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

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

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

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.