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 to celebrating with our new students and families on Sunday, August 30. Welcome students of the Class of 2019!
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 reception 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 brief parent presentation, and meet and greet reception immediately following.
Matriculation Day Schedule for Sunday, August 30, 2015
|8:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Parents and Students Check-In
Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) Lobby
After checking in, Parents and Students can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast
|9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.||Students attend First FOrE Class and Book Discussion.
The book discussion location will be advised at check-in.
Parents attend the Parent Orientation Program
|10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.|| Parents and Students will meet representatives of the student’s
major at the Academic Receptions
(locations will be included on the Matriculation Day schedule)
|11:50 a.m.|| All attendees are seated for Matriculation Procession
Center for Recreation and Sports Gymnasium
(Students and parents sit in different reserved sections)
|12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.||Matriculation Ceremony
Center for Recreation and Sports Gymnasium
|Program concludes unless a student is attending the make-up orientation or commuter assistant session.
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Meet Your Commuter Assistant (CA) – a brief meeting between student and CA for commuter programs/needs
Locations to be advised by Commuter Assistant
|1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.||Make-up Orientation (if student did not attend July Orientation)
University Center Rooms 211 and 213
|You are also welcome to explore these other services on campus.|
|1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.||Public Safety office open for student I.D. cards and parking decals
Levermore Hall Lower Level
Student Financial Services office open for financial aid questions
Libraries, IT and 3D Studio Open House
Start using Swirbul Library right away! Check out our Collaboration Studios, iPad loaner program, 3D Studio and quiet study spaces. You’ll also get to know our expert, friendly staff and faculty who’ll soon be going to get help with your school assignments and technical needs.
|8:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.||Information Technology Help Desk open for login support and technical assistance
Swirbul Library, 2nd Floor