"I've enjoyed gaining really fun and useful leadership qualities that will help me in the future. I made such close friends, and am on the leadership committee within a campus club."
L.E.A.D LLC; 2012
Where each facet of your college EXPERIENCE enriches the other
Students who take several classes together make friends more quickly, form study groups, and generally have an easier time adjusting to college life.
But some students want more. They'd like a stronger connection between their academic goals and their extracurricular activities. They hope college will introduce them to other students who share their passion for a subject and will challenge them in new and exciting ways.
Borrowing from the thematic learning and close-knit classroom settings that are hallmarks of the First-Year Connections program, Hofstra has also created special opportunities for a first-year residence experience.
Eight thematic "living-learning communities" are associated with several first-year clusters and seminars, giving students the opportunity to live with many of the same students they are in class with, as well as students who share the same passion for leadership, business, communications, math and sciences as well as health science issues and the arts.
Students who choose a living-learning community reside together in the Netherlands Complex in a house with 55 other first-year residential students. Honors College students reside in Vander Poel Hall. These students enjoy class-based activities and events as well as interaction with faculty outside the classroom within their living-learning community.
Commuting students who register for the First-Year Connections clusters and seminars may also participate in the activities associated with these living-learning communities.
Honors College Housing
Honors College Housing is a vibrant residential community for Hofstra University Honors College students, whose diverse interests and commitment to excellence make this a place where animated conversations about books, art, music and politics happen alongside foosball tournaments, game nights, and late-night snacks.
Students Aspiring for Greatness in Entertainment (S.T.A.G.E.) HouseThe S.T.A.G.E. House is home to students who are studying and share an interest in performing arts, including dance, vocal, instrumental, theatrical and comedic performances.
STUDIO HouseThe STUDIO House is home to students who are studying film and television as well as graphic design. Students who share an interest in the visual arts, including photography, painting, drawing, and pottery may also find their home here.
Pre Health Professions (PreP) House
The PreP House is for students considering medical, veterinary or dental studies; physician assistant studies; community health studies; or clinical psychology studies.
Math, Science, and Engineering (M.S.E.) House
The M.S.E. House is home to students who are studying and have an interest in an array of STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines.
Communications House - NEW FOR FALL 2014
The Communications House is for students who are interested in studying Mass Media, Public Relations and Journalism in The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. Students with career goals in print, broadcast and multimedia journalism, information graphics, media analysis, scholarly research, and public relations will find a connection here.
Leadership through Engagement, Advocacy, and Dedication (L.E.A.D.) House
The L.E.A.D. House encourages active social, academic and professional involvement within the campus and local community. Students take an in-depth look at leadership and learn about decision-making, team building, ethics, goal setting and communication. Using these leadership skills, residents are encouraged to pursue their passion for civic and social issues on a local, regional and national level – starting right here on campus.
The Zarb House is an exciting opportunity for first-year students enrolled in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to live and study with other students pursuing careers in business. Residents attend guest lectures; interact with deans, faculty and alumni; utilize exclusive tutorial services; and attend field trips. Supplementary house programs include an annual entrepreneurial challenge, discussions about ethics in business, and Career Center information sessions targeting professional opportunities in the field.
The learning experience is not limited to the four walls of the classroom, or even to the borders of the campus. Through these energetic living/learning communities, Hofstra students are exposed to environments that are intellectually stimulating, supportive and conducive to building lasting friendships and a memorable first-year college experience.