End of Year Celebrations
As the school year comes to a close, there are many events that will take place for celebration and recognition of hard work and achievements. Below you will see a list of events. We encourage you to expand on each topic to see greater detail.
Tuesday, May 16
Rose Ceremony 11:25am
Dress is semi-formal
Senior Parents Welcome
Senior Luncheon 12:15pm
Immediately following the Rose Ceremony
Old Field Club
86 W Meadow Rd
Setauket, NY 11733
Wednesday, May 17 from 3:30-6:00pm
All students welcome
Thursday, May 18th
Students will assemble in the Quad near the flagpole for photos at 4:30pm before departing for prom.
Friday, May 19th
10:00am-12:00pm - Head of School's home
Seniors and their families are invited to brunch at the Head of the School's home. Further information will be provided in the invitation.
Friday, May 19th at 2:00pm
Seniors must wear gowns
Friday, May 19th at 4:00pm
Required for all students. Dress for students is formal. Seniors must wear gowns and sit in the front.
Friday, May 19th at 5:30pm
Friday, May 19th at 7:30pm
(Students Check-in by 7:20pm) - Swanson Gymnasium
Required for all students. Students sit with their class in the center section. Dress for students is formal. Seniors wear gown and sit in front.
Saturday, May 20th - 9:00am
Required for all seniors. Dress for students is formal. Seniors must wear cap and gown.
Saturday, May 20th at 10:15am
Congratulations Legacy Graduates! Legacy graduates share a proud heritage with generations of others whose parents, grandparents, or siblings also attended Stony Brook. Pictures of legacy families will be taken in front of Memorial at 10:15am on Commencement Day.
Saturday, May 20th - 11:00am
Required for all students in 10th-12th grade. Dress for students is formal.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guest should plan to arrive early.
Students will process down Chapman Parkway before the ceremony begins and the procession will be broadcasted in the gymnasium for family members and guests.
Directly following ceremony
We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City. To find the campus via GPS, enter the below:
11 St. Marks Ave
Stony Brook, NY 11790
A number of local schools will be hosting their Commencement ceremonies the same weekend as The Stony Brook School. Below, we have listed some local hotels for your convenience. Families are responsible for their own booking. We encourage you to reserve your hotel rooms as soon as possible to avoid any complications. Those with an asterisk have rooms blocked for The Stony Brook School.
*Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook (1.2 miles away)
1 Circle Road, Stony Brook NY 11794
Group code: SBS (if calling in a reservation)
*Holiday Inn Express - Stony Brook (4.7 miles away)
3131 Nesconset Highway, Centereach, NY 11720
Group code: SHS (if calling in reservation)
*Hilton Garden Inn - Islip (9 miles away)
3485 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma NY 11779
Group code: SBCGRP (if calling in reservation)
Three Village Inn (1.2 miles away)
150 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Danfords Hotel Marina and Spa (3 miles away)
25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
Holiday Inn Express - Hauppauge (9 miles away)
2050 Express Drive South, Hauppauge NY 11788
631-348-1400 or 1-888-HOLIDAY
Residence Inn - Holtsville (10 miles away)
25 Middle Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742
Ramada Plaza - Long Island MacArthur Airport - (13 miles away)
1730 North Ocean Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742
Marriott Melville - (18 miles away)
1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville NY 11747
Hampton Inn - Brookhaven (20 miles away)
2000 No. Ocean Avenue, Farmingdale NY 11738
Bed & Breakfasts
The Stony Brookside
(1.3 miles away)
48 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Guests requiring ADA permit parking are encouraged to display their permits upon arrival on campus. We have limited parking spaces close to Swanson Gymnasium. We ask that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org a week before Commencement so that we can make sure parking is available for those needing it.
A professional photographer will take a picture of each graduate immediately following the presentation of his/her diploma. The pictures will be made available for purchase.
Please email Commencement@sbs.org with any questions.