Parents and Families


Getting Started as an Adelphi Parent

Stay informed about services, policies, programs and events.

Parents and families are an important part of the Adelphi Community. Whether your student has been attending Adelphi for one or more semesters, is getting started at Adelphi as a first college experience, or is transferring from another institution, all parents and guardians want to be informed.

Matriculation Ceremony—Sunday, August 27, 2017

Live Stream Video for Parents/Families

The Matriculation Ceremony is a time-honored Adelphi tradition, where first-year students are welcomed into the community of scholars. Faculty will process in academic robes and President Christine M. Riordan will preside over a ceremony that begins students’ academic careers.

While all first-year (freshman) students are required to attend (arriving by 10:15 a.m.), unfortunately our facilities will not accommodate parents and families. Therefore, we are providing a live stream of the ceremony for parents and families to watch from any device with an internet connection (laptop or desktop recommended for best viewing).

Please come back to this page to watch the ceremony on Sunday, August 27, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Parent and Student Handbooks

Handbooks and pamphlets that help students and parents get to know the University’s services, policies and opportunities.

» Your guide to everything Adelphi

First Year Experience

A series of required programs that bring together faculty and first-year students in an integrated learning environment. 

» An introduction to Adelphi

Health Insurance Waiver

You may elect to waive the school insurance if comparable coverage exists via an outside policy.

» View policy requirements

Health Services and Immunization Forms

Immunizations must be met prior to the first day of classes for each semester.

» Access the forms and requirements


Introducing incoming freshman, transfer and international students, and their parents to Adelphi.

» Get involved!

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