Commencement

Ceremony Schedule

May 2024 Schedule

Date Time Location Ceremony Graduating Class
Monday, May 13 2 p.m. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex Zucker School of Medicine Class of 2024 graduates
Sunday, May 19 9 a.m. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex Undergraduate

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs
School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
School of Education
Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
School of Health Professions and Human Services
Spring and August 2024 graduates
Sunday, May 19 1 p.m. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex Undergraduate

Frank G. Zarb School of Business
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
Spring and August 2024 graduates
Sunday, May 19 5 p.m. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex Graduate

Master's and Doctoral Candidates — All Schools (except Maurice A. Deane School of Law)
Spring and August 2024 graduates
Monday, May 20 7 p.m. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex Maurice A. Deane School of Law Spring and August 2024 graduates

December 2024 Schedule

Date Time Location Ceremony Graduating Class
Saturday, December 21 TBD Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex Midyear Commencement: All Schools Summer and Fall 2024 graduates

All commencements follow this order:

Remarks by 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
Congratulations

School-Specific Celebrations

Beta Alpha Psi Induction Honor Society Dinner
(By invitation only)
Thursday, May 11, 2023
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Induction Dinner
(By invitation only)
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

DeMatteis Graduation Luncheon
(By invitation only)
Saturday, May 20, 2023
12:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Hofstra University Club

Global Studies and Geography Graduation Celebration and End of Year Party
Friday, May 5, 2023
6 p.m.
Room 209, Roosevelt Hall
RSVP to gsgeog@hofstra.edu by Friday, May 5, 2023

Mathematics Department Senior Recognition
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
7 – 9 p.m.
Plaza Room Middle, Student Center

Philosophy Department Celebration
Friday, May 12, 2023
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Heger Hall Lounge
All majors invited, lunch will be provided.

Psychology Department Barbecue
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Noon – 2 p.m.
Lawn in front of Hauser Hall
All Psychology and Neuroscience majors invited to celebrate our graduating seniors.

Recognition Ceremony STEP/LLP (Tentative)
Saturday, May 20, 2023
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Awaiting location

Class of 2023 Convocation Ceremony (Nurse Practitioners and Perfusion Medicine Programs
Friday, May 19, 2023
10 a.m.
John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Hofstra University Student Film Festival
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 3 and 7 p.m.
Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Films are entered in the categories: Senior Thesis Films, Advanced Film, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, and Intermediate film. Awards are also given for Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Production Design, Producing, and Screenwriting. An award ceremony will follow the Friday night screenings, where thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be presented to the student winners.

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Open House
Sunday, May 21, 2023
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Senior Awards and Presentations Ceremony (invite only)
Friday, May 12, 2023
6 p.m.
Hofstra University Club

28th Annual Eta Sigma Gamma Induction Ceremony
Monday, May 1, 2023
6 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Student Center

May 2023 Master of Public Health Symposium
Thursday, May 11, 2023
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Room 141 and 142, Mack Student Center

Master of Science In Health Informatics Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 18, 2023
6 – 8 p.m.
2nd Floor, Hofstra Dome
RSVP to May.Plotecher@hofstra.edu by Friday, May 12, 2023

Speech Language Hearing Sciences’ Graduation Party
Friday, May 5, 2023
5 – 7 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Student Center

Honors College Medal Dinner
Saturday, May 20, 2023
6 – 9 p.m.
Main Dining Room, Student Center