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Parent and Family Programs

Parent Services

E-BILL

View student's account statement and make payments online.

HOFSTRACARD

Add cash to your student's Dutch Debits account online!

Students can access these services through the Student Services menu within the portal.

Virtual Family Orientation: Summer 2020

Dates

Family Orientation program will take place online during the first two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, Noon-3 p.m. ET, of each orientation week, separately from student orientation. Parents attend both days. We also offer a Family Coffee Hour with Parent Council, Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. ET, when we answer your questions. Students must register their parents and family members online at the same time they register for New Student Orientation through their Hofstra portal. Parents and family members of the first-year students may choose one of eight orientation sessions this summer: June 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24; July 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29; and August 4 & 5, 2020. Transfer students and their families attend the orientation on Monday, August 3, 2020, Noon-3 p.m. International families are welcome to attend the family orientation program on August 4 & 5 or after their students' move-in in late August (date to be announced). Several days before the event, we will email all registered parents and family members with details about the Family Orientation program and about how to join online. Please email parents@hofstra.edu if you need to join Family Orientation on a date different than your student's New Student Orientation. Your student should visit Student Summer Orientation page for details about the New Student Orientation that is separate from Family Orientation. 

Schedule

Please consult Family Orientation Livestream schedule. Parents and family members whose students registered them for Family Orientation receive information to their parent emails about the Virtual Family Orientation the Friday before. On Monday, a login link to Virtual Family Orientation landing page is emailed. Below is an outline of the schedule:

VIRTUAL FAMILY ORIENTATION 2020

TUESDAY | 12n-3 p.m. ET
ACADEMICS AT HOFSTRA
Transition to College
Student Success in College
The Academic Program(s) at Hofstra
Honors College: Meet the Dean
Q&A
Student Access Services (optional)

WEDNESDAY | 12n-3 p.m. ET
ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
Connect by Region
Wellness and Safety at Hofstra
Living on Campus
Commuting
Clubs and Organizations
Q&A
Virtual Campus Tour (optional)

THURSDAY | 3-4 p.m. ET
(optional)
Coffee Hour and Q&A with Parent Council

Prepare

Students should regularly check their @pride.hofstra.edu email account since all official communications are sent there. They will need to complete placement exams online prior to New Student Orientation. Please ask your student to consult Prepare for Orientation checklist.

Directions

This year, you will not need Directions and maps since you are not coming to our beautiful campus. But here are some helpful links for future trips: The Accommodations page lists nearby hotels with the negotiated Hofstra rates. The Airport/Train directions explain how to get from/to JFK and LaGuardia airports as well as to the Penn Station to/from Hofstra campus. 

Family eSpace

Please ask your student to authorize you for Family eSpace through their student portal. If you have questions, please email parents@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra Family Handbook

Download the current Hofstra Family Handbook as a PDF. We mail the new handbook to the student's home address on record in late May.

Difficult Conversations

We appreciate your help with our prevention and awareness initiatives. Please read and use the Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Sexual Violence Prevention Family Guide when speaking with your students about difficult topics prior to the start of the fall semester.

Contact Us

Informed and involved families are a great asset to our community. You are a part of Hofstra Pride and we welcome your input at any time. Please e-mail us or call at (516) 463-4698. Also, connect to fellow Hofstra parents by clicking on "like"at the Hofstra Parents Facebook page and follow us @HofstraParents on Twitter.

Welcome to Hofstra's Family Orientation! Parents and family members of incoming students learn about transition to college and campus life through information sessions and interaction with staff and students. Parents and family members attend Family Orientation that is separate from student orientation. The program will include online sessions on wellness and safety, academic curriculum and advising, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), life in residence halls, student and parent engagement programs, commuting student programs and services, and faculty expectations. During summer 2020, the online Family Orientation program is spread over two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, and begins at noon and finishes around 3 p.m. ET each day. We also offer an optional social hour and Q&A with Parent Council on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Please click on "Dates" to the left for more information.


Parent Services

E-BILL

View student's account statement and make payments online.

HOFSTRACARD

Add cash to your student's Dutch Debits account online!

Students can access these services through the Student Services menu within the portal.