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



Please read information related to both Spring 2021 Class Registration as well as Academic Office Assistance.  



Information about Fall 2020: 

Please see all relevant information at FALL 2020 CAMPUS GUIDE.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO on campus housing offered/ available for the Fall 2020 semester.
Staff will be available during regular summer business hours (M-F; 9am - 4:30pm). They can be reached by Email/ phone/ Teams
Title Name Location Email/ IG Phone Teams
Office of Residential Life Main Office  K-100 Campus Center reslife [at]  516.876.3210  
Director of Residential Life Gareth Shumack K-100 Campus Center ShumackG [at] 516.876.3210 Gareth Shumack
Assistant Director of Residential Life Mercy Mathew K-100 Campus Center MathewM [at] 516.876.3210 Mercy Mathew
Office Manager - Office of Residential Life Morgan Russell K-100 Campus Center RussellM [at] 516.876.3210 Morgan Russell
Hall Director - Woodlands Hall 1 & 3 Kya Simmons  Woodlands 1: First Floor SimmonsK [at] 516-876-4721 Kya Simmons 
Hall Director - Woodlands Hall 2 Sophia Anselmo Woodlands 2: First Floor AnselmoS [at] 516-876-4722 Sophia Anselmo
Hall Director - Woodlands Hall 4 & 5 Ashley Veltri Woodlands 4: First Floor VeltriA [at] 516-876-4724 Ashley Veltri
Residence Hall Association (RHA) Ashley Veltri (Advisor)  K-100 Campus Center RHA [at]    
National Residence Hall Honorary Kya Simmons (Advisor) K-100 Campus Center nrhh_excelsiorchapter    


Office of Residential Life

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