Monday, January 29, 2018

Mentoring Month

Greetings everyone! Here we are at the end of the first month of the year, and if you didn't already know, January was National Mentoring month! Personally, I've been fortunate to have several mentors throughout my life to support my academic, personal, professional, and extracurricular endeavors. I hope you take a moment today to reflect on mentors in your life- individuals that have encouraged, motivated, and celebrated your challenges, goals, and achievements. As we dive into the rest of 2018, think about family, friends, colleagues, teachers, and counselors that advocate on your behalf, support your ideas, and encourage you to aim higher on a daily basis. Take a moment to thank your role models, mentors, and support system, and simultaneously, think about being a mentor for someone yourself- reciprocity in giving our time and effort to standing by others is a feeling unlike any other! 

Here at Adelphi, our very own Mentoring Program strives to support students from different backgrounds in their transition to collegiate life and academic success. Open to all students, ideally involvement as early as the first year, it's an opportunity to connect with faculty and staff from our campus community that enjoy advising and being a part of the bigger picture of student success. Take a moment to browse the link above and see for yourself how you can apply to be a mentor (if you're an AU community faculty or staff member) or mentee (for prospective students that would like to become involved in this rewarding, fulfilling experience)!  

Monday, November 27, 2017

Take Action, Early!

Greetings all! I hope this blog post finds you well and that you were all able to enjoy a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving! Aside from food comas, volunteering at local organizations, holiday shopping, football, and spending time with family and friends, I hope that your break from school meant that you were able to invest a little more time on your college applications. As we approach Adelphi University's early action deadline of December 1st, I urge all of you to take advantage of applying early so that you can hear with an admission decision by January. The commitment is non-binding so you certainly don't have to commit to enrolling, giving yourself from January to May to make the best academic and financial decision (following scholarship and financial aid award packages).

Here are a few links to help you get started, complete, and submit the AU application and supplemental documents.


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Come Visit

As the holiday season approaches, I wish you all happiness, health, and success! Remember to connect with us directly if you have questions, wish to check the status of your application, or simply want to let us know that you're excited to be applying, and perhaps ultimately enrolling as a future Panther in Fall 2018!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Adelphi University’s Momentum Tour in a City Near You!

Are you looking for a way to hear more about Adelphi but, hoping that event can take place near you? Join Dr. Christine M. Riordan, Adelphi’s president, on her Momentum tour! Dr. Riordan will be more than happy to meet you and discuss all the wonderful progress that our university has made. We want you to get to know us and we want to get to know you too! What better way than to personally share the stories of our Adelphi students?

Dr. Riordan is touring the country in selected cities all year. Armonk, a city that is actually in my territory of Northern Westchester, is the next tour location taking place on Tuesday, November 14th 6pm-8pm. This event will be hosted at Moderne Barn Restaurant, just about 10 minutes away from my favorite eatery in the area Mount Kisco Diner. Try the Farmer’s Market Omelette if you like your food to have bold favors (just a little food tip if you’re interested and don't mind driving further up North). Also, registration for this event can be completed on our website. Meet with our President as well as Adelphi alumni and listen to personal experiences that our students endured. Who knows if while attending Adelphi or even after, your story can be told to inspire future prospective Adelphi students. Here at Adelphi, our students’ lives have been transformed.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Oh Dear, October is Here!

Greetings everyone! I’m excited to be diving back into the blog in the midst of yet another rewarding college application season. As I wrapped up yet another successful year here at Adelphi, the past few months have been a time of reflection and prioritization- I’m consistently thinking of newer, innovative ways to connect with prospective applicants and this blog gives me an outlet to advise, encourage, motivate, and creatively inspire applicants through content, examples, and even timelines.

