For Parents

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.


Helpful Links

The Changing Role for Parents of College Students

Emotional Health and Your College Student: A Guide for Parents

3 Ways for Parents to Support a Homesick College Student

Guide for Parents of College Students to Prevent Underage Drinking


Recommended Reading

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


Questions?  Concerns?

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 Dean 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.