Adelphi University knows the importance of celebrating the momentous occasions in your academic journey, from its beginning at Matriculation to its conclusion at Commencement and Doctoral Hooding.

At these ceremonies, our welcoming community, strong academic mission and passionate commitment to student success are on full display. It is our privilege to honor your hard work and dedication to advancing your education.


An Adelphi tradition, this ceremony officially welcomes new students to our vibrant academic community.


Commencement is the culmination of your studies toward a bachelor’s and master’s degree, our largest celebration that takes place each May.

Doctoral Hooding

Candidates who have satisfied the requirements for a doctorate in their field of study are celebrated in this meaningful ceremony, where scholars receive their doctoral hoods from an Adelphi faculty mentor

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