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Tuesday, September 2
8:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Garden City Campus
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Matriculation Ceremony and Welcome Events


Adelphi University invites and encourages parents to attend the Matriculation Ceremony.

During this time honored ceremony, members of the Adelphi Board of Trustees, senior administration and faculty welcome freshmen to the Adelphi community of scholars. 

The ceremony marks the formal entry of the Class of 2018 as enrolled candidates for the baccalaureate degree. The president of the University admits the freshmen, and encourages students to pursue full development of their intellect, judgment and personal potential. The platform party, as well as the University’s faculty, process in academic attire, which echoes the formal ceremony of Commencement, the event that marks the student’s completion of the academic degree.

All freshmen must attend, and we certainly encourage parents to also join us for this ceremony. Parents in previous years have commented on how special this program is, and we look forward that on September 2, parents and students of the Class of 2018 will experience this special event.

Matriculation Ceremony and Parent Orientation

Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS)
Check-in for Students and Parents 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Student Book Discussion and Parent Orientation 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Information Sessions: 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Ceremony begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. (attendees should be seated at 11:45 a.m.)
Program concludes for parents and students 1:00 p.m.*

Parents are encouraged to attend the time honored Matriculation Ceremony as students are formally welcomed into the Adelphi community of scholars. The Parent Orientation program, held the same day, will further your knowledge about Adelphi, and provide insight into your student’s transition into college.

*Some students may attend the following programs which begin at 1:00 p.m.:

  •     Freshman Orientation Make-up
  •     Meet Your Commuter Assistant
  •     Adelphi Opportunity Program

Meet and Greet Information Session

Performing Arts Center (PAC) Lobby
10:45 a.m.

Learn about the services and programs available to your son or daughter and meet University administrators and fellow parents. The sessions will include a brief parent presentation, and meet and greet reception immediately following.

For additional information, please contact:

Division of Student Affairs
University Center, Room 108
p – 516.877.3660
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