Welcome/Move-In Day - Fall 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017 is the start of Welcome Week for residential and commuting first-year and transfer students and the Welcome Day for parents and families. For more information about the Welcome Week Program for STUDENTS, visit hofstra.edu/welcomeweek. Both commuting and residential families are cordially invited to attend the parent and family program on August 31 and September 1 (see below).
The residential students learn the move-in time in the housing assignment message emailed to their Hofstra Pride email account. Commuting students check in at noon. Breakfast/lunch/dinner are available for purchase at the dining facilities on campus, including Mack Student Center Dining Room and Bits ‘n’ Bytes. A complete schedule for Hofstra's dining facilities is at hofstra.edu/dining. If you need a hotel room, you may consult our list of nearby hotels. If you want to register for Hofstra Fall Festival - Family Weekend, please visit hofstra.edu/fw.
Parent and Family Welcome Day Program
THURSDAY, August 31, 2017
Student and Parent Check-In
Intramural Fields, North Campus
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Do you Have Any Questions?
Intramural Fields, North Campus
Do you want to register for Hofstra Fall Festival - Family Weekend? Or write a message to your student, to be delivered to his or her residence hall room? Are you wondering about any of Hofstra’s programs or services? Look for the parent and family tent and we will answer your questions or direct you to the right department.
David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Join Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail M. Simmons, Vice President for Student Affairs W. Houston Dougharty, and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Jessica Eads as they welcome new students and families to the Hofstra community. After the ceremony, please say goodbye to your student. Students continue with Welcome Week activities, September 1-4, and will be engaged in events and sessions throughout the Labor Day weekend.
Family Reception and Mini-Orientation
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
After a reception with light refreshments, parents and family members learn how to become engaged members of Hofstra's community. Parents and guardians who did not attend this summer’s Family Orientation are especially encouraged to attend.
FRIDAY, September 1, 2017
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
How to Mentor Your Emerging Adult
Greenhouse, Lower Level, Mack Student Center
Your child is now a college student. How will your parenting role change? Dr. Diane Herbert, dean of the Center for Academic Excellence, Dr. Daniel Rinaldi, staff psychologist at the Student Health and Counseling Center, and Branka Kristic, director of parent and family programs, will lead this interactive workshop to discuss the developmental milestones your student is going through and examine which parenting methods are effective with young and emerging adults.
Please note that you will not reconnect with your student on Friday. Students follow their Welcome Week Program.
First day of classes is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Upper-Class Move-In: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Returning undergraduate students are moving into residence halls starting with Saturday, September 2, 2017. Read more information about the move-in here.