Family Weekend

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Family Weekend 2014 is on October 10-12.
Register NOW!

What is Family Weekend?
We invite all family members to take part in Family Weekend, a traditional event that occurs in the Fall Semester.  Family members connect with their students for a chance to experience a bit of student life at Stony Brook University.  Join us for a weekend of fun-filled activities and entertainment for the entire family!

Family members have the opportunity to attend lectures presented by select faculty, become members-for-the day of some of our student groups, enjoy a tailgate barbeque, and support our Stony Brook Seawolves at the football game!

Family Weekend provides a great opportunity for family members to connect with one another, and become familiar with university faculty and staff.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Register HERE for Family Weekend. Registration deadline extended to Friday, October 3. Ticket prices are:  Current SBU students $10, Adults $30, Children (ages 6 to 17) $30, Children (ages 5 and under) FREE.  
Ticket prices include Welcome Reception, faculty seminars, workshops and activities, barbeque, and football game. More details about the program to come.

Family Weekend Schedule
Stay tuned for the 2014 schedule! Below is the at-a-glance schedule for Family Weekend 2014. 


Saturday, October 11
Event Location
10:00am-1:00pm Already in the area? Take part in various activities before formal programs begin.*

Meet and depart from Wang Center Main Lobby for various events

1:00-2:00pm Family Weekend Check-in and Welcome Reception

Wang Center Main Lobby

2:00-4:30pm Sessions/Workshop

Attend sessions/workshops of your choice!
Sessions include Faculty Seminars, Bus Tour of Port Jefferson Village, performances and lessons by student groups.

4:30-6:30pm Tailgate BBQ Pritchard Gym.
6:30pm Pre-Game Show LaValle Stadium
7:00pm Football Game LaValle Stadium. Football kickoff. Come cheer on our SB Seawolves!
This will be a televised game!
Sunday, October 12
Event Location
10:30am-3:00pm Brunch (additional price) Stony Brook Union Commons

 *Activities include shuttles to Port Jefferson Village and a walk through the Ashley Schiff Preserve.

Hotel Accommodations
Looking to stay in the area for the weekend? Click HERE for more information.


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Questions about Family Weekend
Contact the Student Orientation & Family Programs office for questions regarding Family Day.  Call us at 631-632-6710 or email us at

To view pictures from Family Weekend 2012 click HERE.