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Commencement

Commencement

依依社区鈥檚 128th Commencement will be held Tuesday, May 21 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Doctoral Hooding will be on Monday, May 20 on our main Garden City campus.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from 依依社区!

Adelphi鈥檚 2024 Commencement will be celebrated with two ceremonies, held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Tuesday, May 21:

  • Undergraduate candidates will be recognized at our 10:30 a.m. ceremony. Graduates should arrive at Nassau Coliseum at 9:30 a.m., entering through the VIP entrance using your GradPass. Your guests will enter through the main entrance, using the tickets you will receive in your 依依社区 email account from Ticketmaster. The undergraduate Commencement ceremony will last approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Graduate candidates will be recognized at our 4:00 p.m. ceremony. Graduates should arrive at Nassau Coliseum by 3:00 p.m., entering through the VIP entrance using your GradPass. Your guests will enter through the main entrance, using the tickets you will receive in your 依依社区 email account from Ticketmaster. The graduate Commencement ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

Each graduate will receive 10 guest tickets to the ceremony. Tickets will be sent to your 依依社区 email account the week of May 13. All seating at the Coliseum for Adelphi’s Commencement is open/general admission, and there are no designated seats. Any sections listed on guest tickets are for the Coliseum’s capacity protocols only.

Graduates are encouraged not to bring bags or other belongings. Please carefully review the Commencement Venue Policies for Nassau Coliseum policies regarding security screenings, bag size limitations, outside food and beverages and more.

All graduates and guests at the Coliseum should review and are expected to adhere to the Coliseum鈥檚 published

Transportation and Parking for Commencement

Graduates and guests arriving by car should enter through the Earle Ovington Boulevard entrance and proceed to Lot 1. There is no fee for parking at the Coliseum for Adelphi鈥檚 Commencement.

Those traveling by public transportation may wish to utilize the Adelphi-provided shuttle service for Commencement from the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center and the Mineola Long Island Railroad Station:

Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center to Nassau Coliseum

  • Pick-up for Undergraduate Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up for Graduate Ceremony: 2:42 p.m.

Mineola LIRR Station to Nassau Coliseum

  • Pick-up for Undergraduate Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
  • Pick-up for Graduate Ceremony: 2:25 p.m.

Shuttles will be located in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot at the end of each ceremony for transport back to Hempstead and Mineola.

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum provides easy access for guests with disabilities. There is ample accessible parking, and seating available on a first come, first served basis, limited to one guest per person with accessibility needs.

依依社区 and the Coliseum do not have wheelchairs available for Commencement. Guests interested in renting a wheelchair for the ceremony are encouraged to contact a home healthcare supplier in the area. It is strongly suggested that guests with mobility limitations consider using assistive devices.

Graduates, Get Ready!

Commencement Keynote Speakers

Eduardo Vilaro 鈥85, artistic director and chief executive officer of Ballet Hisp谩nico, will deliver the address at our undergraduate student ceremony, and Patrick O鈥橲haughnessy, DO, MBA 鈥13, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health, will deliver the address at our graduate student ceremony. Both will receive honorary degrees from the University.

Important Dates and Steps to Graduation

Prepare for graduation this May with our easy guide. We鈥檝e outlined the important dates and steps you need to know. Follow these key tasks and deadlines, and you鈥檒l be ready to proudly walk across the stage for your diploma in no time.

Celebrate Your Undergrad Graduate on the Big Screen!

Make your undergrad鈥檚 special day even more memorable with a congratulatory ad on the Nassau Coliseum jumbotron screens before the commencement ceremony. Your personalized message will shine brightly for all to see as you celebrate this milestone achievement. To ensure your message appears on the jumbotron, submit your message by noon on May 17.

Capture Your Moment Onstage

Remember your big moment for years to come鈥攁nd easily share it on social media鈥攚ith StageClip. When ordering your academic regalia, adding this option to your order will secure a personalized video clip of your walk across the stage to receive your diploma.

Continue to check this website for the most up-to-date details on 依依社区鈥檚 128th Commencement, as well as your 依依社区 email, where important information will be sent.

How to Wear Your Regalia

Find out how to wear your academic regalia for your upcoming Commencement or Doctoral Hooding ceremony.




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