Hofstra University


Hofstra University will celebrate our 2021 summer and fall semester graduates this December 19th, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Once you apply for graduation, you can order graduation attire up until at midnight on November 15th. Robe and ticket distribution will be on December 15th and 16th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and will be located in the Hofstra University bookstore.  Please check back after the start of the fall semester for updated information.

As with our most recent commencement ceremonies, Hofstra University will be following New York State’s guidelines for commencements at that time. We look forward to celebrating your graduation.

Contact Us

The Commencement Office can be reached by calling (516) 463-4346 or emailing Graduation@Hofstra.edu.

All commencements follow this order:

Remarks by the Dean, President Stuart Rabinowitz and Chair of the Board of Trustees Donald Schaeffer

Conferral of degrees - Provost Herman Berliner and President Stuart Rabinowitz

Conferral of undergraduate degrees
Reading of undergraduate names

Conferral of masters degrees
Reading of names

Doctoral degree presentation

Closing remarks and tassel

Ready for the Big Day

For Graduates

Get important info for graduates, including applications, diplomas, photos and flowers, and line-up details.

Celebrate with Pride

For Family & Guests

All the info you need to get ready to celebrate your student's commencement, including where to stay, where to eat, how to get to campus, and more.

Looking Back


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Honorary Degree

Honorary Degrees