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Winter Orientation

Winter Orientation is a day of events that is designed to introduce you to the Hofstra campus, the rigor of academic life, our rich culture and traditions, on-campus resources, and the exciting diversity of Hofstra and the community around us. You will have the opportunity to participate in social activities, athletics events, and trips to New York City. Get ready to become a member of the Hofstra community.

Winter Orientation 2020 is on Friday, January 24, 2020. Students living on campus will move in on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Registration for Winter Orientation will go live in late November on the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu
You will need your Hofstra network ID and password. After you sign up, an email confirmation will be sent to your Hofstra email address within two business days with details on check-in times and location.

Check In

All students who have signed up for Winter Orientation should check in at the atrium of the David S. Mack Student Center located in front of the Hofstra Bookstore. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.

View the Schedule of Events

The detailed Winter Orientation schedule is available for download using the Guidebook App, which can be found on the App Store and Google Play Store. Once Guidebook is downloaded, please search for "Hofstra New Student Programs 2019-2020" and the guide should pop up. This schedule will contain the most up-to-date information.

To view the paper copy of the schedule, please click here.

Get Excited!
Our student organizations and departments have planned many events, programs and activities to help your transition to Hofstra.

Read our FAQ or contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement:

  • Phone: (516) 463-6914
  • Email


During Orientation, new students receive a lot of information about on-campus resources at various sessions. Sometimes the volume of information can be overwhelming. We have compiled information about these resources in our virtual folder. With the virtual orientation folder you will be able to peruse the available programs at your leisure, on your computer. Additionally, the virtual folder is part of Hofstra’s Yellow and Blue make Green environmental initiative as it reduces the amount of paper products distributed during at programs.

Staying Healthy

Safety on Campus

Career Support

Cultural Resources

We also wanted to remind you about the importance of getting involved in your own culture here on campus and within the cultures of your classmates. Immersing yourself in your own culture and exploring other cultures are both hallmarks of the collegiate experience and getting to know yourself and other cultures better prepares you to be a global citizen and succeed in your chosen field.

Below is a list of web sites that can also assist you in finding a cultural home here at Hofstra. If you ever have any questions or you want to get involved in one of our 20 cultural student groups, please stop by Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion in Student Center Room 263.

Student Employment


Student Access Services

Transfer Resources