Hofstra University, in accordance with New York state policy and in line with the university's decisions, has moved the first part of NSO and Family Orientation to a digital format. More information regarding the schedule and technologies is forthcoming. Your online experience will still take place during the same three days of your initial confirmation. Please check your Hofstra email address for regular updates.

What to Bring

Below are some ways you can prepare before your orientation session.

Here are some quick tips on how to prepare for orientation:

  • Read the common reading material that will be used as the basis for the model class during New Student Orientation. You will receive more information about this in the confirmation e-mail.
  • Send official transcripts for Advanced Placement credit, college credits or credits for any other special programs to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  • Take your online language placement assessment and math assessment.
  • Upload your immunization records in the Hofstra portal ( Go to the app menu (waffle icon) in the top right corner. Click on the Medicat app, which will take you to It is extremely important that each student provides the University with updated verification of vaccinations. Students who do not comply with this New York state law will be removed from classes. Contact the Hofstra University Student Health and Counseling Center at (516) 463-6745 with any questions.