Once you receive confirmation of your housing assignment, you also will receive information about the dates and times that you should check in.

When to Move In

Residents are able to check into the Residence Halls for the Fall 2024 term on:

  • First Year Students: Thursday, August 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Returning Students: Saturday, August 24 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Students wishing to return earlier may be subject to an early arrival fee and need to contact their building’s Assistant Director for more information. Students returning after this time must check in with their RAs to receive a key and confirm occupancy of their space before the second week of classes.

Additional Information

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 housing@adelphi.edu.

FAQs for Moving In

Each year you may expect check-in day to be the two to four days before classes begin. Resident Assistants will be available during these times in the lounge or entrance 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 Assistant 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 have the opportunity to evaluate your space and have a Resident Assistant support submitting any maintenance requests needed. At the end of the academic year, the space will be evaluated by a member of staff for any additional work that needs to be done. Depending on the nature of these changes, you will be charged for repair. If you notice any damages when you check in, please inform a Resident Assistant immediately. In addition, before moving in we do request you electronically sign the Alcohol, Drug, and Fire Safety contract, that is required every year. 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
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • 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
  • Rug
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower curtain (for anyone with a semi-private restroom, i.e. Residence Hall A or Residence Hall B)
  • Small trash can and recycling bin
  • Surge protector with on/off switch
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • 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
  • Electric Bicycles and Scooters
  • 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.)
  • Waterbeds
  • Hung flags, tapestries, curtains and/or drapes
  • Pets of all kinds—exceptions are:
    • Service animals (Contact the Student Access Office at sao@adelphi.edu.)
    • 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. Prior to you checking in, the type of furniture in your room is inventoried.  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 Assistant Director or an RA.

Yes. If you or your suite mate(s) wish to switch bedrooms, you must speak with your Assistant 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.

Since Adelphi is located so close to New York City, you choose to bring an antenna to get PBS, Local News, as well as major networks. See more details about television and streaming services on campus.

Resident students must bring their own ethernet cable to connect to high-speed wired internet.

The residence halls are also equipped with Wi-Fi access for wireless connections.

Residence Hall students who wish to use their gaming consoles and other connected devices (Apple TV, Roku, Echo Dot and more) through the network need to follow a series of steps to ensure the best connection. 

Since the wireless network may not be compatible with all devices, we recommend bringing your own ethernet cable.

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