Adelphi University’s 2023 Commencement ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony for graduates of our doctorate programs will be Monday, May 22 at Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center.

Congratulations to all Adelphi students completing their degrees in the 2022-2023 academic year!

We look forward to celebrating our undergraduate and graduate students at our Commencement ceremony, to be held Tuesday, May 23 at Nassau Memorial Veteran’s Coliseum. Doctoral graduates will be recognized at our 2023 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, which will be held Monday, May 22 at the Performing Arts Center on Adelphi’s Garden City campus.

Commencement Details

Adelphi’s Commencement ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 23. Graduates must arrive at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum by 10:45 am.

Each graduate may request up to seven guest tickets on the MarchingOrder portal beginning in March. You will receive instructions at your Adelphi email address.

Doctoral Hooding Details

Adelphi’s Doctoral Hooding ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 22. Doctoral candidates must arrive at the Performing Arts Center by 11:45 am.

Candidates may invite up to seven guests to the ceremony.

What You Need to Know

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduates

We’ve compiled all the key steps you’ll need to take over the next few months to ensure you are ready for Commencement.

Academic Regalia

Caps and gowns are required at Adelphi’s Commencement ceremony. Order yours now through the April 18 deadline.

Graduation Photos

Portrait photography is available for all graduating students. Island Photography will be on Adelphi’s Garden City campus on March 8 – 10, April 3 – 5 and April 11 – 12. In addition to formal cap and gown portraits, this is a great opportunity to take professional headshots. There is a $10 registration fee to hold your appointment.

Capture Your Moment Onstage

New for Adelphi’s 2023 Commencement—the option to purchase personalized video clips of your walk across the stage as you receive your diploma. Remember your big moment for years to come and easily share it on social media.

How Do I Know if I'm Eligible to Graduate?

Adelphi University has resources available for you to check your progress toward graduation.

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