticipate the ceremony will run approximately one hour.

Ceremony Information

Inauguration of President Maurie McInnis

Saturday, October 23rd

Island Federal Arena | West Campus

9:30 AM Robing & Refreshments (Arena-President's Suite)

10:30 AM Academic Procession

11:00 AM Ceremony (Arena)

12:00 PM Reception (Arena- Lobby)

COVID-19 Entry Requirements

To ensure your health and safety, Stony Brook University is requiring that all guests be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you'll need to wear a mask at all times when you are inside the Arena. Upon arrival, you can provide proof of your vaccination status through your NYS Excelsior Pass or your CDC-issued vaccination card. If you cannot receive a vaccination due to a medical condition or closely held religious belief, you must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the ceremony or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the ceremony start time.

For further information, please visit our website or email us at inaugural_events@stonybrook.eduWe look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you!

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