Parent & Family Programs

Hofstra Siblings Day


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Younger siblings or relatives of Hofstra students, both residential and commuting, are cordially invited to visit our campus and have a fun day with their Hofstra student. Hofstra Siblings Day is a FREE fun-filled day sponsored by the Resident Hall Association, Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach, First Gen Pride, Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, and Parent and Family Programs. Hofstra students may host up to two siblings or relatives ages 8-17 and are responsible for and must accompany them at all times. Transportation to/from campus is not provided.

The safety of our community is our top priority. Per current CDC and New York state recommendations, vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks in indoor spaces; however, masks are recommended. Unvaccinated guests must wear masks in indoor spaces, and anyone who prefers to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. Do not come to campus if you are ill. These protocols are subject to change.

Parents and family members dropping off their Hofstra siblings, please come to the Parent and Family Council table to get to know our parent volunteers and network. Refreshments provided.

10 a.m.
Mack Fitness Center, North Campus
Check in to receive the day’s schedule, your Siblings Day T-shirt, and a chance to win prizes!

10:30 a.m.
Amsterdam House, Netherlands Complex, North Campus
First Generation Pride invites you to brunch … and Director of Residential Education Russ Smith is cooking!

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mack Fitness Center, North Campus
Tie-dye your Siblings Day T-shirt, take a photo with Kate and Willie, enjoy the carnival, and play games. Entertainment includes student performances by Strictly Steppin’, Hofstra Pep Band, Makin’ Treble, The Hofbeats, Hofstra Dutchmen, Sigma’cappella, and Hofstra's South Asian Dance Team: Sitare. Student Government Association and Dean of Students will provide refreshments.

1-3 p.m.
Baseball Field, North Campus
Go Hofstra Pride!

3-4 p.m.
Atrium, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Win a prize for collecting the most rubber ducks.

5 p.m.
Hofstra students treat their siblings at any eatery on campus using their dining points. 

7 p.m.
Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Entertainment Unlimited presents The Parent Trap. Enjoy ice cream and the movie!

All siblings depart after the movie, around 9 p.m. Siblings are not permitted to stay overnight in the residence halls.

If you arrive to campus after 1 p.m., please proceed to a particular event’s venue as noted on the program. Hofstra students can pick up their sibling’s registration materials between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Fitness Center. If a sibling is unable to attend, students can pick up their sibling’s T-shirt next week in Room 200 Phillips Hall, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Siblings must register at

Please note: Parent/guardian must sign the Acknowledgment and Release Form (available at prior to a sibling participating in the program. For information, please email

Use #HUSibsDay when posting on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook during Siblings Day.

Acknowledgment and Release form
Watch Siblings Day Video View a slideshow from past Siblings Days