Getting Started at Adelphi


First-Year Students at Adelphi

Getting Started Checklist for First-Year Students

It’s decision time! Secure your place in Adelphi’s incoming class

Click here to pay your deposit online.

Once You’ve Been Accepted

If you haven’t already done so, apply for financial aid as soon as possible after October 1, 2019. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to receive need-based grants, federal student loans and Federal Work-Study employment.
Explore on-campus housing options available in our seven residence halls.
Sign up for a campus tour or to preview a class in person.
Join our Accepted Students Facebook Group to connect with other accepted students. You can also stay up to date with all things Adelphi on social media and our mobile apps.
Accepted Student Days (for accepted first-year students only) provides an opportunity for you to visit the campus, meet other accepted students, talk with current students and professors, and speak with a representative from Student Financial Services about billing and financial aid. Look for your invitation in the mail!

IMPORTANT: Pay Your Deposit By the Deadline in Your Acceptance Letter

Before you can register for orientation or apply for housing, you must pay your tuition deposit. You’ll then receive the New Student Kit in the mail, which contains a handbook of next steps and forms.

After You’ve Paid Your Deposit

You will be sent a welcome email to the email address you used to apply with. This email contains a unique one time use URL that will allow you to create a password for your new student eCampus account.

Once you’ve created your account, log in to eCampus so you can apply for housing, access your Adelphi Gmail, course assignments, important forms and other exclusive services.

Please note: Access to eCampus is not immediate. It could take 1-5 days after you’ve deposited to gain access to the eCampus portal, depending on method of payment (e.g., payment by electronic check can take 5 business days for your payment to clear).

Registration for spring 2020 classes begins November 11, 2019 and April 20, 2020 for fall 2020 classes. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with our Office of Academic Services and Retention at 516.877.3150 (either in person or by phone). To prepare for your appointment, please fill out this Explore Your Interests Worksheet and be sure to look at our First-Year Seminar classes.  Visit Academic Services to access the Academic Adelphi section and find out more about course requirements and electives.

Complete the online Room Selection for resident students, June 12–June 14 (for students who have completed the Housing Agreement and paid the deposit). Contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing at 516.877.3650 about housing availability if you did not previously complete this agreement. Get more details about Move-In Day.

Sign up for First-Year Orientation. It’s a two-night, three-day program; select your preferred date: July 8–July 10 (Wednesday–Friday) or July 14–July 16 (Tuesday–Thursday). Bring a photo ID to get your Adelphi student ID during Orientation. 

All students are required to complete the Complete Health History and Physical Examination Forms with their physician. Please note: You will not be allowed to attend class and may be withdrawn from the University unless these forms are on file with Health Services. Also, make sure you meet insurance requirements.
The Language Placement Exam is an online exam that all undergraduate students are required to take.
Register your car with the Department of Public Safety and Transportation (located in Levermore Hall) to receive your parking decal. Bring a form of photo ID (driver’s license, passport, school ID) to receive your Adelphi Photo ID Card at the Department of Public Safety and Transportation (located in Levermore Hall.)
Explore our Student Handbooks and Support Services for more information about University services.
Check your online tuition billing statement (e-bill) for payment details. 
Attend the Matriculation Ceremony on Sunday, August 30, 2020, for first-year students, where you will be welcomed into the Adelphi academic community. 

Have questions? View our list of contacts.

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