Parent Orientation: Summer 2014
Parent Orientation is a day-long program on the first day, Tuesday, of a three-day New Student Orientation. Parents and guardians of incoming first-year students learn about transition from high school to college, academics and campus life by attending information sessions and a lunch with administrators and faculty. The topics discussed include health and wellness, campus safety, academic curriculum and advisement, financial aid and billing, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), life in residence halls, and commuting student programs and services. You will also have a chance to attend a campus tour. The day begins at 9 a.m. and finishes around 5 p.m.
You may choose one of eight parent orientation days: June 10, 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22, 29 or August 5, 2014. Your student will register you online at the same time she or he registers for New Student Orientation. Your student should visit Summer Orientation page for details about the New Student Orientation.
Directions and maps will help you with your car trip to and around the campus. Accommodations page lists nearby hotels with the negotiated Hofstra rates. Airport/Train directions explain how to get from/to JFK and LaGuardia airports as well as to the Penn Station to/from Hofstra campus. Our enthusiastic Parent Orientation Leaders, current Hofstra students, will be at the Netherlands Complex when you drop off your student and will guide you to the Parent Orientation.
Informed and involved families are a great asset to our community. You are a part of Hofstra Pride and we welcome your input at any time. Please e-mail us or call at (516) 463-4698. Also, connect to fellow Hofstra parents by clicking on "like"at the Hofstra Parents Facebook page and follow us @HofstraParents on Twitter.