Alumni Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19
You may have questions for how this outbreak has affected your alma mater and Adelphi’s global alumni community.
The Office of Alumni Relations team has developed a list of FAQ below in an effort to keep you informed. As the situation changes from day to day, you may have more questions and we will do our best to answer them.
One thing will remain constant—how important YOU and our 116,000 alumni are to Adelphi now and always.
We are actively monitoring the coronavirus issue and developments around the world and especially here at home. Please visit the Coronavirus Information and Status page for Adelphi’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For now, all administrative offices will remain open and operational at Adelphi, though shifting to a primarily online workforce, relying on a mix of remote employees and only essential on-site employees to ensure continued operations.
Campus visits are not encouraged at this time—that includes the use of Swirbul Library and the Center for Recreation and Sports. All visitors must be approved by Campus Police and provide ID upon arrival.
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Unfortunately, no. Until it is safe to physically gather as a community, all regional gatherings have been postponed but we have many virtual opportunities planned including our Chapter Chats. Check the alumni calendar of events for updates on programming.
You can always connect with your classmates and peers on Adelphi alumni social media accounts and platforms.
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, we are unable to hold our May 2020 Commencement exercises as planned. We are actively working on plans for alternative celebrations for this important Adelphi tradition.
Adelphi Spirit Weekend, scheduled for October 24-26 has not been canceled at this time. Please visit the Spirit Weekend website before you make travel plans to return to campus.
As the University has transitioned to online learning and working remotely, the Office of Career and Professional Development continues to provide résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and job search techniques services without interruption. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
Encourage: Send notes to support to the class of 2020.
Connect: Sign up for Alumnifire, Adelphi’s private, online career networking site to assist students in their career preparations and job searches.
Donate: Your financial gift to the Student Emergency Support Fund will address the immediate needs of students experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19— and enable them stay on track to graduate.