Student Life


Webb is Family 

The experience is absolutely student-centric. Our size (approx. 90 students) makes it ideal for students to be self-directed and self-governed. From the classroom to our student kitchen, students lead life at Webb. They’re able to walk on to the varsity soccer team, be part of any club, and everyone is encouraged to join, lead, and excel. The result is a level of maturity and respect in one of the most tight-knit communities you can belong to, outside of your family.

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The Campus

All students are required to live and eat on-campus.

  •  26 acre campus 
  • Private beach
  • Scenic views from dorm rooms
  • Newly renovated student kitchen
  • 24-hour access to all facilities
  • Free YMCA membership
Webb Fishing Club

Student Clubs


There is a wide range of clubs available at Webb, giving you the opportunity to connect with students with similar interests or to try something new.

Tennis

Athletics


Due to Webb’s size, anyone can actively play for a team. Sports include volleyball, basketball, sailing, soccer, and tennis.

Leadership at Webb

Leadership


We train tomorrow’s leaders. Students govern themselves using the Honor Code and participate in numerous leadership building activities.

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A student stops by for a quick chat with Marissa Alperin, the Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs. 

Student Services


Faculty Advisers: Every freshman and sophomore is assigned a faculty adviser. Faculty Advisers are members of the faculty assist with course registration and meet with their advisees throughout the academic year to discuss the Webb experience and professional aspirations.

Medical Facilities: A physician is always on call to handle routine minor illnesses and emergencies; there’s also emergency care available at the nearby community hospital.

Counseling: Counseling within a college environment is an opportunity for a student to learn more about their interpersonal worlds, while easing the discomforts often encountered in college life. Student Services does not attempt to replace the student’s private physician or therapist, nor does it assume total responsibility for psychiatric needs. Personal counseling is available locally.

Houses of Worship: Houses of worship of various denominations are available in Glen Cove.

Students in dorm room

Students have 24-access to all accommodations

Accommodations


Webb’s campus – a walled, 26-acre estate with its own private beach – is special, and Webb requires students to live and eat on campus. The men live on the second and third floors of Stevenson Taylor Hall in comfortable rooms with amazing views of the grounds or the Long Island Sound. The women live on the second floor of the Robinson Model Basin with some spectacular views of the grounds and in James G. Motley Hall, which overlooks the athletic field and the Long Island Sound.

Students eat in Stevenson Taylor Hall – three meals daily Monday through Friday. Brunch – a student favorite with eggs, quesadillas, and burritos cooked to order – and dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday. Students also use the recently renovated Student Kitchen to cook up their own food when the munchies strike at all hours of the day.

Students spray painting lines in the parking lot on Webb Institute's Founder's Day.

Students give back every Founder’s Day by working on campus restoration projects. 

Yearly Events


The college experience isn’t just about studying and research.  Each semester is filled up with exciting activities that have become yearly traditions. New events and ideas are also openly discussed and encouraged by Student Services and the Student Government.

Here’s a quick list of some of the events Webbies look forward too each year. A larger list is available here.

Photos from our yearly events are available on Webb’s Smugmug page.

Citizen's Bridge Project

All students are invited to take part in community service activities. 

Community Service


Webbies love to give back to their community by organizing monthly community service events. Events range from:

  • Engineering Day with local elementary schools
  • Food Drives
  • Beach Clean-ups
  • Boat building with Brooklin Boatworks
  • Cooking for the Ronald McDonald House
  • Polar Plunges to raise money for charity
City of Glen Cove
An artist rendering of the Village Piazza, currently under construction, in Glen Cove. Credit: City of Glen Cove

City of Glen Cove


Webb is a 5-minute drive to downtown Glen Cove located off the Gold Coast of Long Island. This town offers private beaches, scenic parks, and shopping areas. There is something for everyone!

The Glen Cove community is very active, there are concerts, feasts, fairs, and parades located in the parks or downtown.

Please visit the City of Glen Cove website for more information.


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Webb News

A Message from President Michel to the Webb Family

Like so many of you, I am shocked and shaken by the horrific events that occurred in our nation’s capital on January 6th. It seems unfathomable — that a mob of U.S. citizens, incited by our own President, could desecrate the Capitol building with the intent of negating a legitimate election and thwarting the peaceful transition […]

Long Island-based Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation partners with Webb Institute to enhance campus-wide access for disabled persons

Photo caption: Webb’s idyllic campus, with the Couch Academic Center in the foreground and Stevenson Taylor Hall in the background Glen Cove, NY – On November 20, 2020, the Robert David Lion Gardiner (RDLG) Foundation awarded Webb Institute a $299,250 grant to support the construction and installation of an ADA compliant elevator in Webb’s flagship […]

Webbies Preserving the Past: Steamship Restoration Project

by Ian Cosic ’21 On November 19, Webb seniors Ian Cosic and Cross Weeks had the unique opportunity to conduct an inclining experiment aboard the USCG Lilac. Constructed in 1933, the Lilac is the last steam-powered lighthouse tender in the United States. For the last 17 years, she has been maintained and exhibited to the […]