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Winter Commencement Ceremony Takes Place December 21

Commencement 2018

Welcoming more than 1,800 talented graduates into a world of challenges and promise, Stony Brook University will hold its 21st annual December commencement ceremony, taking place in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Friday, December 21. The graduates will join more than 190,000 alumni whose knowledge and skills are currently shaping our future.

In total, 1,820 degrees will be granted, including 995 bachelor’s degrees, 670 master’s, 110 doctoral and professional, and 60 certificates.

Winter Commencement
President Stanley addresses assembled graduates and scholars during 2017 Winter Commencement ceremony.

During his commencement address, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will highlight key elements of the Stony Brook experience, congratulate the accomplished graduating class, and celebrate the University’s forward trajectory and diverse landscape.

Student speaker is Rian Leung, a Marine Sciences major who intends to pursue a career in environmental conservation. Among many roles on campus, Rian served as manager of Stony Brook University’s Division 1 Men’s Basketball Team

Doors open at 10 am. Information for students, families, faculty and staff is available on the Commencement website.

The ceremony may be viewed live online via webcast.

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