Visit Hofstra

In-Person or Virtually

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!


Virtual Tour

Can’t make it to campus? Visit our virtual tour and see what makes the Hofstra campus so special.

Take a Virtual Tour

Undergraduate Visits

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 for the most up-to-date information on our COVID-19 response.

Campus Tours

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 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.

Schedule Your Guided Tour

Self-Guided Tour*

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.

Schedule Your Self-guided 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!

Admitted Students

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.

Transfer Students

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.

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Virtual Information Session/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, 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.

Virtual Transfer Days

Receive an admission decision and credit evaluation, meet with an academic advising dean and register for classes at Hofstra.

Virtual New Student Registration Days

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:

  • Admission
  • Academic programs
  • Financial aid
  • Student affairs

Most importantly, you will receive a preliminary credit evaluation and determine the applicability of your credits.

Register for Virtual Transfer Open House

International Students

Virtual Events for International Students

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International Webinars and Virtual Office Hours

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 Students

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
Open House

School of Business Info Sessions

Business School

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

On Campus

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.

An audition is required for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. Additionally, students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in dance will audition for placement in technique classes, and to determine Activity Grant awards. Get more information.

The Hofstra University Dance Team is an exciting and competitive collegiate dance team that performs at university athletic events as well as other events held on and off campus. 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.