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Winter Commencement Ceremony Takes Place December 20

Winter commencement

Launching more than 1700 talented graduates into a world of challenges and rewards, Stony Brook University will hold its 22nd annual December commencement ceremony, taking place in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Friday, December 20. The graduates will join more than 190,000 alumni whose knowledge and skills are currently shaping our future.

Winter commencement
A student celebrates graduation in December 2018.

In total, 1740 degrees will be granted, including 1040 bachelor’s degrees, 540 master’s, 120 doctoral and professional, and 60 certificates.

During his commencement address, Interim President Michael A. Bernstein 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 Isabella Bouklas, a Psychology and Sociology major with minors in Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Among many roles on campus, Isabella dedicated much of her time to educating the campus community on the effects of toxic drinking through her involvement in the Red Watch Band Care team and as an intern for the Center for Prevention and Outreach.

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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