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Traditions

Throughout the year, members of our campus community come together to learn about and celebrate Stony Brook's unique diversity. Popular annual traditions include:

Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month within Stony Brook University is a celebration of the Hispanic culture and contribution to the University community throughout the month of October.
NAHeritage Native American Heritage Awareness The Native American Heritage Awareness Program series highlights the diverse and rich history and culture of Native America while also educating about current contemporary issues.
festival of lights Festival of LightsThe Festival of Lights is an intercultural program highlighting various religions celebrated during the Holiday season.
black history month Black History Month
Black History Month events during the month of February celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of people of the African Diaspora and the contemporary issues affecting them.
Journey Multicultural Open Mic Night &  Food Tasting
The Multicultural Open Mic Night & Food Food Tasting is an evening ofcultural  performances and food presented by Stony Brook students and cultural student groups.
Asian american heritage month Asian Heritage Month
Asian Heritage Month is recognized during the month of April at Stony Brook and celebrates the Asian American cultures that exist at the University.
Diversity Diversity Day
Diversity Day is an annual celebration of the diversity that exists at Stony Brook University. The campus tradition is celebrated alongside Strawberry Fest in the spring.