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"The Essentials"

There is a ton of great information on the Farmingdale website. We have created “The Essentials” webpage to make locating all the important and helpful information easier. We hope you check out the links below and take advantage of all the great resources Farmingdale has to offer.

Campus Map – It is just as important to know how to navigate the campus as it is the website. Be sure to print out a campus map before your first day.


These links contain important academic information. Staying on top of the academic policies, deadlines, and degree requirements is key to being a successful student.

Academic Advisement and Information Center (AAIC) – The AAIC serves as a one-stop resource for all of your academic-related questions and concerns. Counselors are there to assist you with class registration, understanding your degree requirements, declaring or changing your major or minor, and much more. You can make an appointment to meet with an academic counselor through the AAIC website. The website also contains valuable information, including: descriptions of all FSC Majors, the Academic Advisement Handbook, Directories of Scholarships and Internships, a GPA calculator, and links to most other campus resources. The AAIC is located on the lower level of Greenley Library.

Academic Calendars – View important dates for each semester such as the first and last day of classes, withdrawal deadlines, vacation and holiday breaks, etc.

College Catalog – The college catalog contains degree requirements for all undergraduate programs of study, college rules and policies, course descriptions, and a comprehensive list of the faculty and administration. The catalog is the official reference for the college's academic programs, courses, and academic regulations/procedures.

Student Handbook – The handbook, similar to the catalog, is an important resource for students. It contains information about various support services to help you navigate your way through Farmingdale State College. The student code of conduct, academic integrity policy and disciplinary procedures are addressed here as well.

General Education Requirements (Gen. Eds.) – All students (regardless of major) must complete a minimum of 30 credits in 8 subject areas. In addition to major and elective requirements, general education credits must be completed in order to graduate.

There are a number of great computer programs and online resources available to you. It is important to become familiar with them, as you will be expected to utilize these online tools throughout your Farmingdale experience.

OASIS (Online Administrative Student Information System) – OASIS is an online portal where students can find course offerings, register for classes, review grades and college transcripts, obtain financial information, and look up required textbooks using the “Textbook Express” feature.

DegreeWorks – This is an advisement tool that students and advisors use to track progress toward graduation. Students can review which degree requirements have been completed along with those that are not yet completed. It also helps students identify how transfer credits are being used and how completed credits would count toward a different major. DegreeWorks compares student academic history with the degree requirements outlined in the College Catalog.

Blackboard – Blackboard is an online course management system where professors post information and assignments for online, hybrid, and regular courses.

Student Email – Students are given access to their Farmingdale email account several days after registration. It is crucial for students to check their email account frequently as this is the main method FSC uses to communicate and send out important information. Faculty and staff at FSC will only respond to students who communicate using their Farmingdale email accounts. Do not send emails to your professors from your personal email account.

Farmingdale has a number of support services available to assist with your success and well-being. Please visit the links below for more information on the type of help that’s available to you.

Tutoring Center – The Tutoring Center provides a variety of free services to students on a walk-in basis, no appointments are necessary. These services include individual and/or group tutoring sessions in many business, computer, natural science, and technology courses taught at the College. Study skills workshops designed to help students develop college-level academic skills, are available in test taking, note taking, and reading comprehension. The Center is located on the second floor of the library in Greenley Hall, #211.

The Language Center - The Language Center provides assistance to students who are taking French, Italian, or Spanish and need help reviewing grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and pronunciation. The Language Center is located in Memorial Hall, #200.

The Mathematics Learning Center - The Mathematics Learning Center provides tutoring assistance for students who are experiencing difficulties in mathematics. The Math Center is located in Whitman Hall, #181.

The Writing Center - The Writing Center provides support for students through the entire writing process in any subject area. They address your needs in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Professional staff can provide writing assistance from conception to completion of your paper for any course in any curriculum. The Writing Center is located in Greenley Hall, #220 (next to the Tutoring Center).

Career Center – The Career Center is here to support students with career assessment, resume and cover letter assistance, networking and interviewing skills, coordinating job and graduate school fairs, developing workshops, and maintaining job and internship postings. Use the Career Connect portal online to search for jobs and internships, schedule an appointment with a career counselor, and upload your resume and other important documents for employers. You can also explore career options using the Career Finder and Career Explorer tools. The Career Center is located in Greenley Hall, Lobby Level.

Health and Wellness Center – The Health and Wellness Center is located next to Memorial Hall, and is staffed with nurses, physicians, and wellness counselors. The goal of the Health and Wellness Center is to enhance the student's educational experience at Farmingdale State and to enable completion of his/her respective degree program through awareness and prevention, visual aids, and wellness counseling. This wellness-focused facility incorporates seven components of wellness, which are physical, emotional, social/multicultural, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and environmental.

