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Stony Brook to Graduate More Than 7,100 in Virtual Celebration


Launching 7,100 graduates into a world of unprecedented challenges and opportunities, Stony Brook University will honor the Class of 2020 in a Virtual Degree Conferral Celebration on Friday, May 22, at 12 pm ET.


Candidates and their families are invited to participate in a live stream celebration where Interim President Michael Bernstein and University deans will confer degrees.

Deans will also host Virtual Departmental Convocation Celebrations. 

“You have earned a degree from one of the finest universities in the world — one that is a powerful reflection of the society in which you will continue to live and work,” said Interim President Michael A. Bernstein. “All of us at Stony Brook University take enormous pride in your accomplishment.”

The Class of 2020 joins 200,000 alumni around the globe who hold Stony Brook degrees.

Access to the celebration and program will be made available on May 22 on the Commencement website.


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  • My nephew, Michael Coulter, is graduating with a degree in computer science. To him and all fellow graduates congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors. To the professors and especially to the President, keep up your fine work and dedication to the future students.

  • To my Ate (Cici) I am so proud of you and all you’ve done, your hard work, your sleepless nights, tireless hours you spent on your projects, juggle your schedules, you deserve a recognition for all of those. And to all the graduates Congratulations, you all made it! It sucks that the typical graduation march can’t happen, but it doesn’t mean you didn’t do it. You all made us proud. God bless you all!

  • Congratulations Jessica!!!
    We are so proud of you.
    It breaks my heart that you and your classmates can not celebrate your accomplishments together on your graduation day but I am grateful today that you are healthy and headed to a future where you will apply your education, intelligence and integrity for the health and well-being of others.
    Congratulations to you and all of the SBU Class of 2020!!!

  • CONGRATULATIONS TAJ!!!!!! We are sooooo proud of you and your accomplishments. Although we cannot celebrate in-person right now and hope to in the future, we are looking forward to your graduation tomorrow. We thank God that he go you to this point in life and we are grateful to God for everything. Godspeed as you head into your future accomplishments!!!!!!! Congratulations to all the SBU 2020 graduates!

    Love, Mom, Dad, Danielle, Trisha, Grandma Hannah and Grandma Diana :=)

  • Congratulations my daughter Marissa You worked very hard to achieve this goal and you are well deserving . I am so proud of you. I love you and I know you will save many lives. Fly baby, soar high and fly straight and be a light. Your grandparents and great grandparents are cheering for you from heaven. They knew from the beginning that you were going to be a beacon of light hope and love .

  • Congratulations ALEXANDER MARCUS SZABO !!!
    Pharmacology graduate…Whoo Hoo!!!
    Summa Cum Laude…with Highest Distinction!
    I am so proud of you!
    You are the star I wished upon every night of my life…
    I remain in awe at who you are…and the person you have become.
    Your devotion to the love of learning and innovation is astounding!
    Never give up and never give in, Alexander.
    “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison

  • Congratulations Class of 2020!
    Alexander Marcus Szabo…you did it!!!!!
    Pharmacology graduate..Summa Cum Laude!!!!
    Well done!
    “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison

  • Congratulations to our son, Michael Kazlauskas. We are so very proud of you. This is a huge accomplishment. God Bless you and your future endeavors. We love you!!!!

  • A huge Congratulations to our daughter Cianna! You worked triple hard for those straight A’s. Now you have achieved your Masters degree and are now beginning your Doctoral journey at UPENN. Dad and I are extremely proud of you. God bless you in all your endeavors!!

  • Congratulation to my grand daughter Ashley Aspromonte. I wish you all the best
    in your future endeavors.

  • We are so proud of our son, Alex Kuschner on his wonderful achievement of Graduation from Stony Brook University with his BS degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics! We send our best wishes and congrats to the entire Graduating Class of 2020!?

  • Congratulations Matt on earning your Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
    Go Seawolves! #Classof2020 #StonybrookStrong

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