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Coronavirus update:

Due to a ban on gatherings in New York State, and the requirement of our state and county departments of health to maintain social distance and reduce population density during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our May 2020 Commencement exercises as planned. We are actively working on plans for alternative commencement and doctoral hooding events and celebrations. We know this is deeply disappointing to our graduates and their families, but Adelphi’s duty to adhere to official guidance and to protect our community and each other is paramount. Be assured that all students who are eligible and have completed their requirements toward graduation will still receive their degrees. We will share new celebration plans, once finalized, on this commencement webpage, our coronavirus information page, and by email to all our students.

Why Do You Need to Apply?

If you don’t, you will not receive your diploma, nor will the degree be conferred even if you’ve completed all the degree requirements. You must apply to receive your degree.

The date to apply in order to have your name appear in our digital listing has been extended to April 16, 2020.

Apply for Graduation


Students who are awarded degrees will have their diplomas mailed to their address of record 8–10 weeks after the date of degree conferral. Adelphi University will not issue diplomas to students who have outstanding financial obligations with the University.

Certified electronic diplomas are also available.


For further information, please contact:

Office of the University Registrar
p – 516.877.3300
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