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Did You Know?
  • There were 30 educational institutions that experienced data breaches in 2014. Learn more about data security at //bit.ly/1GVcG4b.

    //www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/five-colleges-with-data-b_b_6474800.html
  • Hofstra Telecommunications works on the TV network, the data network, and the various outdoor emergency endpoints in addition to the telephone system.

  • There are about 3,500 phones, 2,000 TV connections and 10,000 data connections on campus.

  • Three out of five Hofstra students prefer a learning environment with some online components.

  • 62% of Hofstra students agree that technology makes them feel connected to what's going on at the university.

  • You have your own personal email blacklist. When you receive spam, right click on it, choose Junk, then choose Block Sender or Junk E-mail options.

  • Spam and Phishing emails are different! Spam is annoying but harmless. Phishing is malicious and needs to be reported. Learn more at www.hofstra.edu/itsecurity.

  • During the average month the Hofstra IT department blocks 109,000 Spyware / Viruses.

  • You can use the Previous Versions feature of Microsoft Windows to restore local or network files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted.

    //windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/previous-versions-files-faq#1TC=windows-7
  • You can access your mapped drives (F:, S:, etc.) from any web browser on or off campus through the myfiles feature in the Hofstra portal.

  • Not a fan of "Conversation View" in Office 365? You can switch by clicking the arrow next to All in your Inbox and selecting "View As - Messages."

  • Planning for the yearly Memorial Day Banner software upgrade starts in November and involves almost every administrative department on campus.

  • You can get Help Desk Info, Tech Tips, and Microsoft Online Learning info at Hofstra by going to this link.

    //www.hofstra.edu/About/it/index.html
  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enable students and faculty to use Blackboard.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enable students and faculty to use tutortrac.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enable students and faculty to use TK20.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables UG admissions to process 100,000 recruits a year via more efficiently.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables Payroll to process employees information more efficiently.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables the registrar to assist students in registering more efficiently.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables the student and registrar to use the degree works degree auditing tool.

  • The new my.hofstra.edu portal is responsive and can be used on a mobile device or tablet.

  • Thinking about teaching an online or hybrid course? Register for an FCS workshop and learn about best practices and the newest technology!

    //www.hofstra.edu/About/IT/itfcs/itfcs_teach-three-ways.html
  • The SEAS Co-Op program help students prepare for their career in technology and engineering by forming partnerships with companies.

    //www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/seas/co-op/index.html
  • SEAS launched its Center for Innovation last year and it aims to connect faculty with regional partners which then meets with students.

    //www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/seas/seas-center-innovation.html
  • Diagnostics are always free at the Repair Center!

    //www.hofstra.edu/about/it/itscs/itscs_repair_center.html
  • The SEAS Big Data Lab is currently supporting research and teaching initiatives that support virtualization and process intensive tasks.

    //www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/seas/computer-science/computer-big-data-lab.html
  • Hofstra maintains over 1,400 lab computers for student use.

  • What to know to how to effectively integrate a teaching tool into your course? Contact FCS.

  • Did you know FCS can you help you think of strategies to improve information retention for your students?

  • What to know what virtual reality is all about? Curious if virtual reality is a fit for you curriculum? Give FCS a call.

  • FCS provides multiple workshops on various teaching tools. Call us to schedule an appointment at 463-7777, option 2, then 1.

  • What to know how that thing works in the classroom? Give FCS a shout at FCSHelp@hofstra.edu

  • You have heard of the Smartboard, but don't know how to use it. Call FCS to find out what its all about at 463-7777, option 2, then 1.

  • Want to up your Blackboard skills? Contact FCS at FCSHelp@hofstra.edu

  • Your students love to collaborate with their classmates. Let FCS show you how to achieve new teacher-student and student-student collaboration.

  • Did you know that Production Control has an email product that allows you to customize/personalize an email that can be sent to thousands of people in seconds.

  • Did you know that you should check with the Help Desk before upgrading your Java version?

  • Hofstra's electronic document storage tool contains 2.4 million documents spanning over 7 million pages? That's the equivalent of 350 4-drawer filing cabinets.

    //www.ilmcorp.com/tools-and-resources/estimate-the-number-of-pages-or-images-2?utm_expid=8698141-5.8hJO1lAmSS625OzLZIpCmQ.1&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ilmcorp.com%2Ftools-and-resources%2Froi-calculator
  • Most classroom problems can be fixed in less than 24 hours if reported to the Help Desk right away.

