Residential Life

Residence Halls

At Old Westbury, your education isn't limited to the time you spend in the classroom. Our entire campus becomes a place for you to continue growing and learning. That is especially true for resident students.

Approximately 1,000  Old Westbury students live on campus.  As a residential student, you'll learn what it's like to live with people from different walks of life. You'll enjoy a sense of independence, yet be introduced to the responsibility that comes with being part of a larger community. Best of all, you'll have great experiences and make friends that you keep for life!

Upcoming Calendar Events  

GPA Policy Revision for Current Freshman and Fall 2015 Transfer Students

The College has announced a temporary change to its housing policy for new First Time to College and Transfer students.  Students who entered the College in Fall 2015 and live in on-campus housing, but fall short of a 2.0 grade point average in their first semester, will be allowed to return to campus housing for the Spring 2016 semester rather than lose their eligibility to live on campus. This revision has been made as part of a pilot program that will be run in the Spring 2016 semester to make available to those students individualized tutoring, advising and other services that will assist them in improving their academic performance.  Further details on this decision were emailed to the college-assigned email accounts of students on December 18, 2015. 

Academic Village Residence Halls to Close

SUNY Old Westbury has announced that its Academic Village Residence Halls will no longer be offered as an option for on-campus housing following the conclusion of the Spring 2016 semester.   This change will not affect those students who are currently residing in the Academic Village and who are scheduled to reside there during the Spring 2016 semester.  For more information, please download the Academic Village Residence Hall Announcement

Hover Boards Prohibited From Residence Halls

Due to the recent fire concerns surrounding hoverboards, Residential Life has chosen to prohibit the use and possession of hoverboards in the residence halls .  Students who currently have them should take them home over the break period and not bring them back to campus.  Students who receive them as gifts this break period should not bring them back to campus, and should become informed about fire concerns regarding the batteries that operate the boards.  Below is a link about the problem:

Our priority is the safety of our residents, mitigating risks to students and property is of critical importance to us. 


Office of Residential Life
Campus Center, Room K-100
Phone: 516-876-3210
Fax:  516-876-3060