Campus Mental Health Services – This office provides a full range of confidential mental health services for students. Issues dealt with include stress management, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, social and interpersonal concerns, and acute crisis. CMHS also works with students to connect them to the necessary campus and community resources when necessary. There is no out-of-pocket cost to students, and services are available on a 24-hour basis for the campus community. Location: Sinclair Hall, #101.

Disability Services Center – This Center assists students with documented permanent or temporary disabilities to function as independently as possible and ensures a comprehensive and accessible college experience by making every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for all students. Voter registration and procedures also available in the DSC. Location: Roosevelt Hall, #151A.

Library – The Thomas D. Greenley Library is your academic resource center for everything from text books to e-books, reference materials to historical resources, and Wi-Fi to audiovisual facilities. Open seven days a week during the spring and fall semesters, the Greenley Library Information Commons provides computer workstations, a laptop checkout program, group work space, and access to other student support services. The librarians offer individual reference services to help students find resources for research projects, papers and more. Students and faculty can use the Interlibrary loan system (Illiad) to obtain materials from libraries around the country. To learn more about your library, visit the virtual library at https://www.farmingdale.edu/library/

Office for Veteran’s Services – This office helps veteran students navigate the admissions, registration and financial aid process, and is the primary point of contact for all veteran and reservist applicants interested in attending FSC. Non-freshman veterans intending to use their benefits towards school can also submit their blue card information online. First-time Farmingdale students must go to the Registrar in person to submit their documents. Location: Roosevelt Hall, #109.

Questions about Parking, Financial Aid, Course Registration, Graduation Ceremonies, Study Abroad or how to get your books? Visit the departments below to learn more.

University Police - The University Police Department is available 24-hours each day providing safety, security, and emergency services. The Department also issues Farmingdale ID Cards and Parking Permits. The Police Headquarters is located near the Route 110 entrance to the campus. Students are advised to enter this phone number into their contacts to call in case of emergency: 631-420-2111, police@farmingdale.edu.

Financial Aid - The Financial Aid office (and website) handles questions and concerns related to the financial aid application and payment process. They also provide debt counseling, college work-study placement, and work to simplify the financial aid process for students. Location: Laffin Hall, #324.

Student Accounts – This office is responsible for billing and financial aid disbursement (payment). Student Accounts also collects all payments due to the college, issues refunds, administers payment plans, and certifies TAP payments. Location: Laffin Hall, #226.

Registrar – This office maintains all academic records. The Registrar’s Office is located in Laffin Hall, #225.

Information Technology – The IT Helpdesk assists with technical issues, problems with student emails, locations of computer labs, information on purchasing discounted software, and wireless access.

Bookstore – The Barnes and Noble bookstore offers required course texts. New, used, and digital formats are available. Textbook rentals are also offered. Use the “Textbook Express” feature on the OASIS registration system to order books and pick them up at the bookstore. Location: Campus Center.

Dean of Students – This office is responsible for student advocacy, disciplinary matters and appeals as well as orientation and commencement/graduation programs. Location: Roosevelt Hall, #116.

Study Abroad - The Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) provides information to students looking to complement their program of study through an international study abroad experience, as well as providing services for international students studying at Farmingdale. Location: Laffin Hall, #320A.

Dining Services - Dine at the Campus Center’s POPs (Pay one price) dining, Campus Center Market, Starbucks or Books n’ Beans Café offering a variety of fresh foods, prepared from scratch each day and learn about meal plans offered for residential and commuter students.

Athletics - The College is a Division III member of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), and competes as members of the Skyline, ECAC, CTC Conferences and NJAC Conference.

College is about more than just studying and going to class. It’s also important to get involved on campus by participating in student activities.

Student Clubs and Organizations - Find information on how to get involved on campus and how you can enhance your Farmingdale experience by joining student-run clubs and organizations. This promotes career, social, and personal development. Students can also find out how they can start a new club or organization. Location: Roosevelt Hall, #116.

RAMCentral – RAMCentral is an online portal of the Office of Student Activities and the AAIC where students can search to find academic workshops and leadership development programs, clubs, organizations, and events. Students can also keep track of upcoming events, which are updated on a daily basis.

Campus Recreation – This division offers information on how to participate in intramural sports, enjoy fitness and group exercise classes, and join off-campus trips to live sporting events.

Residence Life - Residence Life coordinates and provides support for all aspects of on-campus living. Their goal is to provide students with a positive on-campus experience in a clean, safe, and stimulating environment. Location: Sinclair Hall.