Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Student garden enhances campus green space

Students from the Sustainability Studies program and club maintain a lovely garden right next to Stuyvesant Hall, which houses first-year students.

A student manager of the garden, Joe (pictured above in the green shirt,) gave tours of the garden to a few students, faculty and staff members earlier this morning. This shaded, green space features tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and other plants, along with a giant sunflower (the stem can be seen on the left side of the photo above!) The campus community is welcome to pick vegetables and herbs as they please - the rest is donated to local food pantries. Program director Bob Brinkmann shared 10 fun facts about the garden on his blog.

Eager to check out this space along with everything Hofstra has to offer? Schedule a visit at

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Counselor Chat: Katie Shine

Katie Shine, assistant dean of admission, shares a great college search tip in this week's Counselor Chat.

What sets Hofstra apart from other universities?
Hofstra is unique for its balance of an intimate class experience with the opportunities of a large university. Students can develop close bonds with their classmates and professors while also taking advantage of our dual degree programs, hundreds of student organizations, endless internship and career options and 140+ majors.

Share a special travel or college fair moment.
Traveling on the road can be grueling but the rewards of meeting another Hofstra family member are amazing! On my way to a high school college fair in New Hampshire, I saw a Hofstra Dad car sticker on the vehicle next to me. I started chatting with the driver and found out that his daughter is a sophomore at Hofstra who is loving her experience. After a great conversation, I ended up giving him my card and his daughter emailed a few days later thanking me for showing her dad some Hofstra Pride up in New England!

What are your tips for students beginning the college search process?
For those starting out your college process, the search can be overwhelming with so many options. To narrow your search, identify what really matters to you. Is it an excellent theater group? Or a supportive advisement program? Or the ability to explore all different kinds of majors? Once you base your college search upon your individual values and interests, the right schools will come into play.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Join us for Transfer Day

Did you know you can complete your registration in just one day at Hofstra?

Join us for an upcoming Transfer Day and get set for the fall semester. You'll be able to receive a preliminary transfer credit evaluation, register for classes and talk to a financial aid counselor.

Click here to check out this summer's remaining Transfer Days.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Counselor Chat: Andrea Nadler

Today we're sharing thoughts from Andrea Nadler, associate dean of admission here at Hofstra. She covers Nassau and Westchester Counties in New York.

What sets Hofstra apart from other universities?
There are many things that set Hofstra apart- my favorite being the personal touch and the way we get to know our applicants throughout their college search and selection process.

Share a special travel or college fair moment.
There are many serendipities along the way. The girl whose mom posted on FB with a Hofstra cake after she chose Hofstra would be one of my favorite things that happened this year. It was quite the special shout out because we had met at a time when her daughter was overwhelmed and didn’t really know what to ask at a college fair and I was the one she met first. :)

What are your tips for students beginning the college search process?
1. Begin with a visit to a local school and see what you like (campus size, class size, student body, co-curricular life) before venturing farther so that you have a clearer sense of what is important to you on a college/university campus.

2. Enjoy a meal on the campuses you visit and speak to a random assortment of students on campus in addition to the well-trained (and often times paid) tour guides.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Take a look at Hofstra's vibrant campus

There's so much to do and see as a student here at Hofstra. Whether it's our annual Fall Festival celebration or your average day on campus attending classes, it's the vibrance of our campus and student life that make the Hofstra experience so special. Catch a glimpse in this video!

You can also learn more about student life over at the Hofstra Pride Guides blog, where current students often share their stories.

What's your favorite part of campus/student life and why? Head over to to plan your campus visit.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dive into Summer Visit Days

Get to know campus this summer by joining us for a Summer Visit Day! Each of these six campus visit opportunities focus on one of Hofstra University's six schools. You'll learn about admission criteria and academic requirements for your school of interest, then take a campus tour with a closer look at the facilities for the specific school.

Each visit begins at 10:15 a.m. with an information session. Be sure to register and let us know you'll be visiting!

School of Health Sciences and Human Services
Monday, July 27, 2015

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Monday, August 3, 2015

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Friday, August 7, 2015

School of Education
Monday, August 10, 2015

Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Thursday, August 13, 2015

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Friday, August 21, 2015

Which Summer Visit Day do you plan on attending?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer at Hofstra: Orientation time

The first New Student Orientation session kicked off today! Members of the Class of 2019 will get to know campus through a variety of activities and will have a bunch of opportunities to meet new friends.

Orientation Leaders in a quick group hug today before meeting the incoming class.
Orientation sessions feature sessions on topics ranging from academic success to diversity and personal safety on campus. There's also time to check out our Fitness Center and Game Room... and hang out with pizza on Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m.!

What do you look forward to seeing at New Student Orientation?

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