Hofstra University

Commencement

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.

Health and Safety Protocols

In order to accommodate all graduating students and their families, and to ensure as safe an environment as possible, we will be requiring all guests to show a photo ID and either (1) proof of vaccination or (2) a negative COVID test at the entrance to the Mack Complex. Graduates will be asked to show their PridePass or a negative COVID test at line up.  For guests and graduates showing negative Covid tests, only a PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to the ceremony, or a rapid antigen test taken up to 6 hours prior may be used. 
 
Masks will be required for all attendees, including the graduates and the platform party.

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.

A Message From President Poser

I am looking forward to celebrating your graduation at our midyear commencement for baccalaureate, graduate, and law degree candidates on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, located on the North Campus.

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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 Janet Lenaghan and President Susan Poser

Conferral of undergraduate degrees
Reading of undergraduate names

Conferral of masters degrees
Reading of names

Doctoral degree presentation

Closing remarks and tassel
Congratulations

Read the Commencement Brochure

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