Frequently Asked Questions
In order to provide prospective and current residential students with as much information as possible, we have attempted to provide some answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question not listed, or want additional clarification, please feel free to contact our office!
How do students receive mail on campus?
All students are given a mailbox. Mailboxes are assignment by our Postal Center and given to the student when the arrive on campus. Mail should be addressed as follows:
Name of Student
℅ Wagner College
One Campus Road
Staten Island NY 10301
The Postal Center asks that mail not be sent before August 1 of each academic year. For more questions on the Postal Center, please visit their webpage here.
What security is provided in the residence halls?
Public Safety maintains a rotation on campus 24/7. In addition, during the academic year, the desks at the front of each building are equipped with Student Desk Attendants. At night, Senior Desk Attendants serve as additional support to the building operations and security. Information on Public Safety and services they provide can be found on their website here.
How does the meal plan work?
Students can choose which meal plan they would like in their housing application. Students have until the first week of the semester to change their meal plan. They can change their meal plan by emailing ResEd@wagner.edu.
There is a problem in my room, what should I do?
Students should submit work orders through Campus Operations. Students should be directed to submit a work order here. When submitting a work order, students will be able to identify potential times of day when the staff can come to the room to repair the issue.
Emergencies should be called to an RA on duty or Public Safety.
Are rooms equipped with a micro-fridge?
Students can rent a micro-fridge from Collegiate Storage with great ease. Rates and product availability are set and provided by Collegiate Storage. http://www.collegiatestorageandrental.com/
How does cable work in the residence halls?
Cable is provided to all students as part of their room. Coaxial cables may be available in each room.
Is there WiFi in the Residence Halls?
Yes- all of our residence halls have WiFi!
What can I bring/not bring for my student?
This is a great question! For your convenience, we have completed an extensive list of items you can bring and items you should not. You can review it here.
What are the dimensions of the room?
Can my student in Towers/Guild bring their own A/C?
Students cannot bring their own a/c units. If the student needs A/C for medical purposes, they should complete a medical accommodation. Approved students will be moved to Foundation or Harborview pending availability.
How do returning residential students pick a room?
Returning students will go through a housing selection process in March/April of the academic year. Students will receive information to their student accounts about signing up for housing and filling out an application.
Can students request a room in a specific location in my room?
Students cannot request specific room placements outside of the housing selection process. During housing selection, if a room is available, then the student can choose it. After housing selection, room locations are based on an availability basis. First year residential students are assigned to a room at random. Preferences for rooms are taken into account for medical accommodations only.
Should the student need a medical accommodation, they should review the requirements for medical accommodations here.
My student is studying abroad, what should they do about housing?
Students studying abroad in the Fall should not select housing. They will be contacted in October by the Assistant Director of Residential Education regarding their housing for the Spring.
Students studying abroad for the Spring should contact the Assistant Director of Residential Education about withdrawing from the housing. They will be contacted about housing selection processes before leaving in December.
Information regarding Housing Selection can be found here.
When do students move out in the Spring?
Students who are not participating in Commencement exercises must vacate their building by 12:00pm (noon) on Thursday, May 11. Students are advised they should move out 24 hours after their final exams or by 12:00pm (noon) on Thursday, May 11, whichever comes first.
Students participating in Commencement exercises should check out by 12:00pm (noon) on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Students who are not participating in Summer Housing will not be provided extensions so please plan accordingly!
When is new student move-in?
New student move-in is Thursday, August 24, 2017.
When is returning student move-in?
New student move-in is Sunday, August 27, 2017.