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Fall Festival - Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2017

Your family is cordially invited to participate in the events of Hofstra Fall Festival: Alumni, Student and Family Weekend, Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2017. To register for Family Weekend, please visit hofstra.edu/fwregistration. Please make hotel reservations early: hofstra.edu/hotels.


$15 per person online ($25 on site).* Following events are included in the registration fee (please note that the program may change):

Friday, October 6
2:30-6:30 p.m. Check-In; Chance Auction Display
6 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Fitness Center Open House
3-5 p.m. Information Sessions and Faculty Lectures
5 p.m. Volleyball vs. Elon University
6:30-7:30 p.m. Family Reception – VP Dougharty welcomes families
8-10 p.m. Pride Court Showcase

Saturday, October 7
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Check-In; Chance Auction Display
10 a.m.-7:50 p.m. Fitness Center Open House
9-10:15 a.m. Family Breakfast
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hofstra Cub Zone (children 6-11), Information Sessions, Faculty Lectures, Arboretum Tour
12-2 p.m. Pride Expo - Student groups present their colorful creations.
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. William and Mary
7 p.m. Grucci Fireworks
7:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Delaware

Sunday, October 8
10 a.m.-7:50 p.m. Fitness Center Open House
1 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Monmouth
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. James Madison

RELIGIOUS SERVICES from Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities (dates and times TBA).


Saturday, October 7
2-7 p.m. Fall Festival Concert and Carnival** $30 per person ($40 on site)

6:30-8 p.m. Taste of Hofstra $30 per person (Adults and Children Age 3 and Older) - Join us for an evening featuring savory and sweet fare from local restaurants and enjoy complimentary beer and wine. Please note, this event is NOT free for Hofstra students. Please purchase a ticket for your Hofstra student and each family member who would like to attend. 


*THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR PURCHASED REGISTRATION AND TICKETS. After purchasing the Family Weekend Registration, you may purchase the Fall Festival concert and Taste of Hofstra tickets that are sold at extra cost. The online registration at lower prices ends on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

The tickets are not mailed home and will be available at the check-in area as per Family Weekend schedule above. If you have already paid the required Family Weekend Registration and wish to purchase additional tickets for the Fall Festival Concert and Carnival and Taste of Hofstra, please call the Hofstra Athletic Ticket Office at (516) HOF-TIXX (463-8499).

DO NOT COUNT YOUR HOFSTRA STUDENT WHEN PURCHASING REQUIRED FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION. Hofstra students attend all events for free except for Taste for Hofstra Reception ($30). Students need to swipe their Hofstra ID card to be admitted to the concert. In addition, students may buy two guest tickets for the concert but only during the online registration that ends by October 4. Students will receive more information in their Hofstra Pride email accounts.

Students get two free tickets for each soccer game with their Hofstra ID card. If you need more tickets for your family, please ask your student to purchase tickets at the Hofstra Athletic Ticket Office in the Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex the week prior. The volleyball and field hockey games are not ticketed and you may enter for free.

Children 11 years of age and under participate for free at all events except Taste of Hofstra. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children age 12 and older pay adult price. The Carnival, concurrent with the concert, offers activities and rides for younger and older children. Please note that the concert may contain adult content, not intended for young audiences.

Parents and their students are invited to network with alumni at the Taste of Hofstra reception. All guests need to buy tickets. Cash bar with ID.

Please support the Parent Council Chance Auction fundraiser. You will be able to view the beautiful baskets and purchase Chance Auction and 50/50 Raffle tickets on Friday and Saturday. This is an opportunity to win big prizes, such as weekend hotel stay packages and Disney World vouchers. All proceeds from Parent Council Chance Auction benefit Hofstra student and family programming.

The Fall Festival Concert and Carnival takes place in an open field, rain or shine. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and your other wet- and hot-weather gear. Food will be available for purchase on the field. 3 p.m. – Faculty Meet & Greet. Please note that the concert may contain adult content, not intended for young audiences. The Carnival offers activities and rides for younger and older children.

Register Here

Thank you to all families who came to the Fall Festival/Family Weekend 2016. It was great to see you and talk with you again! You may spot yourself or your student in the fun Festival photos at the Hofstra Parents Facebook page.

If you have questions, please call Parent and Family Programs at 516-463-4698 or email parents[at]hofstra.edu.