As we prepare to host the October 15 debate at Hofstra University, there will be limited disruption to some campus operations. Our goal is to create a safe environment for the presidential debate and our students, our guests and the surrounding community. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.
All Hofstra students, faculty, administration and staff should make sure they receive the new Hofstra parking pass (a hanging mirror tag) before temporary changes in parking and traffic flow go into effect. Beginning October 9, Public Safety will be strictly enforcing parking regulations and towing on campus, to ensure that parking is available only for Hofstra permit holders.
All classes will be canceled on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 to accommodate the presidential debate. Administrative offices will be open and there will be a full schedule of Educate '08 events. Heavy traffic and temporary road closures in the areas immediately surrounding campus are anticipated.
On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, motorists in the area of Hofstra University should expect disruptions to traffic patterns, including road closures, on Hempstead Turnpike and Earle Ovington Boulevard.
Hofstra facility and road closings primarily affect the northeast portion of campus and the athletic facilities.
On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, all Hofstra ID holders must carry their ID if they wish to use Hofstra facilities or the main pedestrian bridges over Hempstead Turnpike.
Off-site parking for all non-Hofstra personnel From Thursday, October 9, through Thursday, October 16, all vendors and media working in the vicinity of the facilities designated for the presidential debate must park in the Mitchell Field/Omni Reckson parking facility off campus. All available on-campus parking is designated for student/faculty/administrative use.
Additional parking for students and faculty On October 13 and 14, Public Safety will open a temporary parking lot for student, faculty and staff use only. The North Campus alternative parking lot will be on the Hofstra Boulevard intramural athletic field, south of Colonial Square Boulevard.
In addition, in order to alleviate parking demand, administrative offices in the Student Center and the Human Resources building will be assigned parking spaces in the West Campus parking lot (formerly Twin Oaks) and bused to campus.
As of September 6, 2008, there will be no public events in the PFC until the Hofstra Pride Volleyball team hosts a match on October 17, 2008.
All Athletic Offices in the PFC and the Arena will be relocated to Margiotta Hall and Shuart Stadium from September 26, 2008 through Monday, October 20. Existing phone numbers will remain the same.
ROTC offices and facilities in the PFC will be temporarily stationed in 773 Fulton Avenue from Monday, September 22 through Monday, October 20. Existing phone numbers will remain the same.
The Swim Center will close on Sunday, September 28 and reopen on Friday, October 17, 2008.
Access to the Arena and the PFC will be restricted to presidential debate personnel beginning on Monday, September 29. Hofstra University-issued credentials will be necessary to access the site.
On North Campus, fencing will begin to go up in various locations on or about October 1.
The classes and offices in the Hofstra Health Dome will close on Saturday, October 11, and reopen on Thursday, October 16, 2008. Individual arrangements have been made to accommodate and relocate affected faculty, staff and students.
Beginning Thursday, October 9 (at midnight) through Thursday, October 16:
Beginning Saturday, October 11:
Beginning Monday, October 13, 2008:
On Wednesday, October 15, 2008