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Welcome Week 2019

Thursday, August 29 to Monday, September 2, 2019

Hofstra University's Welcome Week is a five-day schedule 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 academic, social, athletic and community events as well as partake in trips to New York City and the surrounding Long Island Community. We have planned an exciting week filled with programs and activities that will help you get better acquainted with Hofstra's campus and become an engaged and involved student.

You and thousands of other students who call Hofstra their home can now gain access to campus resources, over 200 student clubs and organizations, and the many social, cultural and career opportunities of the New York metropolitan area.


Check In

This is your first stop when you get to campus for Welcome Week 2019. Please head to the Intramural Fields located on the north side of campus for check in on Thursday, August 29th. Here you will receive your Hofstra ID card, class shirt, and other important information regarding the Welcome Week program.

Residential students begin check in at 8:00 a.m. (Please check your Pride email for your specific move in time in your housing letter from reslife[at]hofstra.edu)

Commuting students check in at 12:00 p.m.


Welcome Convocation

The first scheduled event after check-in for all students and family members is the Welcome Convocation at 2:45 p.m. in the David S. Mack Arena. All students should plan to be present at this event to kick off Welcome Week 2019.


Sign Up for the Explore Next Door Trips

All new undergraduate students are eligible to register for ONE of our Explore Next Door (END) Trips during Welcome Week 2019. Check out the chart below for a sample of trips we’ve offered in the past!

Ronald McDonald House Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
American Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt Museum of Modern Art
Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour Spongebob the Musical  
Bronx Zoo Bingo at A. Holly Patterson
The Highline & Chelsea Market Adventure Park at Long Island
Tour of NBC Studios Sidewalks of NY: Lower East Side Food Tour
Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour Central Park Exploration
  School of Rock

Explore Next Door Trips are a great way to experience New York City in a guided tour with a Hofstra staff member and student leader. Our trips include fun activities like food tours, service trips, museum admission, and Broadway shows! END Trip registration information will be sent to all incoming first year and transfer undergraduate students.


Questions? Find answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

For more information, please email OSLE[at]hofstra.edu

Hofstra Welcome Week

Welcome Week on Social Media

Frequently Asked Questions


Welcome Week Schedule

The full detailed Welcome Week schedule will be available (mid-August 2019 ) for download via the Guidebook App, which is available via the App Store and Google Play Store.


Welcome Week Staff

Welcome Week Staff

Meet the staff that make the hundreds of events run smoothly during Welcome Week!


Welcome Week Photos