Parent & Family Programs

Family Weekend

Welcome to Family Weekend, scheduled for Friday-Sunday, October 1-3, 2021! We are planning for an in-person event but please note that a new public health situation might require us to change our plans. We will post updated information at this page as it becomes available.

Health protocols: All guests 12 and older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID. There are no exceptions. Hofstra students must show their green Hofstra Pride Pass. In addition, all participants must wear a mask at all indoor events. Unvaccinated children under 12 must remain masked through all the weekend’s events. REMINDER: As a continued commitment to the health and safety of our residential students, outside guests, including parents and families, are not permitted to enter the residence halls. Comprehensive COVID-19 protocols are at hofstra.edu/togetheragain.

FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION FEE: pre-registration online is $15 per person ($25 per person on the day of the event). Fall Festival Concert/Carnival is sold at extra cost: $30 per person ($45 per person on-site). Please read the detailed information about events, tickets, and pricing below. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. Families may purchase tickets on the day of the event at the check-in area in the Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center, North Campus, but at higher prices.

REGISTER HERE
CHANCE AUCTION
FAMILY WEEKEND PROGRAM

INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS, TICKETS AND PRICING:

PLEASE NOTE AGAIN OUR HEALTH PROTOCOLS: All guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID at the check-in. There are no exceptions. Hofstra students must show their green Hofstra Pride Pass. In addition, for indoor events, all participants must wear a mask. REMINDER: As a continued commitment to the health and safety of our residential students, outside guests, including parents and families, are not permitted to enter the residence halls. 

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR PURCHASED REGISTRATION AND TICKETS.  After purchasing the Family Weekend Registration, you may purchase the Fall Festival concert/carnival tickets that are sold at extra cost. Accommodations are not included in the Family Weekend or other fees. The online pre-registration at lower prices ends on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

TICKETS

We don’t issue nor mail the physical tickets home. Your name will be on the check-in list.  If you have already paid the required Family Weekend Registration and wish to purchase tickets for the Fall Festival Concert, please call the Hofstra Athletic Ticket Office at (516) 463-7988. If you do not initially get through, please leave a detailed message with the voicemail and a member of our team will return your call to complete your order over the phone.

DO NOT COUNT YOUR HOFSTRA STUDENT WHEN PURCHASING REQUIRED FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION. Hofstra students attend all events for free. Students need to swipe their Hofstra ID card in the Mack Student Center 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday to be admitted to the concert. The registration area will close promptly at 5 p.m. In addition, students may want to invite their non-Hofstra friends (apart from their family members) and buy one extra ticket for the concert but only during the online pre-registration and at a full price. Students will receive more information in their Hofstra Pride email account.

Children age 12 and older pay adult price. Children 11 years of age and under are free for all events. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. The Carnival, concurrent with the concert, offers activities and rides for younger and older children. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONCERT MAY CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT.

PARENT AND FAMILY COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

Please support the Parent and Family Council Chance Auction fundraiser. You will be able to view the beautiful baskets and purchase Chance Auction and 50/50 Raffle tickets on Friday and Saturday. This is an opportunity to win big prizes, such as weekend hotel stay packages and restaurant vouchers. All proceeds from Parent and Family Council Chance Auction benefit Hofstra student and family programming.

FALL FESTIVAL CONCERT AND CARNIVAL

The Fall Festival Concert and Carnival takes place in an open field, rain or shine. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and your other wet- and hot-weather gear. Food will be available for purchase on the field. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONCERT MAY CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT. The Carnival offers activities and rides for younger and older children.


If you have questions about Family Weekend, please call Parent and Family Programs at 516-463-4698 or email parents@hofstra.edu.