Family Weekend

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Mark you calendars for October 10-12 for
Family Weekend 2014!

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!

Registration for Family Weekend will be available September 1.  Ticket prices include Friday evening reception, faculty seminars, workshops and activities, barbeque, and football game. More details and information on registration to come. 

Family Weekend Schedule
Programs for Family Weekend 2014 are still being developed.  Below is the at-a-glance schedule for Family Weekend 2013. 

Friday, October 25 Event Location
7:00-9:00pm Welcome Reception Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and the
Stony Brook Parent Fund.
Saturday, October 26 Event Location
10:00-11:15am Family Weekend Check-in

Wang Center Main Lobby

10:00-11:45am Resource Fair

Wang Center Theater Lobby
Learn about the resources, support and helpful information available to your student through various offices on campus including Campus Residences, Commuter Student Services, Academic Success and Tutoring Center, and Faculty Student Association*.

11:15-11:45am University Welcome Wang Center Theater
12:00-2:30pm Sessions/Workshop

Attend sessions/workshops of your choice!
Sessions include Faculty Seminars, Bus Tour of Port Jefferson Village**, performances and lessons by student groups including SB Belly Dance Team and the Ballroom Dance Team.

2:00-3:30pm Tailgate BBQ Pritchard Gym. Barbeque catered by Famous Dave's BBQ dessert by Sweet Andy's Cookies
3:00-4:00pm Pre-Game Show LaValle Stadium
4:00pm Football Game LaValle Stadium. Football kickoff. Come cheer on our SB Seawolves!
Evening Explore Port Jeff Village
(On your own.)
Port Jefferson Village
Enjoy an evening exploring the restaurants and downtown attractions in Port Jeff Village. 
Sunday, October 27 Event Location
Noon to dusk Harvest Festival
(Free admission.
On your own.)

Port Jefferson Village
Take a haunted building walking tour, enjoy a hay ride, join in on the marshmallow roast, and Trick or Treat around the Village!


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


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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.