Orientation

Day One

Monday, 8/23/2021
9-5 pm: Arrival and Move-in Day

Day Two

Tuesday, 8/24/2021
9:30 am: Welcome from Managing Director/Meet the Team
9:45 am: Public Safety Presentation
10:45 am: Student Services Presentation
11:45 am: CAP Presentation
12:15 pm: Lunch
1:15 pm: Academic Testing
3:15 pm: Campus Tour
4:15 pm: Wrap-up of the Day

Day Three

Wednesday, 8/25/2021
9:30 am: Academic Program Overview (Three Sections)
10:15 am: Classroom Etiquette
11:00 am: Understanding How Academics Work at Adelphi
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Understanding American Culture
2:00 pm: Insurance Overview
3:00 pm: Marketing Presentation
3:30 pm: Activity (Trivia)
4:30 pm: Wrap-up of the Day

Day Four

Thursday, 8/26/2021
9:30 am: F-1 Regulations Presentation by International Services
10:30 am: Overview of Resources on Campus
11:30 am: Overview of Student Life
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Bank Set-up
4:30 pm: Wrap-up of the Day

Day Five

Friday, 8/27/2021
All day events on campus

Frequently asked questions

Yes, orientation will be virtual for Fall 2021. Orientation schedule and Zoom links will be sent to students prior to program start date.

Yes, all sessions of orientation are mandantory; therefore, your attendance and participation is required. Please make sure you have stable internet access to join orientation virtually.

Yes, ALL students, despite vaccination status, will need to show proof of negative test result before boarding the flight to the US.

Yes, Adelphi University requires all students to be fully vaccinated for the start of the Fall 2021 semester. After you are fully vaccinated, please upload your vaccination record through the Health Portal via eCampus.

If you are an unvaccinated student, Adelphi University will provide a COVID-19 vaccine to you free of charge only after you meet the CDC’s posted Recommendations For Unvaccinated People Traveling Internationally During COVID-19. Before you return to Adelphi or begin your vaccine series, you must self-quarantine off campus at your own expense for seven days after arrival in the United States and present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result after your quarantine period within 72 hours of your move-in.

Once you have completed your self-quarantine period and have a negative COVID-19 test result, Adelphi University will provide a COVID-19 vaccine to you free of charge. Call Adelphi Health Services at 516.877.6002 to schedule an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccine on campus and to arrange for a temporary waiver of the vaccination requirement while you complete your vaccination. Once vaccination is complete, you can upload your proof. Until you are fully vaccinated, you are required to follow established health and safety protocols that apply to unvaccinated individuals at Adelphi:

  • You must wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, except while eating or drinking.
  • You must continue to practice physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
  • You must immediately notify Student Health Services if you test positive for COVID-19 or have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19. You will be required to quarantine off campus at your own expense if required by the University.
  • You are required to participate in the University’s ongoing surveillance testing program.

For students who wish to receive an exemption for religious or other reasons, please follow the instructions (https://www.adelphi.edu/health/forms-and-requirements/covid-19-vaccination/).

You must immediately notify Student Health Services if you test positive for COVID-19 or have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19. You will be required to quarantine off campus at your own expense if required by the University.

If the student is vaccinated by a WHO-approved vaccine, it will be accepted by the University.

No, students who are fully vaccinated and can show proof of vaccination will not need to quarantine upon arrival.

First day of classes is 8/30, unvaccinated students are encouraged to arrive 7 days early to complete the quarantine period before orientation starts. If, for any reason, they are still under quarantine when classes start, we will try our best to advocate for these students and ask the professors to allow them to join classes virtually.

You will receive a welcome email along with orientation schedule two weeks before program move-in day. Before this, you will receive a number of emails that provide detailed information regarding pre-arrival logistics. You will also be invited to attend the pre-arrival webinar that would allow you to better under the program expectation as well as for you to ask the staff any questions you may have.

Academics

Intake Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Orientation August 24, 2021 January 18, 2022
Move-In August 23, 2021 January 19, 2022
Classes Begin August 30, 2021 January 25, 2022
Last Day of Semester December 21, 2021 May 19, 2022

Students in the program will be assigned an academic advisor who will provide impeccable academic advising and course registration guidance to students.

Students who wish to receive academic advising can schedule an appointment with our Academic Director by emailing andrew.erwin@adelphi-international.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can view your course schedule in CLASS by logging into your student account on eCampus (ecampus.adelphi.edu). Class details such as the day, time, location, and professor name and email address can all be found here.

Your grades are posted after the semester is officially over. You can view your grades on eCampus by clicking on the “Grade Inquiry” link.

