Adelphi University’s 128th Commencement will be held Tuesday, May 21 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Doctoral Hooding will be on Monday, May 20 on our main Garden City campus.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Adelphi University!

Adelphi’s 2024 Commencement will be celebrated with two ceremonies, held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Tuesday, May 21:

  • Undergraduate candidates will be recognized at our 10:30 a.m. ceremony
  • Graduate candidates will be recognized at our 4:00 p.m. ceremony

Each graduate will receive 10 guest tickets to the ceremony.

Commencement Keynote Speakers

Eduardo Vilaro ’85, artistic director and chief executive officer of Ballet Hispánico, will deliver the address at our undergraduate student ceremony, and Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA ’13, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health, will deliver the address at our graduate student ceremony. Both will receive honorary degrees from the University.

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA ’13, FACEP and Eduardo Vilaro ’85

Pictured left to right: Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA ’13, FACEP, and Eduardo Vilaro ’85

Important Information For Graduates

Apply to Graduate

All students who plan to attend one of Adelphi’s 2024 Commencement ceremonies must successfully apply to graduate with the One-Stop Student Services Center.

Register on Marching Order

Students who have successfully applied to graduate must also register on MarchingOrder to indicate their attendance at Adelphi’s May 2024 Commencement Ceremony, receive guest tickets, and record the pronunciation of their names. Login information was sent to graduates’ Adelphi email accounts on March 5. The deadline for this required step has been extended to April 25.

Academic Regalia

Order your academic regalia—caps and gowns, which are mandatory to attend Commencement. The deadline to order has been extended to April 25.

Important Dates and Steps to Graduation

Prepare for graduation this May with our easy guide. We’ve outlined the important dates and steps you need to know. Follow these key tasks and deadlines, and you’ll be ready to proudly walk across the stage for your diploma in no time.


Prestige Photography is offering portrait sessions for all graduating undergraduate students. From timeless cap and gown portraits to polished professional headshots, seize the opportunity to commemorate your achievement with style and elegance.

Capture Your Moment Onstage

Remember your big moment for years to come—and easily share it on social media—with StageClip. When ordering your academic regalia, adding this option to your order will secure a personalized video clip of your walk across the stage to receive your diploma.

Continue to check this website for the most up-to-date details on Adelphi University’s 128th Commencement, as well as your Adelphi email, where important information will be sent.

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