Parent & Family Programs

Events

Summer 2022

Thursday, June 30, 4-5 p.m. ET
Zoom with Director of Residence Life
BENEFITS OF LIVING ON CAMPUS
REGISTER HERE
In addition to learning how to live independently, resident students enjoy many other benefits of living on campus. Join Senior Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life Beth McGuire Fredericks to learn all the details. You will be able to ask questions about the move-in. We will record the session for later viewing. You are welcomed to email parents@hofstra.edu with your housing questions ahead of the event.


Spring 2022

Below are virtual programs for parents as we open a new academic year. All online programs are recorded and their videos posted here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
WATCH VIDEO
Join Dean of University Advising Marc Oppenheim as he explains how students plan for their academic success, focusing on retaining their scholarships. Dean Oppenheim will explain options students have to complete their requirements.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 5:30 p.m. ET
COOKING SHOW
WATCH VIDEO
Join a Hofstra parent and student and cook together a delicious Spinach Souffle. Then, professional chef Jeff Lachter will give us tips on how to create a Thai Cucumber Salad. See recipes below.

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Spinach Souffle Finished

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, January 28, 2022, 10 am. ET
FAMILY ORIENTATION

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6 p.m. ET
NEW SEMESTER AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
WATCH VIDEO
Please join Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Jean Peden Christodoulou, Senior Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life Beth McGuire Fredericks, and Executive Director of Student Health Services Rob Stahl as they explain Hofstra’s health and safety protocols and answer your questions. You are welcome to email your questions in advance to parents@hofstra.edu.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 6:30 p.m. ET
SAS Parent Support Network: Parenting College Students Under Stress
WATCH VIDEO
Many students are suffering mentally through the pandemic. Assistant Clinical Director of Student Counseling Dr. Merry McVey Noble will address issues of isolation, anxiety and depression as well as give us parenting tips. Director Julie Yindra will explain how Student Access Services help students with disabilities.

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
Fitness: Keep it Simple
WATCH VIDEO
Tonight we’re learning some total body exercises that you can do at home to build your fitness. Grab a light pair of dumbbells or even two water bottles and we’ll go through basic movements that will aid in both muscular strength and endurance. Please wear comfortable clothes and have a sturdy kitchen chair nearby. Pat Montagano, Hofstra’s Director of Campus Recreation and Senior Assistant Dean of Students, will show you several easy sets that you can do at home.


Monday, March 7, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
CURRENT TRENDS IN INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS
WATCH VIDEO
Michelle Kyriakides, Ed.D., Executive Director of Hofstra's Center for Career Design and Development, will lead a discussion about career readiness, current trends in college recruiting, and Hofstra's resources to help you support your students in their internship & job search. Attendees will learn about the upcoming career fairs, virtual interviewing, and how students can utilize LinkedIn to connect with Hofstra alumni for networking opportunities.


Monday & Tuesday, March 28 & 29 7:00 p.m. ET
KEEPING OUR COLLEGE AGED-CHILDREN AND OURSELVES MENTALLY HEALTHY & SAFE
REGISTER HERE
Join us to hear Debra Caputo, international professional speaker, consultant, and trainer in Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention, discuss the basics of mental health, mental health challenges, components of upstream prevention and sources of strength ideas, resources available in our community and nationally, and the importance of conversation and approaches when working with young adults.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
WATCH VIDEO
For their next Book Discussion Group, Hofstra families will read and discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Assistant Professor of History Dr. Katrina Sims will be moderating the Book Discussion Group on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7 p.m. via Zoom.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
Nutrition and Your Fitness
WATCH VIDEO
Balancing exercise with good nutrition is essential for good health. Lauren Ciuffo, Hofstra’s nutritionist, and Pat Montagano, Director of Campus Recreation and Sr. Assistant Dean of Students will share tips for both healthy eating and exercise that will help you reach your fitness goals. Be ready to ask questions and get motivated!

