Information from A-Z

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Academic Advisor

Every student has an academic advisor to guide them through course selection and The Wagner Plan.  The advisor for first year students is the Reflective Tutorial (RFT) instructor.   Students will meet their RFT instructor during Orientation.  Once a student officially declares a major, an advisor will be appointed from the respective academic department.  Transfer students will be assigned an academic advisor based on their major or from Academic Advisement.  Students may address any Advisement-related questions with the Center for Academic and Career Engagement (CACE).

Air Conditioning

All academic and administrative buildings are air-conditioned.  Additionally, Harborview and Foundation residence halls have central air.  Parker Towers and Guild residence halls are not air-conditioned.  Students are not permitted to bring personal air conditioners.


In accordance with New York State law, no student under the age of 21 is permitted to consume or possess alcohol on campus.  The consumption and possession of alcohol by residential students over the age of 21 is permitted only in legal-aged students’ residence hall rooms.  Alcohol is not allowed in residence hall lounges or common space.  See the Community Standards of Conduct in the Student Handbook for more information.


Check cashing service is provided to students at the Business Office, first floor of Cunard Hall, 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.  In addition, ATM machines are located in the Union and Harborview Hall.


The Bursar’s Office, located on the first floor of Cunard Hall, handles student billing and payments.  Bills for the fall semester will be sent in early December.  Students can make payments online or sign up for an interest-free payment plan through Tuition Management Services.  See the Business Office online for more information.


All students are permitted to have a car on campus; vehicles must be registered with Public Safety.  However, parking is limited and resident students are not encouraged to bring a car to campus.  Wagner provides a campus shuttle to the Staten Island Ferry.  Staten Island has an extensive public transportation station; a bus line stops at the main entrance to the College.  Additionally, the First Year Residential Experience and Co-Curricular Programs provide a weekend shuttle to the Staten Island Mall.

Closet Space

Residents in Harborview Hall have access to one closet in their room in addition to college provided furniture; each room has a bed, dresser, chair and desk per student.  Closets do not have doors and tension rods and curtains are suggested.  Closets measure approximately 3’3” in width and 7’6” in height.

Community Standards

Each Wagner College student must abide by the Community Standards of Conduct included in the Student Handbook.  These standards ensure that the campus is a safe and welcoming environment for all members of the Wagner community.  Students are expected to know and follow the Community Standards at all times, on or off campus.  To learn more about the Community Standards of Conduct, visit the Student Handbook online.

Counseling Services

The Center for Health and Wellness is staffed by a psychologist, a licensed therapist, and a social worker.  Services are free of charge and include short-term treatment and referrals.  Records are confidential.  Appointments made me made through the Center for Health and Wellness at 718-390-3158.

Course Schedule

Classes for all first year students will be chosen based off of information provided in the New Student Form.  Availability of course schedules will be announced soon.  Students will be able to make limited revisions to their course schedule during the advising and registration session during Orientation.   View the Undergraduate Bulletin

Disability Services

Wagner College provides reasonable accommodations through Disability Services to students who qualify. Reasonable accommodations are  based on each student’s disability-related needs and documentation and are determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Dina Assante in the Center for Academic and Career Engagement at (718) 390 - 3278 for information.

Electrical Appliances

Certain appliances with an exposed heating element such as hot plates, coffee pots, or toasters are not permitted in the residence halls. 


A Wagner e-mail address will be provided to each deposited students over the summer.  E-mail is the primary mode of communication from Wagner College to each student; students are encouraged to check their e-mail daily for important updates and information from the College.


The Office of Financial Aid maintains an online database of available on- and off-campus positions available to eligible students.  Students can visit Financial Aid on the first floor of Cunard Hall throughout the semester for employment opportunities.  The Office of Financial Aid may be contacted at or (718) 390 - 3183.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid, located on the first floor of Cunard Hall, handles student grants, loans and employment. Financial aid packages for fall semester are sent during the spring prior to a new student's enrollment at Wagner. For any questions, please contact them at (718) 390 - 3183 or See Office of Financial Aid for additional information.

