Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Hofstra Siblings Day 2018 Coming Soon!

Hofstra Siblings Day is a fun-filled day sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and the Office of Parent and Family Programs.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Hello Hofstra parents and Family, it’s about time for Hofstra’s annual Shake-A-Rake community service special!


Monday, October 30, 2017

Thanksgiving Homestay Program

Hello Hofstra Family & Parents!

 We are inviting you to register and participate in the Thanksgiving Homestay Program as a host, to connect with students who will have to stay on campus or local to the Hofstra area over the Thanksgiving break. Hosts can be families of Hofstra students, alumni, administration, staff or faculty, hosting the Thanksgiving holiday in their home.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Creep it Real

Hello Hofstra Parents & Families!

Do you want your students to have a fun, but also safe Halloween?

Be sure they attend these information sessions to better prepare them for the scenarios they might encounter!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Student Health & Counseling Center Groups

Fall 2017

Hello Hofstra Parents!

If your student needs counseling or simply needs some tips and tricks on how to better their college experience, they should attend some of these sessions hosted by SHACC (Student Health and Counseling Center) available at the Wellness and Campus Living Center, 250 Hofstra University.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Join Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion for receptions celebrating Hofstra’s Latinx Heritage Month!

Latinx Heritage Month Celebration Reception will be held on September 13, 11:15 a.m. -12:40 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room located in the Student Center. There will be food, music, community building, and a celebration of Latinx heritage through guest speakers.

Friday, August 18, 2017

For New Hofstra Community Members!
Thursday, August 31, 2017

We are so excited to extend a warm welcome to all new incoming students and their families on Welcome Day Thursday, August 31!

The day starts with CHECK IN from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Students will start by checking in at the Hofcard tent to pick up their student ID. Family members, make sure to stop by the Parent and Family Programs tent! If you have any questions, would like to write a note to your student, or need help registering for Family Weekend, we are here to help!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

She Let Go

The poem below has helped me to let go worries about my children going away to college. What are your thoughts and emotions when you read it?

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hofstra Fall Festival and Family Weekend 2017!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Benefits of Living On-Campus 

Have Your Student Join Our Hofstra Residential Community! 

Living on campus can provide a host of benefits to your student in a variety of areas. Campus residents tend to have higher GPA’s, are more likely to graduate on time, show increased satisfaction with the University and its resources, and are more likely to take advantage of student services and campus amenities and events.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hello Hofstra families! Don’t forget that all commuting students who have lockers must have them cleaned out by May 22nd, 2017. If you do not remove your possessions from your locker then they are subject to removal and disposal by Hofstra. Also, a reminder that all resident students must be moved out by 9am on May 20th, 2017.

For all of our graduating students, commencement is May 21st! Do not forget to pick up your commencement attire and tickets in the lower level of the Hofstra Bookstore. Academic attire pickup is Wednesday-Thursday, May 17 and 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, May 19, 10 a.m-5 p.m., and an hour before the ceremony on Sunday, May 21, at the Mack Physical Education Center (where you will be lining up).

The Office of Parent and Family Programs would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to all of the Hofstra graduates. We are confident that you all will do great things in your post-Hofstra endeavors and we wish you all good luck!

Jehovahnie Dorcely, Class of 2017, Undergraduate Assistant 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Residential Student Move-Out

Hello, Hofstra families! Does your student live on campus? The end of the semester is nearly 

upon us, and with it comes time for your students to move out of their residence halls.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Finals Stress Busters

Hello Hofstra families! Finals week is right around the corner and the Offices of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness, Student Leadership and Engagement, Dining Services, and the Student Government Association are cosponsoring several fun stress busters!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hello Hofstra Parents and Families!

In honor of Hofstra’s rich horticultural history and to celebrate the Spring season, Parent and Family programs is sponsoring the Tulip Tour and Tea event. There will be a discussion in the historical Hofstra Hall led by Patricia Dimino, an exhibit in the Hofstra Museum, as well as tours of Hofstra’s arboretum with Fred Soviera, director of the grounds and Nancy Richner, the director of the Hofstra Museum. The first tour begins at 12pm.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hello Hofstra parents and families! The commencement season is upon us, and with it comes plenty of events to help our graduates celebrate their accomplishments.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring 2017 Career Fair: Record Breaking Student Attendance 

On April 5th, 2017, Hofstra welcomed over 180 companies to our campus as part of the Spring 2017 career fair. The companies in attendance represented all industries, including communication, health, education, business, sales, management, media, and non-profit organizations.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Siblings Day 2017...A Smashing Success!

Hello Hofstra families! Thank you to all who attended Siblings’ Day 2017! It was a smashing success! Here’s a quick recap of all the fun we had:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hello Hofstra families! In the spirit of community involvement, here are some events from the Hofstra Cultural Center open to all. Feel free to attend!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge

Does your student have a business idea? Start it now at the 2016-2017 Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge series. The Hofstra CPXi Venture Challenge helps students turn innovative ideas into a business by working through the early stages of venture creation. There is a total of $50,000 available in prize money for Hofstra students through a series of competitions. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Upcoming Spring 2017 Events!

Hofstra Parents! With the new semester off to a fast start, make sure your student checks out these upcoming events to make the best of their semester!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Student Employment Opportunity

Hofstra Parents,

Is your student living or interested in living on campus? Is your student looking for a leadership opportunity on campus? If your answer is yes to these questions, The Office of Residence Life has the perfect solution for your student.