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Graduation Information

Everyone has to apply for graduation to receive their degree or certificate. We've pulled together SPD-specific FAQs regarding graduation, degree clearance and trancripts. Ceremony information can be found on the SPD Commencement Convocation page.




Graduation FAQs












Graduation Application Deadlines

SOLAR Application Deadline

Spring 2024 and
Summer 2024


*April 10, 2024 is the deadline to have your name appear in the Commencement Publication.

On or after 5/4/2024, students must use the Graduation Application for Late Filers as SOLAR graduation application is no longer available.

Fall 2024 and Winter 2025

Dates TBD

The information will be published on the Academic Calendars page is always the most up-to-date.


Commencement Information

Two opportunities to celebrate your achievement!

Stony Brook University Commencement

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11 am
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium

This is the big ceremony for all graduates – undergrads and grads. More speeches, more pomp and circumstance, but individuals are not called by name. Tickets are limited. 

University Commencement Details 


Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Staller Center for the Arts

This is a smaller ceremony just for SPD graduates. All candidates will walk across the stage and have their names read aloud. There is room for more guests. 

SPD Commencement Details


Contact Information 

School of Professional Development Graduation and Certification
2321 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794 - 4434

Telephone: 631-632-7055
Fax: 631-632-2725

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