Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Early Action I deadline is coming up!

When you apply for Early Action, you are notifying a university of your interest much earlier than the majority of applicants. By submitting earlier than most, you are part of the group that sets the stage for the later applicant pool. Your file is reviewed by admission counselors who have recently met you or visited your high school and/or region and they have a fresh perspective on the beginning of the review cycle. Plus, they may remember meeting you, as their time with you might still be fresh in their minds. The admission officers have not grown weary from reading thousands of essays before seeing yours.

You will enjoy a relaxing holiday season, knowing you are admitted before the vast majority of applicants. This gives you the maximum decision making time before May 1 (since it's not a binding agreement) and gives you more time to focus on financial aid applications and research scholarships online.

If auditioning for a music, drama or dance scholarship, you may already know that you've been admitted to a school before practicing for numerous hours as a hopeful candidate. Thus, the faculty can advocate for you to earn talent awards and champion your candidacy as a member of their performing arts community.

You can enjoy having choices- you are in a powerful position, able to evaluate all other admission and scholarship offers that come your way without making any firm commitments until May 1. Plus, the added satisfaction that comes from early planning in order to make the most well-informed decision possible regarding the selection of the institution of your choice.

By Andrea Nadler, Associate Dean of Admission

The Early Action I deadline is Saturday, November 15. Those who submit their applications by this date will receive their decision by December 15.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Open House is this Sunday

This coming Sunday, October 26, Hofstra invites all prospective students and their families to come experience Fall Open House. This is a day full of everything Hofstra you're sure to love!

With 80 different sessions throughout the day, such as academic information session, student panels, campus tours, financial aid workshops and a student services fair, there is something for everyone! You get the opportunity to design your day based on your own interests and talk to many people that can give you the inside view on life at Hofstra. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus.

To experience all this and much more, make sure to visit Hofstra this Sunday! There is one other Fall Open House opportunity on November 15. Register for these events here or call 1-800-HOFSTRA.

By Carly Gasiewski, junior public relations and dance major

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bringing Hofstra Pride to college fairs

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to work two college fairs for Hofstra in the Central New York area. Being fairly new to the university and a big fan of road trips, I was excited to get a chance to travel and talk about the cool things I’ve learned about Hofstra that I usually share via Facebook or Twitter.

Hofstra's table all set up!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Explore your opportunities with College for a Day

Next week, we're hosting College for a Day, a great opportunity for high school seniors to get a feel for life at Hofstra. Since Monday is Columbus Day, that day off from school can be spent trying out the college experience!

This event goes beyond the standard information session and tour and offers classroom experiences, student panels, a student services fair and more. Build your own tour based on your academic interests, chat with current students and faculty and see what it's like to be part of the Hofstra community.

Interested in joining us Monday, Oct. 13 or during one of our November dates? Register to visit today!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Interested in transferring to Hofstra?

Transfer Open House is this Friday, October 3!

Spend the day on campus and meet members of the Hofstra community, who will share information about our academic programs and student life. Representatives from Admission, Student Financial Services, Center for University Advisement, Student Affairs and various academic departments will be on hand to answer your questions and show you what it's truly like to be a member of the Hofstra Pride.

Join us this Friday and learn more about how Hofstra can help you get to where you want to be! Register for your visit here.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Visit Days

We hope everyone is having a relaxing and well-deserved summer break. The summer is a great time to start visiting college campuses and we hope to meet you soon here at Hofstra.

Over the summer, we offer Summer Visit Days, which are awesome opportunities for prospective students to learn more about admission, scholarships and financial aid information. You will also have the chance to meet with a representative from the school of your intended major. After your information session, you will get to tour campus with us and learn about what it is like to be a Hofstra student!
Here are the dates for our Summer Visit Days:
  • Monday, August 4, 2014 - The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 - Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Monday, August 11, 2014 - School of Education
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • Friday, August 22, 2014 - School of Engineering and Applied Science
Not sure what school your major is in? Visit to find out!

Summer Visit Day information sessions begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Office of Admission located in Bernon Hall on South Campus.

To register for one of these events, visit or call 1-800-HOFSTRA.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hofstra Alum Is PA Announcer for Los Angeles Kings

We have a Hofstra University alumnus in the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals....sort of....

David Joseph, Class of 1996 from the Hofstra Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, is the public address announcer for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, who are competing in the Stanley Cup Finals against the New York Rangers.

David is a passionate sports fan who also works with the ESPN radio affiliate in Los Angeles, CA.

Read more about David.

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