When you visit Hofstra University, our staff, student volunteers and faculty will be available to welcome you with Hofstra Pride and answer all of your questions. Experience the Hofstra campus in a way that's right for you!
Attend one or more of our in-person or virtual events and get to know Hofstra University better. We are offering limited guided and self-guided campus tours, virtual information sessions and campus tours and more.
Hofstra Travel Update
Due to COVID-19, our admission counselors will not be traveling until further notice. However, we are pleased to offer a variety of in-person visit opportunities and virtual events that allow you to tour our beautiful campus and get to know us better. We will notify you with updates and encourage you to visit hofstra.edu/safestart for the most up-to-date information on our COVID-19 response.
Hofstra University is offering a very limited number of campus tours at this time. Reservations are required. Walk-in tours will not be available.
The most important thing each of us can do to ensure a successful visit is follow the University’s health and safety requirements, which include mask-wearing and maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet whenever possible. Visitors, who are visiting New York for more than 24 hours, from areas outside the contiguous states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, must adhere to the New York State Travel Advisory. Being a part of the Hofstra Pride is a responsibility, and we expect every member of the community and our visitors to do their part to keep all of us safe by following the guidelines outlined at hofstra.edu/safestart. Upon arrival, all visitors must complete the mandatory health screening. If you answer yes to any question in the screening, you will not be permitted on the Hofstra campus.
Guided Campus Tour*
Upon arrival, you'll tour campus with one of our Pride Guides (student tour guides). During your campus tour, Pride Guides, who will point out many of the academic facilities available to undergraduate students and help you discover if Hofstra is a place you can call home.
Please note your tour will be an outdoor walking tour. Residence halls will be shown via virtual options. During the spring semester, we will only be able to show the inside of buildings on weekday afternoons and during all tours on Saturdays and Sundays – when classes are not in session. Virtual options will be used during other tour times.
During your self-guided campus tour you will be given a campus visit brochure that includes a self-guided tour map on the back. Scan the QR code on the map to pair your outdoor walking tour with an audio tour and multimedia to peruse at each building. Please note that you will not be able to enter buildings during your tour.
Virtual Information Session and Live Tour
Visit Hofstra from wherever you are in the world! Your visit will begin with a virtual information session and an introduction to academic life at Hofstra. Next you'll take a live virtual tour of campus with one of our Pride Guides (student tour guides). During the live virtual tour, you will have the opportunity to experience Hofstra’s Student Center, a residential hall and many of the academic facilities available to undergraduate students. Combined, this visit will help you discover if Hofstra is a place you can call home.
Spring Open House Week
Virtual Spring Open House: Hofstra University Honors College Information Session
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 6 p.m. EDT
Join us virtually to learn all about Hofstra University's Honors College and hear from Dean Frisina about what Honors College at Hofstra has to offer.
Virtual Spring Open House: PALS Information Session
Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 6 p.m. EDT
Do you have an IEP or 504 in school? Do you have any condition that might require an accommodation, either in or out of the classroom? Do you anticipate having any disability-related challenges in transitioning to college? If so, this session is for you. Join this webinar to learn about Hofstra’s Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) and be introduced to the office of Student Access Services (SAS). Join members of the Hofstra
Virtual Spring Open House: Parent Campus Tour
Friday, May 14, 2021, at 12 p.m. EDT
Hofstra University cordially invites you to attend a virtual tour designed exclusively for the parents of prospective students. This exciting live virtual tour will give an in-depth view of our beautiful campus. We look forward to showing you all the exciting opportunities that await your student!
Virtual Admitted Student Events
The Hofstra community invites you to join us for a virtual admitted student experience. We are offering admitted student days, student panels, parent panels, admitted student chats, and school-specific events, all of which you can attend from the comfort of your home! Get all of your questions answered about joining the Hofstra community by attending one or more of our virtual experiences.
Virtual Events for Transfer Students
Attend the virtual transfer event that fits where you are in the transfer process. Choose from one of these great options to contin ue your journey to Hofstra.
Visit Hofstra from wherever you are in the world! Your visit will begin with a virtual information session and an introduction to academic life at Hofstra, followed by a virtual tour with a Pride Guide. You'll have the opportunity to see Hofstra’s Student Center, a residential hall and many of the academic facilities to help you discover if Hofstra is a place you can call home.Schedule A Transfer Center Appointment
Whether you are a prospective student, an applicant or an accepted student, Hofstra's Transfer Center will ensure that the transfer process goes smoothly. Schedule an appointment with a Transfer Admission Counselor as well as an Academic Advisement Dean to discuss Hofstra's transfer process and learn how to make your transition into the Hofstra community as successful as possible. Transfer Center appointments are offered in February, March, April, and May for the fall enrollment and September, October, and November for spring enrollment. During other months, please attend one of our transfer events or contact us at 516-463-6700.
Receive an admission decision and credit evaluation, meet with an academic advising dean and register for classes at Hofstra.
These scheduled appointments are for admitted and deposited students. who can receive a credit evaluation (don’t forget your transcripts!), meet with a dean to build your schedule, and enroll for the upcoming semester. You can also tour campus and speak to a Student Financial Services representative.
Prefer to see all of our opportunities? See our list of virtual events.
Virtual Transfer Open House
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. EST
Meet with us from the comfort of your own home and take your next step in transferring to Hofstra.
At our virtual open house you will learn more about:
- Academic programs
- Financial aid
- Student affairs
Most importantly, you will receive a preliminary credit evaluation and determine the applicability of your credits.
Virtual Events for International Students
Get better acquainted with Hofstra. Our International Admission counselors are hosting virtual office hours via Zoom to answer any questions you have about Hofstra, while live international student webinars are available monthly. Check for upcoming date.
Graduate Open Houses
Meet with program directors and admissions professions, get information on scholarship and grant opportunities, and apply or register at one of these convenient events.Register for a Graduate Open House
School of Business Info Sessions
Hear directly from the Zarb School of Business on the advantages of our MBA and available concentrations and delivery options, such as the online MBA, EMBA or Manhattan MBA, as well as 16 MS programs. Find the Zarb graduate program that's right for you.Register for a Business Information Session
Other Information Sessions
See if there’s an information session coming up for your area of interest.See Info Session Calendar
The Hofstra Cheerleading program is currently comprised of one nationally recognized co-ed squad. The squad promotes school spirit for the University's athletic teams, such as the men's and women's basketball teams. Cheer performances are also requested at university festivals and admission events. See when tryouts will be held.
A portfolio review is required for students interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in production. Additionally, students interesting in pursuing a BFA in performance or Bachelor’s degree (BA) in theater arts will audition to determine initial offerings of Activity Grants to first-year students. Get more information.
All students wishing to declare a major in Music Performance, Music Merchandising, Music Education, Music Theory/Composition, Jazz and Commercial Music, or Music History/Literature must audition for acceptance into these programs. Get more information.