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?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Check out campus via Snapchat today!

Are you friends with HofstraU on Snapchat? The university uses it to share video and photo snapshots of events and random campus scenes. Today (Thursday, June 4) around 4 p.m. we'll be adding glimpses of a campus tour to our snap story. Be sure to check it out sometime later today before the snaps disappear!

When you're ready to check out campus in person, visit to register for an info session and tour or one of our upcoming Summer Visit Days.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Three counselors share their Hofstra moments

Whether a student, faculty or staff member, everyone on campus has had a "Hofstra moment" where they pause to appreciate the beautiful campus and vibrant community we have here. Here are a few admission counselors' thoughts:

Mary Scarpa: "My favorite Hofstra moments consist of the daily buzz I see walking around this campus . If you take a step back, you can see so many incredible interactions where lifelong friendships are being made, professors are sharing their time with a student over lunch, and a new prospective student is having their “ah-hah” moment where they realize they found their home. Occasionally a cat will scamper behind a building, a group of laughing students will hurry into a classroom, or an administrator will take a moment to enjoy lunch on a bench."

Lindsay Salvucci: "My favorite tradition is the Dutch Festival. Our campus is gorgeous all year round, but you feel so happy to be part of such a beautiful campus when all the tulips start to bloom."

Jaime Surace: "My favorite Hofstra moment was attending the Hofstra vs. Stony Brook men’s basketball game with my fellow coworkers. The school spirit was contagious in the gym and Hofstra won in the last seconds of the game!"

What's your Hofstra moment? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or tweet @ApplyToHofstra!

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

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.

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