Parent & Family Programs

Thanksgiving Homestay

Out of abundance of caution and care for our Hofstra community, we are suspending the Thanksgiving Homestay program for the Fall 2021. We hope that an improved public health situation will allow the program to continue in the future.

The Offices of Parent and Family Programs and International Student Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs at Hofstra University are inviting you to participate in the Thanksgiving Homestay Program as a way to connect students who want to remain in the New York City metropolitan/Long Island area over the Thanksgiving break with hosts who will be celebrating the holiday. Hosts include families of Hofstra students, alumni, administration, staff or faculty, hosting in their home. The program introduces students and hosts based only on the information that each provides in their applications for the program—Hofstra has not independently verified those statements nor conducted any background screens. The program relies entirely on volunteer hosts and participating students. The host family discusses transportation, accommodation, and dietary restrictions with their assigned student(s). If you would like to host, please fill out the Host Form and email it to

Please call Parent and Family Programs at 516-463-4698 or email us at, if you have any questions.