Summer Orientation for New Students

Summer Orientation for New Students

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.

Welcome Weekend and Orientation

August 25-27, 2023

We are inviting our newest Panthers to campus for their official in-person orientation experience. This orientation will be mandatory for all new students and provide them with the opportunity to meet other incoming first-year students.

Adelphi will also kick off Welcome Weekend—a three-day extravaganza of fun events and activities where students connect with their fellow Panthers, explore the campus, attend a job and internship fair, and take advantage of leadership and involvement opportunities.

A student favorite event from Welcome Weekend is the Panther Palooza Club Fair and Carnival. Students snack on cotton candy and play games while discovering what clubs they’d like to join.

Schedule of Events

Day Time Activity
Friday August 25, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm Check-In Begins
Friday August 25, 2023 11:30am to 1:30pm Job and Internship Fair
Friday August 25, 2023 1:30pm to 2:30pm Welcome Ceremony
Friday August 25, 2023 3:30pm to 5:00pm Panther Palooza
Friday August 25, 2023 5:00pm to 10:00pm Off-Campus Trips (pre-registration required) and On-Campus Activities
Friday August 25, 2023 10:00pm to 11:30pm Late Night Entertainment
Saturday August 26, 2023 10:00am to 11:00am Optional On-Campus Activities
Saturday August 26, 2023 11:00am to 11:30am Check-In for Day 2
Saturday August 26, 2023 11:30am to 2:30pm Lunch & Campus Resource Presentations
Saturday August 26, 2023 2:30pm to 6:30pm Campus Resource Presentations
Saturday August 26, 2023 6:30pm to 8:30pm Dinner
Saturday August 26, 2023 8:30pm to 10:30pm Evening Entertainment
Saturday August 26, 2023 10:30pm to 11:30pm Late Night Entertainment
Sunday August 27, 2023 8:00am to 10:00am Optional On-Campus Activities
Sunday August 27, 2023 10:00am to 10:30am Check-In for Day 3
Sunday August 27, 2023 10:30am to 11:30am Academic Program Sessions
Sunday August 27, 2023 11:30am to 1:30pm Lunch
Sunday August 27, 2023 11:30am to 3:30pm Academic Program  Sessions
Sunday August 27, 2023 4:00pm to 5:00pm Matriculation
Sunday August 27, 2023 5:00pm to 5:45pm Class of 2027 Group Photo
Sunday August 27, 2023 5:45pm to 7:45pm Dinner
Sunday August 27, 2023 5:45pm to 7:45pm Campus Resource Presentations
Sunday August 27, 2023 7:45pm to 8:30pm Dessert Reception
Sunday August 27, 2023 8:30pm to 10:30pm Evening Entertainment
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 from Friday, August 25, 2023 to Sunday, August 27, 2023.

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 for the parents and families of incoming students on Friday, August 25, 2023. For more information regarding the parent and family orientation please check out the Parent and Families page.

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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