  • Hofstra IT is testing wireless projection from laptops and other devices in a few classrooms on campus. Call FCS @ 3-6894 and let us know if you're interested.

  • Every classroom should have wireless internet access. If you're experiencing a weak signal, or no signal at all please report it to the Help Desk.

  • Hofstra IT replaces all classroom AV and computer equipment on a set schedule, greatly reducing in room failures and repair times.

Welcome to Hofstra University!

You're just a few clicks away from activating your network account

Your network account is like a set of keys, allowing you to access the many technological resources you have access to as a member of the Hofstra community. You'll use your account to access the My.Hofstra.edu Portal, the campus wireless network, Gmail (for students), Outlook e-mail (for employees), and to access computers in classrooms, open-access labs and on employee desks.

Follow the instructions on this page to activate your network account using our self-service tool. If you need help, we're ready to assist you. Contact information for our support teams is available at the bottom of this page.


Activate your Hofstra network account

Identifying information required for activation

During the activation process, you'll be asked to provide some information to verify your identity. For activation, you'll need:

 

Your Hofstra ID number
(also known as a "700 number")

A nine-digit number, starting with 7. Provided by Admissions, HR or e-mail, and printed on the front of all HofstraCards

AND

Your date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security Number

Both must be on file with Hofstra, otherwise see next box

OR

You may request an activation link, sent to your personal e-mail address

Personal address must be on file. You must be able to receive a message sent to it. Only available if no SSN or date of birth on file

 

When you're ready to start

  1. Click the "ready" link in the box below these instructions (jump there) to access the account claiming tool.
  2. Enter your Hofstra ID number in the Hofstra ID field, then click "login lookup."
  3. The network ID field will be automatically filled in. Write down your network ID! You'll need it to log in to technology services at Hofstra.
  4. Choose ONE of the following:
    • If your Social Security Number and date of birth are on file with Hofstra, enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and your date of birth in the appropriate fields, then click "verify."
    • If your Social Security Number and date of birth are not on file with Hofstra, but your personal e-mail address is on file, leave the Social Security Number and date of birth fields blank, then click "verify." A one-time account activation link will be e-mailed to your personal e-mail address. Click the link in the e-mail message to continue to the next step.
  5. Follow the prompts to set a password for your account.

A few tips about your new account

  • Passwords must be changed at least once every 180 days (approximately 6 months)
    You will be prompted to change your password when you log on to the My.Hofstra.edu Portal. You can also change your password from any web browser by going to hofstra.edu/password. NOTE: Your network ID will never change.
  • Passwords are case-sensitive
    Make sure you always type your password using the same combination of upper- and lower-case letters.
  • Outlook e-mail accounts are not generated immediately
    After you claim your account, you will receive separate notification of your credentials for employee e-mail. Faculty receive this information from the Office of the Provost, and other employees receive this information from their supervisors.
  • Use of your account, and any Hofstra technology resources, is subject to the terms of the Acceptible Use Guidelines
    The Acceptable Use Guidelines are posted online at hofstra.edu/scs/aug.
Graphic of a lockReady? Click here to activate your Hofstra University network account

If you need help, here's where to find it

Students and Alumni

Support for current or former undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical students

  • Online
    hofstra.edu/scs
  • By e-mail
    scs@hofstra.edu
  • Over the phone
    Support Hotline
    516-463-7777, option 1
  • In person
    Technical Support Center
    125B Axinn Library (Hammer Lab)
    Mon.-Sun. 8 a.m. to midnight

Employee

Support for faculty, staff, administrators, and student employees

  • By e-mail
    help@hofstra.edu
  • Over the phone
    Support Hotline
    516-463-7777, option 2
  • In person
    Walk-In Support Center
    107 McEwen Hall
    Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Everyone else

Support for visitors, temps, vendors, and other guests of the Univeristy

  • By e-mail
    help@hofstra.edu
  • Over the phone
    Support Hotline
    516-463-7777, option 2
  • In person
    Walk-In Support Center
    107 McEwen Hall
    Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Did You Know?
  • There were 30 educational institutions that experienced data breaches in 2014. Learn more about data security at //bit.ly/1GVcG4b.

    //www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/five-colleges-with-data-b_b_6474800.html
  • Hofstra Telecommunications works on the TV network, the data network, and the various outdoor emergency endpoints in addition to the telephone system.

  • There are about 3,500 phones, 2,000 TV connections and 10,000 data connections on campus.

