September 9, 2016
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Picnic Welcomes Panthers Home


by Jessica Winans '19

The quad at Adelphi University filled up on Wednesday, August 31, as students, faculty and staff came out in force for the first-ever Panther Picnic. The event—a joint effort of the Student Activities Board and Adelphi’s Spirit Committee—featured food, music and giveaways and was a fun a free way for students to reunite with friends and make new ones.

While students munched on hamburgers, hot dogs and cotton candy, Adelphi’s popular Panther mascot ran around dancing with the attendees and posing for photos.

Pratibha Anand, a freshman biology major, said that her favorite thing about Adelphi is how friendly everyone has been to her since she moved in and how it “feels like we’re all a family.”

President Christine M. Riordan also came out for the picnic. “I love events like this,” Dr. Riordan said. “We will have a lot more spirit activities this year, and I hope the community will join us to continue panther pride.”

The picnic was just one of many events held for students as part of Adelphi’s official Opening Week.

Students at Adelphi University's first Panther Picnic.

Students at Adelphi University’s first Panther Picnic


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, the 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 nearly 8,000 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 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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