New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

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 and get to know the Adelphi community.

On-Demand Orientation Experience

New students and their families are invited to access our Panther Portal, an on-demand virtual orientation experience designed to help you learn all about Adelphi’s academics, support services, student life, campus safety, and financial aid. This module will be available for you beginning early June to explore and complete at your own pace throughout the summer.

Orientation & Welcome Weekend

After completing the Panther Portal, new Panthers will kick off their journey at Adelphi with our orientation and welcome weekend experience.

2022 Matriculation Ceremony

Adelphi’s Matriculation Ceremony is a time-honored tradition that welcomes new students – first years and transfers – to the University and celebrates the beginning of their academic journey. President Riordan, Provost Storm and other executive leaders, along with representatives from the Adelphi University Board of Trustees and members of our faculty and alumni, will come together to cheer our newest class of Panthers and wish them success.

The 2022 Matriculation Ceremony will take place during Welcome Weekend on Sunday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Recreation and Sport on our Garden City campus. 

Important Dates

A virtual event where you will meet fellow Panthers, professors and mentors. Hear academic advice from the experts, get your financial aid questions answered, and join in the fun at our gameshow, which includes prizes! Join us from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET on Zoom. Zoom links will be sent to registrants through their Adelphi email address.

An opt-in virtual opportunity for residence students to connect with their peers and Student Affairs staff. Join us at 2:00 p.m. ET. Register here.

An opt-in virtual opportunity for commuter students to connect with their peers and Student Affairs staff. Join us at 12:00 p.m. ET on Zoom.

Join us for our live webinars on July 27, 2022 and August 17, 2022 at 6:00pm ET to hear from our Parent Family Association and various campus departments on ways you can get involved and best support your new Panther. Register here.

An opt-in one-day social event held on our Garden City campus for students within travelable distance to Adelphi.

Join us from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the University Center Amphitheater.

Reserve Your Spot Here

Join us for our live webinars on July 27, 2022 and August 17, 2022 at 6:00pm ET to hear from our Parent Family Association and various campus departments on ways you can get involved and best support your new Panther. Register here.

Start your Panther journey before classes even begin! Get the chance to move in early (for residential students) and participate in volunteer and community service projects around Adelphi’s campus with First-Year Community Action Program (FCAP):

Apply by August 1

Start your Panther journey before classes even begin! Get the chance to move in early (for residential students) and participate in a leadership development opportunity on Adelphi’s campus with Leadershape Catalyst.

Apply before August 1, 2022

Incoming residential students will be welcomed to the residence halls prior to Welcome Weekend and the start of classes.

Once you’ve moved in be sure to join us at 5:00pm for our Parent and Family Block Party in the Quad.

A 3-day, on-campus orientation experience for you to make new friends, learn about Adelphi’s leadership and involvement opportunities, attend a job and internship fair, and get a taste of our Panther pride! Welcome Weekend will be full days of fun and activities.

A full schedule will be available at check-in on August 26.

August 26 – Tentative Schedule of Events

Time Activity
11:30am Veteran’s Brunch Sponsored by The Center for Student and Community Engagement join us for brunch and an opportunity to connect with your veteran peers. Register Now
12:30pm – 1:30pm Express Check in for Residents group: Your Welcome Weekend experience starts now! Skip the line, check in the UC Lobby and pick up your Group Number!

Check-In Flag Pole Lawn: (rain location UC Lobby/ CRS Lobby) Your Welcome Weekend experience starts now! Come check in and pick up your Adelphi swag!

Open Office Hour: Drop into Academic Services and Retention (Nexus 145) with questions about your class schedule, Public Safety (Levermore 113) to get your parking permit or student ID, Student Financial Services (lower level of Levermore Hall) to get your financial aid questions answered, or the bookstore (University Center) to pick up some Adelphi swag!

Campus Tours: Join Adelphi University tour guides for a refresher of campus! Learn where your classes are and the best spots to eat and study on campus!

1:00pm Jumu’ah Prayer in the Chapel/ Prayer space UC 3rd floor
1:30pm Welcome Ceremony Join us to officially kick off your Adelphi Journey! Hear for President Riordan, fellow Panthers and more!
2:30pm Group Time: Meet up with your Peer Assistant Leader and fellow Panthers for some team-building activities and fun!
3:00pm – 5:00pm Panther Palooza Club Fair & Carnival: Meet representatives from Adelphi’s student organizations and discover which clubs you want to join!
5:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner

Shabat Dinner (RSVP Required)

Wellness Sessions

Academic Sessions

Commuter Session

Resident  Sessions

7:00pm – 8:30pm Sex Signals in the Campus For Recreation and Sports Gym: A two-person team of highly-trained educators takes the audience on an interactive, relevant, and often hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health, and intimate relationships.
8:30pm Wes Mathison: Join the Student Activities Board for their late night event in the Campus For Recreation and Sport (CRS) Gym and be wowed by magician & mentalist Wes Mathison!

August 27 – Tentative Schedule of Events

Time Activity
9:00am Morning Meditation: Kick off your morning in a relaxed mindset in our new Mindfulness Room located on the third for of the University Center. Register today!
10:00am Group Time Morning Welcome: Meet up with your Peer Assistant Leader to start the day off right!
10:30am Diversity Session
11:30am Ready Set Get Involved: Find out how to make the most of your Adelphi life! Learn about our student organizations, leadership opportunities
12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 3:30pm Wellness Sessions
Academic Sessions
Commuter Session
Resident  Sessions
3:30pm – 5:30pm Panthers Choice: Choose from different sessions to engage in!
5:30pm Panther Adventures: Choose one off or on campus adventure to engage in! Tickets for office campus events are only $10 and include transportation to and from the event. Check out these exclusive first year student options here!
9:00pm Join the Student Activities Board (SAB) on the baseball field, located in front of Res Hall A and B, to watch a movie under the stars and enjoy some snacks while enjoying all your new best friends. The first 100 students will receive a free giveaway!

August 28 – Tentative Schedule of Events

Time Activity
10:00am Catholic Mass in the Chapel/Prayer space UC third floor
10:30am Group Time Morning Welcome: Meet up with your Peer Assistant Leader and group to start your day!
11:00am – 1:00pm Panther Play: Choose an activity for each time slot!
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Choose Your Own Adventure/Special Program Sessions
3:00pm Choose Your Own Adventure: Engage with you peers in our special topic meet and greets
4:00pm Matriculation: All new Adelphi students are invited to join us for a celebration of the beginning of their academic journey at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Recreation and Sport.
7:30pm Late Night Paint Party in the Quad: Dance your way into your first year of Adelphi at our Paint Dance Party.

All new Adelphi students are invited to join us for a celebration of the beginning of their academic journey at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Recreation and Sport.

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.
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