There’s a lot to know about on-campus living at Adelphi.

These questions cover the basic information about living on campus. Additional questions should be directed to the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

If you are interested in living on campus you will need to:

Learn more about applying for housing

While we never guarantee housing, our advice is: If you are interested, apply! We do prioritize students who get their materials in before the priority deadline of May 1 for the fall semester.

Yes, please visit Apply for Housing for more information.

Space is limited. Refer to these lists for suggestions. Pay careful attention to items that are not allowed.

Before move-in day, check with your roommate(s) about not duplicating items. For example, coordinate who will bring the refrigerator, television and rug.

See this list for prohibited items in the residence halls.

We email and mail out an assignment letter with the name(s) and contact information for your roommate(s). It is in your best interest to contact your roommate(s) before you move in to help in planning who will bring what items (a fridge, a television, a rug, etc.) and to help you get to know them. For the most up to date information on where you will be living and who your roommates are, use the Housing Self-Service application within eCampus under the Services tab.

The relationship you have with your roommate will have a significant impact on your college experience. In order to have a positive relationship with your roommate, you must be aware of their needs, show them respect and be willing to compromise. Your roommate must, of course, extend those same courtesies to you in return. We recommend having an honest conversation as early as possible to discuss each other’s habits and needs.

Problems may still arise, but it is up to you and your roommate to work toward a solution in a mature and positive way. In the case where your roommate is unresponsive or difficult to communicate with, you may ask a Resident Assistant (RA) or your Residence Hall Director (RHD) to step in to help you resolve the problem which in some cases results in mediation of the issues between you and your roommate.

Yes; however, there is a two week freeze on all room assignment changes once classes start. Before a change of rooms is authorized you must fill out a “Room Change Request” form which you can get from your Residence Hall Director (RHD). You may not change rooms with someone without going through the proper procedures. Don’t forget to consult whoever is paying the bills before making any changes as a different room may have a different price!

Fish contained in a properly maintained tank of no more than 10 gallons are the only pets allowed.

The Student Access Office makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities or other individualized needs on a case by case basis. Please read the Service Animal Policy or contact the Student Access Office for more information.

Unfortunately, not every room in the residence halls is equipped with air conditioning (AC). Earle Hall has AC on the first and fourth floors. Waldo, Chapman and Linen Halls have AC on their 4th floors only. Eddy and Residence Halls A and B have AC in every room.

Rooms with AC cost a little more than rooms without it. Prices can be found on Housing Costs.

Our mattresses are extra long twins (36 inches wide by 80 inches in length). Standard size twin sheets fit these mattresses, but you may choose to bring extra long twin sheets. Adelphi’s Resident Student Association has partnered with the Residence Hall Linens company to provide easy ordering of new linens. See the RSA’s Residence Hall Linens and College Bedding Program.

A resident student’s refrigerator should be no more than 4 cubic feet.

Yes, we have the First-Year Living-Learning Community available to first-year students, but first-year students are not required to live in this community.

None of the residence halls are gender specific. In most halls, room genders are located together by floor or wing with designated men’s and women’s bathrooms.

Yes, you can have guests in the residence hall. If a guest visits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., they must be signed in by the Hall Attendant on duty. You are responsible for your guest and their behavior at all times, you must stay with your guest or they will be asked to leave. You must sign out your guest when he or she leaves the residence hall.

You may also have a guest visit overnight, however you must fill out an overnight guest pass and hand it into your RHD at least 48 hours in advance. Your roommate(s) must approve any overnight guests in the room.

At any point if you feel uncomfortable with a guest in the room you are entitled to ask them to leave. If they refuse, please notify a staff member immediately.

If something breaks in your room and needs to be repaired or replaced, please submit a maintenance request as soon as possible.

You can now submit a maintenance request via the AU2GO app.

Questions about how the heat and air conditioning work in your room? Please read this first before submitting a maintenance request.

