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FAMILY WEEKEND, September 27 and 28, 2019

Each fall, Hofstra Parent Council organizes, through efforts of the parent volunteers, an annual Chance Auction and 50-50 Raffle. The volunteers ask families and vendors for donations toward the valuable chance auction baskets. During Family Weekend, the community members buy chances and place them next to the desired baskets or purchase the 50-50 chances. This year, the Parent Council Chance Auction takes place on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28. Below are selected Chance Auction prizes from last year. If you would like to donate an item or a basket, please email parents@hofstra.edu. Donations should be received by Friday, September 6th, 2019. 

Chance Auction Donation Form [PDF]



Adventures with Mickey & Minnie


Four Walt Disney World One Day Hopper Passes


Welcome to the Magic Kingdom


Four Walt Disney World One Day Hopper Passes


Santa Catalina Island Awaits


Two Night Stay in Avalon, California + $100 American Express Gift Card


Away We Go!


$550 Travel Savingscard.com + $50 Restaurant.com


Have a Whale of a Good Time


One Night Stay at Viana Hotel & Spa in Delux Room w/ Breakfast + One Year Membership at Whaling museum + Grassos $100 Gift Card + Sweetie Pie $20 Gift Card


Laughter is the Best Medicine


One Night Stay w/ Breakfast at Hilton Homewood Suites + Eight Admission Tickets to Goveners Comedy Club + Domenico's $20 Gift Card


Secret Rendezvous


One Night Stay at The LI Marriott  + On the Border $25 Gift Card + Jake's Steakhouse $50 Gift Card + 8 Admission Tckts to Governor’s Comedy Club


Treat Yourself


Frank Steak $75 Gift Card + Bolila jewerly $20 Gift Card + DeMaire Hair + $20 Off any service + Fantastic Nail $22 Gift Card + Two Crystal Bracelets + Carvel of East Meadow 4- $5 Gift Cards + Tuition for Two Months at Dance Place, Bellmore (for new students only) + 20-min Massage with Sharon Klein + Clean machine $25 Gift Card + Ashley Laracey's Autographed Ballet Slippers (New York City Ballet)


Cruise Your Hunger Away


Entertainment Cruises Manhattan Cruise with Dinner for 2 + Hofstra Bookstore Swag + Fairway $50 Gift Card + Four - One Day Passes to the Long Island Children's Museum + Cozymel Restaurant $50 Gift Card


Air, Land & Sea Adventures


All Day Access to The NY Water Taxi + Trader Joe’s Gift Basket + 4 Passes to Intrepid Air Museum + Admission for 5 to The Museum NYC   + Admission for 4 to The Brooklyn Museum + Admission for 4 to Cradle of Aviation Museum


Fun and Fancy Free at Disney


Two Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World + Ben's Deli $20 Gift Card


All Play and No Work


Signed Jets poster + 3 sessions of personal training with Pat Montagano + Maggie sky nail $15 Gift Card + Texas Roadhouse Dinner for 2 + Thirty-one Brand Cosmetics Gift Basket + Garden Social $40 Gift Card + Bolila Jewelry $20 Gift Card + Restaurant.com $100 Gift Card 


Hofstra Summer Camps for Children


$250 Gift Card for Hofstra Summer Camps & and Hofstra accessories + Staples Office supplies


You Deserve It


One night Stay w/ Breakfast at Garden City Hotel + One Pedicure at Fantastic Spa + Garden Social $25 Gift Card + Acurite Indoor/ Outdoor Thermometer


Recharge Yourself


One Night Stay at Spring Hill Suites + Old Westbury Gardens Picture Book & Admission for 4 + Maggiano Little Italy $25 Gift Card + Hurricane Grill $30 Gift Card + Season's 52 $52 Gift Card + Charging Station


You Look Mahvelous Dahling


Bolila Jewelry $20 Gift Card + Bellmore Playhouse $25 Gift Card + The Hair Bar Cut, Wash and Blow + Two iPhone Cases & One Screen Protector + European Wax Center $100 Gift Card and Three Skin Care Products + Mary Kay $25 Gift Card and Satin Hands Set + Clean Car Wash $25 Gift Card


Knock your Socks Off


Eight Admission Tickets to Governor’s Comedy Club + Out of Print Mug/Socks/Tote Bag + International Cafe Restaurant $10 Gift Card + Apollo Diner $25 Gift Card + Calda Pizzeria $25 Gift Card     


