Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sunday, March 22 is Admitted Student Day!

We're looking forward to seeing prospective students and families on campus this Sunday for Admitted Student Day. It's a great time to check out student life, learn more about academic offerings and get a feel for Hofstra.

There are lots of photo ops, too - from walking down the red carpet with our mascots, Kate and Willie to interesting trees on campus tours, there's no shortage of potential snapshots during your Hofstra visit. Be sure to share your best Hofstra photo and the highlight of your day using #HofstraASD on Twitter and Instagram! We'll pick our favorites to receive Hofstra sweatshirts.

Follow @ApplyToHofstra on Twitter for updates throughout the event.

Register for an upcoming Admitted Student event here!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Katie's favorite part of her job

My favorite part of being an admission counselor is meeting students for the first time at college fairs or high school visits, getting them excited about Hofstra and showing them what opportunities await them here!

However, the most meaningful part is when I get to see that same student submit a wonderful application, receive their acceptance and arrive on campus as a new freshman.

By Katie Shine, assistant dean of admission

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Gavin's favorite Hofstra moment

Admission counselor Gavin Gandulla is a Hofstra alumnus who had a cool opportunity to create a new club on campus during his time as a student. Unfortunately it's no longer around, but the process of creating a club and partnering with an organization is no small feat. Let's hear more about it!

"My favorite Hofstra moment came as a student. A friend and I were given a one in a lifetime opportunity to partner with New York Islanders executives and create a team-supported fan club on campus called Hofstra Islanders United. This club served as a link between the Islanders organization and the Hofstra student body and was a way for students to share ideas with people such as the team president."

The group with current Islander Josh Bailey
"Along with offering students discounted game tickets, player meet and greets and viewing parties for away teams, the club volunteered with the Wounded Warriors and the Islanders Children’s Foundation as well as held numerous fund raisers and raised thousands of dollars for different charities."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Highlights from Admitted Student Day this weekend

Yesterday was our first Admitted Student Day of the year, and we had a lot of fun meeting the Class of 2019 and their families! Check out our Storify featuring social media highlights using #HofstraASD.

Be sure to check out to register and learn more about upcoming events for admitted students.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Admitted Student Day is this Sunday, March 1!

If you've been admitted to Hofstra University, chances are you've received word of our upcoming Admitted Student events coming up this spring. This Sunday, March 1, we're hosting Admitted Student Day to welcome you and your family for a fun, informative day on campus.
Students, faculty and staff will share information ranging from academic programs and financial aid to reflections on student life here at Hofstra. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and see what it's really like to be part of this community - the Hofstra Pride.

Register for an Admitted Student event today! Use #Hofstra19 on social media to share your thoughts, photos and observations.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Counselor Chat: Favorite college courses

This week, we asked Hofstra admission counselors about the best class they took in college. From Italian literature and art history to parasitology, there was a wide range of favorites.

Katie Shine: "The best class I took in college was an Italian Literature and Art History class taken on-site in Rome. It was part of my study abroad program and I absolutely loved taking art history as well as perfecting my Italian speaking and reading skills. The class included numerous trips to museums and historical sites and there's nothing like learning about Italian culture and art at the Roman Forum! If you have the chance to study abroad, definitely do so. Hofstra has over 60 programs designed for you to learn in a completely different country!"

Andrea Nadler: "College was so long ago… but I do remember taking a cool class at Hofstra in the late 90s that required us to create a web page… and we learned how to make text that hyperlinked to other info (this is probably so totally out of date now!)"

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Plan your Presidents' Week visit!

We're sure you've heard this before, but it's worth repeating: visiting a school is truly the best way to get a feel for life on campus and whether it's the right fit for you.
A chilly (but pretty) walk through campus at the end of the first week of this semester.
There's a lot happening here at Hofstra, and it's a great time to visit and see what we're all about. If you're looking to schedule a visit during your Presidents' Week break, look no further than to register for your information session and tour. The Office of Admission (and the Hofstra Pride Guides) look forward to showing you around!

If you plan on using social media at some point during your Hofstra visit, be sure to use #seeHofstra on Twitter and Instagram to share your thoughts and photos.

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