Monday, January 28, 2019

Parent Council Chatter - Stay Virtually Connected


PARENT CHATTER!

Hello fellow Hofstra parents!  One of the things I hear often when speaking with you is that we don't know what's going on at Hofstra with our students.  My student doesn't tell me anything!  As a parent of a third-year, I researched online how Hofstra communicates. Be sure to check out this blog and get connected by signing up to receive the Hofstra Family Link e-Newsletter. (Sign up here.
Additionally, you may want to get informed on social media! On Facebook, we have @HofstraU - Hofstra University, @HofstraParents - Hofstra Parents, @HofstraBookstore - Hofstra University Bookstore, and many more accounts for students where you can see posts with up-to-date information and events. 
On Twitter, you can follow @HofstraU, @HofstraParents, @HULconnect (library hours and updates), @Hofstracareer (The Career Center), @HofstraRec (Hofstra Recreation), and @HofstraPride (Hofstra University Pride Athletics). 
Checking out these sites that will give you a sense of your student's interests, what is going on at Hofstra, and future topics for discussion with them.
Hope this helps you keep in the know and get back in touch with your students! 
Many thanks to the parents who attend the Parent Council meetings in person, online, and via telephone!  It's wonderful to get involved through Parent Council.

Stay well!

Susan Heilig
Secretary, Hofstra Parent Council

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Does your student have a maintenance problem in their residence hall?

Here at Hofstra, the Plant and Campus Operations department works hard to keep
each residence hall in optimal condition. If a problem arises, they will be there to fix it. All
your student has to do is fill out a simple work order!

What is a work order?
A work order is an online form that students can fill out detailing the task they need
completed in their room. Anything from a leaky faucet to a broken exhaust fan or a jammed window to a clogged drain can be addressed using a work order.

How can your student fill out the work order?
It is simple to navigate and can be completed in a matter of minutes. Your student must:
1. Log on to their Hofstra portal
2. Click the drop down “My Apps” located in the top right corner of the screen
3. Select the App “WebTMA”
4. Fill in their name, provide a very detailed description of the task needed to be completed,
fill in building, floor and room number
5. Click save on the top right corner

Simple as that!

If your student has a maintenance emergency that requires immediate attention they can reach
out to the Residential Life office at (516) 463-6930 or Public Safety at (516) 463-6606.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thanksgiving Homestay Program

The Thanksgiving Homestay Program is a time in which families open up their homes to students who are staying in the area during the Thanksgiving break, it provides an opportunity for those who are not going home to be able to have a family experience!

We are thankful for the families and administrators that participated in hosting more than thirty students for Thanksgiving dinner!





Thursday, October 18, 2018

Student Health and Counseling Center (SHACC) Resources


Happy Fall Hofstra Parents!


The Student Health and Counseling Center welcomes your current Hofstra
students to explore all of the resources it offers. The Health and Wellness
center also offers weekly group sessions that strive to help your student live
their best life. The sessions are as following:


Hues and Beats
Where: Student Health and Counseling Center
When: Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.
This therapeutic group aims to address stressors that distinctly affect women of color.
Through art, music, and discussion, group members will explore issues, process concerns
interpersonally, and learn healthy coping strategies. Topics include but are not limited to
stress management, racism and discrimination, self image, and healthy relationships.


Coping with Grief
Where: Student Health and Counseling Center
When: Tuesdays @ 8:00 p.m.
This group provides support to students who have experienced a death or loss. Students
will be able to connect with others who share similar experiences, identify their personal
grief process, and develop healthy coping strategies.


Social Network Live
Where: 141 Mack Student Center
When: Wednesday @ 4:00 p.m.
Join fellow students for this social development training group to learn better ways to
begin, engage in, and maintain social connections and relationships.

Emotion Management Group
Where: Student Health and Counseling Center
When: Wednesday @ 7:00 pm
This supportive group is intended for students who would like to learn skills to manage
intense feelings and cope more effectively with emotional distress.


Social Anxiety Group
Where: Student Health and Counseling Center
When: Friday @ 3:00 pm
This supportive group focuses on helping students understand and reduce anxiety in
social situations. Learn and develop skills and strategies for becoming more comfortable
and confident in social settings.


Mindfulness Meditation
Where: Student Health and Counseling Center
When: Friday @ 4:00 pm
This group focuses on building the connectivity of mind, body and emotion through
meditation. Learn ways to relax and manage stress, anxiety and other emotions
whilst increasing awareness and staying in the present moment.


Recovery Group
Where: Student Health and Counseling Center
When: Friday @ 7:00 pm
Learn effective ways to live a balanced life through recovery from substance use.
This group provides support and offers techniques to build and maintain motivation,
cope with urges, and manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors for individuals in
recovery from addictions.



Although these sessions are held in groups, SHACC has other resources available
where your student can meet with a counselor and discuss any issue confidentially.
Individual counseling is offered for students on Monday and Wednesday
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and
on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Students can inquire further or make an appointment for individual counseling
by calling the Student Health and Counseling Center at (516) 463-6745 or visiting
on campus at 250 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Thursday, March 8, 2018



The 69th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival



From March 1 to March 11, Hofstra University is hosting its annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival. Hofstra students and faculty put their best work on display to illuminate Shakespeare classics for attending audiences.

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Coming Up...

Hofstra students are invited and encouraged to attend a series of workshops dedicated to empowering students in the job market and recognizing the diversity that makes them strong.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Upcoming Spring 2018 Academic Deadlines

Now that the Spring 2018 semester is in full swing, parents and families should know the upcoming deadlines concerning students’ classes and what it means for their success this semester.