Wagner College is committed to working with parents in a partnership in order to contribute to each student’s education. Below are a variety of resources for you to utilize as you partner with the staff in Campus Life to ensure a positive, safe, and healthy experience for your student while they are at Wagner.

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Almost Grown: Launching Your Child From High School to College
Patricia Pasick
W.W.Norton and Company, 1998

Countdown to College: Preparing Your Student for Success in the Collegiate Universe
Shawn Anderson
Blue Bird Publishing, 1997

How to Survive Your Child’s College Education: From Application to Graduation
Donald Baack
Citadel Press, 1997

Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years
Kevin Coburn and Madge Treeger
Harper Collins Publishers, 1997

Parents Carry a Full Credit Load Too: Parents and Students, The Partnership for Success in College
Richard Oxhandler
Kendell-Hunt Publishing, 1989

The College Guide for Parents
Charles Shields and Renee Gerand (eds.)
College Board Publications, 1994

The Parent’s Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your Student Succeed
Marcia Harris and Sharon Jones
VGM Career Horizons, 1996

When Kids Go To College, A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships
B. M. Newman and  P. R. Newman
Ohio State University, 1992

When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide
Carol Barkin
Avon Books, 1999

The Debt-Free Graduate: How to Survive College or university Without Going Broke 
Murray Baker

Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller

How to Survive and Thrive on an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown 
Robert Lauer

I’ll Miss You Too: A Parent and Student Guide to Opening Doors and Staying Connected During the College Years 
Margo E. Bane Woodacre, and Steffany Bane

Millenials Rising 
Neil Howe, William Strauss, and R.J. Matson

A  New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen 
Kaye McGarry

A New Chapter:  How Parents Fit Into Their Students’ Lives at College 
PaperClip Communications

The Truth About College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks 
Will Keim

You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years 
Marjorie Savage

When the College is open, typically from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM on weekdays, contact either a direct campus office, or if you are unsure who to contact, call the Division of Campus Life Office at 718-390-3423.

After hours and during College breaks, contact the Public Safety main gate at 718-390-3148 if you have any concerns.  This phone line is staffed 24/7 and Public Safety can connect you with the Campus Life after hours on-call system as needed.

COVID-19 Community Health Policy

Updated as of January 13th, 2022

Reports of violations can be submitted directly to one of the following offices: Campus Life, Public Safety, Residential Education, or Human Resources. Human Resources oversees all employee violations and follow ups; Campus Life oversees all student violations and follow-ups. This is a progressive documentation system. The College may also determine that certain conduct can be classified as a second or third level violation without first resorting to the first levels of discipline. 

The fall 2021 semester protocols for masks will remain in effect until further notice. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear an approved mask that covers your nose and mouth when in indoor public locations on campus, except when actively eating or drinking. Approved masks include cloth and surgical masks; we also advise use of KN95 or N95 masks. 

First Level Violation: Official notification warning, opportunity to discuss with the hearing officer (must request within two business days). 


Second Level Violation: Formal meeting, disciplinary probation, educational sanction, and other loss of privileges (determined at the discretion of the hearing officer). Student meets with the hearing officer to discuss compliance; it will be made clear that further violations could mean removal from campus activities. Communication will also be sent home as there may be a change in the student’s status.


If found responsible: minimum $50 fine, parental notification, disciplinary probation, educational sanction/compulsory service (minimum 10 hours). 

Third Level Violation: Hearing to determine removal from campus activities. If found responsible, minimum $100 fine and potential removal from campus activities which can include, but not limited to: housing suspension (weekend, month, semester); practice from extracurricular activities, teams, shows; ability to attend activities; ability to continue membership in organizations, teams, or clubs. The respondent may either meet with a hearing officer or with a panel to determine continued status at the college.

Hearing Officers include designated staff members from the Dean’s Office, Residential Education, and other trained college staff. 


As part of the Wagner College community, we rely on one another to personally take steps to ensure our health and safety on and off campus. We require all community members to agree and abide by the following requirements and expectations to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Please be advised that these expectations may evolve and can be adjusted by the College as circumstances change.


I pledge to take responsibility as a Wagner College community member to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other infections for my own health and the health of others. As a community member, I agree to:


Be Safe

  • Wear a face covering any time I am indoors – excluding my assigned residence hall room/suite/apartment – including but not limited to hallways, bathrooms, academic spaces, study/lounge spaces, and dining facilities
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19; abide by guidance from Health and Wellness when seeking medical attention.


Be Considerate

  • Remain mindful of community members that may be immunocompromised or live with others who are.
  • Stay positive, attentive, and helpful to anyone who may need support.


Be Smart

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
  • Disinfect your work space, personal items, and living space regularly; limit sharing items.
  • Review each day’s schedule, plan ahead, and limit unnecessary travel.


Be Respectful

  • Practice a minimum of six feet for social distancing where possible and be aware of others’ personal boundaries.
  • Abide by all event and gathering restrictions as identified by the College and/or state or federal governments.
  • Stay home if you feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces. You may feel great, but others around you could be vulnerable to the virus.


Be Together

  • Maintain connections through virtual tools.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.
  • Remind others to do their part.


I understand that due to ongoing changes in guidance and infection rates, the College may institute different or additional COVID-19 related limitations, restrictions or policies.  I agree to comply with any and all additional or different restrictions as they are implemented.

I understand that if I fail to adhere to any of the foregoing safety measures I may be subject to consequences that include but are not limited to:  warnings, loss of specific campus privileges, housing reassignment, loss of the privilege to live in College housing, or loss of permission to be on campus.  Depending on how severe and/or pervasive the violation is, I may be sent home for the first violation or any combination of violations.  In certain cases, violations may also result in formal disciplinary proceedings that may result in sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion from the college; refunds will not be granted, nor will virtual learning be available.