Fire Safety

All residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors, sprinkler system, and fire extinguishers in each room.  Each hall conducts fire drills multiple times a semester.  Semesterly Health and Safety Inspections are performed by the Residential Education staff to note the condition of each room and correct any potential concern.


Each residence hall room in Harborview Hall provides a closet, bed, desk, dresser, and chair.  Students are not permitted furniture in addition to what is provided by the College.

FYRE - First Year Residential Experience

FYRE, the First Year Residential Experience, is a series of events and initiatives supporting first year residential students during their transition to college life.  FYRE creates an engaging, supportive, and fun living environment in which students can connect with peers, faculty, and administrators.  All FYRE events are planned in collaboration with the student RA staff in Harborview Hall.  For more information on FYRE, visit Res Ed online.


Every guest must be signed into each hall by a resident student host.  Resident students are permitted to have no more than two guests at one time and no one guest may stay for more than two nights per month.  Guests must be accompanied by their resident student host at all times.  Residents should consult their roommate before inviting a guest to stay overnight.

Health Insurance

Wagner College mandates all full time students carry their own health insurance. The college Health Fee funds a Wellness Access Plan which provides supplementary limited reimbursement and unlimited use of our Center for Health and Wellness. This includes the care provided by our Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurses, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Counselor and Social Worker.

Health Services

The Center for Health and Wellness, located on the first floor of Campus Hall, functions as a diagnostic and treatment center for well health, emergency cases, and short-term illnesses.  Campus Hall Room 127, our phone (718) 390 - 3158 and for emergencies if we are closed to contact Public Safety (718) 390 - 3148.


There are a number of hotels in the general vicinity of campus.  The College recommends the Hilton Garden inn (1100 South Avenue, (718) 477 - 2400) and Hampton Inn Suites (1120 South Avenue, (718) 477 - 1600) as they offer discounted rates for College guests.  Please call the hotel directly to use the rate.


Housing is required for all full-time students admitted as a residential student during their time as a student at Wagner College.  Room Selection occurs during the spring semester and each student is responsible for submitting applications for each academic year.

Housing Assignment

Resident students will be assigned a room and roommate in Harborview Hall based off of information provided in the New Student Form.  Housing assignments and roommate contact information will be made available on July 15th, Residents are not permitted to change their housing assignment during Room Freeze, the first two weeks of the semester.

ID/Parking Decals

ID/Parking Decal distribution for traditional students will take place Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-2:00PM and in the Public Safety Office from 2:30PM to 4:00PM.
Graduate Students & Adult Learners will be able to pick up their ID/Parking Decals on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 9:00AM-7:00PM in the Public Safety Office.


Laundry facilities are available in each residence hall 24-hours a day.  Wagner College also offers a weekly laundry service for students.  For $465 per academic year or $250 per semester, students can drop off 20 pounds of laundry each week.  The laundry is returned within two days, professionally washed, dried, and folded.  To sign up for this service, visit or call (718) 390 - 3221.

Learning Communities
The Wagner Plan links the Learning Communities directly to field experience, as small groups from the LC are placed in carefully selected field sites. This experiential learning component includes service learning, field trips, participatory learning and/or community research. Students typically spend three hours per week at the designated site observing the organization, its practices and its dynamics.
A list of Learning Communities and descriptions can be found in the New Student Form and on our website here.


The Office of Residential Education refers students to an outside vendor for the purchase of bed linens for extra-long twin beds.  When purchasing linens at any vendor, students should purchase XL-Twine sized sheets.  To order linens online visit the University Endorsed Linens Program.


