Welcome to Hofstra University Facilities and Operations Spring 2018!
Hofstra Facilities and Operations, 129 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11550 (516) 463-6619
Hofstra Facilities and Operations provides services for the campus community on the 240-acre campus year-round. Contact us or visit our webpages for more information!
- Engineering, Design and Construction
- Hofstra Dining Services
- Department of Public Safety
- Grounds and Hofstra Arboretum
- Campus Operations
- Fire and Life Safety
- Plant Department
- Commencement Office
The Hofstra Arboretum annual Tea and Tulip Tours are coming on Saturday May 5th, 2018. Nature lovers, gardeners and all are welcome, so plan to join the Hofstra Arboretum staff to experience the Spring at Hofstra’s beautiful campus. Click here to register for the Tea and Tulip Tours, or call the Hofstra Festivals office at (516) 463-5067. 11:30 a.m. Registration on the day of the event is on the South Campus in historic Hofstra Hall beginning at 11:30am.
- 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Tulip Walking Tour & History of Tulips Indoor Discussion (choose one)
- 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Tea, Sweets, and Presentation
- 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Walking Tour & History of Tulips Indoor Discussion (choose one)
Facilities and Operations Commencement Office presents the 2018 Commencement Ceremonies on Sunday May 20, 2018 hosting students and families from around the world.
The Office of Event Management and Office of Summer Conferences begins the 2018 Summer Season hosting important meetings and conventions, using the various housing, dining and learning centers on the campus. Contact the Office of Conference Services at 516-463-5067 for more information.
Contact the Facilities and Operations Service Desk at (516) 463-6619 for more information.
News from Facilities and Operations
Hofstra Work Requests with WebTMA
Facilities and Operations staff coordinate and report all work requests to the Plant and Grounds/ Custodial Services Departments.
Hofstra Faculty, Staff and Resident Students can now access the WebTMA Work Request form via the Hofstra Portal to request maintenance tasks.
- Resident students – Log onto the Hofstra Student Portal Applications Menu. Contact the Office of Residential Life for more information at (516) 463-6930.
- Hofstra (Non-Resident) Students- Report issues to any Hofstra Staff Member or the Department of Public Safety at (516) 463-6606.
- Hofstra Staff – Log onto the Hofstra Employee Portal Applications Menu. Contact the Work Controls Group at (516) 463-6619 for more information.
For emergency issues, contact the Facilities and Operations Service Desk at (516) 463-6619 during regular business hours, or the Department of Public Safety at (516) 463-6606 during non-business hours.
Hofstra Becomes a Tree Campus USA
A Tree Campus is designated by the Arbor Day Foundation, a 501c (3) non profit conservation and education organization, to recognize current efforts to plant, nurture and celebrate trees! For the second year in a row, Hofstra meets the five standards. Activities are sponsored on campus across the country with a million members who support programs to make the world greener and healthier. The first Arbor Day celebration will be held at Hofstra on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 11:30am with the planting of 5 trees on the South Campus in conjunction with the Grounds crew and the Director of Grounds and the Hofstra Arboretum, Fred Soviero. Contact the Facilities and Operations Service Desk at (516) 463-6619 for more information.
Hydration Stations at Hofstra
The first bottle-filling station on the Hofstra campus was installed in November 2009. This year there are over 90 stations, keeping our community hydrated and limiting use of plastic bottles.
REV Campus Challenge Achiever
The REV Campus Challenge promotes clean energy efforts by recognizing and supporting New York State colleges and universities that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus. Hofstra is designated an Achiever, among 40% of colleges and Universities in New York State committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with dedicated staff to focus on clean energy investments. Over the past few years, the University has increased our total campus power purchases generated from clean, renewable, off-site energy sources to the current 30%.
Campus Renovations and Construction
Visit the Construction and Planning Page for more information about current and future projects on the Hofstra University Campus.
Completed in 2017/2018
- Dunkin Donuts- Opened March 2018 in Roosevelt Quad
- Maurice A. Deane Hofstra School of Law- Dining renovations
- Wellness and Campus Living Center (formerly University College Hall)- Health services for Hofstra students
- Oak Street Center – home of University College for Continuing Education
- Residence Halls- Refresh of Bill of Rights Hall, Estabrook Hall, Colonial Square East Townhouses (5) - Cambridge, Hampton, Hempstead, New York and Norwich
- Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library- opening of Au Bon Pain Express restaurant and relocation of the Center for Academic Excellence
- Gittleson Hall- Upgrades of classroom lighting, furnishings, systems and laboratories
- Campuswide- Now over 90 Bottle Filling Stations on the Hofstra campus
Beginning Summer 2018
- Residence Halls- Enterprise and Constitution Halls to receive bathroom updates Summer 2018
- Residential Townhouses- Plymouth, Jamestown and Newport Houses to receive major renovations
- CV Starr Hall- Interior Classroom, Restroom and Lounge Renovations and Dining Renovation and introduction of Einstein Bagels
- HofUSA- Renovation and introduction of restaurant concept
Coming In 2018/2019
- Frank G. Zarb Business School Extension to be completed in December 2018. See the progress on the Zarb School of Business Extension Project
- Herman A. Berliner Hall- Organic Chemistry Labs and Classroom Renovations
- Gallon Wing- Physician Assistant Program Expansion and Space Improvements
- Student Center- East Plaza Landscaping Improvements
- New Engineering School Environmental Assessment
It was 1999 when the Hofstra Labyrinth, an adaptation of the famous medieval labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France was created at the west entrance of CV Starr Hall by the Hofstra Grounds department. It was designed and the construction was supervised by Grounds and Arboretum Director Fred Soviero and Landscape Designer Patrice Dimino. With gravel, bluestone and red shale chip, the plaza with six sitting walls and gardens was completed in 2001. Said the then-Dean of University Studies, Mr. David Christman, “Visitors to the Hofstra Labyrinth are encouraged to walk its path - which will take them to the center rosette pattern slowly. Walking the path requires a focus on self and space and provides an opportunity for freedom from the distractions of daily life.”
The Hofstra Labyrinth celebrates many historical events and figures. The plaza is known as “The Court of Courage” and is surrounded by sitting walls. A plaque on one wall commemorates the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. A 1989 sculpture titled The Bill of Rights Colonial (HU89.10) by the artist Rhoda Sherbell (American, born 1933) is located in the adjacent garden. The bronze sculpture was funded through the New York State Legislature to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. A second wall is dedicated to the heroes of the 1943 Polish uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, encouraging remembrance of the sacrifice of the Warsaw Jews who fought against the Germans. A third wall is dedicated to the courageous responders of 9/11. The Phoenix (HU2003.6), is based upon the mythical bird that rises again from the ashes, and memorializes the Hofstra University alumni, students and trustees who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Artist John Safer (American, born 1922) created this stainless steel flame sculptural work in 2003.
The plaza serves as a gathering place and garden for Hofstra students and the community. Labyrinths are rare and visitors come from distant places to visit the beautiful and unique site.