Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Transfer student opportunities ahead!

There are a number of reason students choose to transfer to Hofstra. We have a wide variety of academic offerings, proximity to all the professional, cultural and social offerings of New York City and a vibrant campus life, to name just a few highlights.

Though all these benefits are part of what makes joining the Pride so special, we aim to make the transfer process just as helpful and supportive. Our transfer admission counselors provide individualized assistance to students near and far, and we host Transfer Days throughout the summer to kick off, continue or finish up the transfer process right here on campus.

We have some visit opportunities specifically for transfer students coming up:

  • Tuesday, May 26
  • Tuesday, June 9
  • Tuesday, June 16
  • Tuesday, June 30
The full list of Transfer Day dates can be accessed here - be sure to register and let us know you'll be stopping by! If these dates don't work well for you, feel free to schedule an appointment by reaching out to the Office of Undergraduate Admission or by emailing transferadmission@hofstra.edu.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Stressbusters events share fun, relaxing ways to unwind

Classes are finished and study spaces are more packed than usual - it's finals week, that's for sure. Students are busy preparing for exams, finishing up projects and working on essays. With miscellaneous tasks and deadlines vying for attention on the to-do list, it's easy to feel a bit overwhelmed.

Here at Hofstra, we have a bunch of helpful, free events and activities available for students to de-stress and relax both before and during finals week. Stressbusters are coordinated by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities and provide a variety of study break opportunities that focus on mental and physical wellness.

Last Friday, Bideawee brought volunteer therapy dogs to campus for Pet Therapy. This time to hang out with friendly, calm dogs is a student favorite. "It's just a fun and relaxing time to pet a little dog wagging its tail," said sophomore Katherine Eacobacci. "Makes you happy!"
One of the friendly therapy dogs that visited campus.
Staying healthy and well-nourished is also important during busy times (and all the time!) Stressbusters activities, including Grab and Go Breakfast and Snacks as well as the ever-popular Late Night Breakfast at the Student Center, provide the fuel students might need to power through that last essay or finish up studying for an exam. The Multipurpose Room is designated as a Study Lounge, too, providing a change of scenery for students who might be tired of their usual study spots.
Grab and Go Breakfast on Monday morning.
Professional massages are also available to students at no cost. Advanced registration is required, but there are plenty of opportunities to sign up for a few minutes of rest and relaxation. Sounds like a great thing to do after a workout at our Fitness Center, which is open throughout finals week and is another healthy home for stress relief.

Check out the full schedule of this semester's Stressbusters here.

Carly Gasiewski '16 contributed reporting to this post.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Congratulations + thank you to our graduating Pride Guides

Yesterday was the last day of classes, a perfect time for our Pride Guides to take a break from preparing for finals and join the Office of Admission for a end-of-year celebration at Cozymel's near campus.

After enjoying some dinner, we commemorated the 11 seniors graduating in just a few days. They received gifts, certificates with some interesting and silly superlatives and a special Pride Guide sash to wear during the graduation ceremony.

It was great to celebrate not only our wonderful seniors but our entire talented, dedicated group of Pride Guides. Their diverse majors, interests and personalities are what make the tour and event experience so special here at Hofstra.

A huge thank you to our Pride Guides - and best of luck to those in the Class of 2015!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tomorrow is May 1!

We can't believe how quickly the time has passed, but tomorrow is May 1! Whether you're still considering your options or have made the big decision, congratulations on making it this far in your college search process. The Class of 2019 is certainly going to be a great one.

The Office of Admission is here to help if you have any questions throughout the decision process. Feel free to reach out to your admission counselor via phone, email or their Facebook page. Again, congratulations and to those of you who have chosen Hofstra to be your home for the next four years: Welcome to the Pride!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Scenes from Saturday's Admitted Student Day

New members of the Class of 2019 visited campus on Saturday for Admitted Student Day! It was a warm, sunny spring day and we had a nice time meeting everyone and showing them everything Hofstra has to offer. Check out our Storify recap of social media posts using #HofstraASD and #Hofstra19.

Still working on planning your campus visit? Check out hofstra.edu/visit to learn more about weekday and weekend events.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Current student shares thoughts on helpful Hofstra faculty

One of our Pride Guides, Jordyn, passed along this Facebook post written by one of her friends here at Hofstra. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and Hofstra Pride, Logan! We're proud of our talented, helpful and devoted community of faculty and staff.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello from Texas!

Alex Polk, assistant dean of admission, shared this photo from last night's Admitted Student Reception in Dallas/Fort Worth! He was joined by 2011 alumnus (and former Pride Guide) Andrew Schuetz and current Pride Guide Jordyn.

Interested in attending an event or planning a campus visit? Check out hofstra.edu/visit to learn more about upcoming opportunities!

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