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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Any registered student who is in good standing with the college.
  • Preference for spaces will be given to those students who are matriculated and full time.
  • If you are a new student, you can submit a "Student Housing Application" from the packet sent to you by the Admissions Office when you receive your acceptance to the college.
  • If you are a current Farmingdale student, you can fill out this form: Housing Application.pdf
  • An "Advance Room Deposit" of $50 is required to submit an application. You can submit the deposit in Student Accounts, Laffin Hall.
  • Damage Deposits are calculated with your room rate.
  • Damage deposits totaling $175 include $100 for "Room Damage" and $75 for "Common Area Damage".
  • These deposits are refundable after check-out if no damages incurred.
  • Resident Directors (RDs) are college graduates who are full-time employees of the college.
  • They are a part of the professional staff, and supervise the RAs and the resident students of their area.
  • RDs have the full responsibility of managing their facility, and overseeing community and student development.
  • Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders that are employed by Residence Life to assist the Resident Directors and help maintain the residence halls.
  • Each RA is responsible for an area of their assigned residence hall, and are required to hold programs that enrich the campus experience for their residents.
  • The RA is there to help all students with any problem that they may have.
  • All staff members have submitted an application and have successfully passed a series of interviews.
  • For further information, contact Residence Life.
  • Resident Students have access to and may visit any occupied Residence Hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Resident students may have up to 3 non-overnight guests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Guests must sign in and leave proper identification at the front desk.
  • Overnight Visitation is allowed up to and cannot exceed 72 hours per guest within a 7 day period.
  • Visitors may be 18 years or older in order to visit the residence halls. If I guest is under 18 years old, the resident student may have to require prior permission from the Residence Life Office.
  • Please refer to "The Residence Life Handbook" for further information.
  • Yes. There are several on-campus locations that the meal plan can be utilized.
  • For a full description of the meal plan and campus eateries, please contact Aramark/Dining Services.
  • Laundry rooms are located on each floor in Orchard Hall and on the first floor in Dewey Hall and Alumni Hall.
  • All resident students should pick up their laundry card from Auxiliary Services Corporation each semester. The cost of this card has been satisfied through your room rate.
  • Kitchens are located on each floor of Orchard Hall, and are open to all resident students.
  • The kitchens are maintained by the resident students.
  • Cooking utensils/supplies are not provided.
  • Any unauthorized cooking appliance: microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, hot pots, George Foreman Grills, etc. are not permitted.
  • Other fire hazards include but are not limited to: lava lamps, candles, incense, space heaters, air conditioners, etc.
  • Please refer to "The Residence Life Handbook" for additional clarification.
  • Packing List
  • Generally, single rooms are not offered to new resident students; living with a roommate provides each student with valuable experiences that are necessary for personal and social growth.
  • If you have medical or extenuating circumstances, please contact Residence Life directly.
  • Each student will be addressed on an individual basis.
  • Yes. The Resident Assistant staff plans activities throughout the week for resident students in the evenings, and on the weekends.
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a resident student-run organization that also plans programs of all sizes throughout the year.
  • Contact the Student Activities Office for other events by other student groups.
  • Some popular events include: Bowling, Roller Skating, Movie Nights, Dances, Video Game Tournaments, Carnivals, guest speakers, etc.
  • For information, please contact University Police.
  • Every resident student is assigned a mailbox in their building.
  • There are mail hours everyday in the main mailroom in Orchard Hall for package pick-up.
  • All mail/packages must have the correct campus address to ensure delivery.
  • Please follow the format below:

Student Name
Orchard / Dewey/ Alumni Hall Mailbox #____
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

  • Medium and large envelopes, and packages can be picked-up in the main mailroom in Orchard Hall.
  • The mailroom hours are: Mon-Thurs: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m
  • Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • These hours are subject to change each semester.
  • Each bedroom has a telephone jack, however, students must provide their own telephone.
  • Your room telephone can receive incoming calls from any number.
  • Outgoing calls can only be made to other on-campus extensions.
  • The student will complete a "Lock Change Request" Form with their Resident Director, and file a report with Campus Police.
  • Until the lock change is complete, the student may be issued a temporary key to use.
  • Your Student ID card is your Farmingdale State identification and will list your Farmingdale State Ram ID number.
  • It is the front door key to your residence hall.
  • It will also give you access to Dining Services and the Library.
  • An RCR is the form that states the condition of the room and its furnishings when a student checks-in and checks-out of a particular residence hall room.
  • Each student is responsible for completing this form for each room they occupy.
  • Without this form, students become liable for any damages in their room/ common area.
  • An RA can not determine billing. All billing is evaluated, and at the discretion of the RD.
  • Every bedroom has a cable outlet for a television.
  • In addition, all residence halls are equipped with hard-wired and wireless internet.
  • A bed frame and mattress - twin extra long
  • A closet or wardrobe unit
  • Drawer unit(s)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Desk and/or floor lamp