Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the Department of Public Safety Located?
A: The Department of Public Safety is located on the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue in the town of Hempstead in the state of New York.
Q: Where do I go if I lost/found an item on campus?
A: To claim lost property or to turn in something found on campus, go to the Department of Public Safety.
Q: Who do I call in an emergency?
A: Contact the Department of Public Safety for any emergency (medical, fire or police) at 516 463-6789. If you are off campus, dial 911.
Q: What do I do if I find that my car is missing, towed, booted or disabled?
A: Call the Department of Public Safety at 516 463-6606 for assistance.
Q: What do I do if I get locked out of my room?
A: Contact the Department of Public Safety at 516 463-6606 for assistance.
Q: What do I do if I lose my Hofstra ID?
A: In the event that you lose your HofstraCard or it is stolen, please report it to the Office of HofstraCard Services immediately by calling 516-463-6942. When calling, we will need to know your name, account number and approximate date of loss or theft. Your card will be deactivated upon notification for all on-campus purposes. When reprinting a card, the photograph currently on file will be used. There will be a $10 replacement fee to obtain a new card. Once you receive the new card, please go to the library so they may reactivate your bar code. You may also report a lost or stolen card through this Web page by clicking the link below to e-mail the HofstraCard Services Office.
Q: Do I need to register my vehicle with the Department of Public Safety?
A: Anyone who parks a motor vehicle on University grounds is required to register his/her vehicle.
Q: Does the University provide campus transportation for its students?
A: Hofstra University operates a LIRR shuttle bus 24 hours a day for the convenience of the Hofstra community. A campus shuttle bus operates Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 11:30 P.M. A shopping and entertainment shuttle bus operates on Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle bus schedule is designed to give optimum service to those who may need transportation around campus and to other designated locations.