Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Homestay 2016

This time of year is meant for being thankful, but also giving. Our Hofstra families were a direct reflection of that this Thanksgiving. Four Hofstra families volunteered to host a combined 14 international students! Our Office of Parent and Family Programs and the Office of International Student Affairs have arranged this opportunity for students who either were not able to make it home for the holiday, or who wanted to experience the holiday for the first time.

Monday, November 28, 2016


With the end of the semester quickly approaching the Hofstra Pride Pantry can support our students’ nutritional needs!  Never fear, the Hofstra Pride Pantry is here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hello, Hofstra parents and families!
At long last, the holiday season has arrived, bringing with it good food, quality family time, and of course, the hectic travel experience. Here are some tips from the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach to make your off-campus students’ Thanksgiving travel a little bit easier. Feel free to use these tips for your own home as well!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hello Hofstra families!

  It's that time of the semester again! The Fall Career Fair is just around the corner!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Student Spotlight
Congratulations to our first Student Spotlight honoree, Mitchell Canty!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Happy LGBTQ+ heritage month, Hofstra families! 
This month we celebrate with several events. First, the Hofstra community came together to commemorate National Coming Out Day by taking a photo in the designated colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple). Hofstra faculty, staff, and students came together to show our Pride and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hello Hofstra Families! Does your student have a birthday coming up soon? Would you like to make their day even more special? Keep reading to find out how you can surprise your student by sending a surprise cake!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hofstra University has had a rich, vibrant history of fraternities and sororities since 1936.  Our fraternities and sororities have become an integral part of our community, and members of these organizations have added positively to the fabric of student live and become active and engaged alumni.  Today, we recognize 27 social fraternities and sororities, listed below, who create a diverse, welcoming environment for our students.  These student leaders are engaged in community service, philanthropic efforts, and excel scholastically.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hello Hofstra family! Do you have a student graduating this December? Here are some important dates and information to help better plan ahead for this exciting event!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Is Your Student Registered to Vote?

With the upcoming first presidential debate taking place at Hofstra University, campus is buzzing with excitement. Check out the following registration and voting information to better inform your student.

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Jampacked Semester Awaits, Starting With Welcome Day For New families!

Thursday, September 1 is the Move-In and Welcome Day for new students and their families. Students enjoy this day as the first day of Welcome Week, which boasts many activities for them to get involved on campus, meet new people, and catch up with friends from orientation! Your student received an email to their Pride email account, with instructions about how to access the Welcome Week schedule, including a list of the Explore Next Door trips.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Important Announcement!

New Family Weekend Dates

What a time to be a Hofstra student! As many of you have heard, The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday that Hofstra will be hosting the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26, 2016. Tickets and volunteer opportunities will only be open to current Hofstra students.  Read more information about the Debate here. Hofstra students should check their Pride email account regularly.

Our annual Fall Festival: Alumni, Student and Family Weekend, which was scheduled to be held on September 23-24, must be moved to Friday-Sunday, October 7-9 due to the logistics and security necessary for the international broadcast of a presidential debate. 

By moving Fall Festival, we will be able to host the same type and size festivity as we have over the past five years, with a full-scale carnival, concert, Family Weekend activities, and our new Pride Expo, without downsizing or compromising the community spirit of this signature annual celebration. 

The Annual Alumni Awards dinner will remain on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Garden City Hotel.

To register for Family Weekend, please visit

To those who may have already made plans to attend Fall Festival, we apologize for any inconvenience this change might cause.  If you have specific concerns, please call the Parenta and Family Programs Office at (516) 463-4698. Thank you and watch your email and social media news feeds for updates about Fall Festival/Family Weekend and our public debate programming calendar.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Fall 2016 Move–In Information

Enjoy the summer while it lasts, September is just around the corner!
Fall 2016 Move – In Information

While it is only mid June now, it is important to plan ahead for the big move!

