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Welcome Week FAQ

When is Welcome Week?

The dates for Welcome Week will be announced once the fall 2021 academic calendar is finalized. The full schedule will be available on an app called “Guidebook” on the iOS app store and on Google Play.

Do I need to register for Welcome Week?

There is no need to register for Welcome Week. All new first-year and transfer undergraduates are expected to attend the program.

Where do I go for Welcome Week?

All new students living in the residence halls should refer to their Hofstra email address for information regarding dates and times of arrival for move in.

Is Welcome Week Mandatory?

Welcome Week is the second phase of New Student Orientation. The program is designed to help you transition into college life at Hofstra and welcome you to the Pride! For these reasons, it is required for all new students to attend Welcome Week.

What if I'm a commuting student?

All new students attend welcome week! Commuting students  should refer to their Hofstra email regarding information and updates about Welcome Week.

I'm a residential student, when do I move into my room?

Residential students will move into their on campus housing per the instructions sent from the office of residence life.  Please refer to your Hofstra email as that is the way updates will be communicated.

Should transfer students attend Welcome Week?

Our program is designed to engage all new students including our transfer students! We also have programs within our schedule that cater specifically to our transfer student population. Welcome Week is the prime opportunity for all students to make connections with fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Do I have to pay to attend Welcome Week?

Your $200 orientation fee covers new student orientation and welcome week.

Is there a version of the Welcome Week Schedule that I can print out?

Please note that the GuideBook app will contain the most up-to-date information and change about Welcome Week. Guidebook app is in the iOS app store and on Google Play.

If your question isn't answered here, please email OSLE[at]Hofstra.edu

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