Hofstra University


With New York state increasing capacities and expanding guidelines for commencement we are very pleased to announce that we will be holding in-person ceremonies in James M. Shuart Stadium.

The ceremonies will be held rain or shine and each graduate will be given two guest tickets. The ceremonies also will be broadcast for other friends and family to share in the celebration.

In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must be masked and maintain physical distance during the ceremony. In addition, attendees must complete a health screening and meet testing or vaccination requirements.

We will be providing additional updates and instructions about commencement in the coming days and weeks, so please watch your Pride email account for more information.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to celebrating your graduation. Together, we will stay #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

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For Graduates

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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.

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