More than 1,700 to March in Adelphi University's 122nd Commencement

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - May 10, 2018 - PRLog -- Annual commencement ceremonies for Adelphi University graduating students will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18, at NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The 1,700 graduating students include those completing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees this spring or expecting to this summer as well as those completed degrees requirements in fall 2017.

Adelphi President Christine M. Riordan will share a welcome and remarks with the graduates and guests. Also bringing greetings will be Board of Trustee Chair Ronald B. Lee '67, Interim Provost Samuel L. Grogg, and Faculty Senate Chair and Professor Beth Christiansen.  Student speakers are Isuri Wijesundara, theatre arts major and Class of 2018 president, and Cristin Sauter, who will be receiving a Master of Social Work degree.

There will a live webcast of the ceremonies for those unable to attend in person.  See a link to that along with other information about commencement at

In addition to the main commencement ceremonies, other related events included a Lavender Graduation Celebration to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University and a Multicultural Graduation Celebration to recognize the academic achievements and contributions of underrepresented students at Adelphi University, both May 9 on campus.  Other events include:

Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m.

Adelphi Center for Recreation & Sports

Doctoral Hooding, Friday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.

Adelphi Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves more than 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

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