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Welcome Week 2018

Welcome Week 2018 is Thursday, August 30 to Monday, September 3, 2018

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 2018. Please head to the Intramural Fields located on the north side of campus for check in on Thursday, August 30th. 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 2:45pm in the David S. Mack Arena. All students should plan to be present at this event to kick off Welcome Week 2018.


Accessing the Welcome Week Schedule
The full detailed Welcome Week schedule will be available in August 2018 via the Guidebook app and a link on this page.


Sign Up for the Explore Next Door Trips

All new undergraduate students (first-years and transfers) are eligible to register for ONE of our Explore Next Door (END) Trips occurring on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. 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 in the past have included fun activities like food tours, service trips, Broadway shows & trips to landmarks in NYC. More information about signing up for END Trips will be available on our website summer 2018 and emailed to all new students registered for fall 2018.


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 Welcome Week schedule will be accessible on the GuideBook app available on the iOS App Store and Google Play in August 2018! A direct link to the schedule will also be placed here.


Welcome Week Staff

Welcome Week Staff

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


Welcome Week Photos