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.

Fall Open House Visit Opportunities

Spend time exploring Hofstra University at both in-person and virtual visit opportunities.

In-Person Fall Open House Campus Tours
Join us for in-person guided campus tours led by a current student, explore campus and learn more about the admission process at Hofstra. Tour times are at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021
  • Sunday, November 7, 2021

Virtual Information Sessions
Join us for virtual information sessions about the topics below.

Sessions are scheduled Monday through Thursday the weeks of October 25 - 29, and November 8 - 12.

  • Student Panel
  • BS-BA/MD 4+4 Program
  • Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP)
  • Nancy and Stuart Rabinowitz Honors College
  • Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) - This program is for students with learning disabilities and/or ADD/ADHD
  • ZeeMee Live Q&A Event

Virtual Academic Overviews
During these sessions, you will hear from representatives about the undergraduate majors and programs offered within each Hofstra school.

Virtual Parent Programs
Join us for special virtual programming designed just for parents!

  • Parent Panel
  • Parent Campus Tour

In-Person Campus Tours

Now is the ideal time to get to know Hofstra better! Learn about admission, scholarships, and financial aid; hear from Hofstra undergraduate students; and tour the campus.

We have added more campus tours for undergraduate students! 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. 

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 includes mask-wearing and maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet inside all campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status. 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

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 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.

Admission Workshops

To make your college search a little easier, we are offering a series of virtual workshops to assist you and your family. Some topics are broad like “Financial Aid 101” and others are Hofstra focused like “How to Apply to Hofstra.”

Financial Aid 101
Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 PM

Hofstra's Standardized Testing Policy
Thursday, October 7 at 6:00 PM

How to Write Your College Essay
Monday, October 11 at 4:00 PM

Financial Aid 101
Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 PM

Why Hofstra? Admission, Financial Aid and Return on Investment
Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 PM

RSVP for an Admission Workshop

Virtual College For A Day

These virtual mock classes are a selection of 30-minute classes in a variety of subjects designed exclusively for admitted students like you. Each class will be led by a professor and be joined by a current Hofstra student. You will get to participate in the class discussion and get a feeling for what Hofstra's classes are really like.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Education Course 12:30 PM
In this session Professor Flurkey will discuss the importance of sounding out words in reading.

Drama Course 1:30 PM
In this session Professor Pierce will discuss the topic of "Jaws of Life: Releasing facial tension for easier speaking".

Film Course 1:30 PM
In this session Professor Freda will explore the topic of Point of View: Philosophical, Political, Dramatic.

Biology Course 2:00 PM
In this session Professor Santangelo will explore a coronavirus case study from her Intro to Bio course. Join the discussion and get your questions answered!

Computer Science Course 3:00 PM
In this session Professor Pillaikpakkamnatt will explore the topic of "Why you should care about blockchains?".

Journalism Course 3:00 PM
In this session Professor Chun will discuss the topic of Fake News.

Engineering Course 3:30 PM
In this session Professor Puerzer will explore the topic of "Data Analytics and Baseball".

Exercise Physiology Course 3:30 PM
In this session Professor Phillips will discuss how exercise is medicine.

Political Science Course 4:00 PM
In this session Professor Fritz will discuss how to understand the rise of China as a potential superpower in world politics and what this means for the future of the American-led international order.

Nursing Course 5:00 PM
In this session faculty from the School of Nursing will discuss vaccines and booster shots as well as nursing during the pandmedic.

Honors College Course 5:30 PM
In this session Dean Frisina will draw upon material currently being studied in first year honors college classes including 3 thinkers who offer very different views on the good life: Confucius, Plato, and Lucretius. Everyone wants to live a “good life.” But the question is how? What makes life meaningful and rewarding? Is it family, friends, career success, financial security, all of the above?

Academic Overviews

Join us virtually to learn about the academic offerings from our schools. During these sessions, you will hear from representatives about the majors and programs offered within each school.

RSVP for an Academic Overview

Transfer Students

We are here to help you complete your undergraduate degree and serve as a launchpad to your next endeavor whether that is getting your dream job, heading to graduate school or anything else you can imagine! 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.

Find My Transfer Event

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International Students

Virtual Events for International Students

International Student
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


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