Maintenance and Facilities
Did you know that the beds at Hofstra University are extra-long and not standard twin size?
We would like to introduce you to Residence Hall Linens - a convenient source for ordering all of your campus living needs. The Office of Residential Programs has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide Hofstra students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. The Residence Hall Linens program has all your campus living needs, from extra long twin sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items.
Hofstra University receives a commission from all sales that is used to support student services. Shipping is free for all Value Pak orders, and there are more than 23 color combinations available. Plus, linens are delivered to your home during the summer so you don't have to worry about waiting in line at the store. Order now for the best selection - popular colors can sell out quickly!
Insuring Your Belongings
It is imperative that students safeguard their belongings. We encourage all students to have adequate insurance, either through their homeowners or securing renter's insurance. Many homeowner policies allow for a rider for renters insurance. Please discuss this matter with your insurance agent prior to your arrival to campus.
Reporting a Maintenance Issue in Your Room
The Office of Residential Programs encourages residents to submit work orders for maintenance issues within their residence hall room.
Non-Emergency work orders may be reported using the online maintenance request form, found on the Hofstra Portal under the Residential Programs menu. Please be as detailed as possible when describing the problem. In addition to filing a report with the online system, bring the concern to your Resident Assistant's attention so that we may assist you with the follow up process.
Emergency concerns should not be reported using the online maintenance request form. Emergency concerns include repairs that are necessary to eliminate a clear threat to personal and residential safety and facility damage. Examples of emergency concerns that should be reported immediately are lock changes, security concerns, smoke detectors, broken glass, active leaks, electrical issues, extermination issues and extreme custodial issues.
Emergency issues recognized during business hours (Monday - Friday; 9A-5P) should be called into the Office of Residential Programs at 516-463-4140. After business hours, please contact Public Safety at 516-463-6606 for assistance. You may also contact the Resident Assistant on Duty in your building for assistance with this process after business hours.
Note: Refusing entry for scheduled maintenance can result in delays to complete the work, and could also subject you to fines and/or disciplinary action. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us prevent, identify and correct maintenance concerns within our residence halls.
Common Amenities / Laundry
Although there are many different living areas available on campus, each residence hall offers similar amenities. For example, each has laundry, study, and kitchen facilities in common areas of the building, except the Graduate Residence Hall where each suite has its own kitchen. Typically, rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, wardrobe or closet, desk, chair and wastebasket for each student. Moreover, each room is equipped with a phone, satellite TV hookup and Internet service.
Starting in Fall 2010 each student has been charged a $40 laundry fee per semester for unlimited use of the washers and dryers in their residence halls.
A year-round painting schedule is in effect for all University buildings and residence halls. Should a resident's room be scheduled for painting, the resident will be notified approximately 5-7 working days in advance and compliance is mandatory. All items in the room that is scheduled to be painted must be removed from the walls and/or ceiling. Residents are encouraged to move all items away from the walls towards the center of the room. Persons with allergies will be given alternative housing the evening after the painting has occurred. Residence hall rooms may not be painted except by the University. Failure to have the room prepared as scheduled and/or violation of this policy, will result in judicial action and/or fines.
Hofstra University has made significant contributions toward protecting the environment by its comprehensive recycling program. The University has contracted with a refuse removal company, that sorts these materials at a sorting plant according to glass, plastic, cans and cardboard. This system removes these items from the waste stream, but continues the program of recycling these items. In addition to this program, the University has an active compost operation for leaves, plants and tree clippings. Due to fire safety and health standards, recycling bins for newspapers and other recyclables in the residence halls is not permitted.
Maintenance and Safety Inspections
In order to maintain our high standards of cleanliness and personal safety, maintenance and safety inspections are conducted on a regular basis. The University Residential Living Agreement reserves the right to inspect students' rooms at any time regardless of whether or not the rooms are occupied at the time of inspection. These maintenance and safety inspections are conducted periodically during each semester by the Resident Director in conjunction with the building staff.
There is a $100 fine (per violation) for possession of prohibited items in the residence hall. The prohibited item will also be confiscated. All confiscated items may be picked up on the last day of the academic semester from your Resident Director in their office. A second offense for possession of a prohibited item is grounds for further disciplinary action.
A list of prohibited items can be found in the Living Factor and through the residence hall staff.