First-Year Orientation

Attendance at Part 1 and Part 2 of New Student Orientation is required of all incoming first-time-to-college students. Part 3 is optional, but recommended.

The Summer 2021 Orientation Program 

Part 1: Virtual, half-day orientation program

Emails about orientation are sent out after you receive your acceptance, via the email you listed on your admissions application. To register for orientation, you must first pay your tuition deposit.  Our registration process for new, first-time-to-college students is through an online form, located on the "New Student" section of the campus ConnectOW portal. Information collected in this registration is also sent to the First Year Experience Office in order to assist with pre-selection of courses.

  • June 22, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • July 9, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • July 14, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • July 14, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • July 15, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • August 11, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Part 2: Virtual Advisement (approximately 30-45 mins.)

You will receive information about Part 2 via your campus email after you complete Part 1 of Orientation. This information will be sent by the Office of First Year Experience. 

Part 3: Optional in-person, half-day supplemental orientation 

In accordance with NYS Department of Health and CDC guidelines, we will be offering in-person ​orientation sessions, which will address additional content not covered during ​virtual orientation. During ​this session, students will have the opportunity to visit our campus, meet with faculty, staff and their peers, while adhering to all safety guidelines set forth by ​federal, state and local entities. Due to capacity limitations, these sessions will be ​on a first-come-first-served ​basis and we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins ​on the day of orientation.  While attendance at the in-person session is not required, we strongly encourage you to register so that you are optimally prepared to start the fall 2021 semester at SUNY Old Westbury!

  • August 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • August 3, 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
  • August 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • August 4,1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
  • August 5, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • August 5, 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. (Reserved for EOP)

Registration for the in-person session will occur via email following your completion of Part 1 of the orientation program.