First-Year Experience

FYE students with guest authorThe Office of First-Year Experience provides students with the academic and personal support needed to succeed as first-year students. All first-year students take a First-Year Seminar course. These courses cover topics such as study skills, career planning and time management, as well as allowing students to engage in an in-depth analysis of a selected academic topic.

The office, opened Monday through Friday, invites students to stop by to study or relax. 

Attending SUNY Old Westbury in the Fall 2019:  Download YOUR FYE! Packet


Laura Anker, Ph.D.
Director, Office of First-Year Experience
Location: Student Union, Room 313 A-E
Phone: (516) 876-3458
Email: ankerl [at]