Countdown to the Total Eclipse of the Port Begins

On April 8th, 2024, SUNY Brockport will be on the center line of a Total Solar Eclipse — a phenomenon that this region won’t experience again until the year 2144. 

We are now less than three months away from experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. Monroe County is in the path of totality for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse that takes place on April 8, and the southeast corner of the SUNY Brockport campus is directly on its center path – meaning we will witness roughly five additional seconds of totality than those viewing the event elsewhere. That makes SUNY Brockport one of the most premier places in the world to view the eclipse!

We had physics professor Eric Monier break down everything our Golden Eagles will experience during this historic eclipse, from the first partial coverage of the sun all the way through to totality.

Visitors will need to lock in the opportunity to witness this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon by purchasing an event pass! Gather with others near the center line, or spread out and find a secluded space on our 464-acre campus to enjoy the experience quietly.

Our “Total Eclipse of The Port” event pass includes:

  • A parking spot (attendants will direct you to an appropriate parking spot when you arrive)
  • Four pairs of solar eclipse glasses
  • Commemorative stickers
  • Access to food trucks
  • Live entertainment (beginning at 11 am)