Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Making History


Hofstra has been home to quite a few historical events and welcomed a number of prominent figures to campus over the years. For example...

The University proudly presented Martin Luther King, Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and more with honorary degrees. Hofstra also hosted two (soon to be three) presidential debates in 2008 and 2012.

The Annual Shakespeare Festival at Hofstra has been performed regularly from 1951 through 2008 on a 5/6 life-sized replica of the Globe stage. The Festival celebrated its 50th year in 2000.

History continues to be made at Hofstra, and we look forward to having YOU be a part of it with us!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Philanthropic Engagement




2015-16 was a year for the books.

Winter Storm Jonas was no match for the Pride - especially when the Snow Angels came to the rescue. Members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity braved the elements to shovel snow for local senior citizens back in January 2016. The university also collected 1,000+ items for donation as part of the 6th Annual Holiday Drive to benefit the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN).

A spring blood drive held in February drew in 296 donors. One of the donors, Nicole Mosca, said that knowing she can make a difference in someone's life means everything to her. March brought Hofstra's 8th Annual St. Baldrick's Day, where students, faculty and staff donated their hair and raised money for cancer research. And undergraduate student organization 180 Degrees Consulting was awarded the Frank G. Zarb School of Business's 2016 Undergraduate Dean's Award for Outstanding Service, having consulted with seven local nonprofit organizations this year.

See below for more incredible stories about the Hofstra community's involvement with philanthropy:

Hofstra PhD Candidate Helps Kids by 'Playing' it Forward
Annual Shake-A-Rake Cleanup Draws 400+ Students

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays



Spreading joy, spending time with loved ones, and making memories that will last a lifetime. What's not to love about the holidays? Campus also happens to be stunning this time of year. 

Hofstra is full of holiday traditions, one being the annual lighting ceremony, where the community comes together to light Hofstra Hall. Another tradition is window decorating. Every holiday season, students decorate windows in the Student Center to add to the holiday cheer. Hofstra students also see the holidays as an opportunity to give back. Some examples include: 


The above montage highlights some of our special holiday traditions. We can't wait to celebrate this time of year with you!




Thursday, July 7, 2016

#WhyHofstra: Maasai Jones ’20

We're asking new students 'Why Hofstra?'




"When I visited Hofstra for the first time, I was just walking around campus with my Dad, and we met a student who was incolved with the radio station. We were talking about radio and the communications industry, and he was raving about how great communications is at Hofstra. Then I met a film student who was raving about studying film here. I left campus with that in mind and with a bunch of brochures in hand. I just kept reading about communications at Hofstra and how incredible it is. And once the serious research started about where I wanted to go, Hofstra really stood out."

-Maasai Jones '20

Thursday, June 30, 2016

#WhyHofstra: Layla Paine '20

We're asking new students 'Why Hofstra?'




The College Board said Hofstra was a 100 percent match for me in high school. That’s why I started to look here. I visited campus a few times and really didn’t expect it to be so beautiful this close to a big city.


The first time I visited Hofstra, it was different from the other schools I had seen. The Pride Guides were really there to get me excited and show me all that the university has to offer. And when I came to orientation, I really had that feeling of “this is where I should be.” It’s clear to me that there are a ton of opportunities not only in the city, but on campus, as well. A lot of colleges say they have a ton of student organizations, but there actually really are so many here. I’m considering doing rowing and pep band!

-Layla Paine '20

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fall Festival



On September 23, 2010, Hofstra turned 75. As a part of the celebration, we hosted Fall Festival weekend. The event was so popular, we knew we had to make it an annual tradition.


Fall Festival is made up of many components, including Family Weekend, an alumni awards dinner, a concert, carnival and more. Previous performers have included Jimmy Fallon, Ke$ha, Ludacris, Craig Ferguson and more.


Click here for more information about Fall Festival. Stay tuned for our Fall Festival 2016 lineup, and don't forget to join the #HUFallFest conversation!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

#WhyHofstra: Melissa Berman '20

We're asking new students 'Why Hofstra?'




"My family is really excited. I am too! My mom, aunt, uncle and grandma all graduated from Hofstra. This school has always been a part of my family – and I’ve always been a part of the Hofstra family. I grew up hearing and reading about the Pride. I even went to summer camp here. I always knew I wanted to apply, but when I went on my first tour here I was like, 'Oh yeah, this is definitely for me.'

I’m the type of person that wants to do everything. I’ve already signed up for four organizations at orientation, including pep band and theater. I have a whole list of things I want to do. Hofstra has everything. I’m obsessed."

-Melissa Berman '20



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