Your "Home Away From Home"
Advantages to On-Campus Living:
More and more undergraduate and graduate/law students are discovering the benefits of on-campus living. As a campus resident, our students forge lifelong friendships, get to know students from other states and countries, and gain valuable leadership and team-building experience. Living on campus means our students are close to classes, the library, computer labs, the Student Center, recreational facilities, and the hundreds of activities, sporting events, and educational, social, and cultural programs that take place on campus throughout the academic year.
Even if your home is close to Hofstra’s campus, living on campus may be the perfect choice for you. Students living on campus have an opportunity to learn to live independently while having the support of resident assistants (RAs) who live on their floor, sponsor programs, provide informal counseling, and oversee community life in the residence halls. Students living on campus have the added advantage of developing time management skills and communication and interpersonal skills as they learn to live with fellow residents. Our halls are staffed 24 hours a day by resident security representatives and have full-time live-in professional staff available to respond to student issues and concerns.
Options for On-Campus Living:
There are many options for residence hall living including traditional corridor style, suite style, and living-learning residence hall communities. All of our halls have internet access, lounge areas, laundry facilities, cable TV and our rooms are furnished so that each student has their own bed, desk, chair, dresser, closet/wardrobe. Students living in suites with lounges are permitted to bring in furniture such as small couches, televisions, etc. to make their living space feel like home. Living-Learning Communities provide students who have a passion in a particular area (Civic Engagement, the Arts, Wellness, etc…) to live with other students who share that same interest. Students work collaboratively to plan programs, workshops, trips and other activities related to their area of interest and many times incorporate what they are learning in class with their living communities.
New Students: New students will receive information in their acceptance packets explaining how they can apply for on-campus housing.
For any additional information about on campus living, please contact the Office of Residential Programs at (516) 463-6930 or by e-mail. We hope you will choose to make Hofstra your “home away from home”.