Hofstra University is a fully engaged member of the Long Island community. Our campus offers visitors a wide variety of activities and services, our students are engaged in community service, and our faculty and administrators are active participants and leaders. In addition, the University offers many educational and civic engagement opportunities for students and visitors throughout the year. We host hundreds of cultural events on our beautiful 240-acre campus in Hempstead, New York. As an arboretum, there are few places on Long Island that provide a better place for a beautiful walk, while Hofstra's sports facilities are a great place to see the nation's highest level of collegiate athletics. From the varied visual arts to the numerous theatrical and musical performances, there are ample opportunities for must-see events, while Hofstra University Continuing Education provides opportunities to expand your horizons, advance your career or learn a new skill.
Each of the many institutes, programs and organizations described below offer the Long Island community countless cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.
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Welcome to Hofstra University
Hofstra University can help you get where you want to go, with small classes, dedicated faculty and a beautiful, energized campus, plus all the opportunities of New York City within easy reach.
Find your future by choosing from about 140 undergraduate and about 150 graduate programs, in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health and Human Services and Honors studies, as well as a School of Law and School of Medicine... | more |
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Campus Virtual Tour
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Frame by Frame
A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it's of Hofstra's campus.
The Hofstra Cultural Center hosts international scholarly conferences, as well as exhibitions, performances, various supplemental events, and other cultural activities.
The Hofstra University Museum is dedicated to furthering the understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.
The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center at Hofstra University offers services to the surrounding community in four clinics and a fully licensed early childhood program.
Explore our arboretum and bird sanctuary.
Continuing Education offers hundreds of programs in: Professional Development, Personal Enrichment, Writing and our long-standing Summer Writers Program, as well as Youth offerings, including Saturday Classes and Summer Camps, and Professionals and Executives in Retirement.
Culture & Academics
The University makes facilities available for events in service to the public: good government, public presentations and hearings.
Host for Long Island Regional Planning Council meetings, Governor Cuomo’s visits: People First and the Executive Budget, the 2010 New York State Gubernatorial Debate. Partnering with Nassau County to bring the 2011 Empire State Games back to Long Island. In the 2011-2012 year, hosted public interest events for the Urban League of Long Island, the Interfaith Nutrition Network, the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council’s Tobacco Cessation Project, NYS Senate Senior Health Fair, Island Harvest’s Micah Conference and the NYS Medicaid Task Force hearings.
Hofstra has hosted many public meetings and hearings for the New York State Senate and state agencies, federal officials, village of Hempstead and Nassau County government.
Hofstra University supports many of Long Island’s charitable organizations, especially those serving the surrounding community and/or dedicated to youth and education, health and wellness, regional economic development, and diversity: North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Katz Women’s Hospital, the Interfaith Nutrition Network, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, the Fair Media Council, LISTnet, the Long Island Association, Vision Long Island, YMCA of Long Island, 100 Black Men, EAC, Erase Racism, the Press Club of Long Island, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hempstead.
Other examples of community service projects and initiatives:
- Discovery Program
- Community Service in Student Affairs
- President’s Honor Roll for Community Service
- Center for Civic Engagement
- Nostrand Gardens beautification partnership
- Hofstra for Hempstead/Hempstead for Hofstra scholarship fundraiser
- Hofstra-Togo partnership with Roosevelt Middle School
Conference Services provides facilities for outside groups wishing to rent meeting rooms and other facilities on the Hofstra campus. Preference is always given to academic and student events on campus.
Athletics & Recreation
The exciting action and competitive spirit of Pride Athletics is a significant part of campus life at Hofstra University. Hofstra University is home to 17 intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association. These sports include Baseball, Mens & Women's Basketball, Mens & Women's Cross Country, Field Hockey, Mens & Women's Golf, Mens & Women's Lacrosse, Mens & Women's Soccer, Softball, Mens & Women's Tennis, Wrestling, and Volleyball... | more |
Recreation and Intramural Sports
The Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports offers a wide variety of sport activities, fitness programs and recreational facilities for the entire campus community. Our office, located in the Fitness Center, is on North Campus, east of Colonial Square... | more |