It is our most sincere hope that we will be able to have an in-person commencement this spring. We will do all that we can to make that happen. You deserve your moment of recognition and celebration, and commencement brings great joy to all of us here, administration and staff, faculty and alumni. As New York State guidelines for events continue to evolve quickly, we are considering a number of possible scenarios. What that might look like will depend on the guidance from New York State. We will provide additional updates for the May commencement, including instructions on ordering your cap and gown, sometime in March.
Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep the Hofstra community safe and healthy. Together we are #HofstraStrong.
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
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.
Raise Your Glass
Senior Class Toast
The Senior Class Toast is a chance to gather your family and raise a glass to the Class of 2021 alongside President Rabinowitz, faculty, staff, and of course, your fellow graduates. The toast will be live-streamed on the Hofstra University Facebook Page and YouTube Channel on Friday May 21 at 6 p.m