Residential Life, Student Counseling, & Student Life COVID-19 FAQs
The Panther Shuttle will continue to run, abiding by the state’s guidance for public transportation. In order to ride the shuttle, individuals must be cleared through the Daily Health Monitoring Questionnaire and may be asked to show their green clear screen at any time. All shuttles will be retrofitted with a barrier between the drivers and passengers. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing should be followed. Capacity will be reduced, where possible, to ensure proper social distancing between seats.
We expect that student employment will continue this academic year – department managers will work directly with their student employees to coordinate remote vs. in-person 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 Office of Residential Life and Housing has extended the move-in schedule to allow our residential students space and time to comfortably set up their home on campus. For more information, please contact our Office of Residential Life and Housing.
Our team has implemented a variety of modifications to assist in safeguarding our residential community’s health and well-being, including the following:
- Residential capacity has been reduced by 10 percent to support social distancing.
- Students residing on campus will be 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.)
- Residents will be required to complete at-home saliva testing through our partnership with Vault Health prior to returning to the residence halls.
- Our residential staff will be trained on all CDC guidelines, assisting in the creation of a safe residential environment.
- Visitation in residence halls will be restricted to ensure that exposure risks are minimized.
- Face masks will not be required of residents when in their individual rooms. When in common areas, residents will be expected to maintain proper social distancing and use face coverings as added protection.
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.
All residential students will be asked to depart and leave their residence halls on or before Wednesday, November 25, 2020, just prior to the Thanksgiving break. Room and board costs (housing and meal plans) will be prorated for the Fall 2020 semester, reflecting the early semester departure following Thanksgiving.
Students unable to vacate their rooms prior to Thanksgiving break will be allowed to remain until the semester’s end with approval from the Office of Residential Life and Housing and their residence hall director. Additional charges for room and board (housing and meal plans) will apply. Students remaining in the residence halls between November 25 and December 21 will be required to complete COVID-19 testing at their own expense.
Please view the requirements and procedures for students who must arrive on campus early to complete quarantine requirements as determined by NY state.
Our residential students can expect continued programs and activities with fellow residents, following all CDC and New York State Department of Health guidelines for reduced density and social distancing. Our residential experience will continue to ensure opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration and interaction with peers and staff.
Although students are not prohibited from traveling for personal reasons, we are committed to protecting the campus community from potential exposure. If you travel to a location where COVID-19 cases are more prevalent, you may be asked to quarantine upon your return in accordance with New York State travel restrictions. Adelphi continues to adhere to state orders and monitor local and national guidance, and will inform our community if this policy is updated in accordance.
Adelphi student mail services will watch for any resident student packages/mail that gets delivered to campus and re-route it directly to the student’s home address on file.
To ensure social distancing, we have adjusted our dining services to accommodate enhanced grab-and-go dining options and socially distant seating. We have implemented the following modifications:
- Redesigned seating layouts and capacity restrictions
- Increased grab-and-go options and elimination of self-serve food stations in favor of served 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 social distancing must be maintained and proper PPE is required.
No visitors/guests will be permitted inside of the residence hall. Individual room guests must live in the same residence hall and no guests are permitted in an individual room unless 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, which are limited to two individuals per resident and must abide by all hygiene and PPE protocols.
All sports and recreation activities will abide by the state’s Interim Guidance for Sports and Recreation. During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and the pool will abide by the state’s pool advisory guidelines. For more information on athletic and recreational activities and operations, please review our Center for Recreation and Sports Quick Guide.
Meetings are encouraged to be held virtually, where possible. For organizations looking to meet on campus, proper gathering size restrictions, social distancing, hygiene, and PPE protocols must be followed.
The Student Counseling Center is available to support students in a remote capacity. Counselors are providing virtual services daily during our hours of operation with appointments from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You have the option of phone or teletherapy sessions.
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.
Students can reach out to the center by phone at 516.877.3646 or by email at email@example.com. If it is 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 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.
Not a current participant in the Mentoring Program?
- Contact Chotsani West (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
- You may still participate in our virtual workshops.