Are all Residence Halls alike?
LIU Post maintains eight residence halls. Together they house approximately 1940 students-between 40 and 350 students per hall. A room is typically furnished with window drapes, desk, chair, bed, mattress, wardrobe/closet and a dresser for each student.
Most residence halls are of the "traditional corridor style."Residents of a "wing" or hallway all share a large common bathroom. Traditional-style halls are generally single-sex by floor.
The South Residence Complex is different from the traditional-style, in that it is designed in a "suite-style" arrangement. Each suite includes 3 or 4 double bedrooms arranged around a common living-room and a semi-private bathroom. Each of these living areas is separated by a locking suite entry door. Suite-style buildings are single sex by suite.
If space is available, you will receive your choice of residence hall and/or roommate(s). Smokers and non-smokers will not be placed together unless it is at the request of both roommates. Once assigned, you will be notified by mail. A general information letter and Meal Plan information will accompany your assignment letter.
What is the proper mailing address to have mail sent to me?
The resident student mailroom is located in the basement of Kings Hall. All students are assigned an individual combination locked mailbox. Stop by the mailroom to have a box assigned to you. Mail can be sent to you at this address:
Kings Hall Box Number
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Is there any off-campus or married-student housing available?
LIU Post does not maintain any off-campus housing facilities. For your convenience, the Office of Residence Life does have a limited listing of local apartments, houses, and rooms for rent by independent owners. You may visit http://webdata.liu.edu/OCHousing/ to review these listings.
We do not offer married-student housing.
Is there storage space available on campus for stuff I can't fit in my room?
Unfortunately, the Residence Halls do not have storage space available for students' belongings. Therefore, residents are encouraged to coordinate with their roommate(s) and bring only those items to campus which are absolutely necessary, while sending luggage, extra clothing and boxes back home. Removal of University furnishings (desk, bed frames, mattresses, etc.) from their assigned room or to an off-campus location is a violation of the Housing Contract and may result in disciplinary action.
Who is permitted to live on campus?
Priority for residence hall occupancy is given to all full-time graduate and undergraduate students. All residents must be registered for full-time classes and be in good standing with Bursar and the Academic Standing Office.
Once I have a room, must I sign up again?
Only at the end of the spring semester, for the following academic year. If you have a room assignment for the fall semester, it will automatically apply for the spring semester as well, unless you request a change. If you have questions about keeping or changing your assignment, ask your RA, SRA, or RHD.
Students who have delinquent accounts, other unpaid financial obligations to the campus, or disciplinary ("D") blocks may not continue in residence until these matters are cleared. If you plan to leave the campus between semesters for any reason (graduation, transfer, withdrawal, etc.) and wish to cancel your housing contract for the spring semester, you must notify the Office of Residence Life in writing by July 1 for the Fall and January 1 for the Spring, in order to avoid being billed for the new semester.
How can my friend who lives off-campus apply to live on campus?
Applications for the fall semester are accepted from new resident students beginning February 1, and for the Spring semester on October 1 of the previous semester. Priority is based on distance (the further one's home address is from campus the higher priority) and the date of receipt of the application and deposit.
If space is available, you will receive your choice of residence hall and/or roommate. Once assigned, you will be notified by mail.
Do I need to complete my room inventory when moving in? How do I note if things become damaged during the year?
When you move in, be sure that your room inventory is complete. If you determine that something has not been noted by your RA/SRA, have him/her review the inventory sheet and update it. If items become damaged during the year, be sure that your RA/SRA helps you complete and issue a work order for repair. If damage was determined to be wear and tear, no bill will be issued. If not, you will be billed for repair or replacement. When you move out, be sure that everything is in order and that all furniture is in the room and properly attached. Review your inventory sheet with your RA/SRA after you have removed all of your belongings. If you do not check out properly, your RA/SRA or RHD will check your room and issue bills if necessary.
What if I forget my room code number?
If it is during 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on a weekday, please see your Residence Hall Director. Other times, the RA on duty can help you. If you have some reason to believe that someone else has your room code number, for your safety and the safety of your belongings, please notify your RHD. If it comes to the attention of a staff member that someone else has your room code, you will be charged $50 for a room code change.
If I don't like my room assignment, may I change?
Room changes will be permitted after the second full week of each semester. Your RHD can assist you in coordinating a room change, based on space availability.
How are my roommate(s) selected?
Are you an early riser? Do you smoke? Do you listen to music when you study? Your answers to these questions that appear on your housing application help us team you up with a compatible roommate. To give you a chance to get to know your roommate before classes start, all housing assignments are completed during the summer, so your roommate's name, mailing address, and my.liu e-mail address are mailed to you in advance. Your Residence Hall Director or RA can help you with any questions that may arise once you've settled into your room.
Can I request a specific roommate?
If you both already live on campus, provisions for assigning you together are made during room selection. If you have a friend living off campus who wants to room with you, please contact the Office of Residence Life.
New resident students who wish to live with another new resident student may make a request for a specific roommate on their housing application. These requests will be honored whenever possible, provided that the applications and deposits are received by the Office of Residence Life at approximately the same time (we suggest you mail them together), and that both applicants request each other as roommates on their applications. The LIU Post does not assign rooms or roommates on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious or sexual preference, or academic major.
How does my guest sign in to visit me?
Guests/Visitors will be asked to produce a picture identification (LIUCard, Driver's License, non-drivers photo ID) at the time of sign-in. All persons must present identification upon request.
How can my friends visit me when the gates are closed?
The gates to LIU Post are closed nightly at 11:30 p.m. Once closed, all vehicles entering the campus must be cleared with an officer at the West Gate booth. Resident students are required to show a valid LIUCARD. Non-resident guests are permitted between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m., only if the resident student calls Public Safety first and notifies them. Non-resident students will not be admitted after 2 a.m. unless accompanied by a resident student with proper identification.
Does the school have insurance to cover loss or damage to my property?
While insurance is not provided by Long Island University, you will find information and applications for theft and fire coverage, provided by an outside agency, at the Office of Residence Life or in your Residence Hall Director’s Office. You are encouraged to look closely into this option and decide if it is something you would find beneficial. Also, you may wish to have your parents check to see if you are covered on campus under their Homeowner's Insurance Policy. For an additional charge, most insurance companies will cover personal property at school.