  • Three out of five Hofstra students prefer a learning environment with some online components.

  • 62% of Hofstra students agree that technology makes them feel connected to what's going on at the university.

  • You have your own personal email blacklist. When you receive spam, right click on it, choose Junk, then choose Block Sender or Junk E-mail options.

  • Spam and Phishing emails are different! Spam is annoying but harmless. Phishing is malicious and needs to be reported. Learn more at www.hofstra.edu/itsecurity.

  • During the average month the Hofstra IT department blocks 109,000 Spyware / Viruses.

  • You can use the Previous Versions feature of Microsoft Windows to restore local or network files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted.

    //windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/previous-versions-files-faq#1TC=windows-7
  • You can access your mapped drives (F:, S:, etc.) from any web browser on or off campus through the myfiles feature in the Hofstra portal.

  • Not a fan of "Conversation View" in Office 365? You can switch by clicking the arrow next to All in your Inbox and selecting "View As - Messages."

  • Planning for the yearly Memorial Day Banner software upgrade starts in November and involves almost every administrative department on campus.

  • You can get Help Desk Info, Tech Tips, and Microsoft Online Learning info at Hofstra by going to this link.

    //www.hofstra.edu/About/it/index.html
  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enable students and faculty to use Blackboard.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enable students and faculty to use tutortrac.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enable students and faculty to use TK20.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables UG admissions to process 100,000 recruits a year via more efficiently.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables Payroll to process employees information more efficiently.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables the registrar to assist students in registering more efficiently.

  • The programming department creates and maintains programs and forms that enables the student and registrar to use the degree works degree auditing tool.

  • The new my.hofstra.edu portal is responsive and can be used on a mobile device or tablet.

  • Thinking about teaching an online or hybrid course? Register for an FCS workshop and learn about best practices and the newest technology!

    //www.hofstra.edu/About/IT/itfcs/itfcs_teach-three-ways.html
  • The SEAS Co-Op program help students prepare for their career in technology and engineering by forming partnerships with companies.

    //www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/seas/co-op/index.html
  • SEAS launched its Center for Innovation last year and it aims to connect faculty with regional partners which then meets with students.

    //www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/seas/seas-center-innovation.html
  • Diagnostics are always free at the Repair Center!

    //www.hofstra.edu/about/it/itscs/itscs_repair_center.html
  • The SEAS Big Data Lab is currently supporting research and teaching initiatives that support virtualization and process intensive tasks.

    //www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/seas/computer-science/computer-big-data-lab.html
  • Hofstra maintains over 1,400 lab computers for student use.

  • What to know to how to effectively integrate a teaching tool into your course? Contact FCS.

  • Did you know FCS can you help you think of strategies to improve information retention for your students?

  • What to know what virtual reality is all about? Curious if virtual reality is a fit for you curriculum? Give FCS a call.

  • FCS provides multiple workshops on various teaching tools. Call us to schedule an appointment at 463-7777, option 2, then 1.

  • What to know how that thing works in the classroom? Give FCS a shout at FCSHelp@hofstra.edu

  • You have heard of the Smartboard, but don't know how to use it. Call FCS to find out what its all about at 463-7777, option 2, then 1.

  • Want to up your Blackboard skills? Contact FCS at FCSHelp@hofstra.edu

  • Your students love to collaborate with their classmates. Let FCS show you how to achieve new teacher-student and student-student collaboration.

  • Did you know that Production Control has an email product that allows you to customize/personalize an email that can be sent to thousands of people in seconds.

  • Did you know that you should check with the Help Desk before upgrading your Java version?

  • Hofstra's electronic document storage tool contains 2.4 million documents spanning over 7 million pages? That's the equivalent of 350 4-drawer filing cabinets.

    //www.ilmcorp.com/tools-and-resources/estimate-the-number-of-pages-or-images-2?utm_expid=8698141-5.8hJO1lAmSS625OzLZIpCmQ.1&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ilmcorp.com%2Ftools-and-resources%2Froi-calculator
  • Most classroom problems can be fixed in less than 24 hours if reported to the Help Desk right away.

  • Hofstra IT is testing wireless projection from laptops and other devices in a few classrooms on campus. Call FCS @ 3-6894 and let us know if you're interested.

  • Every classroom should have wireless internet access. If you're experiencing a weak signal, or no signal at all please report it to the Help Desk.

  • Hofstra IT replaces all classroom AV and computer equipment on a set schedule, greatly reducing in room failures and repair times.