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.