Speaking of timelines- I encourage all prospective seniors to take advantage of our early action 
priority deadline of December 1st (and of course the FAFSA form opened up yesterday so I encourage all seniors to file the form for financial aid eligibility). With the holidays just around the corner, try to push yourself to be proactive rather than reactive, adhere to deadlines in a prompt manner, and do your research as much as possible. Most importantly, start demonstrating interest if you haven’t done so already! Register for our Open Houses, Information Sessions, opportunities to sample a class,  and just take a moment to connect with your personal enrollment counselor via email, phone, or by scheduling an appointment. On behalf of University Admissions, I personally look forward to connecting with you this season and hope I can meet you at our upcoming events. Enjoy October- the month of pumpkin spice and the beginning of college applications! 

Friday, June 30, 2017

“Cool” for the Summer

Would you believe that July is around the corner?! Where did June even go? That should tell me and you that Summer is officially in full swing AND that it’s going to start getting really hot. Are you prepared? If you’re like me and try to find ways to beat the heat, here’s some suggestions to keep you “cool” for the Summer.

1) Treat yourself to a milkshake.
I’m not sure if you’re aware as of yet but, one of the biggest food fads out there right now are outrageous milkshakes! Some shakes include crazy ingredients such as a whole brownie on top or even a donut. Try the best sounding shake or create your own. A place I would recommend is called Burgerology in Rockville Centre. They’re delicious!

2) Sorry, another beverage suggestion here...have yourself a Panera Lemonade.
I’m sure we all know by now that you can find a Panera Bread almost anywhere. For someone who dines at Panera Bread often, especially while recruiting on the road, I had never tried a lemonade from there. It must of been the first hottest day this year and I craved lemonade. Well, this certainly did the trick. So if you’re feeling the heat and are very thirsty, certainly give this a try.
3) Catch a movie.
One of my favorite things to do during the Summer is actually going to visit the movies. Not only will you more than likely probably catch a blockbuster movie that has been promoted all year but, the movie theaters are usually nice and cool as well. Makes it much more enjoyable.
4) Come visit Adelphi!!
I couldn’t resist in putting that in here. But, why not? Stop by our Admissions Office where you can attend an Information Session in an air conditioned room, meet with a “cool” admissions counselor, and tour the campus where you can feel the wonderful breeze from outside. You can do all of this while learning about the many things that Adelphi has to offer. Think of it as multi-tasking.

Hopefully, these suggestions were helpful. Good luck with surviving the Summer!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcome to Adelphi University, Class of 2021!

The Office of University Admissions would like to formally welcome our Class of 2021 to Adelphi University!  We are so glad that you have decided to spend your next four years as Panthers, and we look forward to seeing you on campus this fall!  With May 1st officially past us, we are now looking forward to our upcoming orientation sessions and matriculation weekend.  Your new student kits will be sent out towards the end of the month, so make sure you keep an eye out for the mail with all of the information you will need about your transition to Adelphi University.

One of your first steps will be to register for one of the two upcoming orientation sessions taking place from either June 28-30 or July 5-7.  You can register right online by following this link.  We also have a suggested list of items to bring to orientation available online as well.

There are also additional steps for our incoming students to set up their eCampus portal, submit their immunization/health history assessment forms, take the language placement exam, register a car on campus, and secure their Adelphi ID card.  Additional information about each of these steps can be found by following this link.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for orientation this summer, and we hope you enjoy the end of your senior year, Panthers!

Monday, April 17, 2017

See you at ASD!

ASD? What is that you ask? It stands for Accepted Student Day. Yeah, that’s right!  It’s a day full of excitement, helpful information, and good times for Accepted students and families to experience with us before ultimately deciding to become a future Panther. This event takes place on Sunday, April 23rd. It’s the perfect time for students to receive a glimpse of what exactly they can experience on campus and what Adelphi has to offer.

If you haven’t learned about this event already, there’s several benefits to attend. You can take advantage of:

  • Taking a campus tour with our student ambassadors
  • Speaking to Admissions Counselors to discuss questions
  • Attending academic department presentations
  • Visiting with Student Life and Services
  • Discussing your financial aid package with a representative
  • Depositing on the spot with an Admissions Counselor

And so much more! So if you’re an accepted student and are thinking to yourself this event is just what you need, we’d love to have you! So don’t miss out and hope to see you there!