Explore NY

Explore NY

Join a small group of your fellow new Panthers for an immersive pre-orientation experience in Adelphi’s amazing backyard—New York City!

This no-cost program is designed with our incoming first-year students who are from out-of-state or upstate New York in mind.

Explore NY: An Adelphi University Program for Incoming First-Year StudentsIt’s an immersive exploration of the vibrant communities of Garden City, New York City, and surrounding attractions. With this small group, meet your new home away from home—the “city that never sleeps.”

We recommend applying as soon as possible for one of the limited openings for this program.

Event Itinerary

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Time Activity
8:00am to 12:00pm Move into your residence hall
12:00pm Lunch and Orientation
1:00pm Depart campus
2:30pm Arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (“the Met”)
3:00pm Guided tour of the Met
5:30pm Empire State Building Experience
8:00pm Bowlero (Bowling and Dinner)

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Time Activity
8:30am to 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am Depart campus
11:00am Arrive at Central Park
12:00pm Picnic in Central Park
1:00pm Central Park Zoo
5:00pm Depart for Yankee Stadium
7:00pm See the New York Yankees play the Cleveland Guardians
10:00pm Return to Adelphi

Thursday, August 22, 2024

Time Activity
9:00am to 10:00am Breakfast
10:00am Depart campus
11:30am Explore world-famous Times Square
2:00pm to 4:30pm The Great Gatsby on Broadway at the Broadway Theater
5:30pm to 8:00pm Dinner and a sunset boat cruise around Manhattan

Why Participate in Explore NY?

  • Get immersed in your new home away from home and foster your sense of community and belonging from the outset.
  • Get excited about living just a 30-minute train ride from campus and learn to confidently navigate the vibrant communities of New York City.
  • Connect with a small group of fellow new Panthers before the official start of the academic year.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture and boundless diversity that make New York City unique and fascinating.
  • Enhance your Adelphi experience and jump-start your love for the Big Apple!

More to See Around NYC

Explore the five boroughs of New York City.

From our main campus in Garden City, students can take the Panther Shuttle to the nearby Nassau Boulevard or Mineola train station to board the Long Island Rail Road for a 30-minute ride straight into New York City’s Penn Station or Grand Central Station at the heart of Manhattan, also known as “the city.” From there, you’re just a short walk from the lights of Times Square and the Broadway theaters, concerts and sporting events at Madison Square Garden and a world of restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen and Koreatown.

New York City is a walking town with plenty of hidden treasures to be found. If the weather’s nice, keep walking north to Columbus Circle, where you’ll find the entrance to Central Park, the Time Warner Center’s indoor shopping mall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center concert halls.

Penn Station and the nearby Port Authority Bus Terminal are also hubs for the city’s expansive subway system, with trains running 24/7—up, down and across the entire city. For a few dollars on a metro card, you can explore our amazing city and jump back on a train home to Adelphi with memories to last a lifetime.

Sloane Somerstein
Senior Coordinator for the Center for Student Community Engagement
Phone Number
Ruth S. Harley University Center 125
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