SSW Convocation and University Graduation Information

Class of 2023! The SSW commencement ceremony is on Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m., Island Federal Credit Union Arena, West campus

Important Information for Undergraduate and Graduate Candidates:  

Pre-Order  your regalia using this link:

Pre-Order your regalia until March 12, 2023 and have your regalia ready to pick up at Shop Red West April 19 - May 18, 2023 (During hours of operation only. Check for up to date information).

The Ship to home option is available through April 23, 2023 (Shipping fees apply. See website for details). Missed both ordering deadlines? Undergraduate and Graduate students who missed the above deadlines will be able to purchase regalia at Shop Red West beginning April 19 through May 18.

Please reach out to the Shop Red West Team at with any questions regarding regalia.

Doctoral Candidates!

Order your announcements and rent your regalia using the following link:

Rent your regalia between until April 23, 2023 and have your items shipped to you (In store pick up not available for PhD orders).

Please reach out to the Shop Red West Team at with any questions regarding regalia.


A portrait photographer from Thornton Studio will be on campus for formal regalia portraits and professional headshots. Visit and enter School Code 02838 to schedule your appointment!


Commencement” Formal Cap & Gown Portraits are being  photographed

at Thornton Studio Photographers location: 210 West 29t h Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY

Please dress as you would for a job interview. Portraits  are from the waist-up. After you view your portraits  online, you can decide to order for you and your family.  Stony Brook University academic attire available. There is no sitting fee. 

The Stony Brook School of Social Welfare citron yellow academic hood is available. 

Schedule Your Portrait Appointment Today! Visit:

Your Alumni Association invites you to participate in one of the University’s most prestigious traditions — The Official Stony Brook University Ring. Your class ring is a symbol of Stony Brook spirit that connects you with your fellow alums, a precious keepsake representing your commitment to Stony Brook.

The official class ring is a symbol of eternal affiliation with the University and is recognized by Stony Brook alumni worldwide. Wear yours with Seawolf pride.
Click here to purchase your class ring today!
Alumni Association Click here for more information

There is no greater expression of community at The School of Social Welfare than our commencement ceremony. To recognize students that have- through voluntary service, activism and advocacy, or other forms of civic engagement helped address or make positive change around a social issue, we invite you to consider having your achievements recognized by wearing a Citrus Green color cord at the commencement ceremony. SSW students who have served in the military may wear a triple honor cord of red, white and blue if they choose to do so. 

Examples of service include, but are not limited to work with USWA, GSG, Leadership Symposium, Disaster Relief etc.

Cords vary in price from $4.00 -18.00 and can be purchased online at any vendor that sells graduation regalia.