Student Success

Student walking in Success Center Hallway

Student Success is embedded in our efforts to empower students to achieve academic and career success. SUNY Old Westbury's commitment to the success of students extends across campus in the form of supports and services geared to help every student excel and earn the degree that's right for them.

First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience is about about connections: connecting you to your professors, to academic and student life, to your peers, and to your community.

Sophomore Jump

Sophomore year is a pivotal one. Sophomore Jump helps with the transition to your major-related coursework, in identifying career options, and in planning for the rest of our SUNY Old Westbury experience. 

Transfer Student Services

Easing entry to campus for those who have studied elsewhere is the focus for Transfer Student Services. Get assistance with pre-transfer advising, credit evaluation and more. 


SUNY Old Westbury is proud to welcome many who are the first in their families to attend college. Our First Generation Resources are available to help smooth your path in getting to SUNY Old Westbury and excelling once your here.

Academic Planning and Advising

The Academic Planning Center works with students and faculty advisors to make sure you have the information you need to build your course schedule and have a clear picture of how to achieve your degree.

Peer Mentors

Experience is a great teacher. Build a relationship with a peer mentor - a students who has traveled the path you are traveling in your major, on campus, and in life. 

Students With Disabilities

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities collaborates across campus to ensure that all aspects of academic and student life are inclusive and accessible to those with substantial limits on one or more major life activities.

Writing Center

Need help brainstorming or organizing your ideas? Want feedback on a draft? Get this assistance and more from the team at the Writing Center.

Math Learning Center

Professional and peer tutors offer free services for student enrolled in the University's math classes.

Math Redesign

Enrolled in a math course to meet liberal education requirements and having difficulty? The Math Redesign Lab provides tutoring and support services for students enrolled in lower-level mathematics courses.


Sometimes, college can be hard. Be sure to take advantage high quality, no cost peer tutoring offered for many courses across the University's curriculum. It's a great resource year-round, but especially around mid-terms and finals!

Educational Opportunity

Economic status, challenged prior educational experience and other similar factors should never be a barrier to college. The Education Opportunity Program helps make sure they aren't for eligible New Yorkers. 

TRIO Student Services

Boosting retention and graduation rates among eligible students from low-income backgrounds, those who are first-generation college students, and people with disabilities.

Science, Tech and Licensed Fields 

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program supports New Yorkers from under-represented populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds seeking careers in STEM or in a profession licensed in the state.


SUNY Old Westbury has partnered with Educational Advisory Board (EAB) to have access to technology, research and predictive analytics that will enhance our student experience and lead to higher graduation rates and reduced student debt.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Old Westbury students who are interested in pursuing external national and international prestigious fellowships and scholarships should contact the Student Success Center.

Panther Community Care

Our mission is to provide ethically sound and exceptional programs and services to the Panther Community/Family in a safe space that address their needs and concerns.  

Veteran Student Success

SUNY Old Westbury’s commitment to veteran student success has received a boost thanks to a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Class Deans

Class Deans

The Class Deans promote a comprehensive program of support and caring for each student.

All undergraduate students at Old Westbury are assigned a Class Dean based on their earned credits.  Class Deans are a dedicated source for guidance for students as they navigate their class experience.  Deans partner with academic and support offices on campus to keep students connected to resources and opportunities. 

Your Class Dean is listed below.  Look for monthly emails from your Class Dean regarding important academic and student life information and opportunities for your class year.


Bonnie Eannone, First Year Class Dean     

Kaitlin Janes, Sophomore Class Dean 

Samantha Kloeckener-Soszynski, Junior Class Dean 

Joshua Phillips, Senior Class Dean

The OWN Experience

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