As one of the newest members of the Hofstra family, you are invited to attend New Student Orientation. This summer orientation will help prepare you to succeed at Hofstra. During the program, you will learn about Hofstra's curriculum and campus resources, register for fall classes, tour the campus, meet faculty and advisers, and begin to develop lifelong friendships with other new students.
All students will be receiving a deposited students packet from the Office of Admissions in early May. Included in this packet is the New Student Orientation brochure. Want to get a preview? Click here to see the last year's (2012) brochure!
Experience has shown that students who actively participate in an orientation program excel academically and socially more often than those who do not take advantage of such programs. Our orientation program will prepare you for a good start at Hofstra by answering your questions about academic, social and logistical matters before you begin your classes in September; for this reason, attendance at orientation is required.
Your orientation to campus continues with Welcome Week, the second part of Orientation. During Welcome Week (August 29 - September 2, 2013), numerous activities are planned to assist new students in acclimating to campus and the community right before the fall semester begins.
To recap, New Student Orientation includes both the three-day, two-night stay at Hofstra and the extensive array of activities and programs that are part of Welcome Week. For more information about summer orientation click on the links on above link marked "New Student Programs' then "Summer Orientation". For more information about Welcome Week, please visit hofstra.edu/welcomeweek.
Please refer to the Orientation brochure found in the Admissions Welcome Packet as early as possible to select a date for your summer orientation session. Since dates fill quickly, you will be asked to choose three sessions that work for you. Once we receive your request, we will send an e-mail confirmation to your Hofstra e-mail account, which will include important information about the Common Reading, and taking your foreign language and mathematics placement exams online.
We ask that you do not make any travel arrangements until you receive printed materials about New Student Orientation, sign up for dates, and receive an email confirmation for the dates you have been assigned.
If you have any questions about orientation, please feel free to call the Office of Student Leadership and Activities at (516) 463-4874.