Campus Culture at Adelphi

Enjoy Adelphi’s beautiful green lawns and quiet suburban campus, all while living next door to New York City’s energy and opportunities.

Adelphi Campus Highlights

  • A 40-minute train ride to the heart of NYC.
  • Only 20 minutes away from Long Island’s Jones Beach.
  • 10 minutes away from Roosevelt Field Mall, the ninth largest mall in the United States.
  • Adelphi provides free shuttle service to local train stations, bus stations and shopping centers.

Traveling Around Campus

Adelphi University has multiple modes of transportation across campus, so you can move, roam, dine and study with ease.

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General Parking

Great news for Adelphi students with cars! Parking is free for all students — all you need is a parking sticker, provided by the office of Public Safety.

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Shuttle Buses

The Adelphi Panther Shuttles can bring students to and from the local train stations, bus stations and many local shopping centers, such as the mall, supermarket and more!

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Getting Off Campus

Even if you do not have your own car, getting off campus is a breeze. Students can walk a short distance to the nearby Long Island Rail Road station or take the Shuttle to one of the other stations, which can bring you directly into downtown Manhattan. The local trains or buses can also take you anywhere else on Long Island.

Safety and Security

Living and studying at Adelphi is a very safe choice for students. All residence halls are extremely secure and are accessible only with an Adelphi ID card. ID cards are also specific to each residence hall, so no one can enter a residence hall unless they live there. Residence halls have 24/7 residential life staff on-call for emergencies and for an added layer of security.

The University Department of Public Safety and Transportation provides public safety services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. The department consists of 30 carefully selected Public Safety officers, many of whom have a law enforcement background.

Garden City, New York, is one the safest towns on Long Island, making it a great location for a university. Ranked #20 on University Primetime’s list of America’s Safest Colleges in 2015, students and parents can feel confident about choosing Adelphi.

Other Campus Features and Amenities

On-Campus Employment

Adelphi offers many opportunities for domestic and international students to find employment on campus. Many international students find jobs working in various offices, such as the University Marketing and Communications office, the Office of Residential Life and the International Student Services office.

Interfaith Center

The Interfaith Center is open to the entire Adelphi community and provides opportunities for worship and fellowship, and encourages discussion of spiritual values and religious traditions.

Club Sports

There are many club and intramural sports available for students to join. From baseball and badminton to dance and fencing, there is something for every athlete!

Recreation Classes

Adelphi offers many group fitness and swim classes, all of which are free for students. Join a spin class, yoga or Zumba class to stay fit!

Student Clubs

Adelphi has over 80 student clubs to choose from. From the South Asian Student Society and other diversity clubs, to professional clubs like the Accounting Society, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved.

Ready to explore?

Check out transportation options to explore New York and beyond.