All resident students must go to the Postal Center in Campus Hall to receive their mailbox assignment.  All packages for students are held in the Postal Center and students are notified via e-mail to retrieve it.  Additionally, students may send packages, purchase stamps, and send and receive faxes in the Postal Center, open 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.  Students can receive mail by addressing it to: Student Name, Campus Mailbox #, Wagner College, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Meal Plan

A meal plan is built into the cost of Room and Board for resident students.  Meal plans can be used in four on-campus dining locations: the Main Dining Hall, The Wag convenience store, the Hawk’s Nest, and Foundation Café.  Each plans provides residents with 19 meals per week and $20 in flexi-cash per semester.  Students wishing to upgrade their meal plan may contact Lackmann Dining Services at (718) 390 - 3246.
Commuters may enjoy the benefits of all-you-care-to-eat dining at the Main Dining Hall and meal exchange with one of the Block Plans.  Flexi Dollar are accepted at any dining location on our campus.  Three Block Plans are available; 25 meals for $120 which gets you 25 meals, 50 meals for $300 which get you 25 meals and $75 Flexi dollars, or 75 meals for $350 which gets you 75 meals and $25 Flexi dollars.  Commuter Block Plans roll from the Fall Semester to the Spring Semester and are forfeited at the end of the Spring Semester if not used.


Resident students move into Harborview Hall on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. The move in date for international students is Wednesday, August 26th.


Residents are expected to leave the residence halls 24 hours after their last scheduled final at the end of each semester.  Residents may register to stay on campus for Winter and Summer Break through Residential Education as each season approaches.


Attending Orientation is mandatory for all new, transfer, adult learner, and graduate students.  Orientation includes a full schedule of social and informative events to welcome new students to the campus community.  Additional information regarding Orientation is found on the New Student Page.

Property Insurance

Wagner College assumes no financial responsibility for damages to or loss of personal property of students.  It is recommended that all students insure valuables and look into etching large items such as televisions, computers, and gaming systems.


Resident students are permitted to bring refrigerators counter-height or smaller.  Refrigerators, freezers, and microwaves (or any combination of the three) are available to rent through Collegiate Storage.  Visit Collegiate Storage and Rental online for information on renting per semester or for the academic year.

Res Ed Staff

Residential Education is the office that oversees all four residence halls and the residential experience of each student.  The department is managed by a Director and Assistant Director in addition to one full-time Resident Directors in each hall.  Additionally, in each hall, residents are supported by a team of graduate student Assistant Resident Directors and student Resident Assistants (RAs).  There is a professional staff member on-call 24 hours a day and RAs on each floor in Harborview Hall.  Res Ed staff may be contacted through the front desk of each hall.  Get to know the Res Ed staff online.

Residence Halls

There are four residence halls on campus; Harborview Hall, Parker Towers Hall, Guild Hall, and Foundation Hall.  Halls offer double, single, and suite-style living.  Medical accommodations are provided with appropriate documentation.  Only resident students are permitted in the halls. All guests must be signed in at the front desk.  Resident students must present their ID card at the front desk of each hall; each hall is staffed by a desk attendant 24-hours a day.


The Public Safety office is open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm.  The Main Gate on Howard Avenue is staff 24-hours a day and can be reached at (718) 390 - 3148.  Officers are available 24-hours each day and may be dispatched to emergency situations.  Additionally, Emergency Blue Light Phones are located throughout campus and connect directly to Public Safety.  The Public Safety office is also responsible for issuing parking passes.


Wagner provides a campus shuttle to and from the Staten Island Ferry.  Additionally, the First Year Residential Experience and Co-Curricular Programs provide a weekend shuttle to the Staten Island Mall.


All residence halls and academic and administrative buildings are smoke-free.  Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of any campus facility, including each residence hall.


Students looking for seasonal storage are referred to Collegiate Storage and Rental.  Visit Collegiate Storage and Rental online for information on storage options.


Students can pre-order their books online or pick them up on campus through the Wagner Bookstore.  To search for books online or on campus, students will be required to have their student ID number and course section number(s).  Pre-ordered books will be available during Orientation. Visit the Wagner Bookstore online for more information.