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!

To confirm graduation ceremony attendance and order cap and gowns, your student must log into the portal or visit www.hofstra.edu/academicattire.  They simply follow the easy online instructions, carefully check their order, and click submit.  An order confirmation will display.  Orders for academic attire must be received by Friday, April 15, 2016.

Students may pick up their academic attire in the Plaza Rooms in the Mack Student Center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday or Thursday, May 11 and May 12, or an hour before their ceremony on Sunday, May 15, in the Physical Education Building, North Campus.  Students must present their Hofstra ID card.  There is no fee for the cap and gown and the student may keep if after the ceremony.

Each undergraduate student will receive 6 assigned seat tickets.

Additional Ticket Lottery Process, Undergraduate Ceremonies Only:   

Requests for additional tickets can be obtained by placing student’s name on a lottery list during robe distribution, which will take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12, located in the Mack Student Center Plaza Rooms between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

Undergraduates may request as many additional tickets as desired BUT when the lottery is conducted, each recipient will only be awarded 2 tickets.  Once everyone on the list has been awarded 2 tickets and additional tickets remain, then the lottery will be conducted again using the same method with only 2 tickets awarded.

Lottery winners will be notified through their Hofstra email account, beginning Friday May 13 at 10 a.m.

Lottery winners must either respond to their Hofstra  email that they will take the tickets.  If there is no response within 2 hours, the tickets will be awarded to the next person on the lottery list.

All tickets must be picked up by the requesting student at the reception desk located in the 112 Mack Student Center, by 5 p.m on Friday, May 13.

There will be a webcast of all commencement ceremonies which can be viewed at the following link:  www.hofstra.edu/commencement

There are two undergraduate ceremonies on Sunday, May 15, 2016:

Undergraduate Commencement – David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
 9 am                      Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
                                School of Education
                                School of Health Professions and Human Services

Undergraduate Commencement – David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
 1 pm                     Frank G. Zarb School of Business
                                The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
                                School of Engineering and Applied Science

How to Register for Senior Portraits:
The $15 sitting fee includes cap/gown, casual and professional portraits and color proofs

March 17- 9 am to 6 pm (Plaza East, Mack Student Center, North Campus)
March 18 - 9 am to 6 pm (Plaza East , Mack Student Center, North Campus)
March 19- 11 am to 8 pm (Room 219, Mack Student Center, North Campus)

Don’t forget to purchase your yearbook as well.  Visit www.balfour.com
For more detailed information, visit www.hofstra.edu/yearbook

What to Wear:
Women: a blouse/sweater or business attire (cap and gown will be provided) Men: suit (dress shirt, tie and jacket), (cap and gown will be provided)
For more info e-mail: Hofstrayearbook@gmail.com 

Information About Photos Being Taken at Graduation:
Please call 516-767-1234, email Island Photography at custserv@islandphoto.com ,

How does my student get information regarding rings, announcements and diploma frames?
Please visit Herff Jones or call (631) 757-3040 x 2.

When will your student receive the diploma?
Diplomas are ordered by the Office of Academic Records and will be issued after all financial and academic obligations are satisfied.  It usually takes three months after graduation for the student to receive their diploma. It can be mailed to the student’s home address or they have the option of picking it up.

What Commencement events are planned for Hofstra students and their families?
 A Toast to Spring 2016 Commencement candidates will take place on Friday, May 13, 2016, 4-7 pm in the David S. Mack University Club.  Students and families of graduating seniors from Spring 2016 and December 2015 are cordially invited to attend.  A link to the RSVP form will be emailed to students. Students should check with their major department for school-specific events.

Where do I find information with directions, maps and lodging?

How can I contact the Commencement Office?
The Commencement Office can be reached at (516) 463-4346, by email at graduation@hofstra.edu or visiting 111 Mack Student Center, North Campus.  


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