Residence Life

Residence Halls

Mailing Address

All residents will receive a mailbox and combination or key on their first day of check-in. USPS mail is delivered to the residence hall mail rooms daily, and then distributed to the resident's mailbox. Residents who receive USPS packages too large to fit in the student's mailbox will receive a package slip in their mailbox with instructions to pick up the package between 6-9 p.m. at the Resident Assistant Office. Residents will need their Hofstra ID to pick up packages. All FedEx, UPS, and some Amazon packages must be picked up at the Post Office in the lower level of the bookstore with the student's ID.

For accurate delivery, please ensure you have used the appropriate address below:

Student Name
Alliance Hall, Room #
300 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3000
Student Name
Bill of Rights Hall, Room #
310 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3100
Student Name
Constitution Hall, Room #
320 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3200
Student Name
Estabrook Hall, Room #
330 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3300
Student Name
Enterprise Hall, Room #
340 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3400
Student Name
Vander Poel Hall, Room #
350 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3500
Student Name
Netherlands North, Room #
360 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3600
(Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Rotterdam, Tilburg)
Student Name
Netherlands South, Room #
365 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3650
(Amsterdam, Breukelen, Rensselaer, Utrecht, Orange)
Student Name
Stuyvesant Hall, Room # 
370 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3700
Student Name
Colonial Square East, Room #
380 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3800
(Providence, Quincy, Cambridge, Hampton, Hempstead, New York, Norwich)
Student Name
Colonial Square West, Room #
385 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3850
(Jamestown, Newport, Plymouth, Williamsburg, Dover, Portsmouth, Salem)
Student Name
Nassau Hall, Room #
390 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3900
Student Name
Suffolk Hall, Room #
395 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3950
Student Name
Graduate Residence Hall, Room #
400 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-4000

Mail Services

Postal Services Plus
026E Student Center
Below the Bookstore
U.S. Postal Service
600 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY
United Parcel Service (UPS)
300 Oak St.
Uniondale, NY

200 Fulton Ave.
Hempstead, NY
Federal Express
734 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY

1000 Front St.
Uniondale, NY
Postal Annex
Lower Level
Roosevelt Field Mall
All other services:
Use the White or Yellow Pages.

Where Is My Mail? (USPS)

According to the tracking information for my package, it should have been delivered. However, I did not receive a package slip or email. Where can I find my package?

If the letter/package is being delivered by USPS, it will be delivered to your residence hall mail room.

Residence hall mail rooms only accept United States Postal Service (USPS) letters and packages. If you receive a delivery confirmation e-mail that package was delivered, the package is at the Hempstead USPS office, not your residence hall. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for your mail to be delivered from the Hempstead USPS Post Office to your residence hall mail room. Residence hall mail rooms do not have the capability of confirming a delivery via USPS. Only the Hempstead Post Office can do this.

Packages can be picked up every night between the hours of 6pm and 9pm from your residence hall RA Office.

Please note: If a USPS package needs to be signed for, it will be delivered to the Bookstore Post Office.

Where Is My Mail? (UPS, FedEx, DHL)

If your package is being delivered by UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc., it will be delivered to the post office located on the lower level of the bookstore. If you receive an email from the delivery service confirming that your package was delivered, please allow another 24 to 48 hours for the Bookstore Post Office to process your package. When your package has been processed, an email will be sent to your Hofstra pride email account from the Book Store Post Office.

The Bookstore Post Office's Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Thursday: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon – 3:45 p.m.

The Bookstore Post Office's Hours for Package Pickup:

  • Monday through Thursday: Noon – 6:15 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: Noon-3:45 p.m.

Packages may be picked up daily from noon up until 15 minutes prior to closing.

Amazon Locker

If you are ordering items through Amazon, you have the option of using the on-campus Amazon Locker for pickup of your package. The locker is located on the lower level of the Student Center between the Pride Den and the Game Room. When you are ordering your items through Amazon, select "Cria" as the delivery address. Once the package arrives, you will receive an email with a code for pickup and will have three (3) days to retrieve your package. You can also return items to Amazon through the Amazon Locker by following the provided return instructions.

Based on availability of lockers and the size of your item(s), the Amazon Locker may not be available for use. If this is the case, your package will be delivered to the Bookstore Post Office, and you will receive a notification through your Pride email account.

During peak times, the Locker may be unavailable due to capacity. The Locker will appear greyed-out during check-out; this means the Locker has no available slots to receive your package. Manually adding the Locker as the shipping address will not equate to a Locker delivery. Please only choose a Locker as a shipping address from your address book.

How to Address a Package

Addressed Packages

Sender's Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip code

Your Name (as it appears on your Hofstra ID)
Residence Hall Address (ex: 320 Hofstra University)
Residence Hall Name/Room # (ex: Estabrook, RM 123)
Hempstead, NY 11549

Residence Hall Phone Numbers

Residence Life Numbers

Office of Residence Life 

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

Office Hours:

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

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

RSR Booths: Sunday-Saturday, 24/7

Building RSR Booth RA Office
Stuyvesant Hall  516-463-4927 516-463-8354
Alliance Hall 516-463-2039 516-463-5124
Bill of Rights Hall 516-463-2941 516-463-2233
Constitution Hall 516-463-2943 516-463-4311
Estabrook Hall 516-463-2945 516-463-2112
Enterprise Hall 516-463-2947 516-463-2276
Vander Poel Hall 516-463-2949 516-463-2301
Nassau/Suffolk Halls 516-463-7000 516-463-7997
Colonial Square (West) 516-463-3221 516-463-2115
Colonial Square (East) 516-463-2245 516-463-2256
Graduate Hall 516-463-2245 516-463-7251
Netherlands (North) 516-463-2953 516-463-2122
Netherlands (South) 516-463-3240  

Mail Forwarding/Change of Address

Effective the day after general commencement, packages addressed to any residence hall – except for the summer residence hall – will be returned to sender by the U.S. Postal Service. ONLY first class mail letters will be forwarded to a student’s address of record. As third class and bulk rate mail is not forwarded, the Office of Residence Life strongly urges you to contact companies with which you have magazine subscriptions to give them your summer address.


Summer housing residents must use the address for the summer residence hall (typically Bill of Rights or Alliance Hall) to avoid mail disruption. Any resident not residing on campus over the summer should update their mailing address in late April by following the instructions on Hofstra’s website at this link.