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International Student Affairs

International Student Orientation

All new international students must attend the required International Student Orientation, which introduces students to their immigration responsibilities, academic requirements, and all the numerous services available to help students make the most of their educational experience at Hofstra. During orientation students will have the opportunity to participate in many events, trips, and activities that will prepare them to become members of the Hofstra community and become familiar with both the Hofstra campus and the local area.

Spring 2019 New International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation will take place Tuesday, January 22nd - Thursday, January 24th, followed by Winter Orientation activities for undergraduate students on Friday, January 25th. Detailed information about orientation will be emailed to accepted students. Please note that international students are allowed to enter the U.S. no more than 30 days prior to the program start date listed on their I-20.

If you will be living on campus, the official day for new international students to move into the residence halls is Sunday, January 20th between the hours of 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. To request a place to live on campus, students must pay the housing deposit and complete the housing application. Questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to the Office of Residence Life. Please note that there will be no orientation activities on Monday, January 21st as the university will be closed due to a national holiday.

We look forward to meeting you at International Student Orientation and if we can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact us at international{at}hofstra.edu!