Student Leadership & Engagement

Class of 2022

Senior Programs

The Orientation and New Student Programs offers several events for seniors to take advantage of during the year. Follow @Hofstraorientation on Instagram to stay up to date with upcoming programs and information!

The How to Adult series offers workshops on practical life skills that will help you after graduation such as renting an apartment, health care, job benefits and retirement plans, and more! We will also host networking opportunities with recent alumni. More info coming soon!

Senior Class Toast

The Senior Class Toast is a chance to gather your family and raise a glass to the Class of 2022 alongside President Poser, faculty, staff, and of course, your fellow graduates.

Seniors graduating in May 2022 and December 2022 and their family members are cordially invited to Hofstra's Toast to the Class of 2022 on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Main Dining Room, David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus.

Please RSVP by May 1, 2022

The program will consist of remarks from President Susan Poser, Vice President of Student Affairs, W. Houston Dougharty, student leaders and members of GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) followed by light hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast.

The preferred attire for this event is business casual.

The maximum number of guests per student is 2, due to space limitations.


Lavender Graduation Ceremony

This event is a time for graduating LGBTQ+ students and their allies to celebrate their achievements.

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Graduates of Color Graduation Ceremony

This event is a time for graduating students of color and their allies to celebrate their achievements.

RSVP

First-Generation Student Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 20th from 7:30 - 8:30 pm in the Student Center Greenhouse.  This event is a time for graduating students who are first in their family to graduate college, their families and/or their supporters to celebrate their achievements.

Register

Steps to Graduation for Seniors

Congratulations, you’re almost a Hofstra graduate! You should receive necessary steps toward graduation several times through your Hofstra Pride email account. Please keep a close eye on your inbox so you don’t miss any information. In addition, here is a summary of steps toward graduation:

Apply for Graduation

Deadlines to apply for graduation are:

For Midyear (December) Graduation: Candidates must file by May 1. If the application is received after May 1, there is a $25 fee. If the application is received after October 1, there is a $50 fee.

For Spring (May) Graduation: Candidates must file by October 1. If the application is received after October 1, there is a $25 fee. If the application is received later than March 1, there is a $50 fee.

For August Graduation: Candidates must file by March 1. If the application is received after March 1, there is a $25 fee. If the application is received later than August 15, there is a $50 fee.

As you approach senior status (90 credits or more) make sure you are in contact with your advising dean about graduation requirements and when you intend to graduate. It is also good practice to routinely check your Degree Works audit, available through the Hofstra portal. The Center for University Advising is located in Room 101 Memorial Hall; their phone number is 516-463-6770.

Caps and Gowns, Announcements, Rings...

The Commencement Office sends several emails to graduating seniors about graduation fairs and commencements. At the graduation fair, students will have the opportunity to order their caps and gowns and order rings and announcements.

Senior Portraits

Senior portraits will be taken by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch.

Fall 2021 Dates and Times:             Mon - Fri, 11/29/21 - 12/3/21 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Location:                             David S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room West
Signup: Visit  www.ouryear.com and use the Hofstra school code 87168 to schedule your appointment

Spring 2022 Dates and Times:             Mon - Fri, March 14-18, 2022  from 9 am to 6 pm                                            Mon - Fri , April 11-15, 2022 from 9 am to 6 pmLocation:                             David S. Mack Student Center, Room 142
Signup: Visit  www.ouryear.com and use the Hofstra school code 87168 to schedule your appointment

Flowers

The Commencement Group will be selling flowers at the ceremony, or you can order them online at https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/hofstra. These flowers will be available for pickup in the lobby of the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex prior to the commencement ceremony.

Rings and Diploma Frames

Information on class rings can be found at Balfour's page at https://www.balfour.com/hofstra.

Information regarding diploma frames, Alumni gear, and gifts can be found on the Hofstra bookstore website www.Hofstra.bncollege.com. Class of '22 Sweatshirt and t-shirts are also available at www.thecommencementgroup.com/hofstra.

Graduation Fair – Cap and Gowns

Seniors graduating spring 2022 are invited to attend the Graduation Fair on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 and Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mack Student Center Atrium. On these dates, you will be able to order your academic attire, schedule an appointment for your senior portrait, and order class rings. You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions regarding commencement.  If you cannot attend on these two dates, visit - www.hofstra.edu/academicattire

Commencement Dates

Information about the spring and midyear commencements can be obtained at hofstra.edu/commencement. Information can also be obtained by emailing the Commencement Office at graduation@hofstra.edu, or contacting them at 516-463-4346.