Student Orientation

Orientation Leaders

Starting life at SUNY Old Westbury is exciting but it can also be overwhelming, both for new students and for their families. That's why we developed our Orientation programs targeted to the needs of new freshman and transfer students.  Our goal is to help incoming students make the most of their college experience and facilitate a successful transition into the academic and social life of Old Westbury.

During Orientation, students are challenged and encouraged to take their first steps toward deep and meaningful academic and social engagement. These programs involve a combination of experiences that include meeting and working with faculty, staff and student leaders while gaining an introduction to academic coursework and co-curricular involvement and leadership.

**In the event of inclement weather, please take note that IF classes are canceled on the date of your scheduled orientation, our program will also be canceled.**


Jaclyn Congello

Director of Orientation and Special Events
Student Union, Room 303E
Phone:  516-628-5022
Fax:  516-876-3027
Email: orientation [at]

Questions? Due to COVID-19, we are currently virtual.  Our office is open and accessible via email. Please do not hesitate to contact us: orientation [at]