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Programs and Traditions


CLASS PROGRAMMING
ANNUAL PROGRAMMING
FALL FESTIVAL
EVENING & WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

CLASS PROGRAMMING

Class of 2017
Seniors, we are looking forward to a year of fun and excitement as Hofstra supports you as you advance toward your goal of graduation and starting your career or continuing your education! Find out more about the Class of 2016 and the resources and events to make your senior year special!

And make sure you take advantage of  our new series  How To Adult,  a series workshops  to give seniors an opportunity to learn some important tips and refine some last minute skills to be fully prepared for life after graduation.  Workshop topics range from budget management, to apartment-hunting, to interview and job negotiation skills, and more!   Contact osle@hofstra.edu with any questions.

Class of 2018
It's your junior year! If you haven't done so already, this is the year to meet with the Career Center to discuss internships and career opportunities, develop your leadership skills by refining your campus involvement and give back by participating in service opportunities.

Class of 2019
Sophomores, the second year of courses at Hofstra offers you the opportunity for more personal development and exploration of yourself and resources and involvement opportunities on campus. We hope this list of events and resources starts you on your journey for better defining what you want your experience to be like during your four years at Hofstra!

Class of 2020
First year Hofstra students, this is an exciting time for you as you adapt to your new environment at Hofstra. There are many resources and programs beyond Welcome Week that will continue to assist you in your transition at Hofstra University. Whether you are on an Explore Next Door (END) Trip into New York City or registering for the first time with your peers during the Fall semester there are many traditional events that will continue throughout your first year!

Transfers
Transfer students you have a unique opportunity to begin at Hofstra with experience from another institution while meeting new peers, faculty and staff at Hofstra and finding your niche here! We have collected many resources for you and planned programs throughout Welcome Week for you to meet new students and get comfortable with the campus prior to classes starting.

ANNUAL PROGRAMMING

September 11th Memorial
Each year we remember those who lost their lives, those whose lives were saved, and all whose lives were changed forever by the tragedies that occurred on September 11th. Join the Hofstra community on 9/11 at the Memorial Service (Noon at CV Starr Labyrinth) to remember Hofstra Alumni who have died due to September 11th.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
This month (October) of educational programs helps teach the Hofstra community about relationships and dating and what to do if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship. Programs include speakers, an annual walk, and various interactive opportunities for students to learn about the dangers of Domestic Violence.  For a list of resources about Domestic Violence click here.

Alcohol Awareness Week
This week of programs helps educate the Hofstra community about the dangers of alcohol. In addition, we work to educate students about the alternatives to drinking through their college years and beyond. Our goal is to give students the information they need to make healthy choices.

Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays
This Hofstra tradition works to celebrate and educate the Hofstra community about the various holidays and traditions that are celebrated world-wide. Student clubs and organizations paint the Student Center Main Dining Room windows to display their interpretation of these events. As well, they create crafts at each window and invite local groups such as the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club  to join them to enjoy the windows and interact with Hofstra students through various fun activities.

Safe Spring Break
The goal of Safe Spring Break Week is to educate students about the various dangers that can occur on a spring break trip. We aim to give students the information they need to make informed decisions about health, stress, and responsibility not only during spring break but through their entire lives. For Safe Spring break tips click here.

Stressbusters
This series of events work to limit the stress of students while studying for their final exams. These events encourage students to take a break and relax a little to recharge their batteries during this often stressful time. Events include yoga and massage sessions, games, and art activities. Click here for more resources to help you de-stress at Hofstra!

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There's no reason to wait for programming! Check out 75 things every student should do before they graduate from Hofstra.

Fall Festival
This annual Hofstra tradition, welcomes the entire Hofstra community to campus for a fun-filled weekend of events. We hope you are able to join us. For more information go to the Fall Festival main page.

Hofstra's Got Talent
This annual competition showcases just how talented our Hofstra students are. During new student summer orientation, new students compete to display their talent each week ending in a new student final during Welcome Week. New students who win the Welcome Week competition go on to face upper classmen during Fall Festival Weekend, where Hofstra's most talented will be crowned!

Parade of Floats
One of Hofstra's most exciting traditions the parade is a fun-filled event with student organizations working to build theme-based floats, walking in the parade representing their organization and a display of our Hofstra spirit! Clubs and organizations interested in building a float, stay tuned for more information!

Hofstra's King and Queen
Hofstra's Senior Class student leaders apply to be King or Queen of Hofstra for the year. These students display their talents at the King and Queen showcase the Thursday prior to Fall Festival weekend and are crowned on stage Saturday at Vibe Live. The court as well as the crowned King and Queen continue on in their role to support Alumni Affairs in the Senior Class Challenge!

Applications available here. Applications are due Friday September 11th, 2015 at 5pm in OSLA 260 SC.

EVENING & WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

Each weekend there are various programs occurring on campus. There is never a dull weekend here at Hofstra. See below for some of our academic year programs as well as services to access throughout the weekend!

Karaoke Fridays

Fridays (except the First Friday of the month) in Hofstra USA dining area there is a office sponsored Karaoke night. Come out with your friends and meet new students who also like to enjoy themselves on a Friday evening belting out a few tunes. Join us from 7p.m. – 9p.m. in Hof USA for Karaoke!

First Fridays

Each first Friday of the month, the Office of Student Leadership and Activities hosts a special themed event in Hofstra USA Upper Level, from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. In the past, we have held events such as hosting game nights, making cards for soldiers, and recently, having a no-bake dessert night. The events are only getting bigger and better, so be sure to stay tuned!