Monday, February 29, 2016

Student Counseling Services’ Weekly Groups

Hofstra University’s Student Counseling Services is offering a variety of groups for your student this Spring.

Is your student they having trouble communicating with roommates, a significant other, or building healthy relationships?  Our Healthy Relationship Group on Mondays at 7 p.m. can help. This group offers students new skills to develop healthy relationships, while learning signs to distinguish external relationships that have a negative impact on their life and academic success.

Is your student shy or anxious in social situations? Do they have trouble making new friends?Encourage your student to attend Social Anxiety Group on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. This group offers techniques to reduce anxiety in social situations with friends, professors, and roommates. Your student will also learn new strategies to become comfortable in social settings. 

The Emotion Management Group on Fridays at 3 p.m. is designed to teach students how to manage intense feelings that may affect their daily coping skills. 

Is your student feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty balancing academics stress? Refer your student to The Coping Essentials Group on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. This is a great way for your student to learn new ways to manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviors that impact their daily college career and personal relationships.   

If your student is interested in cultivating their natural wisdom by meditation, advise your student to nurture their mindfulness through relaxation on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at the Mindfulness Meditation Group. This is another inspiring group which focuses on, “building connectivity of mind, body and emotions,” by acquiring new strategies that will allow the student to relax and reduce anxiety or stress, while embracing the present moment. 

The International Students Group is held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. helps international students adjust to cultural changes and new tactics of how to interact with their American peers.  

Hofstra University is also offering a Recovery Group on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. that offers new learning techniques to maintain effective ways to coping with urges and managing a balanced life through recovery.

For more information, please encourage your student to contact Student Counseling Services at (516) 463-6791 or Counseling.  There is no charge for participation in groups. Attendance is limited in attendance to current Hofstra students. All groups meet at Student Counseling Services, located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Center Community Services Center on the South Campus (across the street from the Netherlands Complex). 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Siblings Day Weekend 2016


This year, Hofstra’s fun-filled Siblings Day hosted by the Office of Parent and Family Programs and the Resident Student Association will be held on Saturday, February 27. Both commuting and residential students are invited to have their sibling or relative on campus for a day of super fun activities! Students along with their siblings will begin their day Saturday at Noon with check-in and lunch. 

The rest of the day brings a series of activities including arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, late-night breakfast, and more! Hofstra students are permitted to host up to two siblings or relatives from ages 8-17. Younger siblings ages 8-12 may participate in the program until 9:30 p.m., and cannot stay overnight and siblings ages 13-17 are permitted to stay overnight with their resident student and with written consent from the student’s suitemates.

Please register your student’s siblings at today!

Steps to Register:

1.) Visit, register your student’s siblings and/or relatives

2.) Complete the Acknowledgement and Release Form found here (p.2), sign, and return the scanned copy to or fax to (516) 463-2447.

3.) If your Hofstra student is a resident student and plans to have their sibling/relative ages 13-17, they must complete the Overnight Guest, Roommate Acknowledgement form found here or at any of the RD’s offices in your student’s residence hall.

For questions or more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Parent and Family Programs at (516) 463-4698.

-Stephanie Iaccarino, Class of 2014 and Class of 2017

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

May Commencement 2016

May Commencement 2016

The Spring semester has just begun, but it is time for your student to plan for the future! Here is some important information for Spring 2016 graduates!