For undergraduate students: 2.0 GPA with no grade lower than a D (63%-66%) All Business majors: 2.3 GPA. Students must also receive a grade of at least 80% (B-) in all AUI courses, including English for Academic Purposes I & II.

For graduate students: 3.25 GPA with no grade lower than a B (minimum 83%), including AUI courses (Graduate Composition and Academic Skills & Advanced Composition).

You are registered for courses by the program staff. You do not have to worry about registering for courses yourself.

No, you follow a prescribed ciurriculum while in the program. Please do not make any changes to the course schedule without the approval of the Academic Director.

No, you are expected to finish the program in consecutive semesters while you are enrolled. If there’s an extenuating circumstance, please schedule an appointment to discuss the situation with your Student Services Advisor.

For unofficial transcripts, you can obtain that in CLASS on eCampus by clicking on “Unofficial Transcript”. For official transcripts, please request for it here – https://www.adelphi.edu/registrar/transcripts/.

You can request for a copy of the Enrollment Verification Letter directly from the Office of the Registrar at registrar@adelphi.edu.

Health & COVID-19

COVID 19 Guidelines at Adelphi – https://www.adelphi.edu/news/covid-19-guidelines-updated-at-adelphi-university/

Vaccine info – https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
Students who wish to get vaccined upon arrival can schedule their appointment with a local pharmacy – https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp. Non-New York State residents must bring proof that they work or study in the State of New York. For minors under 18, a parent or guardian is required to identify the minor. Individuals will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free, this information is for administrative use only. Information on voluntarily uploading proof of vaccination card can be found here – https://www.adelphi.edu/news/adelphi-covid-19-vaccine-incentive-program/.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may refer to the link here to find a testing center around where you live – https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.

Health Services Center is located in Waldo Hall. Please refer to the link here for its hours of operation – https://www.adelphi.edu/health/hours/.

You may simply stop by their office to schedule an appointment or call 516-877-6000.

Yes, absolutely. Please have your insurance card with you at all times.

You may visit any urgent care near where you live. Here’s the link to search for a provide – https://www.citymd.com/urgent-care-locations. Please make sure you bring your insurance card with you.

You may search for it here – https://www.cigna.com/. Please call in advance to schedule an appointment and make sure they are still accepting new patients and is located in a place that’s easily accessible.

Immigration

Office of International Services – https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/

Check In – students will be informed of the date, time and location for immigration check-in directly by the Office of International Services. Please monitor your school email closely.

Immigration and enrollment policies – https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/requirements-for-maintaining-f-1-status/

Immigration advising – students who wish to schedule an appointment with our PDSO or DSO for immigration advising, please email is@adelphi.edu.

Instructions – Students are instructed to complete their immigration check-in through the International Services Portal – https://adelphi-isss.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Security.AngLogin. Please have your passport, visa, I-20 and I-94 (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home) ready in order to complete the check-in process.

Frequently Asked Questions

It will have your negative impact on your immigration status, including the cancellation or termination of your I-20.

You may contact International Services at is@adelphi.edu for assistance.

You will need to have your I-20 endorsed with the travel signature by our PDSO or DSO before departing the US.

Job & Career Services

Students are more than welcome to search for employment opportunities on Handshake – https://www.adelphi.edu/career-center/finding-employment/job-opportunities/job-and-internship-search/.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the resources in the Career Center on campus in order to help with the job search process – https://www.adelphi.edu/career-center/finding-employment/job-opportunities/.

Students who are interested in joining the Career Accelerator Program need to contact Brittany Chill at brittany.chill@shorelight.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may work up to 20 hours on campus per week as an international student.

No, international students are not permitted to work off-campus as per their I-20.

Yes, you will need to have a Social Security Number in order to work. International Services will provide assistance on how to obtain the Social Security Number after you are hired and prior to the start of your employment.

Yes, you can work in more than one place on campus as long as the total number of hours per week do not exceed 20.

Job or internship opportunities are posted on Handshake, which can be accessed via eCampus. For step by step instructions on how to log in, please visit here – https://www.adelphi.edu/career-center/finding-employment/job-opportunities/job-and-internship-search/.

OPT stands for Optional Practical Training, which is any off-campus work experience directly related to your major area of study and CPT stands for Curricular Practical Training, which is alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school. To learn more about OPT, please visit https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/employment-for-international-students/off-campus-employment/optional-practical-training/. To learn more about CPT, please visit https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/employment-for-international-students/off-campus-employment/curricular-practical-training/.

Scholarships & Finances

We know that college education is expensive in the US. International students are required to submit proof of sufficient funds to cover educational expenses in the U.S. in order to obtain an I-20. Having obtained an I-20 and signing it, you agree to have funds available for the duration of your studies. It is important that you plan and manage your finances responsibly. Scholarships and grants are some of the ways that can help to cover your costs. Below are some of the resources for scholarship opportunities that you can apply for.

