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Family Weekend 

SAVE THE DATE: September 21-23, 2018

We invite all family members to take part in Family Weekend, a traditional event that occurs in the Fall Semester.  Family members connect with their students to experience a bit of student life at Stony Brook University as well as the surrounding area.  Join us for a weekend of fun-filled activities and entertainment for the entire family including CommUniversity DayPlease note, SBU students will need a ticket to participate in Family Weekend. Please coordinate with your student regarding their availability prior to purchasing tickets. 


Family Weekend registration is now closed.

If you did not purchase tickets, you may still visit campus and see your student. Interested families can also participate in CommUniversity Day on Saturday free of charge. General admission football tickets can also be purchased at



Overnight Accommodations
The following local hotels will be offering special Family Weekend rates:
  • Hilton Garden Inn (on-campus): $234/night. Reserve here using the group code FAMILY
  • Holiday Inn Express (2 miles from campus): $174.99/night. Reserve here


Schedule of Activities
The bulk of Family Weekend activities occur on Saturday (day and evening), but we offer additional activities on Friday night and Sunday morning for families who may want to extend their stay at the University; consider them “book-end” activities of the weekend. Family Weekend kicks off with a dessert reception on Friday evening. On Saturday, family members have the opportunity to attend a variety of activities as part of our CommUniversity event, enjoy a tailgate barbeque, and support our Stony Brook Seawolves at the football game! On Sunday, the weekend closes out with brunch at East Side or West Side Dining with your student before exploring the area or heading home.
Family Weekend Schedule (subject to change)
Friday, September 21, 2018  
7:00pm Women's Soccer vs. Delaware State (free for students, $6 for general admission) LaValle Stadium
7:30pm-9:30pm Family Weekend Early Bird Check In SAC Why Lobby
7:30pm-9:30pm Welcome Dessert Reception, Co-hosted by the Stony Brook Alumni Association ($5 Family Pass purchase required) (SOLD OUT) SAC Ballroom B
8:30pm-10:00pm Dan Lornitis Comedy Hypnotist Show SAC Auditorium
Saturday, September 22, 2018  

Family Weekend Check In (ticket pick up, resource fair, and refreshments) (Saturday ticket pass purchase required)

**Please note that Family Weekend tickets (including football tickets) not picked up by 6:30pm on Saturday will be forfeited without refund.

 Wang Center until 1:30 pm

Pritchard Gymnasium after 1:30 pm

12:00pm-4:00pm CommUniversity Day activities Campus wide (maps & details will be provided at check in)
3:30pm-5:15pm Family BBQ Lunch & Pep Rally (Saturday ticket pass purchase required) Pritchard Gymnasium
4pm-5pm Teddy Bear Market (Saturday ticket pass purchase required) Pritchard Gymnasium
5:15pm Football Pre-Game Show (Football ticket purchase required) LaValle Stadium
6:00 pm  Stony Brook Football vs. Richmond (Football ticket purchase required) LaValle Stadium
Sunday, September 23, 2018  

Explore the local community: Fall Farmer's Market in Port Jefferson Village

Visit local Port Jeff Village and enjoy the weekly local farmer's market with local produce, baked goods, and plants. For more info visit

Harborfront Park

Port Jefferson, NY 11777


Pre-purchase not required. Pay at the door using your student's meal plan guest passes or $9.75 per person payable by cash, check, credit/debit, Wolfie Wallet, or Dining Dollars. 

West Side & East Side Dining

Women's Soccer vs. Delaware State (free for students, $6 for general admission) 

LaValle Stadium

Explore the local community: Northport ArtWalk 

Explore the town of Northport, take a free, self-guided walking tour of local galleries and studios, and enjoy live musical performances. For more info visit

Main Street, Northport, NY 11768.


Registration Information


Each attendee, including SBU students, must purchase a ticket. Family Weekend ticket sales are final and refunds will NOT be given for non-attendance. Family Weekend is a rain or shine event. Please note that University-sponsored photographers will be at this event. By registering for this event, you understand that photographs may be taken and used in future university publications. If you would not like your photograph to be used in this capacity, please decline requests for photographs by our photographer. A final confirmation message with details regarding the Family Weekend event will be sent to the email address provided on your registration form a week before Family Weekend.



Ticket Prices

Friday Night Reception: $5/family
Saturday Full Day Ticket: $25 for adults and youth (ages 6-17), $15 for SBU students, Free for children 5 and under
     - Includes welcome activities, Family Weekend souvenir, FREE CommUniversity day events, BBQ lunch & pre-game activities. Be sure to add on your football ticket below.
Family Weekend football tickets: $8 for adults and youth, free for SBU students and children 5 and under



Special Accommodations

For questions or special accommodations/needs regarding the Family Weekend, contact the Student Orientation & Family Programs Office at (631) 632-6710 or email


























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