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Experience the Best of Stony Brook at CommUniversity Day

Stony Brook University's iCreate lab offers hands-on activities for kids.
You can visit Stony Brook’s iCreate lab.

On Saturday, September 23, Stony Brook is inviting the local community, friends, families and neighbors to experience CommUniversity Day, an afternoon of fun exploration, good food, hands-on activities and captivating performances highlighting the very best the University has to offer. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. All activities will be centered around the University’s main Academic Mall for easy access.

“We’re excited to invite our neighbors and the campus community to explore and experience the many facets of Stony Brook. From the arts to medicine and sports to science, we welcome visitors to participate, to learn and to have fun,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.

Visit a variety of themed campus “neighborhoods” and discover things about Stony Brook University that you may have never known about, such as the iCreate lab or incredible art exhibits. Check out what’s new in virtual reality and visualization. Test your skills at the drowsy driving simulator in the Health & Wellness neighborhood. Watch student performances and hear local musicians on two stages. Race a duck in the campus “brook” at 3:30 pm. Learn about music at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Drop in to hear a brief hot topic from Stony Brook’s renowned educators. Take part in the “Kazoos at 2” campus-wide concert (kazoos provided free). And enjoy a treat in honor of SBU’s 60th anniversary.

Stony Brook students perform on the Academic Mall.
Enjoy student performances on the Academic Mall.

There will be hands-on activities for kids, sport clinics, health screenings, historical exhibits, giveaways and more. “It’s important to Stony Brook to be a good neighbor and to strengthen our local partnerships,” said Judith B. Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations. “CommUniversity Day is another way that the campus and community can come together. We hope our neighbors will come to experience all that the campus has to offer.”

Parking and admission to CommUniversity Day is free, but registration is required to receive an event bracelet. Register at the Info Tent on the Academic Mall. The first 1,500 to register will receive a free Stony Brook University drawstring backpack, a 60th Anniversary celebration cupcake, a raffle ticket for a family four-pack to a future Seawolves football game and a bracelet for giveaways (while supplies last) at the various neighborhoods.

CommUniversity Day will be held rain or shine from 12 pm to 4 pm. Come for the fun and food and stay for the pre-game festivities at Seawolves Town beginning at 4 pm and the football game against Towson at 6 pm. Participants who bring their CommUniversity Day event punch card to the LaValle Stadium box office will receive one discounted game day ticket.

More information and a full schedule of activities can be found at

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