Hofstra University


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. 

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


Media Gallery

Honorary Degree

Honorary Degrees