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 4 p.m. ET
Juniors: Path to Graduation
WATCH VIDEO
Calling parents and family members of juniors! Join us for an informational panel that will explain steps to graduation. Your student will be a senior in the fall. What can students and their families expect before that big celebration, Commencement? How do students use DegreeWorks to know their graduation requirements? What is the deadline to apply for graduation? You may email us your questions prior to the session to parents@hofstra.edu.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
WATCH VIDEO
Join Dean of University Advising Marc Oppenheim as he explains how students plan for their academic success, focusing on retaining their scholarships. Dean Oppenheim will explain options students have to complete their requirements.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 5:30 p.m. ET
COOKING SHOW
WATCH VIDEO
Join a Hofstra parent and student and cook together a delicious Spinach Souffle. Then, professional chef Jeff Lachter will give us tips on how to create a Thai Cucumber Salad. See recipes below.

Image
Spinach Souffle Finished

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, January 28, 2022, 10 am. ET
FAMILY ORIENTATION


Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6 p.m. ET
NEW SEMESTER AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
WATCH VIDEO
Please join Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Jean Peden Christodoulou, Senior Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life Beth McGuire Fredericks, and Executive Director of Student Health Services Rob Stahl as they explain Hofstra’s health and safety protocols and answer your questions. You are welcome to email your questions in advance to parents@hofstra.edu.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 6:30 p.m. ET
SAS Parent Support Network: Parenting College Students Under Stress
WATCH VIDEO
Many students are suffering mentally through the pandemic. Assistant Clinical Director of Student Counseling Dr. Merry McVey Noble will address issues of isolation, anxiety and depression as well as give us parenting tips. Director Julie Yindra will explain how Student Access Services help students with disabilities.


Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
Fitness: Keep it Simple
WATCH VIDEO
Tonight we’re learning some total body exercises that you can do at home to build your fitness. Grab a light pair of dumbbells or even two water bottles and we’ll go through basic movements that will aid in both muscular strength and endurance. Please wear comfortable clothes and have a sturdy kitchen chair nearby. Pat Montagano, Hofstra’s Director of Campus Recreation and Senior Assistant Dean of Students, will show you several easy sets that you can do at home.


Monday, March 7, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
CURRENT TRENDS IN INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS
WATCH VIDEO
Michelle Kyriakides, Ed.D., Executive Director of Hofstra's Center for Career Design and Development, will lead a discussion about career readiness, current trends in college recruiting, and Hofstra's resources to help you support your students in their internship & job search. Attendees will learn about the upcoming career fairs, virtual interviewing, and how students can utilize LinkedIn to connect with Hofstra alumni for networking opportunities.


Monday & Tuesday, March 28 & 29 7:00 p.m. ET
KEEPING OUR COLLEGE AGED-CHILDREN AND OURSELVES MENTALLY HEALTHY & SAFE
REGISTER HERE
Join us to hear Debra Caputo, international professional speaker, consultant, and trainer in Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention, discuss the basics of mental health, mental health challenges, components of upstream prevention and sources of strength ideas, resources available in our community and nationally, and the importance of conversation and approaches when working with young adults.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
WATCH VIDEO
For their next Book Discussion Group, Hofstra families will read and discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Assistant Professor of History Dr. Katrina Sims will be moderating the Book Discussion Group on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7 p.m. via Zoom.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
Nutrition and Your Fitness
WATCH VIDEO
Balancing exercise with good nutrition is essential for good health. Lauren Ciuffo, Hofstra’s nutritionist, and Pat Montagano, Director of Campus Recreation and Sr. Assistant Dean of Students will share tips for both healthy eating and exercise that will help you reach your fitness goals. Be ready to ask questions and get motivated!


Thursday, May 12, 2022, 4 p.m. ET
Juniors: Path to Graduation
WATCH VIDEO
Calling parents and family members of juniors! Join us for an informational panel that will explain steps to graduation. Your student will be a senior in the fall. What can students and their families expect before that big celebration, Commencement? How do students use DegreeWorks to know their graduation requirements? What is the deadline to apply for graduation? You may email us your questions prior to the session to parents@hofstra.edu.