Living on campus is convenient, economical, socially and academically beneficial, and adds to your complete development as a student. It provides you with opportunities to have fun, relax and unwind while you learn–in short, an education beyond the classroom. The Division of Campus Residence Office is located between the O'Neil and Irving residence halls. Click here for special tips on how to make your on-campus living experience the best it can be.
As you arrive on campus, please unload your belongings as quickly as possible and move your vehicle to the designated parking area so that other students can check in. The residential staff will sign you in and escort you to your room. There are no elevators available in many buildings, so we recommend bringing a handcart.
Your room assignment will be held until 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes. If you are unable to check-in by that date, please contact your Quad Office at the phone number indicated on your check-in pass to make arrangements for a delayed check-in.
Residents may furnish their own refrigerators, provided they do not use more than three amps. Refrigerators may also be rented from the Faculty Student Association. For more information, please call (631) 632-6510.
Each student is provided with an extra-long single bed, a desk, a chair, and a dresser. Some desks also have a bookshelf and light attached. All suites have overhead lighting. It is suggested that you bring a personal study lamp (halogen lamps are a fire hazard and are not permitted). Suites also have two couches and two coffee tables or a table and six chairs (in cooking spaces).
What To Bring
Essential Items: Pillows and linens for an extra-long twin bed, mattress pad, towels, personal hygiene items, shower caddy, shower shoes, bathrobe, hangers, laundry basket, detergent, quarters, fan, tack gum (to hang posters), dishes, alarm clock, stereo, flashlight, computer disks, surge protectors (for all electronic equipment), backpack, dictionary/thesaurus, stationery/school supplies, study and/or room lamp (no halogens), wastebasket, umbrella, sewing kit, first-aid kit, and cleaning products and equipment. (Housing personnel clean student bathrooms and areas outside student rooms and suites only; students are responsible for cleaning their rooms.)
Suggested Items: Computer (state-of-the-art public computing facilities are readily available for those without their own computer) and cable-ready television (all bedrooms are equipped with cable television outlets, providing approximately 40 channels of local, network, and cable programming).
What Not To Bring
Ovens, hot plates, air conditioners, pets (other than fish), nails, candles, extension cords, and halogen lamps.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
The RHA is an organization that works closely with resident students, funding and supporting programs within the residence halls as well as campus-wide events. The RHA is also instrumental in helping shape residence hall policies, including room rents. RHA will be selling linens that fit extra-long twin beds. Look for these and other RHA sales during check-in.
Phone Service for Residents
The University operates its own telephone system. Each campus bedroom is wired for a telephone, and with the exception of the new West Apartments, an instrument is provided. The cost of incoming calls, voice mail, and on-campus calls is included in the rent.
To make off-campus calls, you can use a calling card or the University's service provider, which offers discounted prices on long distance calls. A calling guide explaining student telephone services in detail will be mailed to your home prior to the start of the school year.