All freshmen must attend, and we 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 to celebrating with our new students and families on August 28, from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Check-in is from 8:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m. in the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS).
The full schedule will be available later in June.
Other features of the day include:
Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the time-honored Matriculation Ceremony during which students are formally welcomed as scholars into the Adelphi Community. Members of Adelphi’s Board of Trustees, as well as the University’s faculty, process in academic attire, lead the distinguished procession, and then welcome the freshman class during this ceremonial occasion. Students are also welcomed by current upper class leaders.
In the past, keynote speakers included eminent alumni, renowned members of the community, as well as national and global leaders. Also during this ceremony, on behalf of the new student body, an entering freshman is presented with the University’s Honor Code. Parents have remarked that this is truly an impressive event and that they felt honored and pleased to attend.
Matriculation reflects the ceremonial entrance of the student into the academic community in a similar formal tradition that celebrates the graduate during Commencement.
Parent Orientation focuses on University services, including health and safety. There will also be a helpful discussion about the coming separation and independent development of your son or daughter, with some tips about this transition. You’ll meet University administrators, current Adelphi students and other parents..
The program also has an emphasis on academics, and you and your student will have an opportunity during an academic presentation to meet members of Adelphi’s faculty and administration to better understand the general academic expectations and those connected with your student’s major.
During this day, you will discover how all members of the Adelphi community are working hard to provide your student with an exceptional educational experience, as well as preparation for their future.
What about my student?
As parents attend the Orientation program, freshman students will participate in the book discussion, which is the student’s first day of the FOrE class, an essential course for all new students. During the summer, students will receive instructions about the summer reading program, which all incoming freshmen are required to complete. The book information, assigned essay and guidelines, will be sent via email to the student’s Adelphi Gmail account.
Learn about the services and programs available to your son or daughter and meet University administrators and fellow parents. The sessions will include a presentation and an opportunity to meet your son or daughter’s faculty.