We help our students with setting up their bank account in the beginning of the semester. Students will be informed of the time and location where they can meet with the bank representative to open their bank account. Students will also be notified ahead of time regarding the documents to bring so that they can be ready for their appointment.

The refund schedule is included in the Student Handbook which we review together during orientation.

For Fall and Spring semesters, below is the schedule:
100%: Prior to first day of classes right after orientation
90%: By the end of the first week
50%: By the end of the second and third week
25%: By the end of the fourth week
Thereafter: No refund

For Summer semester, below is the schedule:
100%: Prior to first day of classes right after orientation
75%: End of first week
Thereafter: No refund

Students who are eligible for a refund will need to fill out the refund form and allow at least 45 days for the request to process.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Unfortunately, scholarships pre-arrival are determined during recruitment. While you may not be eligble for that, you can certainly apply for the scholarships mentioned under Helpful Resources.

The payment plans were applied for and approved prior to arrival. The staff on campus will not be able to grant approval for a payment plan once the student is enrolled.

There will eventually be a hold that gets put on your account, which will prevent course registration for the next semester.

Progression

Academic English and Accelerator students who are reaching progression will be invited to attend the progression workshop. At the workshop, you will learn everything about the transition from Adelphi International to your program at Adelphi University.
The progression requirements for the undergraduate students in the Accelerator Program are: 2.0 GPA with no grade lower than a D (63%-66%)
All Business majors: 2.3 GPA
Students must also receive a grade of at least 80% (or B-) in all AUI courses, including English for Academic Purposes I & II

Progression Requirements for graduate students are: 3.25 GPA with no grade lower than a B (minimum 83%) including Advanced Composition and Professional Development & Academic Skills

Students progressing out of the program will also get a new I-20. At the progression workshop, you will learn how to fill out all the necesary paperwork in order for you to obtain your new I-20. Detailed information will also be communicated to you by International Services at the time of progression. Direct MAP and ID students will also need to attend the progression workshop, but will not need to apply for the new I-20.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be assigned a new advisor in the department of your major after progression. The advisor’s name is listed in CLASS on eCampus.

Once you progress out of the program, you will be paying the University directly for any fees and outstanding balances. You can make the payment in CLASS on eCampus. You may also opt for other payment options as indicated here – https://www.adelphi.edu/admissions/aid/payments/. More information on payment and deadlines to pay can be found here – https://www.adelphi.edu/admissions/aid/billing-and-aid-updates/.

You will work with your new Academic Advisor on course registration. You will be contacted by your advisor when the period of Open Planning and Course Registration opens. Please be very proactive and responsive as courses do get filled up very quickly. If you have any outstanding holds as a result of previous unpaid balances, not submitting transcripts or diploma, not being in compliance with immunization requirements, or plagiarism incidents, you will need to resolve them as soon as possible before you can register for courses.

You will need to participate in the Housing Selection Process faciliated by the Office of Residential Life in order to select your desired room type and roommate(s). Once you have been assigned your room for the next semester, you will receive the confirmation from the Office of Residential Life and be billed accordingly.

If you do not intend to live on campus post-progression, you will not participate in the Housing Selection Process. Instead, you will need to work on securing off-campus housing in advance. Here’s the link to help you get started – https://offcampushousing.adelphi.edu/.

Parking & Transport

Students who have a car can park on campus for free. You will need to register your car by obtaining a parking decal from the Public Safety Office in Levermore 113 beforehand. If you park on campus without having a parking decal, you will get a ticket. If you continue to park on campus without permission, your car will eventually get booted. Adelphi University also offers free shuttle services to a number of locations and back to campus for free. Here’s more information regarding safety, transportation and parking on campus – https://www.adelphi.edu/safety-transportation/.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can park your car in any parking lot on campus as long as the parking space doesn’t have a sign that says “reserved for faculty” or “handicapped”.

No, the Adephi shuttle takes you to the shopping centers and train stations near the Garden City campus, it does not take you to Manhattan. However, you can take the shuttle to a nearby train station to travel to the Manhattan Center.

Clubs & Organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

To get started, you can send an email to the contact of a particular club you are interested in joining and the responsible individual will get back to you.

No, it’s free to join any student clubs or organizations you are interested in.

Yes, absolutely! We strongly encourage students to get involved on campus.

Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the gym is fully open without any restrictions.

Fitness classes are still virtual. Please visit the link here for the schedule as well as for ways to sign up – https://www.adelphi.edu/campus-recreation/fitness/group-fitness/.