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2020 Commencement being held at Kenneth Lavalle Stadium on

Stony Brook University’s class of 2020 returns for a belated graduation ceremony

Morgan Casey September 19, 2021
Stony Brook University held an in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 on Sept. 10 to celebrate their graduation achievements during the ongoing pandemic.
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Students throwing their graduation caps up into the air. PULIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook will allow two in-person guests per graduate at commencement

Alek Lewis April 23, 2021
SBU will allow two in-person guests per graduate at the Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies. Those who have applied for graduation and registered for commencement will be able to access their two tickets via the commencement website starting May 10.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Commencement will be in-person this spring

Alek Lewis March 21, 2021
Stony Brook University class of 2021’s commencement ceremony will be held in-person at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium — at least for graduating students.
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Seniors call virtual commencement a ‘slap in the face’

Brianne Ledda April 4, 2020
“It was like a slap in the face that they took our money for four years and can’t even make an effort to tell us that they plan on rescheduling it,” she said.
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Undergraduate Student Government president-elect Shaheer Khan poses for a headshot. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

USG President’s letter to the student body

Shaheer Khan April 4, 2020
"My Fellow Students, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. It is safe to say that we are in uncharted territory; it is a confusing and challenging time for us all."
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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Commencement will be rescheduled if necessary, chancellor says

Alek Lewis March 21, 2020
“If necessary we will reschedule your commencement to make sure you walk across the stage and we proudly celebrate your accomplishments,” Kristina M. Johnson wrote to seniors in the letter. 
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Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. in the moment he exits the Administration building to greet the demonstrators. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/STATESMAN FILE

My reflections on speaking with President Stanley

Vincent Sparagna October 21, 2018
Vincent Sparagna recalls his discussion with President Stanley on various topics from increasing graduation rate to the messy budget cuts.
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Graduating Stony Brook students decorated their caps for the 2015 commencement ceremony. BRIDGET DOWNES/STATESMAN FILE

Winter commencement still on for December 2018

Karina Gerry March 3, 2018
“It was very upsetting to find out that they were canceling the commencement ceremony especially without even giving a reason as to why,” Saviano said.
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Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

The Statesman December 31, 2015
2015 was filled with diverse cultural events, student activism, and athletic upsets for Stony Brook. Here are our editors' picks of some of the year's most influential moments
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Graduating Stony Brook students decorated their caps for the 2015 commencement ceremony. BRIDGET DOWNES/STATESMAN FILE

Commencement 2015

Bridget Downes May 23, 2015
Stony Brook University conferred over 6,000 degrees at its fifty fifth annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015.
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Graduating seniors ready for caps, gowns and class rings

Caithlin Pena April 22, 2013

Graduation is almost here, and Stony Brook University seniors are preparing to don the signature red cap and gown and receive their diplomas. Seniors may also choose to purchase another piece of memorabilia—the...

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