Dinner on Us


One Night Stay at Hyatt Place + Candle Holder from Turkey + Napolini Express $25 Gift Card + Green Turtle $25 Gift Card + Stew Leonards $$25 Gift Card + Elisa’s Restaurant $50 Gift Card + Ben's Deli $20 Gift Card


NYC: The Melting Pot


Admission for 5 to The NYC Museum + Elisa Restaurant $50 Gift Card + Bolila Jewelry $50 Gift Certificate + Two iPhone Cases & One Screen Protector + Maggiano Little Italy $25 Gift Card + Green Turtle $25 Gift Card + Carvel of East Meadow 4 $5 Gift Cards + Havana Central $25 Gift Card


Off to a Good Start 


PreK tuition of $500 - Kings Park + Two Necklaces + Pocketbook


Bon Appetit on Land and Sea



Piccolo Ristorante $40 Gift Card + Entertainment Cruises Manhattan Cruise Lunch for 2 + Two iPhone Cases & One Screen Protector + Carvel of East Meadow 4 $5 Gift Cards + Maggiano's Little Italy $25 Gift Card + Acqua Restaurant $25 Gift Card


All You Can Eat ... Plus More


Berne Jeweler $50 Gift Card  + Pancho Cantina $20 Gift Card + Michael's salon $25 Gift Card  + Best Market $15 Gift Card + Colony Diner $50 Gift Card + Massage Envy 30 minutes + Restuarant.com $100 Gift Card + Outback Steakhouse $40 Gift Card + Carvel of East Meadow 4 $5 Gift Cards + Switzworld $10 Gift Card + Green Turtle $25 Gift Card  + Borrelli Restaurant $30 Gift Card


Hofstra Pride


Four tickets (Men’s Basketball vs. San Jose State) + Four tickets (Men’s Basketball vs. Drexel) + Four tickets (Men’s Basketball vs. Charleston) + Four White T-shirts + Four Blue T-shirts + Four Winter Hats + One Scarf + Two Flags 


Pricing of the tickets:

Chance Auction (White) or 50/50 Cash Raffle (Blue) Ticket
1 Ticket for $10
3 Tickets for $20
10 Tickets for $50

If you are coming to Family Weekend, you will be able to view the prizes on Friday, September 27, 2-6:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 28, in the Mack Student Center (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) in the Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center, North Campus. The silent drawing is on Saturday at 4 p.m. Winners do not need to be present but please pick up your prize by 6 p.m. Saturday in the Plaza Room Middle, Mack Student Center. Please be aware that there may be fees and taxes associated with some of the prizes.

Thank you for supporting your Parent Council! Parent Council Chance Auction benefits student and family programs and events.

The Hofstra Parent Council has decided that the proceeds of the most recent Parent Council Chance Auction are to equally benefit the Student Emergency Fund and the Family Weekend Fund. We are very grateful to Hofstra families, vendors and campus community members who contributed to the Chance Auction.

Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund is used to assist students and their families in times of crisis or emergency and is administered with discretion by the assistant vice president of student affairs, in collaboration with the vice president of student affairs. Hofstra faculty and staff are encouraged to identify students in need who could benefit from a one-time financial help. The student affairs vice presidents will consider recommendations that are brought to them, in consultation with student financial services and other campus colleagues.

Typically, this fund helps students replace belongings that have been destroyed or stolen, assists with travel expenses to be with family in an emergency, students who are in need of essentials (like food), and other similar situations. Donations and gifts to the Fund are welcomed from individuals or groups and will be used exclusively to provide direct support to students who are in dire need.

Family Weekend Fund

Family Weekend, an integral part of the Hofstra Fall Festival, is the main campus event connecting parents and family members of Hofstra students to our campus. Faculty offers model classes to parents. Families get information about advisement, career education and planning as well as tour the Hofstra Arboretum and attend the student performance shows. Parents connect to their students and Hofstra faculty and administrators through social events.

Every year, there are families who cannot afford to attend the Family Weekend because of the registration and event costs. Hofstra University and the Parent Council would like to make the events of the weekend more affordable and invite the members of our community to support the Family Weekend Fund.

Parent Services


View student's account statement and make payments online.


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