Once you receive confirmation of your housing assignment, you also will receive information about the dates and times that you should check in.
We’ve extended the traditional move-in schedule to begin on Wednesday, August 25, 2021—several days prior to the start of classes. This extended period ensures social distancing and allows you the space and time to comfortably set up your home on campus.
This year, it is important that you fill out the Residential Life and Housing Agreement: Pandemic Addendum, and COVID-19 Safety Plan Agreement. You must submit both documents before you can move into your residence hall. Prior to move-in, all residential students will be required to complete an at-home, saliva-based COVID-19 test under the medical supervision of a practitioner via a Zoom video call. Additional information regarding these tests will be emailed to students.
Check your Adelphi University student email address for ongoing updates. And, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Residential Life and Housing at 516.877.3650 or email the housing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQs for Moving In
Each year you may expect check-in day to be the two days before classes begin. Resident Assistants will be available during these times in the lounge of your residence hall to show you to your room, fill out any necessary paperwork, and provide you with your keys or room access via a swipe card.
If you cannot check in during the dates and times stipulated, you should contact the Residence Hall Director of your assigned residence hall to schedule an alternative check-in time (a fee may be assessed for early arrival).
Once your RA has escorted you to your room, you will be presented with a Room Condition form, which records the condition of your room when you check in. You should examine this form carefully to ensure that the room is described exactly as it appears. At the end of the academic year, an RA will list on this form any changes in the appearance of the room. Depending on the nature of these changes, you will be charged for repair. If you notice any damages when you check in that you believe should be listed on your Room Condition form, be sure to inform your Residence Hall Director. You should then sign this form in agreement that the room appears exactly as it is described on your Room Condition form. Once you have signed this form, you are then officially checked in. After check in, a mandatory floor meeting will be held during the first week to review policies and guidelines.
All rooms are furnished with a desk, dresser, chair, bed, and closet (or wardrobe) based on the maximum number of occupants with the exception of converted triple rooms. Residents in converted triples are asked to share the two closets in the room (a converted triple will have three desks, chairs, beds, and dressers, but only two closets). In addition to furniture, each room has a cable line and one or more data jacks to access the Internet. If your room has only one data jack, the University can supply a network hub upon request to split the network line. (For more on campus networking requirements, please refer to the Office of Information Technology site). Depending on your assignment, your room may also have air conditioning. A kitchenette with an oven, range, microwave, and sink is located in the lounge of each residence hall; each main lounge also has a television set and couches.
We recommend you pack lightly (e.g. only what you can fit in approximately three suitcases). Only bring the items you know you will need.
- Alarm clock
- Cleaning products
- Compact Keurig
- Flip-flops for the shower
- Hairstyling tools (1,000 watts or less)
- Laptop or personal computer
- Laundry basket and liquid detergent for high-efficiency washing machines (Powdered and pod detergents are strongly discouraged.)
- Personal clothing and hangers
- Reading lamp
- Refrigerator (no larger than four cubic feet) or you can order a MicroFridge through our approved vendor.
- Room decorations
- Shower caddy
- Small trash can and recycling bin
- Surge protector with on/off switch
- XL twin sheets, mattress topper, comforter and pillow (Mattress is 36 inches by 80 inches.)
- Weapons (or reasonable facsimiles), firearms, fireworks and explosives
- Alcohol, narcotics and other illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia
- Cooking appliances or other high-wattage equipment, such as halogen lamps, hot plates, electric coffee pots, immersion heaters, popcorn poppers, electrical/space heaters, electric frying pans, electric woks, microwave ovens, stoves, toaster ovens, air conditioners, refrigerators over four cubic feet, or any other appliance over 1,000 watts, with the exception of hair dryers
- Gasoline machinery, such as motorbikes, motorcycles or mopeds, and any other combustible items, including combustible engines, flammable liquids, non-electric lanterns or combustible decorations
- Hoverboards, such as self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters, hands-free Segways, and electric-powered skateboards
- Holiday lighting or string lights (battery-operated lights are permitted)
- Medusa lamps, or lamps with soft plastic or paper lampshades (fire hazard)
- Candles or substances used for burning (e.g., incense)
- Extension cords or outlet extenders (Surge protectors with an on/off switch are acceptable.)
- Hung flags, tapestries, curtains and/or drapes
- Pets of all kinds—exceptions are:
- Service animals (Contact the Student Access Office at email@example.com.)
- Fish contained in a properly maintained tank of no more than 10 gallons
Residence hall rooms are not furnished with refrigerators. However, they are permitted as long as they are no larger than four cubic feet. You may also order an approved MicroFridge.
No, but you can order an approved MicroFridge which has a microwave attached to the top of the refrigerator.
No. Furniture in the lounge is intended for the use of the entire community. You may not move this furniture into your room.
No. When you check in, the type of furniture in your room is listed on your Room Condition form. You are not allowed to exchange furniture in your room for that in another room. If your furniture needs to be replaced, speak with your Residence Hall Director.
Yes. If you or your suite mate(s) wish to switch bedrooms, you must speak with your Residence Hall Director to ensure that all necessary paperwork is filled out. Remember that since you were checked in to a particular bedroom, you will continue to be held liable for damages to that room, until you officially check out.
Yes. A minimum of two residential life staff members can conduct health and safety inspections in your room when you are not present. This includes Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.
No. You are not allowed to repaint your room. (Save that quart of electric yellow for your first apartment.)
Yes. You may stick posters on your walls and hang picture frames; however, the walls must be kept in relatively the same condition as when you checked in. When you check out, there should be no tape residue, sticky tack, or noticeable holes in the walls. Tapestries or any other cloth materials are a fire hazard and are not allowed to be hung in the residence halls.
- Refrigerators must be plugged directly into an outlet.
- Items cannot be stored within 18 inches of the automated ceiling sprinklers.
- Means of egress must remain clear at all times.
- Do not daisy chain surge protectors (i.e. never plug one surge protector into another).
- Room doors cannot be propped open as they are fire doors.
- Posters and other decorations cannot cover more than 50% percent of any wall.
- Flags and tapestries are permitted so long as they are framed or laid on a bed.
- Smoking (including electronic cigarettes and vaping) can only be done at the designated smoking areas on campus.
*All residents must comply with any directive from the NY State Fire Marshal or its designee.