Parent & Family Programs

Welcome Week

WELCOME WEEK 2022

Parents and Families,

Welcome to Hofstra Pride! While the Welcome Week for students takes place for five days before the classes begin, September 1 through 5, below is the program for the parents and families, both the in-person program on September 1 and 2 and the online program during the week before and after:

PARENT AND FAMILY WELCOME DAY
TENTATIVE PROGRAM

Program is subject to change. Please know that the health and safety protocols, if any, will be posted at the Together Again site.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

8 a.m.-2 p.m.
FAMILY CHECK-IN

Intramural Fields, North Campus
If you have any questions, want to write a note to your student, or register for Family Weekend, we are here to help. Your student received their move-in time in their housing assignment email in June.

2-3:30 p.m.
FAMILY MINI-ORIENTATION

If you did not attend Family Orientation this summer, please join us for this brief version of the orientation program for parents. Students begin their Welcome Week program at 3:30 p.m.; please say your goodbyes before heading to the family orientation.

3:30 p.m.
FAREWELL COFFEE FOR FAMILIES

It’s been a long and eventful day. As students leave for the President’s Welcome, parents and families are invited to share a cup of coffee or tea with each other and with the staff of Parent and Family Programs. Please say goodbye to your student BEFORE the coffee. Students begin their Welcome Week program with the President’s Welcome and continue all five days through Monday, September 5. The classes start on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Friday, September 2, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.
HOW WILL MY ROLE AS A PARENT CHANGE?

Your child is now a college student and still needs you. Diane Herbert, dean of the Center for Academic Excellence, Merry McVey Noble, assistant clinical director at Student Counseling Services, and Branka Kristic, director of Parent and Family Programs, will lead this interactive on-campus workshop to discuss the developmental milestones your student is going through and examine parenting methods proven effective with young and emerging adults. Dr. McVey Noble will talk about our students’ post-traumatic growth and building of resilience. Dr. Herbert will share the survey results that reveal how our new students view their strengths as well as the challenges they anticipate having in the first year of college.


Monday-Friday, August 29-September 2, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

MEET WITH STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNSELOR
206 Memorial Hall, South Campus
If you have any last-minute questions, please stop by Student Financial Services (SFS), 206 Memorial Hall. The SFS team will be able to assist you with finalizing all the details on your student’s account.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE
Anne Mongillo, director of International Student Affairs, explains how Hofstra supports and engages international students. You may email us your questions before this online event to parents@hofstra.edu . We will record the session for later viewing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
RESOURCES FOR COMMUTING STUDENTS
REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE
Anita Ellis, director of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach, explains how Hofstra supports and engages commuting students. You may email us your questions before this online event to parents@hofstra.edu . We will record the session for later viewing.

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
LOGISTICS OF MOVING INTO RESIDENCE HALLS
REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE
If you have any last-minute questions about the move-in, join the staff of Residence Life for this interactive session. You may email us your questions before this online event to parents@hofstra.edu . We will record the session for later viewing.

Friday, August 26, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE
Director of Student Access Services Julie Yindra talks about the accommodations for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities at the college level. You may email us your questions before this online event to parents@hofstra.edu . We will record the session for later viewing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR: WHAT TO EXPECT
REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE
Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President Michelle Van-Ess Grant and Vice President for Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success Jess Eads answer your questions about the new academic year. You may email us your questions before this online event to parents@hofstra.edu . We will record the session for later viewing.


Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
MY STUDENT IS THE FIRST IN OUR FAMILY TO GO TO COLLEGE. WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK?
REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE
Russ Smith, director of Residential Education and director of First-Generation Success Initiatives explains how Hofstra supports first-generation students. Knowing how to navigate college is half of student success. You may email us your questions before this online event to parents@hofstra.edu . We will record the session for later viewing.


If there are changes to the program, we will send updated information to your Hofstra student’s Pride email and to parents who subscribe to Family Link e-newsletter. For more information, please email parents@hofstra.edu.