Adelphi refund Class of 2020 for Spring 20

Adelphi refund Class of 2020 for Spring 20

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Jade Willams started this petition to Adelphi University

In March 2020 Adelphi University shut down in light of the spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus. At the same time Adelphi refused to refund any of the tuition spend by students that were displaced by this abrupt change to online learning. Most of us were graduating seniors. We lost our gradutation dinner, we lost our graduation and most of us were unable to get professional photos taken OR retaken because of this. At this time Adelphi has not updated the Senior Class of 2020 on the status of trying to give us a real chance to enjoy senior year the way it was intended to be. 

It is now September and the only sort of pandemic relief for Adelphi was the federally issues funds that Adelphi was allocated to award students. This money is NOT directly coming from Adelphi. Below are a lists of doable demands, but please comment and add to the list on things you want Adelphi to do for the class of 2020.

 

LIST:

1. Provide Cap & Gowns to all seniors (who did not repurchase them) I mean pay in full the people who make the graduation attire for the students who graduated. If you repurchased them, I expect the university to extend the refund of the cost you have paid as it is only right. 

2. Send out the "free" senior yearbooks! At this point everyone should be able to submit their own graduation photos (regardless of you're in regalia or not) and we should get a set of pens for getting signatures.

3. All seniors should get the portfolio cover that is supposed to be given out at graduation.

4. All seniors should be able to once guidelines lighten up attend a summer time senior dinner at a restaurant of the seniors choice OR at a safely distanced buffet style gathering in Adelphi's parking field behind POST HALL (It can be done esp if we poll so seniors can pick more than one day, max 50 students per event time).

5. Seniors should be refunded at minimum 25% of their paid tuition (as everyone pays differently I do not want Adelphi to just chose a 25% number and only give back that much to everyone, it should be 25% of what you were going to pay for the full semester including housing if your housing has not already been refunded)

6. I feel as if the university should have a day where we can all sit on the baseball field and relax. After everything Adelphi has put us through they should rent us a crepe and ice cream truck and invite us all to social distance picnic and relax. (This could be more than one location such as a group in the soccer field, a group in the baseball field, a group on the quad etc).

 

With everything Adelphi swears up and down they are doing their best for students they continue to fail their students and sweep it under the rug because they are a private school. But because they are a private school we can fight back twice as hard because we are not fighting the state, we are up against just Adelphi (board of ed) and these are reasonable requests

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