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Friday, August 23, 2019 through
Sunday, August 25, 2019


Garden City Campus

Weekend Dining Hours


Adelphi Welcome Weekend 2019 for First-Year Students

Find out about all the great events first-year students can attend during Welcome Weekend.

FRIDAY, August 23 (Move-In Day)

Campus Recreation Hours

9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Pool Hours: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.)

Includes fitness center, racquet courts, indoor track and tennis courts (gymnasium not in use during matriculation).

First-Year Student Move-In

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Residence Halls

Check in with Residential Life Staff at your assigned building. Stop by the information tent located in front of Waldo Hall from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. to get any of your questions answered by a professional staff member. Also visit the tent to sign up for a welcome week trip between 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Welcome BBQ

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of move-in and join us for a BBQ where Adelphi employees will be there to welcome and answer questions.

Welcome Carnival

2:00p.m.-4:00p.m., Flagpole Lawn

Brought to you by the Bridges to Adelphi program. Enjoy lawn games, inflatables, prizes and music with your fellow panthers.

Parent and Family Orientation

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Olmstead Theatre, Performing Arts Center

Learn more about what it means to become a Panther and an Adelphi family member through this information session. Register to attend this presentation here.

Bus Trips to Local Stores

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Leaving from Nexus, Waldo Hall, Earle Hall 

It is easy to forget last minute items or need some materials to jazz up your room. Hop on the shuttle, and head to local shopping establishments including: Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and the Westbury Plaza. Trips leave three designated points on campus. Last shuttle leaves campus at 2:50p.m.

Jumu’ah Prayer Services

1:00 p.m., Interfaith Center Chapel, located in the Lower Level of Earle Hall
Officiated by Abdin Chande, PhD, Muslim Chaplain

Khutbah: Abraham—lessons from the father of monotheistic diversity plus the virtues of Dhul Hijjah (Pilgrimage) and Muharram (The first month of the Lunar Calendar).

Bookstore Bonanza

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Our Bookstore Bonanza event is all about celebrating new students and adding excitement to our student’s first day on campus. During this event, you will also have personal assistance purchasing your textbooks.

Shabbat Service

5:00 p.m., Interfaith Center Chapel, located in the Lower Level of Earle Hall
Officiated by Rabbi Glenn Jacob, Jewish Chaplain

Erev Shabbat services in a progressive setting.

Floor Meetings

6:00 p.m., All Residence Halls

Welcome to your home away from home! In this meeting, you will meet your Residence Hall Director (RHD), your Resident Assistants (RAs), and your floormates. You’ll learn important information about your building, policies, and community standards. Please note: You are required to attend the floor meeting for your respective hall and floor. More information about specific times and locations will be available at the check-in table located in your residence hall.

Welcome Bash

8:00 p.m., Chapman, Linen, Eddy, and Waldo Hall

Join Residential Life and Housing staff for some block party fun! Get to know another part of campus life with a walk of entertainment that includes Gladiator Jousting, Italian ices, Airbrush Tattoos, custom Adelphi Photobooth, and much more! All resident and commuter students are welcome to attend.

Saturday, August 24 (Explore NY Day)

Campus Recreation Facilities

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Pool Closed)

Access includes the Fitness Center, racquet courts, indoor track, tennis courts.

Off-Campus Trips

Join us in exploring the wonders of New York City as part of Welcome Weekend. We are excited to visit New York City landmarks and culture with our first-year and incoming international students.

Registration is required for all trips by visiting

*Tickets go on sale at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
*All trips have a $5 nonrefundable fee.
*All trips are limited so reserve your spot quickly. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 
* Check-In: Performing Arts Center Plaza

Trip options include:

  • Statue of Liberty Tour

The tickets are ferry ride round trip to both islands. You can visit the statue of liberty new museum that just opened last month and visit Ellis Island museum. Audio guides are included for all if they would like to listen to it. 

  • Coney Island’s Luna Park
    This amusement park, home to the world-famous Cyclone, includes rides, boardwalk and even more. This will be a day of fun, with an all access pass and extreme upgrade card. 
  • Adelphi Visits Broadway 
    Give our regards to Broadway by joining classmates in seeing Mean Girls, Aladdin, and Frozen.
  • Mets vs. Braves

Watch the Mets take on the Braves with fellow Panthers. Wear your Mets gear and enjoy post-game firework show!

» Register on University Tickets 

Returning Student Move-In

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Residence Halls

Check in with the Residential Life Staff at your assigned building.

Outdoor Movie

9:00 p.m., Baseball Field (rain location: Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall)

Bring a blanket, meet some friends and enjoy some free popcorn and cotton candy from the Student Activities Board!

Sunday, August 25 (Matriculation and Spirit Day)

Robert B. Willumstad School of Business Orientation

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

First year business students only.

Matriculation Ceremony

11:15 a.m. Check-In, Center for Recreation and Sports 

**This is a mandatory event for all First-Year Student. Bring your Adelphi ID to swipe-in.**

Adelphi University officially welcomes students of the Class of 2023 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the Center for Recreation and Sports.  All first-year students must attend this ceremony.

This is a time-honored Adelphi tradition 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 first-year student 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 first-year student is presented with the University’s Honor Code.

Matriculation reflects the ceremonial entrance of the student into the academic community in a similar formal tradition that celebrates the graduate during Commencement.

Commuter Assistant Meet and Greet

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Hagedorn Hall

Members of the Commuter Assistant Program meet their CA’s for the first time! Stop by to sign up for the program if you are interested. This is for First Year commuters only.


1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Parking Field #5 (Rain Date: August 30, CRS Track)

Join the fun! Come visit our campus organizations, enjoy live music, inflatables, a BBQ, vendors, novelty foods, a photo booth and much more. You can also get ready to cheer on your fellow Panthers throughout the year with your own Adelphi memorabilia.

Campus Recreation Facilities

‘1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Pool Closed)

Access includes the Fitness Center, racquet courts, indoor track, and tennis courts. 

Yoga on the Lawn

4:00 p.m., Flagpole Lawn, Rain location: Exercise Studio, 3rd Floor of Woodruff Hall

Mats, Music and Zen provided.

Catholic Mass

5:00 p.m., Interfaith Center Chapel located in the Lower Level of Earle Hall

A celebration of the highest and most central part of Catholic life as we gather at the table of the Lord to rest and prepare for the upcoming year.

Protestant Service

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Interfaith Center Chapel, located in the Lower Level of Earle Hall
Officiated by the Very Reverend Michael Sniffen, Protestant Chaplain

A service of prayer and blessing for the start of the new academic year including scripture, song and spiritual reflections. 

Panther Frenzy

6:00 p.m., Parking Field #2

Food, Games, spirited performances, and more as we meet and greet to kick off the year.

Secret Soiree 

Time and Location TBD

We are ending Welcome Weekend with a fun surprise promising to be a fun celebration to kick-off the 2019-2020 school year! Find out details by following @adelphicsi on instagram


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Coronavirus Update: As New York is on a "pause" for social distancing purposes, all in-person events for the next several weeks have been converted to online, postponed or canceled. Please check this page as information will be updated as possible—and call ahead before any upcoming in-person events until further notice. Thanks. 

For further information, please contact:

Center for Student Involvement
Earle Hall, Lower Level
Rooms 001, 003, 004, 006 and 010
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