Division of Student Enrollment, Engagement, and Success

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life welcomes you to the on-campus living community at Hofstra University! We offer a variety of residential facilities and living options for our students, from high-rise and suite-style housing to apartments for graduate, law, and medical s chool students. Our spacious common lounges, state-of-the-art furnishings, kitchen facilities, and study lounges make our residential environment the place to be for Hofstra students.


Housing Policy Changes

Students should be aware that University housing policies may change at any time at the University’s discretion and in accordance with applicable New York State and federal requirements and the recommendations of healthcare professionals. Students residing in campus housing may be required to comply with public health requirements, including those relating to testing, tracing, isolation/quarantine, and removal from residence halls. If the closing of all residence halls is necessary for health and safety reasons, students may be required to leave campus housing entirely. If appropriate, the University in its sole discretion may adjust housing charges in such situations. The health and safety of the Hofstra community will guide all decisions.

Living at Hofstra


Hofstra offers a variety of housing options, from the types of buildings and rooms, to communities and arrangements that help make you feel right at home.

Here to Help


Living at Hofstra isn't just about the room you choose. There are a number of services available to residences.

Take a Virtual Tour

Can’t make it to campus? Visit our virtual tour and see what makes living on campus so special.

Suite-Style High-Rise Tower

Residence Life

Apply to be a Resident Assistant

The Resident Assistant application is now open! Please submit your application by February 5th at 11:59 pm. 

Follow the instructions below to submit your application TODAY:

  • Using the left-hand drop-down menu, select 'Student Services
  • Scroll down to the 'Residence Life Menu' options
  • Click 'Resident Assistant Application' at the bottom of the options

Please review the qualifications and responsibilities of the position, including the Application Process Timeline. 

If you need assistance with your application, please reach out to the Center for Career Design and Development. Attend one of the Virtual Resume Workshops by registering on Handshake:

Attend one of the Interview Prep Sessions by registering on Handshake:

If you are unable to attend one of these Interview Prep Sessions, check out their website for Big Interview

If you have any questions or concerns about the Resident Assistant application, please contact our office at ResLifeJobs@Hofstra.edu

RA Application & Interview Timeline

  • Information Sessions: November 7th through December 7th
  • Application Opens: Sunday, January 1st, 2023
  • Application Closes: Sunday, February 5th, 2023
  • Interviews: February 8th - February 14th
  • Group Process: Friday, February 17th

About Residence Life

Learn more about the Office of Residence Life, including our staff, our mission, and the opportunities to get involved in on-campus residence life.

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The Details

Contact Residence Life

Our Office

Room 126 Wellness and Campus Living Center
250 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549-2500
Phone: 516-463-6930
Fax: 516-463-4107
Residence Hall Phone Numbers

Office Hours

Office of Residence Life:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

RA Offices:
Saturday and Sunday
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

RSR Booths:
Saturday and Sunday

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