Hofstra University will celebrate our spring 2023 graduates May 21 and May 22, 2023. Once you apply for graduation, you can order graduation attire up until midnight on April 7. Robe and ticket distribution will be on May 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the Physical Education Center (PEC) main gym. Please check back during the semester for updated information.
For updated COVID protocols, please see the health and safety protocols on the Together Again webpage.
The Commencement Office can be reached by calling (516) 463-4346 or emailing Graduation@Hofstra.edu.
A Message From President Poser
I am looking forward to celebrating your graduation at our spring commencement ceremonies for baccalaureate, graduate, and law degree candidates on Sunday, May 21, and Monday, May 22, 2023, at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, located on the North Campus. Please click here for schedule information.
All commencements follow this order:
Remarks by the Dean, President Susan Poser, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Donald Schaeffer
Conferral of degrees - Provost Charlie Riordan and President Susan Poser
Conferral of undergraduate degrees
Reading of undergraduate names
Conferral of master's degrees
Reading of names
Doctoral degree presentation
Closing remarks and tassel
Ready for the Big Day
Get important info for graduates, including applications, diplomas, photos and flowers, and lineup 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.
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 2023 alongside President Poser, 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 19, at 5:30 p.m.
For the Fund
Senior Class Gift
This enduring tradition invites seniors to give back to Hofstra is support of undergraduate education.