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/togetheragain for the most up-to-date information on our COVID-19 response.
In-Person Campus Tours
Summer is the ideal time to get to know Hofstra better! Learn about admission, scholarships, and financial aid; hear from current Hofstra students; and tour the campus.
We have added more campus tours for the summer! A campus tour with one of our Pride Guides is a great way for you and your family to see all that awaits you at Hofstra. And we are now also offering summer visit days for business, communication, engineering, fine and performing arts, health professions, nursing, physician assistant and sciences.
Reservations are required; please book early. 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. 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/togetheragain. 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.
Summer Visit Days
Join us this summer to learn more about Hofstra University!
You will have the opportunity to attend an admission information session and academic overview, where you will learn about admission, scholarships and financial aid, and hear from a representative from the school of your intended major.
Following your information session and academic overview, you will tour campus with one of our Pride Guides (student tour guides). During your tour, you will experience what it is like to be a student and learn about the many ways Hofstra will set you up for success. Combined, this visit will help you discover if Hofstra is a place you can call home.
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 Visit Opportunities
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.
To make you college search a little easier, we are offering a series of virtual workshops to assist you and your family. Some topics are broad like “Building Your College List” and others are Hofstra focused like “Hofstra’s Standardized Testing Policy.”
Sessions offered include:
- Building Your College List
- Standardized Testing Policy
- How to Apply to Hofstra
- How to Write Your College Essay
- Why Hofstra? Admission, Financial Aid and Return on Investment
- Financial Aid 101
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.
Events for Transfer Students
Attend the transfer event that fits where you are in the transfer process. Choose from one of these great options to continue your journey to Hofstra. Not sure where to start? Click here to see which appointment you should choose!
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 Virtual 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 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.