Winter Orientation FAQ
How do I sign up for Winter Orientation?
All accepted undergraduate students must first pay their Admissions deposits and orientation fee. Once the orientation fee has been paid, students will be able to sign up for Winter Orientation on the portal (my.hofstra.edu).
How much does Winter Orientation cost?
The total cost for Winter Orientation is $125. All first-year undergraduate students entering Hofstra in the spring semester pay this orientation fee along with your Admissions acceptance and deposit.
When do I check in for Winter Orientation?
Students with confirmed on-campus housing must check into their residence halls on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The Winter Orientation program formally begins on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:45 am with check in the atrium of the Mack Student Center, North Campus.
How do I get to Hofstra's campus?
For directions to campus, please visit hofstra.edu/directions. The directions and maps on the Web site provide links to the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, NYC Transit and Long Island Bus.
Nearby airports include John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and MacArthur Airport. A cab ride to and from the airports can be costly. Fares are subject to double once the taxi leaves the NYC limits. We suggest that visitors and guests travel using an airport shuttle. Super Shuttle services JFK, LaGuardia and MacArthur airports. The cost is approximately $48 per person (plus gratuities) to or from JFK or LaGuardia, and $46 per person to or from MacArthur Airport (Islip). These fares are one way and are subject to change. For more information, call Super Shuttle at 631-648-9083 or the 24 hour customer care 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)
Super Shuttle is not affiliated with Hofstra University. This information is provided as a courtesy.
Do I stay overnight if I am a commuter student?
Can I bring my car to Winter Orientation?
Yes. All students are allowed to have vehicles on campus. Students may obtain a registration sticker at Winter Orientation with proof of vehicle registration and license plate number.
Do you have vegetarian/kosher/halal/vegan meals?
Students with dietary restrictions should indicate their needs when they sign up for Orientation.
Can I bring guests?
No. Due to the nature of the program, guests are not allowed to stay with you throughout the program. Family and parents are invited for a separate Family Winter Orientation program that runs concurrently with the student program.
Can my parents come to Winter Orientation?
The Office of Parent and Family Programs has designed a program for the families of our new students. For more details about the parent program please visit Winter Orientation for Parents or call 516-463-4698.
When is Winter Orientation over?
The formal Winter Orientation program takes place on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. We will have additional co-curricular events and activities throughout the semester.