First Year and Transfer Students
Thursday, September 1
Printed on assignment letter sent to Hofstra Pride email account
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday September 4
9am-9pm both days
New International Graduate and New International Undergraduate Students
Sunday, August 28
 3pm - 9pm
New and Continuing Graduate and Continuing International Graduate Students*
Sunday, August 28
3pm – 9pm
First Year Medical Students
Sunday, July 24
10am - 2pm
New and Continuing Law Students
Sunday, August 14
12N - 9pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Now Hiring!

Is your student taking summer classes? Are they interested in earning money and gaining leadership experience while having fun? The Office of Parent and Family Programs is now hiring Family Orientation Leaders for summer 2016. Our office needs creative and hard-working undergraduate students to prepare for and work our summer Family Orientation sessions. Required dates of employment include the following Mondays and Tuesdays: June 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28; July 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26 and August 1 & 2. The Monday hours will be 10:00am-2:00pm and the shift on Tuesday will be approximately 7:30am-4:00pm. Have your student reach out to if they are interested in joining our awesome staff.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Relay for Life 2016!

This year, Hofstra University raised $43,600 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. This event is in honor of those who have battled cancer and all proceeds go to cancer research. More than 60 teams and 700 people participated at Hofstra and the event was incredible!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Seeking Purpose: Supreme Court Justice Sharon M.J. Gianelli

Tuesday April 12, students came together to have lunch and meet Supreme Court Justice Sharon M.J. Gianelli, who was elected to a fourteen-year term on the New York State Supreme Court in November 2014. As an alumnus of Syracuse University’s School of Social Work and Brooklyn Law School, Justice Gianelli has planted her roots within the justice system, specifically with the Adolescent Diversion Program for Nassau County. This was especially near to her heart because this was one of only nine pilot projects in the state that combined social work and the law when handling adolescent misdemeanor and felony cases.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

It’s On Us: National Week of Action 2016

Safety and advocacy are some of our main focuses here on Hofstra’s campus. Throughout this week, there have been various events that your students could attend and learn more about how to take charge in an emergency, as well as various stress relief events. There are still some events that your students will not want to miss, so encourage them to attend an event if they have some free time!

Thursday, April 7

Consent in Action
Location: Student Center Atrium
Time: 10am-2pm

Pledge & Teal Ribbon Event
Location: Student Center Atrium
Time: 10am-2pm

Meditation sponsored by Buddhism Club
Location: Heger Hall 109
Time: 7pm

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

8th Annual St. Baldrick’s Day

On March 9th, the Hofstra Roller Hockey Team partnered  with Hofstra University to host the eighth annual St. Baldrick’s Day event, which raised more than $31,000. More than 45 students, faculty, and staff shaved their heads in support of childhood cancer research.

Senior computer science major, Gabriella Muńoz first donated in 2014 and spent two years growing her hair to donate. Her locks will be donated to Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit organization that makes wigs for children who have suffered hair loss as a result of various medical-related adversity.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring 2016 Career Events


For Parents and Family Members…
You are cordially invited to attend a career education workshop, presented by Executive Director of the Career Center Gary Miller, informing you about the internship and job search and how to support your student in that search. This free workshop is taking place on Saturday, March 19th, 2016, Noon-2 p.m. A light lunch is included.

We encourage you to come in person. If you live far away, you will able to join us via Google Hangout. We will record the session and post the video online. You are very welcome to email us your questions in advance.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Siblings Day 2016: A Fun-Filled Success

Another fantastic family event took place this past weekend at  Hofstra. Siblings Day was a smashing success, and as  one of the participants, I can truly attest to that. On February 27, Hofstra siblings from all over gathered together to get a taste of the Hofstra community. There was so much to do that by the end of the day that even my three energetic sisters were plum tuckered out! The day started off with a pizza lunch and some arts and crafts, which everyone enjoyed. A little coloring with the coloring club, In the Lines and some cool spin art went a long way.