Bed bugs are a global epidemic and can be found in homes, stores, movie theaters, office buildings, hotels and residence halls. Adelphi University’s Garden City Campus houses over 1,300 students in seven different residence halls and like anywhere else, is not immune from the threat of bed bugs. For this reason Adelphi has trained its staff to quickly identify and respond to bed bugs cases.

The University’s protocol in the residence halls include:

  • Trained residence hall and facilities staff
  • Free laundry service (optional; dry cleaning is not included),
  • Free bed bug treatment by professional exterminator
  • Free use of heating chambers and dryers that will kill bed bugs.

Education is an important part of insuring a bed bug free community. The Office of Residential Life and Housing educates students about bed bugs by providing literature (flyers and pamphlets,) and residence hall programming.

Bed Bug Do’s and Don’ts

Do …

  • Consider buying a mattress encasement
  • Wash and dry your clothes regularly
  • Clean your room regularly
  • Learn how to identify bed bugs
  • Report a bed bug problem if you think you have them
  • If you are traveling and staying is a hotel, check your mattress and furniture for beds bugs before you settle in.

Don’t …

  • Ignore bed bugs
  • Treat bed bugs on your own
  • Sleep on someone else’s bed or in someone else’s  room if you believe they have bed bugs
  • Visit your family until your treatment is complete
  • Pick up furniture from trash and bring it back to your room to use as furniture or decoration
  • Throw away all your belongings if you have bed bugs. Your belongings can be saved if treated by a professional

Resident Assistants and Hall Councils continually put on events within the residence halls. These events range from social events to educational. Educational programs focus on topics such as alcohol and drug awareness, fire safety, health and wellness, cultural awareness, academics and many other topics. Examples of some social events may include ice cream socials to themed dance parties. If you are interested in seeing a particular event you can talk to the staff or get involved in your Hall Council.

Residents can attend these events and meet other people from their building and get to know them. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends. These events are covered by the resident activity fee so that you can enjoy the events throughout the year without worrying about paying for them.

The honors suites are a small residential area for students in the honors college. Each suite features two triple bedrooms attached to a lounge and a shared bathroom. Students must be accepted into the Honors College program to be eligible to live in these suites. For more information regarding the honors program please contact the Honors College Dean.

Every room in the residence halls has an Internet jack and a TV connection. Phone service is turned on by request only. Resident students must bring their own Ethernet cable to connect to high speed, wired internet and their own coaxial cable to connect their TV to the Cable TV Jack. The residence halls are also equipped with Wi-Fi access for wireless connections. Go to the IT site for more info on Residence Hall Connections.

Phone and voicemail service is now available through Google Voice, which you can use through your computer and through most smartphones.

Generally you may not stay in your room during winter break unless you specifically apply for winter housing and have a valid reason to stay, for example a class. You may leave your belongings in the room. We recommend taking anything of great value or that you may need for the break home. Once you have checked out for the winter break you will not be permitted to reenter the room until spring move in.

You or your belongings may not remain in your room over the summer. You must move everything out of your room for the summer break.

Again, you may apply for summer housing if you are taking classes over the summer. You will most likely be required to move at the end of the spring semester to your summer housing assignment.

No alcohol is permitted in the residence halls at any time.

Adelphi University is a Fresh Air Campus. Smoking is only permitted at designated sites.

You will be subject to disciplinary procedures. The rules are there to help maintain a positive learning and safe environment for all of our students.

Public Safety officers are visible around campus and throughout each residence hall. They also monitor cameras throughout campus. If you need to contact a Public Safety officer, you can do so by dialing “5” on any campus phone or by picking up any of the red emergency phones located throughout the residence halls. We also recommend adding the security booth phone number (516.877.3507) to your cell phone contact list just in case.

In addition, the front door is the only door residents are allowed to enter and exit from and is also monitored by cameras. To enter the building, you must swipe your Adelphi ID card through a card reader. You will have access only to your own residence hall.

RAs also conduct rounds of the buildings during the evening helping to ensure that our building and students are safe.

Ultimately, the best safety precaution you can take is to make sure your room is always locked when you leave and to report any suspicious activity to Public Safety.

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