Center for University Advising

About the Center

Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned advising dean a minimum of once per semester prior to registration, but may schedule as often as needed to ensure progress toward their degree, troubleshoot, explore options, etc.

Advisee Responsibilities

  • Schedule appointments in advance and contact your advisor if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • Read the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin ( for the academic year that you entered the University. It provides information about your degree and major requirements, as well as course pre- and co-requisites.
  • Ask specific questions about general requirements, academic policies and procedures, academic standards, and resources (tutoring, career/major exploration, study skills workshops, etc.).
  • Prepare a tentative schedule of classes for your registration advising appointment.
  • Provide honest and accurate information to your advisor about your academic life.
  • Listen to your advisor and consider his or her advice and recommendations.
  • Check your Hofstra email often and thoroughly read any emails sent by your advisor. Respond in a timely fashion.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Keep appointments and contact advisee if it is necessary to reschedule.
  • Be prepared with appropriate resource materials.
  • Provide accurate and specific information regarding Distribution requirements, academic policies and procedures, academic standards, and resources.
  • Listen to and assist advisee in making decisions and solving problems.
  • Suggest options concerning careers, majors, and selection of courses.

101 Memorial Hall
(VOICE) (516) 463-6770
(FAX) (516) 463-6674 

During the Fall/Spring semesters:
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Thursday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays

When classes are not in session:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday