SUNY College at Old Westbury   

Our Commitment to Open Space

The campus of SUNY College at Old Westbury is a beautiful place where students live, learn and play. At the same time, its 604 acres are popular among area residents who hike through the woods, ride its trails, or simply come to enjoy its exquisite scenery. That beauty is undoubtedly one reason F. Ambrose Clark – whose family led the Singer Sewing Machine Company -- built his estate on the 604 acres of rolling meadows and woods that are now the College’s home. Today, 328 acres on campus have been preserved forever to maintain the quiet, peaceful setting for which Old Westbury has come to be known.

“Preserved,” however, in no way means inactive. Under the leadership of College President Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Old Westbury is exploring the opportunities that will enable this property to remain pristine yet be of service to students of the College and the entire Long Island community.

The Future Is Now

Moving forward, SUNY College at Old Westbury and the Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc. will continue their planning efforts to maintain the College’s open spaces, and complete vital work in restoring the historic Clark Family Stables. These efforts will help ensure that these lands remain a vital educational, environmentally safe, and recreational resource for its students and its Long Island neighbors for generations to come.