Residential Life

Rear of Woodlands Residence Halls with spring flowers in bloomAt 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 800 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!


Division of Student Affairs Virtual Front Desk

The Division of Student Affairs is virtually open and available Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm (EST). Contact us via the virtual front desk for assistance regarding general questions. Please note, visitors will be admitted one at a time for one-on-one support.

Click here for our Virtual Front Desk

SPRING 2021: 

Staff will be available during regular business hours (M-F; 9am - 5pm) by electronic contact.  
Please allow for 24 business hours for any electronic response.
Holidays and academic breaks will create unexpected delays in response.  
They can be reached by Email/ phone/ Teams:
Office of Residential Life
Main Office 
K-100 Campus Center
reslife [at] 
Phone:      516-876-3210
Fax:          516-876-3060
Director of Residential Life
Gareth Shumack
K-100 Campus Center
ShumackG [at]
Gareth Shumack
Assistant Director of Residential Life
Mercy Mathew
K-100 Campus Center
MathewM [at]
Mercy Mathew
Office Manager - Office of Residential Life
Morgan Russell
K-100 Campus Center
RussellM [at]
Morgan Russell
Hall Director - Woodlands Hall 1 & 3
Kya Simmons 
Woodlands 1: First Floor
SimmonsK [at]
Kya Simmons 
Hall Director - Woodlands Hall 2
Sophia Anselmo
Woodlands 2: First Floor
AnselmoS [at]
Sophia Anselmo
Hall Director - Woodlands Hall 4 & 5
Ashley Veltri
Woodlands 4: First Floor
VeltriA [at]
Ashley Veltri


Office of Residential Life

Campus Center, Room K-100
Phone: 516-876-3210
Fax:  516-876-3060