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Matriculation, Spirit Day and Book Presentation

Adelphi University officially welcomes students of the Class of 2021 on Sunday, August 27.

Book Presentation

First, the day begins with the Adelphi Community Reads Book Presentation.

Students check-in at 10:15 a.m. The room location will be mailed to each student in early August.

All first-year students are required to bring their Adelphi student ID card to the book presentation for swipe-in attendance; at that time, they will receive a copy of the book, No Impact Man.

Matriculation Ceremony

Following the book presentation, students (only) adjourn to the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) Gym for the Matriculation Ceremony, a time-honored, traditional ceremony where they are welcomed into the Adelphi University Community of Scholars. The Keynote Speaker is Bernard E. Clair ’73, Co-Chairman, Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP.

Students should be seated by 11:45 a.m. as the ceremony begins promptly at 12:00 noon, and concludes about 1:00 p.m.

Spirit Activities

At 1:00 p.m., Spirit Day continues as Pantherpalooza events begin—an afternoon filled with activities, fun, food and a chance to meet fellow students, both new and returning!

At 7:00 p.m., the day concludes with the Pizza Pep Rally/Bonfire and Laser Light Show. What a great day to be a Panther!


For further information, please contact:

Division of Student Affairs
Nexus Building, Room 303
p – 516.877.3660
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