Student Life COVID-19 FAQs and Resources
Yes, student employment will continue this academic year – department managers will work directly with their student employees to coordinate schedules and expected responsibilities. The work/study program will continue in the fall and spring semester, and opportunities will be available for eligible students.
Our team has implemented a variety of modifications to assist in safeguarding our residential community’s health and well-being, including the following:
- Students residing on campus are required to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan Agreement, including a commitment to follow all safety guidelines. Additionally, students will be required to review and sign the Residence Life and Housing Agreement: Pandemic Addendum. (Note: you will need to be logged in with your Adelphi student email account in order to view both forms.)
- Our residential staff are trained on all CDC guidelines, assisting in the creation of a safe residential environment.
- Face masks are not required of residents when in their individual rooms. When in common areas all residents regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear face coverings as added protection and per NYS guidance.
It is helpful to note the difference between isolation and quarantine:
- Isolation refers to cases where an individual has a confirmed case of COVID-19 and must be moved into isolation.
- Quarantine refers to situations where an individual has been exposed but may or may not be infected and therefore must take precaution and quarantine to prevent any further risk or spread.
We have set aside housing for possible situations of both isolation and quarantine for residential students.
Dining locations are at full seating capacity. We have implemented the following modifications:
Through March 1, 2022, dining options that pose an increased risk for virus transmission are paused (e.g., self-serve stations).
Increased grab-and-go options will continue.
Dining locations are returning to full seating capacity. We have implemented the following modifications:
- Increased grab-and-go options will continue and elimination of self-serve food stations.
- Availability of pre-packaged condiments, utensils, napkins and cups for diners, removing common stations.
- Cleaning and sanitizing of tables after each use (read more about our cleaning and disinfecting protocols).
Adelphi Dining will continue to provide a broad range of food options, including vegetarian and vegan options.
Yes, however face coverings are required for all residents using communal spaces regardless of vaccination status.
Only Adelphi community members and residents’ family members are permitted inside of the residence hall. Additionally, guests are only permitted in an individual room if all of the room’s residents agree to permit the guest. The only exception will be for friends or family members who are assisting residents with check-in or move out, who must abide by all hygiene and PPE protocols.
Yes, all sports and recreation facilities will be open and continue to follow local and state health regulations.
Yes, athletic events will continue on campus this Academic year with respect to local and state health department guidance.
The Student Counseling Center is operating and available to support students in both an in person and remote capacity. To begin counseling please reach out to the center by phone at 516.877.3646 or by email at email@example.com. Our hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Messages left after hours will be returned the next business day.
If you are currently receiving services through the center, we advise that you keep your regular appointments and we will help you complete your regular appointment through the method determined by you and your counselor. Virtual “walk-ins” are being addressed by our care coordinator through phone and teletherapy sessions.
In an emergency, please contact public safety at 516.877.3511, dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
You can speak with a crisis counselor 24/7 by calling the national suicide prevention hotline at 800.273.8255 or the Long Island Crisis Center 516.679.1111. You can also text 741741 for support. Your texts and phone calls are completely anonymous.
See the Student Counseling Center’s webpage.
AOD services are operating in person whenever possible with additional offerings virtually through Zoom and/or telephone to ensure no disruption in services. Visit the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) site for more information.
Additionally, Adelphi University’s Online Career Coach allows you to complete a course of career essentials on your own time. Each unit in the course consists of a LinkedIn Learning video and a short assignment that help hone your professional skills. You can also save the documentation from each unit and use it for future reference. After successfully completing the Online Career Coach program, you will be able to:
- Review and revise your resume and cover letter
- Demonstrate knowledge of personal branding and professional image and its impact on professional development
- Apply interviewing skills in a mock interview/informational setting
- Apply job search and networking skills to current/future job search
- Demonstrate knowledge of management strategies/skills to common job situations
- Identify three areas of focus for succeeding in a new job
Adelphi’s Mentoring Program will continue to support students through online services.
- One-to-one sessions will take place among pairs at a mutually convenient time; email, calls, text and or Skype/Zoom are all acceptable uses of technology
- Character and life building workshops will led by selected facilitators and take place on line
- Students can expect to be engaged, supported and well connected to their mentors and the entire Mentoring network despite the in-person disruption.
Would you like to join the Mentoring Program?
- Contact Chotsani West (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
- You may still participate in our virtual workshops.
On October 18, 2021 our University Health and Wellness and Student Counseling Center teams hosted a forum for our students to talk about the psychological impact of the pandemic and how Adelphi is supporting their well-being as we return to in-person learning, events, and activities. “Managing Feelings About Returning to Campus” covered coping skills, self-care, available resources, and adjusting to the new normal.