Orientation for New Students

Orientation for New Students

We are so excited to welcome our newest Panthers to Adelphi.

Summer Orientation: August 23, 2024 to August 25, 2024

We are so excited to welcome our newest Panthers to Adelphi. This summer’s orientation for new students will include everything you need to prepare for life as a Panther. Your summer orientation experience will include an on-demand module, Academic Connections, and a culminating orientation experience during Welcome Weekend for you to meet your fellow Panthers and get to know the Adelphi community.

Panther Portal: The On-Demand Orientation Experience

Beginning in May, new students will receive information about how to access the on-demand orientation experience that will allow you to learn all about Adelphi’s academics, support services, student life, campus safety, and financial aid. This module will be available for you to explore and should be completed by August 1st, 2024.

Summer Orientation & Welcome Weekend

On August 23rd to 25th, we are inviting our newest Panthers to campus for their official in-person orientation and Welcome Weekend experience. This orientation will be mandatory for all new students and provide them with the opportunity to meet other incoming first-year students.

Commuter assistants are placed with incoming commuter students to serve as a mentor and as a resource for them. Each commuter assistant will keep in contact with his or her commuting first-year student, help them navigate Adelphi University and help them get involved on campus.

The role of a Peer Assistant Leader (PAL) is to serve as a link between incoming students and the University to assist in the transition into the college experience. The goals of the Peer Assistant Leader program include: supporting new Panthers throughout the New Student Orientation experience, assist new students in learning about the academic and social aspects of life at Adelphi University, support new Panthers throughout the New Student Orientation experience, familiarize new students with the resources that are available to them, plan programs dedicated specifically to first-year engagement and involvement in the Adelphi community, serve as role models for new students and help them feel more comfortable in their role as college students.

Additional Summer Engagement Opportunities

Save the date! We invite you to our Mid-Summer Meet Up on July 12th from 11 am to 2 pm. Join us for an afternoon of activities, an opportunity to explore the campus and meet various departments, student organizations, and engage with some of our Peer Assistant Leaders (PALs) before Welcome Weekend.

The Adelphi First-Year Community Action Program gives incoming students the opportunity to participate in various volunteer and community service projects in the community prior to the start of classes. This year Adelphi’s First-Year Community Action Program will take place from Monday August 19th to Wednesday August 21st.

All schedules are subjected to change please check your emails and the website regularly for any updates.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

Orientation FAQs

Orientation is designed for Adelphi administration, staff, and faculty, to help incoming first-year students transition smoothly into their new college environment. During orientation, first-year students are introduced to various aspects of college life such as academic programs, campus resources, student services, and the Adelphi culture.

Attending orientation is a great opportunity for students to meet their classmates and get to know Adelphi’s campus. You’ll also get familiar with the departments, services, and resources available to you throughout your time at Adelphi.

We highly recommend that all first-year students attend orientation in order to seamlessly transition to college life.

Orientation will be held for all first-year students on January 22, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Orientation is not an overnight experience. All resident students will return to their residence halls each night, and commuter students are able to return home at the conclusion of each day.

The orientation fee is used to provide excellent programming and on-campus activities for the students each day and night. This fee is rolled into each first-year student’s tuition and is automatically assessed each year.

The Center for Student and Community Engagement will be hosting a parent orientation and meet and greet for the parents and families of incoming students on January 22, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Yes, Adelphi has Peer Assistant Leaders (PALs) who are available for the students throughout Welcome Weekend as well as their entire first-year to help navigate them through their transition to Adelphi. Peer Assistant Leaders serve as a link between incoming students and the University to assist in the transition into the college experience. 

You can learn more about the clubs and organizations we have here on campus during our Panther Palooza event.

Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from each club and organization as well as sign up to become a member and receive information about their club or organization meetings.

On-Demand Orientation Experience

The Panther Portal is open for exploration with the target completion date of August 1. This online resource provides a comprehensive look into Adelphi’s academics, support services, student life, campus safety, and financial aid.
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