Resources and Information for Our Parents/Guardians

Transitioning into college or from one college to another can be overwhelming for new students.  SUNY Old Westbury recognizes and values that our parents/guardians are critical partners in helping to ease these transitions.  

Fall 2021

The Orientation Office will be hosting our new series, Panther Parents  via ZOOM. This series is designed to focus on specific departments/topics that aim to assist you in helping your student! Not already receiving our emails? Please contact us by sending us an email to and asking for us to add you to our list!   All ZOOM links are sent via email!

Panther Parents: Financial Literacy
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
Learn about filing next year's FAFSA and gain more insight into the loan process and paying your bill. *NOTE this information is repeated from Parent Orientation, Summer 2021!

Panther Parents: Keeping Your Student On Track to Graduate!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Learn more about what's to come, academically, for your student in their first year and sophomore year and resources available to them to help them succeed!

Panther Parents: Career Planning and the 4-Year Checklist
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Did you know career planning begins in your student's first year? Learn more about what they should be doing and their career checklist for the next four years.

Additional Resources