COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

We are actively monitoring the coronavirus issue and developments around the world and especially here at home.

Messages to Campus

Please see the latest campus communications on coronavirus.

A Safe Return to Campus

As regions across New York State begin to cautiously reopen with the guidelines provided by NY Forward, Adelphi teams continue to plan and execute our phased return to campus.

View our Campus Restart Plan

All Adelphi University Summer Session I classes are being delivered in an online format.

To be prepared for all possibilities, our leadership, administration and emergency management experts have formed a working team with representatives from all our University functions. The team meets regularly to quickly address this rapidly evolving situation and to respond to any potential impact on our University and community.

Our team continues to make well-informed decisions, prioritizing our community’s health, safety, and well-being while upholding our commitment to our academic mission.

Adelphi Community Members: If you have not been receiving important emails from Adelphi University Executive Leadership, you may have previously unsubscribed. To re-subscribe to University emails, you can click on this Constant Contact link, confirm your Adelphi contact information, and agree to receive important news again.

FAQs About the Coronavirus

The coronavirus issue is an evolving situation, and updates are available from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including updated Travel Notices for countries with community transmission.

Contingency Planning & Leaders of the Threat Assessment Team

Our leadership, administration and emergency management experts are actively working to address this rapidly evolving situation and to respond to any potential impact on our University and community. Our Threat Assessment Team is under the leadership and expertise of Dr. Sentwali Bakari, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students and Gene Palma, Chief Administrative Officer and Associate Vice President.

Several subgroups are meeting regularly to ensure business continuity in the event of a disruption to University operations. Each sub-group is led by a team of professionals:

  • Academics – Executive Lead, Steve Everett and Communication Lead, Cara Terzulli
  • University Operations – Executive Lead, Jim Perrino and Communication Leads, Laura Kern and Jennifer Blazevich
  • Residential Life, Dining Services, Health Services, & Athletics – Executive Lead, Sentwali Bakari and Communication Lead, Joe De Gearo
  • Staging – Executive Leads, Sentwali Bakari and Jacqueline Jones LaMon and Communication Leads, Nicole Guadino and Todd Wilson
  • Communications – Executive Leads, Kristen Capezza, Maggie Yoon Grafer, and Jaci LaMon and Communication Leads, Diane Moser and Kate McDowell
  • Admissions & Financial Aid – Executive Lead, Kristen Capezza, Communication Lead, Dorey Veron
  • Government Relations – Executive and Communication Lead, Maggie Yoon Grafer
  • University Governance – Executive Lead, President Christine Riordan, Communication Lead, Gina Debold

Should you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to the above individuals or email

Summer II Student Services - Office of Academic Services and Retention: We will continue to provide academic advisement remotely. Students can email to request virtual appointments. We will schedule open drop-in Zoom office hours.
Summer II Student Services - Information Technology (IT): Our dedicated Help Desk staff are available to help with all your IT needs. We will have several staff members on site to assist with classroom support and faculty training. To contact our team, please refer to the IT support page which provides a link to our Live Chat service as well as lists our hours of operation. The physical Help Desk will not be open to walk-ins/visitors for Summer II due to library closure. However, we will be able to hold virtual one on one meetings by appointment in addition to remote support.
Summer II Student Services - Learning and Writing Centers: The Learning and Writing Centers will continue to offer one on one and small group tutoring sessions online through our scheduling platform (WCOnline) accessed through E-Campus. Sessions may involve moving onto another platform--like Zoom or GoBoard--if those other platforms improve session efficacy, for example, by allowing screen-sharing or for better equation writing and graphing. No physical services are planned at this time.
Summer II Student Services - Libraries: Adelphi Libraries continue to support faculty and students remotely. For research assistance, please visit the Libraries web site and click on Ask or Meet with a Librarian. Questions about library accounts or access to physical materials can be sent to All Libraries are closed to patrons, but we have a limited number of staff on campus to process requests.
Summer II Student Services - Office of the Registrar:  All customer interactions occur remotely.  Customers can visit the Registrar web site and can contact us at  We have six essential employees who visit campus on a rotating basis to perform certain functions that cannot be performed remotely, but the office remains closed to the public.
Summer II Student Services - Student Financial Services: We have increased our essential employees from 5 to 11 and will continue to bring additional staff back to the office. Our blended approach will have some staff back in the office on a staggered work schedule and some staff members continuing to work remotely. The office is not open to visitors due to the tight office layout not meeting social distancing requirements and the lack of plexi-glass protective barriers necessary to meet with the public.

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