A collection of frequently visited links on Hofstra.edu.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private college on Long Island, NY, where students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education, health and human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law and School of Medicine. | more |
Hofstra's Division of Information Technology is always working to provide world-class technology services for the University's students, faculty and employees. Occasionally, planned outages or service changes are required to help us meet this goal.
You can check this page to stay up-to-date with the latest planned technology service changes, and to understand how they will impact your technology use at Hofstra. If you have a question about anything listed here, call the Help Desk at (516) 463-7777.
Click on a link below to jump to more detail about a specific planned service change:
The University will move to Office 365, a new version of the hosted services that provide Outlook e-mail and calendaring to faculty, staff and administrators.
Office 365 includes a back-end infrastructure upgrade, an enhanced version of Outlook Web Access, some new features for users of Outlook for Mac OS X, and an easier process for connecting to your Hofstra e-mail from mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.
Users who have not changed their e-mail passwords within the time frame listed above will be unable to log into their e-mail accounts once the transition has completed.
The 10 to 15 minute outage is associated with the period when a user's mailbox is being moved from the old system to Office 365.
The exact timing of this outage will be different for each user, but will fall within the time frame outlined above.
If you access your e-mail via Outlook for Windows, or Outlook Web Access via the My.Hofstra.edu Portal or Email.Hofstra.edu, your computer will automatically connect you to your mailbox at its new location.
If you use a Mac, or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc.), please see the configuration instructions at hofstra.edu/Office365.
Users of Mac OS X will need to update the server information for the Hofstra e-mail account that is configured in their mail application (Outlook 2011, Entourage 2008, or Apple Mail).
Please see the instructions at hofstra.edu/Office365 to configure your Mac for Office 365.
Users of mobile devices will need to delete and recreate the Hofstra e-mail account that is configured on their device.
Please see the instructions at hofstra.edu/Office365 to configure your device for Office 365.